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ONA Leadership Opportunities

Put Your Leadership into Action—Serve in an ONA Elected Position!

By deciding to run for an ONA statewide elected position, you make a choice to invest in your future and the future of nursing.

Whether serving on a committee, cabinet, or the board, ONA leaders have the capacity to influence public policy, professional nursing standards and the advancement of the association.  In a leadership position, you will help ONA and the nursing profession remain strong. 

2017 ONA Statewide Election Positions Open

  • Vice President/ANA Delegate
  • Treasurer
  • Director (3)
  • Director - New Graduate (1)
  • Cabinet on Health Policy (4)
  • Cabinet on Education (3)
  • Cabinet on Nursing Practice & Research (2)
  • Cabinet on Human Rights & Ethics (1)
  • Cabinet on Economic & General Welfare (1)
  • Nominating Committee (3)
  • ANA Delegate Alternate (2)
  • NFN Delegate (3)

Nomination Process and Form

If you are interested in running for one of the open leadership positions, please complete the Talent Bank & Consent to Serve Form here.

For more information, please contact Whitney Wong at 503-293-0011ext. 325.

2016-2017 Dates and Deadlines

Jan. 20, 2017: Last day to self-announce candidacy for statewide ONA elections
Feb. 3, 2017: ONA statewide electronic elections open
Mar. 10, 2017: ONA statewide electronic elections close at 12:00p


Position Descriptions

Below you will find descriptions of each role and position. Click on the links to open/download the descriptions of each leadership position.


Click on the subsequent links for a complete description of each cabinet's member responsibilities:

  • Economic and General Welfare: Sets policy for the collective bargaining program.
  • Education: Promotes educational standards that reflect the knowledge base required for the provision of high quality nursing care,
  • Health Policy: Establishes ONA’s positions regarding the legislature and rule making within the framework of the health policy platform.
  • Human Rights and Ethics: Identifies concerns of nurses: Develops a model for all levels of nurses in ONA to show use of ANA Code of Ethics and related documents in their practice.
  • Nursing Practice and Research:  Identifies concerns of nurses: Develops a model for all levels of nurses in ONA to show continuing competency in their individual practices

Board of Directors Position Descriptions

Click on the subsequent links for a job description of the following Board of Directors positions:


Other Leadership Positions


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