Author: lwalker

Safe Staffing Success!

House Bill 456 passed the House floor with an overwhelming number of “Yes” votes. In addition to the many “Yes” votes, the bill gained many new influential co-sponsors, now totaling 32 representatives. The bill – which would make Ohio the 19th state to prohibit nurse mandatory overtime – is another step closer to increasing safe …

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OSU College of Nursing, Ohio Nurses Association partner to promote Million Hearts® Initiative

Two organizations dedicated to improving the health of Ohioans are teaming up to target crisis levels of cardiovascular disease in the state. The Ohio State University College of Nursing and the Ohio Nurses Association have partnered to expand participation in the Million Hearts® Initiative, a national effort launched in 2011 by the U.S. Department of …

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Nurses Arbitrate Mandatory Overtime Grievance Against Community Health System’s Northside Medical Center

Nurses Arbitrate Mandatory Overtime Grievance Against Community Health System’s Northside Medical Center YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Fifty-two nurses are involved in a set of mass grievances filed against Community Health System’s (CHS) Northside Medical because they were being forced by the facility to work mandatory overtime – a potentially dangerous practice that contributes heavily to nurse …

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Introduction of H.B. 216 Removes Barriers to Practice for Advanced Practice Registered Nurses, Increases Access to Care for Ohio Patients

COLUMBUS, Ohio (May 19, 2015) – Today, State Representative Dorothy Pelanda (R-Marysville) introduced legislation to modernize laws allowing Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRN) to practice to the full extent of their education, training and certification. APRNs include Certified Nurse Practitioners, Certified Nurse Midwives, Clinical Nurse Specialists and Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists. This legislation is one …

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