ONA Convention

The ONA Convention is the premier event for ONA members and Ohio's nursing leaders to shape the future of nursing and healthcare in Ohio. At Convention, attendees enjoy high-level and relevant continuing education, vote for association leaders, and solidify the structure and vision for our association. 



The 2023 Convention is right around the corner! Here are the four important assignments to complete prior to your arrival at convention. 

  1. Register for convention. The registration link may be found below in red
  2. Upload your ID. Please use this link to upload your ID prior to convention.  
  3. Book your hotel. ONA's room block EXPIRES Sept 7th. Please book your room in order to secure your stay and at the discounted price.  The hotel room link may be found below in blue
  4. Register for the following pre-convention webinar hearings: Bylaws, Finance, and Resolutions Proposals.
    You must register in order to attend hearings. 

  • September 7, 2023, 10:00 AM – Bylaws Hearing 
    Watch the recorded session here
  • September 8th & 12th 2023, 10:00 AM - Resolution Proposals & Finance Hearing
    Watch the recorded session here
  • September 11, 2023, 6:00 PM – Bylaws Hearing

If you experience an error message while registering, please try again later as we are currently experiencing technical difficulties. Contact Lisa Walker, lwalker@ohnurses.org  or 614-778-3747 if the issue persists.






Member and Delegate Resources

Delegate Election Schedule + Apportionment

Agenda *Subject to change

Tuesday, October 3rd

Board of Directors Meeting

12:30pm - 2:30pm

Bylaws Q&A Session

3:00pm - 4:30pm

Wednesday, October 4th

Registration Opens


Welcome Reception/Commission Breakfast/Exhibits

8:30am - 10:00am

House of Delegates

10:00am - 11:30am

Local Unit Forum & Lunch

11:45am - 12:45pm

House of Delegates 

1:15pm - 5:30pm

District Caucuses 

5:45pm - 6:15pm

Awards & Cornelius Congress Induction Dinner

6:30pm - 8:00pm

Thursday, October 5th

Candidates Hall & Forum & Breakfast

7:30am - 9:30am

House of Delegates

10:00am - 12:30pm

District Caucuses & Lunch

1:00pm - 2:00pm

House of Delegates

2:30pm - 5:00pm

Exhibit Hall Break

5:00pm - 6:00pm

Programming TBD

6:00pm - 7:00pm

Member Celebration


Friday, October 6th




8:00am - 9:00am

House of Delegates

9:30am - 12:30pm

New Board of Directors Meeting

Immediately after HOD


ONA Code of Conduct
It's imperative to remind everyone how important the ONA Code of Conduct is. We will be discussing sensitive topics during the House of Delegates where we will agree and disagree. With that in mind, it's vital that we remember to respect each other. For this reason, the following is a segment of the Code of Conduct. The ONA is a democratic organization that values open and vigorous discussion of the issues facing the ONA, our members, the nursing profession, working with people and the labor movement. This Code of Conduct is not intended to restrict free and open debate, but rather it's concerned with preventing unacceptable behavior. The ONA expects all participants in ONA activities, events or meetings to the conform to the following Code of Conduct: Respect others and their views, recognize and value individual differences, do not engage in aggressive bullying or intimidating behavior and do not engage in discriminatory or harassing behavior. 


2023 Convention Sponsors
Thank you to the sponsors of ONA's 2023 Convention! Their contribution is vital to continue hosting our bi-yearly Convention.