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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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

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

Ohio Nurses Association Calls for a Meaningful Reduction in Nonessential Services to Preserve the Healthcare Workforce November 20, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 20, 2020 Contact: Anne Ransone, ONA, 614-975-0485, The following statement is attributable to Jessica Frymyer, RN, Chair of the ONA Economic and General Welfare Commission: “Ohio’s slow down rather than shut down mentality must start applying to elective surgeries. Many hospitals across the state have… Read more

East Liverpool City Hospital Nurses Union Votes for Unfair Labor Practice Strike November 20, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 20, 2020 Contact: Bob Cousins, DEO of Labor Relations at Ohio Nurses Association Ohio Nurses Association | 402-643-1209 | EAST LIVERPOOL, Ohio – Last night over 97% of the nurses at East Liverpool City Hospital voted to go out on an unfair labor practice strike… Read more

Getting the Most Out of Your Membership November 19, 2020

By Jessica Dzubak, MSN, RN   Have you been looking for more ways to get involved in ONA but have no idea where to start? Have you been thinking about ways to enhance your professional development? ONA recognizes the value of what every nurse’s unique perspective brings to the table.… Read more