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The Voice of Nurses

We are the only nursing organization that provides full-time lobbying activities on behalf of the nursing profession. In addition to the Ohio Statehouse, we also advocate for nurses directly at the workplace through our collective bargaining efforts. Learn More Here


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Experts in Nursing Practice

ONA sets the standard for nursing practice in Ohio. We stay on top of pressing issues such as safe staffing, workplace violence, patient safety, social media, law and rules and more. Click on Resources above to see everything we’re watching for you.

ONA News

Nurses Look To Change Hospital Staffing Practices March 31, 2021

website maker Last Wednesday, Nurses urged members of a Ohio House panel to move legislation that would bar requiring them to work overtime as a condition of employment. Rick Lucas, testifying on behalf of the Ohio Nurses Association, told members of the House Commerce & Labor Track Committee that mandatory… Read more

Ohio Vaccine Preparedness Office Weekly Update March 26, 2021

website maker Pandemic Vaccine News & Updates March 24, 2021   Vaccine eligibility to expand to 16 and older – Phase 2D, effective March 29, extends vaccine eligibility to Ohioans ages 16 and older. o With parental or legal guardian consent, individuals ages 16 and 17 will be eligible to… Read more

Ohio Vaccine Preparedness Office Weekly Update March 22, 2021

website maker Pandemic Vaccine News & Updates March 18, 2021 New groups eligible for vaccination – As vaccine supply continues to increase in Ohio, Governor Mike DeWine announced Tuesday, March 16, expanded eligibility for Ohioans. Phase 2C, effective March 19, extends age-based vaccine eligibility to age 40 and older. This… Read more

Nurse Mandatory Overtime Companion Bills Introduced March 17, 2021

website maker Ask any nurse and he/she will tell you: nurse fatigue is a very real component of unsafe nurse staffing, and when nurses are fatigued, patients aren’t receiving the top-level care they deserve. Research not only points to dissatisfied patients, but also increased errors and higher patient readmissions when… Read more