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Nurses Week 2020: We are ONA

We are ONA: Nurses Week 2020


Nurses Week is a time we celebrate the profession of nursing and honor the life-saving work done by every nurse in every practice. This year is especially meaningful as nurses across the country are on the front lines of a global pandemic, dedicated to fighting COVID-19 and protecting our communities.

The American Nurses Association (ANA) called for 2020 to be the Year of the Nurse and we didn't know how true this would be. Nurses have shown they are the backbone of our health care system and work hard every day on behalf of our patients and our communities.

In Oregon, ONA nurses stand together to advocate for safer working conditions and fight for proper PPE to protect all health care workers and our patients.

During Nurses Week, May 6-12, we honor the dedication of ONA nurses! While we may not be able to hold celebrations together, we will celebrate throughout the week with various events online and some bargaining units will hold small celebrations where they can.

Thank you for everything you do, every day, every week. We will continue to stand together because together, we are ONA.


Nurses Week Online Themes and Events

  • Wednesday, May 6: We Are ONA Nurses Week video
  • Thursday, May 7: The Fight For PPE: How ONA Came Together
  • Friday, May 8: Special Messages from ONA leaders
  • Saturday, May 9: Nurses, Political power, and COVID-19
  • Sunday, May 10: Nurses, Political power, and COVID-19
  • Monday, May 11: The ONA Difference
  • Tuesday, May 12: Moving ONA into Our Future

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Special Deals for ONA Members

Happy Nurses Week from California CasualtyCalifornia Casualty Auto and Home Insurance Raffle

In celebrating Nurse Appreciation week, ONA partner California Casualty is providing 52 $25 Amazon Gift Cards to help ONA honor member nurses.

"We are happy for this chance to say thank you to ONA Members for your strength, bravery and compassion!" - Your California Casualty team, Sherry, DeeDee, Debbie and Brian.

All ONA members are entered into the raffle drawing and the 52 winners will be contacted the week of May 11.

Oakshire Brewing Discount

Oakshire BrewingOakshire Brewing, with locations in both Eugene and Portland, is offering nurses a discount on purchases during Nurses Week.

"The Oakshire Brewing Team sends its thanks to all the dedicated nurses working the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic. We exist to create and share great beer experiences and would like to share our beer with you during National Nurses Week."

Nurses are eligible for a 30% discount, valid on all our canned beer, for pickup or delivery, from their online beer2go store at The coupon code is ThankYouNurses! and will be valid May 6-12. It can be entered at the point of check out, and then upon pickup or delivery, you can show your badge/ID.

Thank you to the Oakshire Brewing Team for supporting nurses!


ANA  Nurses Month

ANA Nurses Month

When American Nurses Association (ANA) Enterprise planned activities and resources for the Year of the Nurse, including expanding Nurses Week to a month-long tribute, little did they know we would be in the grip of a global pandemic. Now more than ever, we need to support and recognize nurses for their contributions in crises and for their ongoing roles in meeting the needs of patients and their communities. In these challenging times, we encourage you to promote nurses’ health and well-being and to honor them in every way you can. While continued social distancing may limit our face-to-face activities, think of creative ways to engage and participate in virtual ways.

Nurses Month provides an opportunity to promote the value of nursing, advocate for the profession, conduct media outreach, and host a (virtual) event. Connect your activities to the official Nurses Month tagline — You Make a Difference — recognizing nurses’ unparalleled impact on health and health care.

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