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Nurses Day at the Capitol 2014
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Nurses Day at the Capitol 2014

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

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Join your colleagues and shape the future of the nursing profession and healthcare in Oklahoma!

Starts at The National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum
Ends at the State Capitol


ONA encourages all Nurses and Nursing Students to get involved in the legislative process by attending Nurses Day at the Capitol. The day begins with an informational session held at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum followed by an opportunity to go to the Capitol and talk with legislators. 


You will have the opportunity to:

·       Hear legislative experts, legislators and ONA’s Lobbyist.

·       Talk with legislators concerning the issues vital to ONA and the nursing profession

·       Increase your awareness of the role nurse plays in the political arena

·       Voice your concerns regarding legislation affecting nursing practice, patient safety, preventive care and health education as well as Oklahoma’s health status


The 2014 Legislative Day for Nurses at the Capitol provides you with the opportunity to get involved and make a difference in issues facing nursing and healthcare in Oklahoma. 


Student Guide for Nurses Day at the Capitol. 



7:30-8:30 a.m.           Registration
Meet and Greet with Hospital Recruiters


              8:30-8:35 a.m.             Welcome

                                                Cindy Lyons MS, RN, ONA President

                                                Derrick Lair Jr, ONSA President


  8:35-9:15 a.m.             Session Focus:  Affordable Care Act – Oklahoma Focus (40min) 
Gerard P. Clancy, MD, President, University of Oklahoma-Tulsa


  9:15-9:35 a.m.             Session Focus:  How to be an Advocate and Make a Difference



  9:35-9:55 a.m.             Panel Discussion:  Legislative Issues
Dr Clancy, Devyn Denton, Session 2 Speakers and Vickie White Rankin, Jane Nelson


  9:55-10:25 a.m.           Exhibitor Break



            10:30-10:50 a.m.           Learning Activity:  How a Bill Becomes Law
ONSA Officers


10:50-11:10 a.m.           Session Focus:  The Power of One /The Power of One Voice
Vickie White Rankin, ONA Lobbyist


11:10 - 11:30a.m           What’s Next !
Rhonda Lawes,MS, RN, ONA Political Activities Director and Dean Prentice, Col, USAF, NC , ONA Consultant to ONSA



               1:00-3:30 p.m.           Visit Legislators and Hear Bills in the House and Senate Chambers

                                                   Students to check-in at the Capitol

New This Year – An opportunity to visit with Hospital Recruiters!


*Students & Members, please sign and begin the registration process in order to get your correct fee option.

Students please click here to obtain a site profile in order to register for the event and get student pricing.


Early Bird Registration

Before 2/15/14

Regular Registration

After 2/15/14

On-Site Registration


Nursing Students & LPNs




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2014 Early Bird Registration is the same as 2013 Regular Registration


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