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The Oregon Nurses Association Convention is an opportunity for nursing students, ONA members, ONA leadership and others in the nursing field throughout the state to come together and discuss the issues facing Oregon nurses.

2016 ONA Convention



Thank you to the hundreds of nurses who took part in ONA’s 2016 Convention and House of Delegates this spring. Your participation made the event a success! This year’s Convention included presentations on critical nursing issues including nurse staffing, ethics, leadership, and advocacy, as well as great opportunities for nurses from across the state to meet and learn from each other.

On April 13, the ONA House of Delegates met and passed several important action items. The House amended ONA’s bylaws to include a position on the ONA Board of Directors for a recent nurse graduate. It also approved an amended action report in support of harm reduction interventions and public health policies, and a position statement on marijuana use by nurses.

The House did not pass a proposed bylaws amendment that would have expanded ONA membership to include health professionals who are not registered nurses but are represented by ONA under collective bargaining agreements.

ONA’s 2016 Statewide Election winners were also announced during the HOD. Congratulations to ONA President Katy Cooper, BSN, RN, who was re-elected, and all the nurses who were chosen to serve in ONA leadership positions.

ONA recognized several outstanding nurses throughout the week, including Elizabeth McPhee, RN, who received ONA’s inaugural Susan E. King Emerging Leader in Nursing Practice award.
Many other nurses also received awards for their work in nursing practice, organizing and political advocacy.

2014 ONA Convention

May 20-21, 2014 in Wilsonville, OR

The ONA 2014 Convention and House of Delegates, titled "Stability in the Storm: Nursing's Role and Authority in a Changing Environment," was held on May 20-21, 2014 at the Holiday Inn in Wilsonville, OR. 

The first day, Tuesday, May 20, was a Continuing Education Day with educational sessions developed to help nurses understand their roles, responsibilities, opportunities and authority in various clinical settings within the changing health care and labor environments.

The second day, Wednesday, May 21, was the ONA House of Delegates.

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