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The 2016 ONA Convention will be held at the Seaside Civic & Convention Center in Seaside on April 11-13, 2016.

4/11/2016 to 4/13/2016
When: April 11-13, 2016
Where: Seaside Civic & Convention Center
415 First Avenue
Seaside, Oregon  97138
United States
Contact: ONA
(503) 293-0011

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The first day, Monday, April 11, was be a half-day nurse staffing workshop. This workshop featured presentations and information to help nurses better understand the updated Oregon hospital nurse staffing law and improve staffing in their workplace.

The second day, Tuesday, April 12, was a full day of continuing education sessions with topics ranging from the use of social media, nurse advocacy, collective bargaining tools and skills, effective communication, ethics in nursing, nurse leadership and more.

The third day, Wednesday, April 13, was the ONA House of Delegates. 


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.

NOTE: Presentations and slides are available only for those sessions that have provided them and have allowed for them to be shared.

Nurse Staffing Workshop Presentations and Handouts

Continuing Education Day Presentations and Handouts


Please see the individual session objectives listed for each presenter from the schedule below. The session objectives will be posted as they are finalized.

Continuing Education

Learners can earn up to 9.5 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.

Criteria for Successful Completion

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

  1. Check-in and sign the Verification of Attendance Form at the registration desk each day you attend (does not apply to HOD day)
  2. Complete and submit the online evaluation form by May 13, 2016

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.

NOTE: Please plan on completing the evaluation in one sitting after attending all of the sessions you plan on earning CE for. You cannot save the evaluation and then return to complete it later.

Click here to access the evaluation


The planners for this CNE activity declare no conflicts of interest in the development and implementation of this educational activity.

All faculty/presenters for this activity have attested that she/he will provide the best available evidence for this content and present information fairly and without bias. For individual written disclosures from faculty presenters, please see the individual session description disclosures found with the course description and objectives, linked in the schedule below. 


Online registration is now closed. Onsite registration will be available at the event.

Standard Registration Fees

  ONA Member Non-Member*
3-Day Convention $125 $275
Staffing Workshop (1-day)
Continuing Education Day (1-day) $125 $250
House of Delegates (1-day) Free $25

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

Student Registration Fees

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

Special Registrations

  • ONA Retired Members may attend all three days of the Convention for only $25.
  • ONA 50-year Members may attend all three 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 April 4, 2016. Cancellations received after April 4, 2016 or no shows, will NOT receive a refund.

Event Mobile App

To provide the best experience possible for our attendees, ONA is introducing a mobile event app for smart phones and mobile devices, which can also be accessed through desktop and laptop computers. The ONA Convention mobile app will put all of the conference details, documents and information in the palm of your hand, allowing for an interactive experience that will enhance the learning opportunities and provide more opportunities to interact with your colleagues.

This year’s mobile app will let you:

  • Access the event schedule anytime and customize your agenda
  • See all the speakers, read their bios, and view their presentations
  • Check out the exhibitors and locate their booths more easily
  • Get important updates and exciting offers through the app
  • See who’s attending and share contact information

The mobile app will be available for download closer to the time of the convention. Registered attendees will receive an email with instructions on how to download and install the mobile app at that time.

ONA Reception

ONA would like to invite all convention attendees to a reception on Tuesday night, April 12, from 7-10 p.m in the Pacific Room of the Seaside Convention Center. This is a great opportunity to visit with your colleagues and get to know your fellow ONA members!  More details will be provided closer to the event.

ONF Quilt Raffle

ONA is proud to present the 2016 Quilt Raffle to raise funds for the Oregon Nurses Foundation to be used toward future scholarships!

Titled "Friends in the Garden at Night," it is approximately 84" x 84" and features a hanging sleeve on the back to allow it to be hung or used as a bed quilt. The quilt is composed of 32 "Dresden plates" made from batik fabrics that are appliquéd on a black background.

The quilt was made by ONA Board of Directors Secretary Diane Hedrick, RN and was machine quilted by Carolee Engelson, a retired RN from Grande Ronde Hospital.

Raffle tickets will be sold at the ONA Convention and the raffle drawing will happen near the end of the House of Delegates on April 13.

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


The tentative convention schedule can be found below and is subject to change.

Day 1, April 11

Nurse Staffing Workshop: Paradigms of Success

 Time Session Title / Event
1:00-1:05 p.m.
Opening Announcements
1:05-2:05 p.m.
Errors of Omission: Missed Nursing Care 
Beatrice Kalisch, PHD, RN, FAAN
2:05-2:55 p.m.
Oregon’s Nurse Staffing Law: Governance and Oversight
Annabelle Henry, JD, MBA; Dana Selover, MD, MPH; Susan E. King, MS, RN, CEN, FAAN; and Carol Bradley, MSN, RN CENP
2:55-3:10 p.m.
3:10-4:00 p.m.
Staffing Committees: Sharing our Stories  Panel discussion
4:00-4:50 p.m.
This is How We Do It: Examples of Success in Creating Staffing Plans Panel discussion

Day 2, April 12

Continuing Education Day

 Time Session Title / Event
8:00-8:15 a.m.
Opening Announcements
8:15-9:45 a.m.
101: Strategies for Decreasing Missed Nursing Care: Staffing, Teamwork and Beyond
Beatrice Kalisch, PHD, RN, FAAN
9:45-10:05 a.m.
Break and Exhibit Hall
10:05-11:05 a.m.
Concurrent Session #1 (attend one of the following)

