Join hundreds of nurses for this empowering & educational event focusing on health policy, legislation and nursing issues.



9:00am – 10:30am | Optional – Committee Hearings
Attendees may attend committee hearings before registration. Committee hearing schedules are released by statehouse the week of the event.

9:30am – 10:45am | Registration

11:00am – 11:15am | Welcome, ONA President, Brian Burger (Lunch Provided)

11:15am – 12:00pm | A Message From U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown & U.S. Congressman David Joyce 
Video messages from our own U.S. Senator Brown and Congressman Joyce regarding their national work on nursing issues and health care for our patients. 

12:00pm – 1:15pm | Health Committee Legislative Panel

Members from the Senate and the House serving on their respective committees join us for a Q&A session. Questions come from NDASH attendees.

1:15pm – 2:30pm | Stepping Into an Advocacy Role Using the EQ-i
During this robust session keynote speaker Hile Rutledge, an expert in the EQ-i (Emotional Intelligence) will discuss what Emotional Intelligence is, the common EQ qualities nurses possess, and which EQ elements help individuals step into an advocacy role. 

2:30pm – 3:30pm | Nursing Issues Panel
The nursing profession is multi-faceted, and so are the issues facing our profession. During this session, each co-sponsoring nursing organization will present on a nursing issue of their choice.

3:30pm – 5:30pm | Group Picture, Meeting with Legislators, Exhibit Hall Statehouse Rotunda
Before the afternoon break, we’ll gather for a group picture. Afterwards, attendees may meet with their legislator (on your own scheduling) and visit the exhibits in the Statehouse Rotunda.

5:30pm – 7:00pm | Legislator Reception (Additional Registration, $25)
Come mix and mingle with legislators from across the state. Reception includes appetizers and cash bar.


Hile Rutledge, MSOD
President & Principal Consultant


Hile Rutledge is an experienced organization development consultant, trainer, executive coach, author,and public speaker with a background in management, sales, adult education and leadership development. Hile’s primary area of expertise is the establishment and exercise of self-awareness leading to greater communication, decision making, leadership and team performance. Among the tools/approaches in which Hile specializes are the EQ-i2.0 (Emotional Intelligence), the Pearman Personality Integrator, the MBTI assessment (Psychological Type) and generational cohort theory (using his book, Generation Translation). Hile has done extensive work with C-suite and senior leadership groups whose needs range from leadership development to team building, communications, coaching and feedback training, conflict management, and strategic planning.

During his career, Hile has found success in archaeology, public relations, sales management, career counseling and independent organization development consulting. Hile has a BA in Humanities from Hampden-Sydney College and a Master of Science in Organization Development from the American University (AU/NTL). Hile resides with his family in Falls Church, Virginia.


Register Today

ONA Member or Member of Co-Sponsoring Organization | $60

Nursing Students | $35

Non-members | $100

Legislator Reception | $25


Support the only annual event the showcases nursing issues with top decision makers.

Sponsoring NDASH shows your support for the nursing and the issues our profession faces. Sponsors enjoy an array of benefits, including:

  • Logo on event materials
  • Name on NDASH website, with link to your website
  • An organizational profile featured in the Ohio Nurses Review – ONA’s members-only publication
  • Opportunity to participate in the nursing issues panel*
  • Reduced registration prices for your members, faculty or employees

Sponsor Fee |  $225


*You may have a speaker on the nursing issues panel. Each speaker on the panel is able to speak on a nursing issue that is of important to your organization for 2-3 minutes. Your talking points may also be included in the NDASH Legislator Packet that is disbursed to all Ohio legislators prior to NDASH.

Contact Lisa Walker at for more information about sponsoring NDASH 2018.

Legislator Panel Questions

Submit your question! Senators and representatives from their respective health committees will join us for a panel question and answer session. Submit your question here – it may be asked during NDASH!

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