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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.

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Ask Nurse Jesse: Retired Nurses and Vaccine Admin December 2, 2020

Anonymous Nurse: I retired from nursing 10 years ago, and have an inactive license. However, with the COVID vaccine coming out soon, I would like to help administer the vaccine. Do I need to get my license renewed? Or are there some updates I need to do? Nurse Jesse: Under… Read more

Randi Weingarten, President of AFT, Urges ELCH Management to Return to the Bargaining Table December 1, 2020

  November 30, 2020   Prem Reddy, MD, FACC, FCCP President and CEO Prime Healthcare Services 3480 East Guasti Road Ontario, CA 91761   Dear Dr. Reddy: In 2016, when Prime Healthcare acquired East Liverpool City Hospital (ELCH) in Ohio, you told the media that it would be “our privilege… Read more

Ask Nurse Jesse: CE Waiver November 30, 2020

Anonymous Nurse: I am an RN and retiring at the end of this year. I’m not sure if I want to keep my license up and have always completed my contact hours to renew my license every 2 years, but have not done any for the 2021 year. Is it… Read more

East Liverpool Nurses Return to Work November 24, 2020

The following statement is attributable to Bob Cousins, Deputy Executive Office of Labor Relations, Ohio Nurses Association: “This morning at 6:59am was the culmination of our nurses’ three-day Unfair Labor Practice Strike, where nurses stood in front of East Liverpool City Hospital day and night advocating for a better hospital… Read more