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ONA 2014 Convention Details

                                                 May 20-21, 2014 in Wilsonville, OR

Nurses are facing a sea of change as a result of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). In Oregon, and as in states across the country, our health care environment is rapidly changing. While there is general agreement on the goals of providing affordable and accessible health care, the process of change is difficult and fraught with challenges. Varying opinions exist on how to best achieve the ACA’s goals.

During this transformation, many nurses face changes and challenges directly related to their practice. From safe nurse staffing levels, to scope of practice issues for nurse practitioners, to an attack on the labor movement across the country, the implications for nursing and nurses are great.

When looking at all of these factors, the sea of change can seem more like a storm. But in this storm, it is important to remember that regardless of the challenges we face, we nurses will continue to provide quality care. We will continue to be the heart of health care as the main contact with patients. We will continue to advocate for our patients on all levels. We will be a stabilizing force in the storm.

As we face this storm, it is important as nurses, to understand our authority and role in the changing environments. The more we understand where we stand as the world is changing around us, the more we can be proactive and work to guide the change to better serve our patients. The 2014 ONA Convention will focus on education and skill building sessions to equip nurses with the necessary tools to not only weather the storm, but navigate the treacherous waters and lead others to a better, healthier place.

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

The first day, Tuesday, May 20, will be 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, will be the ONA House of Delegates.

Conference Objectives

  • To assist participants in considering their role as a professional leader
  • To provide participants with information that can be applied to situations in clinical practice
  • To provide information on leadership roles, skills and opportunities
  • To provide information about the health care, labor and political environment

Click here to see the individual session objectives

Continuing Education

Program is pending approval by Oregon Nurses Association, CEARP # 301.04.2014 for 6.0 continuing nursing education contact hours. ONA is an accredited provider approved by Cal BRN, Provider #15089.

Featured Speaker

Barbara Blakeney, MS, RN, FNAP

Throughout her career, Barbara Blakeney, past president of the American Nurses' Association, has maintained a passion for providing access to high quality, affordable health care. As a clinician, she focused her practice in poor communities, both urban and rural and from that learned the power of resilience and the oppression of poverty. Barbara is the recipient of many awards and honors including the Pearl McIvor Public Health Nursing Award from the American Nurses’ Association, the Chief Nurse Award of the US Public Health Service and the Distinguished Alumni Award at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. As ANA President, Barbara was named one of the 100 most powerful people in health care for 4 successive years. She has served as a member of both the US and International Council of Nurses delegations to the World Health Assembly. Barbara has served on the National Advisory Board for the Joint Commission and as a member of the advisory group for the first nursing sensitive quality indictors for the National Quality Forum. Barbara is a Distinguished Public Policy Fellow of the National Academies of Practice. Barbara has served on many boards of directors including as a founding member and current Vice-Chair of the Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program, the American Nurses Credentialing Center, Health Care Without Harm, Practice Green Health, The Center for Education and Research on Therapeutics (CERTS) as well as advisory boards for the Colleges of Nursing at the University of Massachusetts at both Amherst and Boston. Barbara is an Innovation Advisor to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation Center. In that capacity Barbara has led highly successful projects to improve care, decrease delays in care and improve efficiency at the clinical Microsystems level. Barbara is a teacher, coach and mentor to many both within MGH and the profession. She is a co-author of a first of its kind study of equine assisted learning and Nurse Presence. As the Innovations Specialist at the Massachusetts General Hospital, Barbara is on the cutting edge of practice, technology and policy.

ONA Reception

ONA would like to invite all convention attendees to a reception on Tuesday night, May 20. This is a great opportunity to visit with your colleagues and get to know your fellow ONA members!

Tuesday, May 20
7:00-10:00 p.m.

McMenamins Old Church
30340 SW Boones Ferry Rd
Wilsonville OR 97070

The McMenamins Old Church is about a 5 minute drive from the Holiday Inn in Wilsonville.  You can learn more about the McMenamins Old Church here.

2014 ONF Quilt Raffle

ONA is proud to announce the raffle for the 2014 Quilt Raffle to raise funds for the Oregon Nurses Foundation to be used toward future scholarships!

This quilt is titled "Global Warming" after the pattern. It is 77 inches square. It is made of all batik fabrics.  The quilt was generously created and donated by Union County nurses Diane Hedrick and Carolee Engelson!

Below, you can see a picture of the full quilt, as well as, one detail picture of a front corner and two detailed pictures of the back of the quilt.

Raffle tickets will be sold at the ONA Convention and the raffle drawing will happen near the end of the House of Delegates on May 21.

Raffle tickets are $5 each or you can get 5 tickets for only $20!

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