  201: Anti-Worker Attacks: What’s at Stake?
Panel Discussion
  202: Social Media and Ethics
Brittney Wilson, BSN, RN, "The Nerdy Nurse"
  203: How to Build a Better Staffing Plan
Jordan Ferris, RN, BSN, CMSRN and Tonya Tittle, RN, MSN
11:05-11:30 a.m.
11:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m.
Concurrent Session #2 (attend one of the following)
  301: Engaging the Workforce to Change our Workplace
Minh Nguyen
  302: Ethics and Nurse Leadership
Dana Bjarnason, PhD, RN, NE-BC   1.0
  303: Malpractice Prevention
Loretta D’Antonio, MBA
12:30-2:00 p.m.
Lunch (provided)
2:00-3:00 p.m.
Concurrent Session #3 (attend one of the following)    
  401: Combatting Anti-Worker Attacks in Our Communities 
Chris Hewitt and Ben Unger
  402: Effective Communication and Conflict Resolution
Jennifer Loney, BS, MBA  1.0
  403: Mental Health and Home Health Safety
Michelle Aguilar, Carol Morrisset RN-BC and Helen M Anderson, RNBC
3:00-3:30 p.m.
Break and Exhibit Hall
3:30-5:00 p.m.
501: Leadership and Nurse Leadership Institute Presentations
Lenny Borer, MA and NLI Participants
7:00-10:00 p.m.
ONA Reception

Day 3, April 13

ONA 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
12:00-1:30 p.m. Lunch


ONA has blocks of rooms at the Holiday Inn Express & Suites near the Seaside Civic and Convention Center that convention attendees can contact to reserve a room. There are also other hotels, listed below, that are near the convention center that will provide discounted rates to ONA Convention attendees.

Holiday Inn Express & Suites
34 N Holladay Drive
Seaside, OR 97138

Included in all of guests’ stay will be the following amenities: full (hot) continental breakfast, warm cookies in the lobby at 6pm every evening, a 24-hour pool and hot tub area for those 21 years old and older (6 a.m. - 10 p.m. under 21 years of age), 24 hour per day fitness center with all new equipment and televisions, newspapers available in the lobby on weekdays, wi-fi access to all guests, plus a 24-hour front-desk that is staffed around the clock to make sure that your attendees are always taken care of and treated like they are at their home away from home. Plus, we are just directly across from the Seaside Convention Center and only a few blocks from the beautiful Seaside Beach.

Room Rates:

  • King Bed Room for $105.00 + tax per night
  • 2 Queen Beds Room for $110.00 + tax per night


  • Call the Holiday Inn Express at (503) 717-8000, ask for the Good Neighbor Rate, and use the code ONA


Rivertide Suites Hotel
102 N Holladay Drive
Seaside, OR 97138

"Check into the Rivertide Suites Hotel and discover upscale accommodations in a beautiful riverside setting. Ideally situated on the Northern Oregon Coast along the shimmering Necanicum River, our Seaside, OR hotel is within walking distance of the area's finest beaches, restaurants, shopping venues and attractions. It's also a welcoming resort-style lodging facility with first class service and amenities."

Room Rates (based on availability):

  • Studio/JUNIOR Suite Mountain View for $119+ taxes per night
  • 1 Bedroom KING Suite Mountain View for $129+ taxes per night
  • 1 Bedroom KING Suite River View for $134+ taxes per night
  • 2 Bedroom 2 Bath KING Suite Mountain View for $179+tax per night
  • 2 Bedroom 2 Bath KING Suite River View for $184+tax per night


  • Call the hotel at (877) 871-8433 and identify yourself as being with the Oregon Nurses Association

Beachside Inn
300 5th Avenue
Seaside, OR 97138

"The Beachside Inn offers unpretentious, casual lodging to beach loving travelers. Nestled in a relaxed seashore community, you will find BEACHSIDE INN reminiscent of the beach bungalows of summers long past. The Inn is meticulously clean, comfortable & cozy. We’re less than a block to the beach and walking distance to downtown (4 blocks). You won’t need a car to enjoy Seaside."

Room Rates (based on availability):

  • ONA Convention attendees will receive 10% discount off when they book a room for the conference dates


  • Call the hotel at (503) 738-9052 and identify yourself as being with the Oregon Nurses Association
Inn at Seaside
441 2nd Ave
Seaside, OR 97138

“Best value & right across the street from the Seaside Convention Center.”

Located across the street from the Seaside Convention Center, the Inn at Seaside offers an indoor pool, refrigerators, microwaves, coffee services, free Wi-Fi & complimentary deluxe continental breakfast.

Room Rates (based on availability and not including taxes):

  • $79 - Single King
  • $89 - Two Queens

Check in at 4:00 p.m. and check out at 12:00 p.m.


  • Call the hotel directly at 503-738-9581 and mention: OR Nurses Association
  • or book online with group code ONA at
River Inn at Seaside
531 Ave A
Seaside, OR 97138

“Seaside’s newest hotel, just two short blocks from the Convention Center.”

River Inn at Seaside offers a fitness room, state-of-the-art saltwater indoor pool, complimentary deluxe continental breakfast and so much more.

Room Rates (based on availability and not including taxes):

  • $89 - King
  • $99 - King, River Views
  • $99 - Two Queen beds
  • $109 - Two Queen beds, River Views

Check in at 4:00 p.m. and check out at 12:00 p.m.


  • Call the hotel directly at 503-717-5744 and mention: OR Nurses Association
  • or book online with group code ONA at

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