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Moving Nursing Forward Since 1904

The Ohio Nurses Association is the largest and most active professional association for Ohio’s RNs.  Because of the support of our members,  we work to promote, protect and advocate for all nurses and their patients, every day.

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.

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We provide nurses the tools and resources to become the modern,

in-the-know, connected nurse of today.

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ONAConnect is a nursing social networking space where members can easily communicate and collaborate. Click on the image above to go to ONAConnect!

ONA Blog

Walking – A Book Review of Slow Dancing with a Stranger

By Kathleen Morris, Director of Nursing Practice, Ohio Nurses Association

He recognized his children’s names right up to the end, and he had a lot of them…three daughters, two sons, and two stepchildren.  He could still play a game of cards if it didn’t require too much strategy.  And he walked.  Indoors or outdoors, companion or not, he walked.  His final months were spent in a locked ward with an attached and walled outdoor area, replete with simulated hills and valleys, allowing him to indulge his life-long pastime for taking a stroll, although it may have been the restlessness and urgency induced by his confusion that propelled him forward.  Keep moving.  Don’t slow down.

He was my father and one of the millions of people afflicted with Alzheimer’s disease.

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Always Changing

By Kathleen Morris, Director of Nursing Practice, Ohio Nurses Association

Health care practices, including nursing practice, are altered by the development of new technology, new medications, research outcomes, manifestations of previously unknown disease entities (Remember when AIDS was new? SARS?  Bird flu?), population demographics, and public health concerns…even changes in the resistance of bacteria.  Changes to practice often engender concern among nurses about their scope of practice and accountability for performing new nursing care techniques…

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RT @Nurse_com Watch and listen as #nurses and others discuss eliminating NPs' barriers to practice during an @AARP event:

About 2 weeks ago from ONA's Twitter via Twitter Web Client


We're excited to announce yesterday's launch of ONAConnect-one of the most powerful member benefits in ONA history! ONAConnect is an online member community/social network that allows our nurses to literally connect with thousands of their peers. Members can connect with colleagues and friends, network with other nurses who share common interests, pose questions to nursing experts and participate in discussions on topics that impact their nursing life.
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ONA News and Press Room

East Liverpool Nurses Vote to Accept Contract

September 29, 2014 / 0 Comments

Health News

We Are Ohio, UAW talk right-to-work

September 30, 2014 / 0 Comments

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