2021 Legislative Nurse of the Day
Have Your Voice be Heard
Oklahoma Nurses Association’s Nurse of the Day program allows nurses to voice their thoughts and opinions on current legislation that affects nurses and healthcare. It’s an effective advocacy tool for nurses to supply their expertise and insight to Oklahoma Legislators. The Nurse of the Day has the opportunity to get involved in the legislative process by visiting with legislators, attending various committee meetings and assisting in the First Aid station at the Capitol.
*To ensure as many nurses as possible get the opportunity to be Nurse of the Day at the Capitol an individual is allowed to sign up for a maximum of two days per year.
Special Dates Recognized
To be considered to serve in honor of Rebecca Anderson or Florence Nightingale, a short essay will be required after selecting you preferred date if you are not selected.
- On April 19, 1995 the Murrah Bombing in Oklahoma City occurred. The only nurse killed that day also happened to be the only organ donor from the tragedy. Her selfless donation saved three lives. To honor her, ONA is dedicating April 20, 2020 as “Rebecca Anderson Nurse of the Day”. Remember, April is Organ and Tissue Donor Awareness Month. Tell this story to encourage more people to become donors.
- May 12, 1820 is Florence Nightingale’s birthday. Our “Nightingale Nurse of the Day” this year on May 12, 2020 serves to remind us of the Nightingale Pledge.