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ONA Governance and History

Welcome to the Governance and History page! In this section, you will find information about ONA's history, our Board of Directors, our governing documents (such as bylaws), ONA's current strategic plan and information on how you can help make a difference by serving your colleagues in a leadership position.

The Oregon Nurses Association (ONA) was founded in 1904 as the professional association for nurses in Oregon. A non-profit association, ONA is a constituent member of the American Nurses Association. ONA has several affiliated entities: Oregon Nurses Foundation, Oregon Nurse Political Action Committee, Nurses United Political Action Committee and WorkHealthy Oregon. ONA core values are integrity, respect, mutual support and professional excellence. All staff adheres to ONA’s core values. The primary focus of staff is to provide services to ONA members.  Click below for more information on ONA's history, vision, mission and purpose, and links to other resources.

Here you will find information on our current Board of Directors, the various Board Committees, Board of Director meeting schedules, and summaries of previous board meetings.

On this page you will find information on ONA's House of Delegates, our member-driven governing body! You can find meeting schedules, information on how to become a delegate, and HOD reports.

By deciding to run for an ONA statewide elected position, you make a choice to invest in your future and the future of nursing. Click the link below to learn more about how to run for elected office, the positions that are available, and how, by becoming an elected leader, you can make a difference for ONA and Oregon's nurses!

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