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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.

5/20/2014 to 5/21/2014
When: 5/20/2014
May 20-21
Where: Holiday Inn in Wilsonville
25425 SW 95th Ave
Wilsonville, OR  97070

Online registration is closed.
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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.

Convention Evaluations

After you complete your evaluation and it has been processed and CE credit hours have been calculated, we will email you your CE certificate of completion.  

  • Click here to complete your convention evaluation


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


In an effort to reduce our environmental impact and eliminate waste, ONA is once again holding a mostly paperless convention. Copies of presentations and handouts will not be provided in paper form, instead, the materials will be available for download here at least two weeks before the convention. Attendees are encouraged to download the materials to their mobile devices or print out copies to bring with them if necessary. Wi-Fi will be available on site.

Click on the links below to view/download the available presentation slides for some sessions. Some sessions do not have presentations or handouts available for download.

Registration and Fees

Online registration is now closed. 

Limited onsite registration will be available. 

Standard Registration

  ONA Member Non-Member*
2-Day Convention $99 $200
Continuing Education Day (1-day) $99 $175
House of Delegates (1-day) Free! $25

* Join ONA while registering and save on fees (one year membership required). 

Student Registration

      Student Affiliate Member    Non-Member
Any Days                                                                      Free $25 per day

Special Registrations

  • ONA Retired Members may attend both days of the Convention for only $25 for both days.
  • ONA 50-year Members may attend both days of the Convention for Free! 

Cancellation Policy

An administrative fee of $25 will be deducted from all refunds if written cancellation is received before May 9, 2014. Cancellations received after May 9, 2014 or no shows, will NOT receive a refund.

Continuing Education

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


  • The planners of this CNE activity declare no conflicts of interest in the development and implementation of this educational activity.
  • This presenters of this CNE activity declare no conflict of interest. As faculty/presenters/authors for this activity, each presenter attests that they will provide the best available evidence for this content and present information fairly and without bias.

Requirements for Successful Completion of this CNE Activity

In order to obtain a Certificate of Successful Completion for this activity, the learner must
complete the following criteria:

  • Check-in at Registration Desk by picking up your name badge and packet of materials
  • Attend one or more sessions
  • Complete and submit the online evaluation form for each session attended within 30 days of the conference

Participants who successfully complete the above requirements will receive a Certificate of Successful Completion from ONA for the contact hours claimed during the evaluation process. Participants should only claim the sessions which were attended in full. The online evaluation process will close June 15, 2014. Any participant who has NOT claimed their contact hours by this date will NOT receive a Certificate of Successful Completion.

The total number of contact hours awarded to each learner will be determined by the learner completing the Requirements of Successful Completion for each session they attended. This educational activity contains a maximum of 6.0 contact hours.

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.

Lodging & Area Information

Holiday Inn Portland- I-5 S (Wilsonville)
25425 SW 95th Ave, Wilsonville, OR 97070

The Holiday Inn Portland South has set aside a special rate under 2014 ONA Convention for standard accommodations, single or double. 

ROOM RATE: $99.00/night  (Room rates are quoted exclusive of lodging tax, currently 10%. Subject to change without notice).

  • click here for a list of hotel amenities and driving directions

To make your reservations:

  • Call the Holiday Inn at (503) 682-2211 and reference the "2014 ONA Convention" group rate

You must make your reservations by May 5, 2014 in order to receive the discounted group rate.

Reservations and Guest Room Accommodations guidelines:

  • Each individual is responsible for his/her own charges and must guarantee their reservation with a credit card at the time of booking.
  • All reservations must be canceled by 24 hours prior to arrival, to avoid being charged the first night room and tax as a no-show charge.
  • Hotel check-in is 3:00 p.m. and check-out time is 12:00 noon. The Holiday Inn Portland South will make every effort to accommodate early arrivals and room requests.
  • Complimentary parking and complimentary basic high speed internet is available to hotel guests.

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!


Tuesday, May 20 - Nursing and Labor CE Day

Time Session/Event Speaker
7:30-8:00 a.m. Registration, Continental Breakfast, Visit Exhibits  
8:15-8:30 a.m. Welcome and Introductions Susan King, RN, MS, FAAN
ONA Executive Director with
Video Message from Senator Jeff Merkley
8:30-9:30 a.m. Keynote Speaker: "Thriving in Challenging Times: Keeping our Knees Bent" Barbara Blakeney, MS, RN, FNAP
Innovation Advisor, Center for Innovations in Care Delivery, Massachusetts General Hospital
9:30-10:30 a.m. Concurrent Sessions  
  "Communicating in Conflict for Collaboration" Jennifer Cook Loney, MBA
Senior Instructor, School of Business Administration, PSU
  “Threats & Opportunities: Nurse Staffing Campaign” Sarah Baessler, BS
ONA Director of Government Relations
10:30-11:00 a.m. Exhibit Break  
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Concurrent Sessions  
  "Trends and Case Studies in Board of Nursing Actions" Loretta D’Antonio
Vice President, Aon Affinity, Healthcare Division
  "Health Care Transformation: Emerging Roles for Nurses" Jayne S. Mitchell, ANP- BC, CHFN,
Adult Nurse Practitioner, OHSU
12:00-1:30 p.m. Lunch
Visit Exhibits
Special guest speaker Governor John Kitzhaber
1:30-2:30 p.m. Concurrent Sessions  
  "Making a Science Out of Your Art" Carlton Brown, PhD, RN, AOCN, FAAN
ONA Director of Professional Services
  “Threats & Opportunities: Nurse Staffing Campaign” - REPEAT Sarah Baessler, BS
ONA Director of Government Relations
2:30-3:00 p.m. Exhibit Break  
3:00-4:30 p.m. "Sharing Pathways to Leadership: A Panel Discussion" Cheryl Cosgrove, MN, RN, Grand Ronde Hospital
Katie O’Rourke, RN, Sacred Heart Medical Center
Linda Morley, PMHNP
Moderator: Steve Rooney, RN, ONA President
4:30-4:45 p.m. Endnote Speaker: Closing Remarks Barbara Blakeney, MS, RN, FNAP
Innovation Advisor, Center for Innovations in Care Delivery, Massachusetts General Hospital
4:45-5:00 p.m. Evaluation and Closing  
7:00-10:00 p.m. Reception at McMenamins Old Church
30340 SW Boones Ferry Rd, Wilsonville

 Wednesday, May 21 - House of Delegates

Time Session/Event
7:30-8:30 a.m. Registration & Continental Breakfast
7:30 a.m. Treasurer's Forum
8:30-5:00 p.m. House of Delegates
10:00-10:30 a.m. Break
 12:00-1:00 p.m. Lunch
2:30-3:00 p.m. Break

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