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ONA Leadership Congress and Staffing Policy Assembly (SPA)
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Join us for the ONA Leadership Congress, Thursday, Oct. 3 and the ONA Staffing Policy Assembly, Friday, Oct. 4 in Springfield at the Hilton Garden Inn.

10/3/2019 to 10/4/2019
When: Oct. 3 & 4, 2019
1:00 PM
Where: Hilton Garden Inn
3528 Gateway St
Springfield, Oregon  97477
United States
Contact: ONA

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Join us for the ONA Leadership Congress, Thursday, Oct. 3 and the ONA Staffing Policy Assembly, Friday, Oct. 4 in Springfield at the Hilton Garden Inn.

ONA Leadership Congress: Thursday, Oct. 3

  • Date: Thursday, Oct. 3, 2019
  • Time: 1-5:30 p.m.
  • Location: Hilton Garden Inn, Springfield

The 2019 ONA Leadership Congress will provide all current and incoming nurse leaders an opportunity to provide feedback on what it means to be a leader in ONA and help inform what leadership will look like in the future. There will also be discussions about potential ONA bylaws changes and resolutions that may be brought to the ONA House of Delegates.

The event is open to all current and incoming ONA leaders holding positions in governing bodies, as well as any ONA member who wants to be more involved in shaping the future of the organization.

ONA Staffing Policy Assembly (SPA)

  • Date: Friday, Oct. 4, 2019
  • Time: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Location: Hilton Garden Inn, Springfield

Join ONA for a SPA day! The ONA Staffing Policy Assembly (SPA) is an opportunity for ONA members to discuss staffing issues and guide the organization in determining next steps in the fight for improved staffing. Some goals for the SPA are to determine ways to improve regulation of the current Oregon Hospital Nurse Staffing Law and establish priorities for legislation going into future legislative sessions.

Agenda for the day:

  • ONA's nurse practice consultants will provide an overview of the staffing data and research
  • Oregon Hospital Nurse Staffing Law education:
    • Resources available
    • Overview of law
    • Gold Standard contract language
  • Update from staff-related groups and coalitions
  • Listening session and panel discussion of what is working, what challenges still exist and where we go from here
  • Workgroup session and brainstorming
  • Overview of potential policy and next steps

ONA Welcome Reception

ONA will host a reception for all attendees on Thursday, Oct. 3, 6-8 p.m. This is a free reception and a chance to meet and mingle with colleagues from across the state!

Event Registration - CLOSED

If you did not have a chance to register or need to cancel your registration, please email us at

Continuing Education

Participants of the Staffing Policy Assembly will be able to earn continuing nursing education contact hours.

Oregon Nurses Association is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Travel and Lodging

ONA members who must travel 50 miles or more (one-way) to attend the conference may be eligible for lodging and reimbursement.

If you are traveling more than 50 miles to attend and would like a hotel room for the night of Thursday, Oct. 3, please note that in the travel and reimbursement section of the registration form.

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