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!

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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 …

King, Burwell and Your Health Care March 20, 2015

Mention the Patient Protection and Affordable Health Care Act (aka “ACA” or “Obamacare”) in any group of people and you are likely to end up in a spirited debate on the law’s merits. The topic seems to bring out strong opinions from almost every person you ask. However, there is one thing that people tend to …

Message to Nurses from Governor John Kasich

ONA News

New Ohio Law to Streamline Patient Care, Cut Back on Patient Wait Times July 21, 2015

New Ohio Law to Streamline Patient Care, Cut Back on Patient Wait Times New law removes unnecessary APRN barriers to practice   COLUMBUS, Ohio (July 21, 2015)–.  Governor John Kasich signed into law last Friday Senate Bill 110, which allows Advanced Practice Registered Nurses to provide more efficient care for their patients. APRNs include Certified …

July 15, 2015

MEDIA ADVISORY    Nurses to Hold Safe Staffing, Safe Patient Care Rally Tuesday, July 14th at 11:00am   YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The registered nurses of the Youngstown General Duty Nurses Association (YGDNA), a constituent of the Ohio Nurses Association, are holding a rally Tuesday, July 14th to bring attention to the unsafe staffing practices at …

Nurses at UC Medical Center Vote Yes to New Contract July 3, 2015

       FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 3, 2015  JOINT RELEASE Nurses at UC Medical Center Vote Yes to New Contract   CINCINNATI – Members of the Registered Nurses Association (RNA), a local union of the Ohio Nurses Association, overwhelmingly voted to ratify a new collective bargaining agreement with University of Cincinnati Medical Center (UCMC) late …