One of ONA’s highest priorities is to provide our members with expanded access to Continuing Education opportunities at free or greatly reduced rates. We do this through a range of activities and events, including the ONA convention, special conferences, online webinars, and through partnerships with special interest organizations. Many of these offerings are free to ONA members or are provided at significant discounts.
ONA’s Professional Services staff is available to all ONA members for direct, one-on-one consultation on a wide range of practice issues. These include individual consultations on questions related to scope of nursing practice, health, safety and ergonomics, workers compensation, design of the workplace environment and career counseling. Click here to contact Professional Services today.
ONA Special Interest Groups/Advanced Practice Nurses
ONA manages two statewide Special Interest Groups (SIGs) specifically to meet the needs of Oregon’s Advanced Practice Nurses. Nurse Practitioners of Oregon (NPO) and Oregon Council of Clinical Nurse Specialists (OCCNS) are groups that act as the state’s only professional network and association for advanced practice nurses. NPO and OCCNS both offer unique benefits to these members, including annual conferences and Continuing Education opportunities.
ONA provides our members with a wide range of leadership development opportunities, including serving on any of our practice, ethics and policy cabinets, serving on the ONA Board, or on Professional Nursing Care Committees (PNCCs).
Ergonomics, Safety and Health Promotion
ONA staff provides expertise and consultation to members, PNCCs and Bargaining Units about a wide variety of occupational ergonomics, health and safety issues. Staff assists members at their worksite to identify, prioritize, implement and evaluate solutions to address workplace safety and health hazards. They also represent members’ issues on state coalitions related to issues such as safe patient handling, emergency preparedness and OSHA regulations.
Networking and Professional Development
The opportunity to meet and network with nursing professionals from across the state, and the nation, is a huge part of what Professional Services offers our members. During conventions, at CE days, conferences and trainings, Oregon’s nursing professionals have the opportunity to connect with their colleagues and develop friendships and professional relationships of enormous value.
ONA members, student members and staff have access to a wide variety of nursing and medical books and journals in ONA’s Nursing Library, housed here at the ONA office. Subscriptions include American Journal of Nursing, Nursing Research and Journal on Nursing Care Quality, among many other titles specific to different areas of nursing. You can stop by in person to browse through our collection or simply check-out a specific issue(s) with just a phone call or email.
To check-out materials from the library, contact the professional services department at call 503-293-0011.