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If you had the power to change 1 thing, what would it be?
As many nurses are now saying, we are no longer the frontlines, we are the last line of defense. What we are seeing every day is harrowing and unprecedented. If you could change 1 thing about your COVID-19 experience – whether it is more equipment, a better plan, more community action – what would it be? Share your story with us.
ONA Members are speaking out, fighting for nurses and fighting for Ohio.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 20, 2020 Contact: Anne Ransone, ONA, 614-975-0485, firstname.lastname@example.org 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
Citation 1 Item 1 a Type of Violation: Serious 29 CFR 19 I0.134(a)(2): The employer did not provide the respirators which were applicable and suitable for the purpose intended: On or about May 6, 2020, the employer failed to provide the appropriate respirator for employee exposure to SARS-CoV-2 (the virus… 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
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
Kelli Schweitzer, MSN, RN, NPD-BC As nurses we are often there to hold a hand and be the support one needs while dealing with loss. In school we learn the Kubler-Ross stages of grief, and then assess and intervene with our patients and families who are grieving based on the… Read more
Suzanne Vogel, RN and ONA member, has tragically lost her home to fire. During these uncertain times, in the world and all the stress that goes along with being a frontline healthcare provider during the COVID-19 pandemic, Suzanne is now enduring the loss of her house and the strain of… Read more