COLUMBUS, Ohio, Oct. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- The Ohio Nurses Association (ONA) will convene in Dayton, October 4-7, 2003 for its biennial convention. The convention will celebrate one hundred years of rich nursing history in Ohio as well as highlight current nursing issues and the future of health for all Ohioans. The convention will attract approximately 500 ONA members, nursing students and other nurses to the Dayton Crowne Plaza and Convention Center. All registered nurses and nursing students are invited to attend. Mary Foley, Immediate Past President of the American Nurses Association and Past President of the National Students Association will deliver the keynote address on Sunday afternoon. The convention offers four days of challenging debate on issues that face nurses and the public. Continuing education programs will focus on topics such as the moral and ethical dimensions of health care and the trends in lifestyles that compromise good health. Exhibits will be held Sunday with more than 50 product exhibitors and nurse recruiters. A highlight of the convention is the Awards Banquet Monday evening to honor outstanding contributions to the nursing profession, health care and the one hundred year history of the Association. ONA is the largest membership organization for registered nurses in Ohio. ONA is the identified leader and advocate for quality health care, nursing and nurses in Ohio. ONA is headquartered in Columbus.
SOURCE Ohio Nurses Association