Ohio Nurses Pass 5 Proposals

by Molly Homan, ONA Staff

 

During the 2017 Convention held earlier this month, Ohio nurses voted to take on several issues through the passage of 5 reference proposals. Reference proposals are written by ONA members and voted on by elected nurse leaders who convene at Convention for the purpose of guiding the work of the association for the next biennium. The passed reference proposals are as follows:

Human Trafficking: Modern Slavery

Submitted by District Three

Recommended Actions:  

  • ONA provide statewide education of RNs and the community regarding recognition, support, care, and referral of victims of human trafficking.
  • ONA work collaboratively with other groups involved with human trafficking issue in Ohio to enhance those efforts and ensure nursing’s contributions as an initiative.

Read entire proposal here.

 

Promotion of RNs as Political Candidates for Office

Submitted by District Three

Recommended Actions:

  • ONA establish a formal process to solicit, encourage, educate, promote and support RNs to run for political office in Ohio.
  • ONA’s Political Contributing Entity (PCE) financially support RN candidates within Ohio’s legal contribution limits.

Read entire proposal here.

 

ONA Role in the Opioid Crisis in Ohio

Submitted by District Three and Stark Carroll District

Recommended Actions:

  • Promote awareness of the opioid addiction crisis in Ohio.
  • Provide education to RNs on the prevention (including prudent use), detection, referral and care of these victims without judgment.
  • Support rehabilitative treatment for opioid addicted nurses.
  • Collaborate with other organizations in support implementation of strategies to proactively address the opioid crisis.

Reference Proposal 3 ONA Role in Opioid Crisis in Ohio

 

Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Education for Nurse Licensure Renewal

Submitted by Greater Cleveland Nurses Association, Michelle Slater, DNP, RN, CNOR and Rebecca M. Patton, DNP, RN CNOR, FAAN

Recommended Actions:

  • ONA will support and work with the Ohio Board of Nursing to require one mandatory contact hour of education related to quality improvement and patient safety as part of the nurse licensure renewal requirement every two years.
  • ONA will support ongoing educational activities in quality improvement and patient safety.

Read entire proposal here.

 

Impacting the Future of Healthcare in Ohio and the U.S.

Submitted by ONA Board of Directors

Recommended Actions:

  • The Ohio Nurses Association will continue to actively engage efforts at the state and national level to impact all decisions regarding the future of healthcare.
  • ONA will continue to educate nurses on emerging issues that impact nurses and their patients.

Read entire proposal here.

 

To learn more about each proposal or how to get involved on an individual or organizational level, please contact Tiffany Bukoffsky at 614-448-10204 or tiffany@ohnurses.org.