Category: ONA News

Ohio Nurses Association files OSHA Complaints Against Hospitals Across Ohio, Demands OSHA Do Their Job

“On April 28, 2020, five local bargaining units of the Ohio Nurses Association’s union arm filed complaints with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) on behalf of thousands of registered nurses whose lives are put at risk every single day because of unenforced COVID-19 guidelines and personal protective equipment (PPE) standards. The complaints were …

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Ohio Nurses Disappointed with Hospitals Refusing to Release Numbers, Talk Safety Concerns

Hospitals should follow the lead of nursing homes and release COVID-19 numbers.   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 16, 2020 Molly Homan, Director of Communications Ohio Nurses Association 614-746-9914 | mhoman@ohnurses.org COLUMBUS, Ohio – The ONA is extremely disappointed with hospitals, such as the Ohio State Wexner Medical Center and the University of Cincinnati Medical Center, …

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Ohio Nurses Association, Ohio Nurses Foundation Collect Care Package Donations for Nurses Battling COVID-19

Donations through Amazon, Homage used to support nurses. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 8, 2020 Molly Homan, Director of Communications Ohio Nurses Association 614-746-9914 | mhoman@ohnurses.org COLUMBUS – The Ohio Nurses Association and The Ohio Nurses Foundation are teaming up with the public in showing support for nurses working the frontlines. Through an Amazon wishlist and …

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ONA Executive Statement on the Recent Legislation Regarding Temporary Nursing Licensure for New Graduate Nurses during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Situation: On March 25, 2020 the Ohio legislature passed Substitute House Bill 197, allowing newly graduated nurses to obtain a temporary license prior to passing the NCLEX to enter the workforce to assist with workforce shortages that may occur due to COVID-19. Background: On March 9, 2020 Governor Mike DeWine declared a state of emergency …

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Ohio Nurses Applaud Proactive Measures Taken by State While Also Urging Employers to Utilize Experienced Nurses

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 | mhoman@ohnurses.org COLUMBUS – The Ohio Nurses Association cites the granting of temporary licensure of new nursing graduates as a necessary proactive measure for when Ohio’s healthcare …

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Unbelievable Heroism

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 across our social media, emails, …

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Ohio Nurses Mourn the Passing of Nurse’s Legislator of the Year Representative Don Manning

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 ally for our profession. Representative …

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ODJFS Implements Emergency Child Care Measures during COVID-19 Pandemic for Healthcare Workers

The following press release was issued by ODJFS on March 17, 2020:       ODJFS Implements Emergency Child Care Measures during COVID-19 Pandemic   COLUMBUS, OHIO – Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS) Director Kim Hall announced emergency action today to provide child care to families where parents work in the health, safety, …

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