The Voice of Nurses

We are the only nursing organization that provides full-time lobbying activities on behalf of the nursing profession. In addition to the Ohio Statehouse, we also advocate for nurses directly at the workplace through our collective bargaining efforts. Learn More Here


ONAConnect is a online community exclusively for ONA members. Use it to network with nurses in your practice area throughout the state the state, access your member benefits and get information exclusive to ONA members. You can log on here.

Experts in Nursing Practice

ONA sets the standard for nursing practice in Ohio. We stay on top of pressing issues such as safe staffing, workplace violence, patient safety, social media, law and rules and more. Click on Resources above to see everything we’re watching for you.

Be a Nurse of Today

We provide nurses the tools and resources to become the modern, in-the-know, connected nurse of today.

ONA News

Nurses, Community Celebrate Mandatory Overtime Decision, Safer Patient Care September 28, 2015

Nurses, Community Celebrate Mandatory Overtime Decision, Safer Patient Care Community Health System’s Northside Medical Center told to cease and desist use of the practice YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – After months of inadequate nurse staffing and concerns over patient safety, the nurses of CHS-Northside, represented by the Ohio Nurses Association, and the community are celebrating an end … Read more

Ohio Nurses Association Announces Opposition to Issue 3 September 23, 2015

(Columbus, OH) – The Ohio Nurses Association (ONA) today announced its strong opposition to State Issue 3, which would give a small group of self-selected investors a monopoly over the cultivation and sale of marijuana in Ohio and make marijuana widely available across the state at the expense of the health and safety of Ohioans. … Read more

Nurses at Northside Medical Center Vote Yes to New Contract September 13, 2015

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Members of the Youngstown General Duty Nurses Association (YGDNA), a local union of the Ohio Nurses Association, voted to ratify a new collective bargaining agreement with Northside Medical Center late Friday night. The three-year agreement affects approximately 300 registered nurses at the medical center who take pride in providing the best care … Read more


Win for ONA Nurses in Downstaffing Grievance! September 28, 2015

Nurses at Community Health System’s Northside Medical Center can celebrate an important victory in the ongoing struggle to protect our rights. The Ohio Nurses Association recently won an arbitration award enforcing our seniority rights when the Hospital engages in mandatory downstaffing! Under the contract, when the Hospital has a low census or is experiencing low procedure … Read more

Dissecting the RN and APRN Data Workforce Report: Part 1 – The Experienced Nurse May 22, 2015

The Ohio Action Coalition, a group headed up by the Ohio League for Nursing and the Ohio Hospital Association, recently released its first report on the demographics of nurses working in Ohio based on information collected during the 2013 Ohio Board of Nursing license renewal. The report, titled RN & APRN Workforce in Ohio, gives … Read more


Help ONA Prevent 1 Million
Heart Attacks and Strokes by 2017.

The Ohio Nurses Association has teamed up with The Ohio State University College of Nursing to become partners of the Million Hearts initiative – a national program aimed at preventing heart disease and stroke.

Heart attack and stroke are two of the leading causes of death in the U.S.

People of all ages, genders, races and ethnicities are at risk and certain groups (such as African Americans, women and those between the ages of 40 and 60) are at an even higher risk.

Unfortunately, many people who are at risk do not know it. 

Our goal is to increase our communities’ knowledge of their risk and provide education on reducing that risk through free healthcare assessments.

How you can help – and earn contact hours!