Author: mackley

Linda Warino, BSN, RN – April’s Featured Member

The newly retired Linda Warino is a 45-year member and staple of the Ohio Nurses Association. Her passionate energy is contagious, and her leadership helped pave the way for many initiatives at all levels – from her workplace to Washington D.C. Linda intentionally sought employment at an ONA-represented facility after graduating Youngstown State University in …

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Trap Doors: Entrances to Secret Places

  by: Michelle McHugh Slater DNP, RN, CNOR   In 2012, then Ohio Governor John R. Kasich formed the Ohio Human Trafficking Task Force to coordinate state efforts to combat human trafficking crimes. Over the past five years, this Task Force of thirteen Ohio governmental agencies has outlined the “building blocks” of their policy program …

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Action Needed: Tell Legislators We Must Protect Our Title of “Nurse”

House Bill 501 aims to change Vet Tech to Vet Nurse.  Tell legislators this is unacceptable – we must protect our title. ONA provided comment and gave opponent testimony yesterday to the House Agriculture and Rural Development Committee about House Bill 501 – a bill that wants to change the title Veterinary Technician to Veterinary …

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Bill to Prohibit Nurse Mandatory Overtime to Receive Proponent Testimony

Bill to Prohibit Nurse Mandatory Overtime to Receive Proponent Testimony   COLUMBUS – Legislation aimed at making Ohio the 19th state to prohibit nurse mandatory overtime will have proponent testimony Wednesday, March 6th at 9:00am. The following interested parties will testify on why nurse fatigue, a consequence of mandatory overtime, poses dangers to patient care: …

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Bill to Prohibit Nurse Mandatory Overtime to Receive Sponsor Testimony

Bill to Prohibit Nurse Mandatory Overtime to Receive Sponsor Testimony COLUMBUS – Legislation aimed at making Ohio the 19th state to prohibit nurse mandatory overtime will have sponsor testimony Wednesday, January 31st and 9:00am. The House Bill 456’s sponsor, Representative Robert Sprague (R-Findlay), will present to House Health Committee members the importance of this legislation, …

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Terry Pope, MSN RN – January’s Featured Member

Terry is a long-time active member of ONA and serves as the Executive Director of ONA’s largest district, the Mid-Ohio District. She balances several other part-time positions, including being the Nurse Peer Review Leader for the North Carolina Nurses Association’s Approver Unit and president of her own organization – the Nursing Institute for Continuing Education. …

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Ohio Nurses Association Applauds Introduction of House Bill 456 – Prohibit Requiring Nurses to Work Overtime

Bill addresses safe patient care, would make Ohio 19th state to outlaw mandatory overtime for nurses   COLUMBUS – House Bill 456, sponsored by Representative Robert Sprague (R-Findlay), aims to make Ohio the 19th state to outlaw nurse mandatory overtime – a potentially dangerous practice occurring across Ohio that can jeopardize safe patient care. The …

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