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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

Ohio Nurses Applaud Proactive Measures Taken by State While Also Urging Employers to Utilize Experienced Nurses March 27, 2020

The governor signed a bill allowing temporary licensure of recent nursing graduates.   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 27, 2020 Molly Homan, Director of Communications Ohio Nurses Association 614-746-9914 | COLUMBUS – The Ohio Nurses Association cites the granting of temporary licensure of new nursing graduates as a necessary proactive… Read more

Unbelievable Heroism March 23, 2020

by Brittany Turner, MSN, RN The country, rather the world, is experiencing something unlike anything we have encountered during most of our lifetimes. ‘Pandemic, illness, precautions, PPE, emergency, virus, mortality, shortages, isolation, distancing’ — all of these are words floating in seemingly every news article and communication that comes flooding… Read more

Ohio Nurses Mourn the Passing of Nurse’s Legislator of the Year Representative Don Manning March 21, 2020

Ohio Nurses Mourn the Passing of Nursing’s Legislator of the Year Representative Don Manning COLUMBUS – The Ohio Nurses Association (ONA) is deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Representative Don Manning, ONA’s Legislator of the Year and sponsor of House Bill 144. “Yesterday, Ohio nurses lost a true… Read more

Supporting the Frontline – 4 Ways Non-Direct-Care Nurses Can Help March 20, 2020

By Kelli Schweitzer, MSN, RN, NPD-BC, Sr. Director of Professional Practice at ONA The incredible acts of heroism and compassionate expertise displayed by our front line nurses has been amazing, and I am sure they will continue to amaze us in the days and weeks to come as we navigate… Read more