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.
ONAConnect is a online community and social networking site exclusively for ONA members. Members can easily network with fellow nurses across the state, find others who share similar interests and use discussion boards to pose questions related to their practice. Members can log on here.
Experts in Nursing Practice
ONA sets the standard for nursing practice in Ohio. We offer a variety of resources on pressing issues such as safe staffing, workplace violence, patient safety, social media, law and rules and more. Check out our Resources above.
Law and rules pertaining to the operation of nursing homes in the state can be located in sections 3701 of the Ohio’s Revised and Administrative Codes. Staffing requirements, including requirements for registered nurses are contained within 3701-17-08 OAC: Personnel Requirements. Conditions for the provision of nursing care by registered nurses to residents of nursing homes …
Over the Holidays, the Ohio Nurses Association was fortunate enough to bring smiles to kids thousands of miles away from Ohio, and thousands of miles away from a school system like we see in the states. Thanks to AFT’s FirstBook Program, ONA was able to donate over 100 brand-new books to children in Nicaragua through …
Addressing Nurse Fatigue to Promote Safety and Health: Joint Responsibilities of Registered Nurses and Employers to Reduce Risks, replaces the two separate statements (one for nurses, one for employers of nurses) previously offered by the American Nurses Association. The new statement goes farther in its recommendations to nurses and employers, including Limit work weeks to …
Findings suggest that best practices are not always used. Below are examples of practices which may increase exposure risk, expressed as percent of respondents: Not always wearing two pairs of chemotherapy gloves (80%) or not even a single pair (15%). Failure to always wear nonabsorbent gown with closed front and tight fitting cuffs (42%). Intravenous …
Show Your Nursing Pride!
Which Will You Choose?
Vote on Ohio’s first Nursing License Plate! Hurry, voting closes April 10, 2015! Vote as many times as you want and invite your nursing friends to do the same!
The winning license plate will be unveiled at the annual ONF Nurses Choice Luncheon on May 1, 2015.
On February 18, 2015, over 400 registered nurses and nursing students from across the state converged in the atrium of the Ohio Statehouse for the 2015 Nurses Day at the Statehouse themed Nurses: The Heart of Ohio’s Healthcare. This annual event is in its 13th year and once again featured a sell-out crowd. NDASH is …
ONA Members: 79% of your 2015 dues payment may be used as a federal tax deduction in accordance with IRS regulations (21% was attributed to expenses that are not deductible under IRS regulations). Please consult your tax advisor for more information.
ONA has an open seat on the NFN Executive Board to be appointed by the Board of Directors on January 15th. This position requires a large time commitment and national travel. If interested and/or would like more information please contact Rachel Wolfe at (614) 448-1043 or firstname.lastname@example.org.