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

Registered Nurse, Registered Voter September 22, 2020

  by Brittany Turner, MSN, RN ONA cares about a lot of things, and voting is one of them. Our members, including myself, value having our voices heard. Whether it’s a local, state, or national election, the repercussions of what is decided at the polls has the potential to impact… Read more


The following statement was released by OSUNO on September 1, 2020: “The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center recently made the disappointing decision to forgo pay increases for those non-unionized staff who have worked tirelessly alongside us throughout the pandemic. Additionally, they have refused to even discuss hero bonuses for… Read more

OSU Transplant Nurses Share Concerns Over Patient Care, Pen Letter to Hospital August 10, 2020

August 10, 2020 Comprehensive Transplant Center Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center   To the Ohio State University Comprehensive Transplant Center: We need to share with you directly a significant concern we have about patient care in the Comprehensive Transplant Center. Prior to COVID, it was normal for many Transplant… Read more

Knowledge is Power: Educating the Public in a Pandemic August 7, 2020

By: Jessica Dzubak, MSN, RN 18 years: that is how long nurses have been the most trusted profession. While we are immensely proud to hold this title, especially during this very challenging Year of the Nurse, we must recognize the responsibility that comes with this honor. In a society with… Read more