Category: ONA News

Ohio Nurses Association Applauds Introduction of House Bill 144 – Prohibit Overtime Work for Nurses as a Condition of Employment

Ohio Nurses Association Applauds Introduction of House Bill 144 – Prohibit Overtime Work for Nurses as a Condition of Employment Bill addresses safe patient care, would make Ohio 19th state to outlaw mandatory overtime for nurses COLUMBUS – House Bill 144, sponsored by Representative Don Manning (R-New Middletown) and introduced on March 19, 2019, aims …

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Changing the title of veterinary technician to veterinary nurse would undermine title protections and the “practice of nursing” that have been secured through Ohio’s state statute. 

The Ohio Nurses Association testified in opposition of House Bill 501 of the 132nd General Assembly- a bill aimed to change the title of registered veterinary technician to registered veterinary nurse. ONA feels so strongly regarding title protections that we have drafted language we hope to introduce as an amendment to the state budget that …

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ONA Statement on Mt. Carmel Events

We are deeply saddened for the victims and the families affected by the tragic events recently unveiled at Mt. Carmel West. Patients deserve quality, safe, and trusted care at the hands of all of their healthcare professionals. The events at Mt. Carmel are far-reaching, with Medicaid and Medicare threatening to pull funding if a solution …

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House Bill 456, Eliminating Nurse Mandatory Overtime Update

The following statement is on behalf of Brian J. Burger, MSN APRN AGACNP-BC RNFA CCRN, President of the Ohio Nurses Association: “We’re extremely disappointed House Bill 456 – legislation that would make Ohio the 19th state to prohibit nurse mandatory overtime – was not heard by the Senate Health, Human Services and Medicaid Committee, and …

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Representative Joyce champions the nursing profession on Capitol Hill and back home

By Matthew Fitting, MPS; ANA Advocacy & Engagement Specialist Since he was first elected to Congress in 2012, Rep. David Joyce (14th district) has worked tirelessly to advance the interests of Ohio nurses. As co-chair of the Congressional Nursing Caucus, Rep. Joyce has emerged as nursing’s go-to supporter on Capitol Hill, serving as the original …

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Ohio Nurses Association 2018 General Election Contributions

The Ohio Nurses Association (ONA), through its Political Contributing Entity (PCE or PAC) recently provided financial contributions to the campaigns of 84 candidates seeking election to the Ohio House of Representatives or Ohio Senate.   The contributions were intentionally bipartisan going to members of both political parties based on the candidates’ support for and understanding of …

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