Thank you for your interest in serving as Nurse of the Day and being an advocate for nursing and health care! Please complete the information requested below to be added to the Nurse Of The Day schedule.  One of the questions on the form asks about your State Senator and State Representative.  To determine who that might be, go to www.oklegislature.gov and scroll to the bottom, right hand side and insert your home address.
 
To view available dates, please view the calendar by clicking HERE 
 
What is the Nurse of Day Program
This program allows nurses to voice their thoughts and opinions on current legislation affecting nurses, nursing practice and healthcare. It's an effective advocacy tool for nurses to supply their expertise and insight to Oklahoma Legislators. As Nurse of the Day you have 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. This program is vital to protect and secure the Nursing profession. Legislators don't always know what nursing is like or how their bills can affect real people on the receiving end: nurses and patients. They rely on experts in the field, (like you!) to provide them with the information they need to vote on legislation. 

What to Expect
Report to the Capitol for a shift from 8:30am-4:30pm. The NOD dedicated parking spot is in the East lot, facing the Capitol and labeled "Nurse" and you will report to the First Aide Station.  The Nurse of the Day will be introduced on the chamber floor at the beginning of the session and presented with a personalized certificate of appreciation. As Nurse of the Day you will have the honor of having access to the chamber floor, providing you with one-on-one time with the legislators to discuss their views on current bills. Some of your duties may also include providing basic medical care, but know that there is a paid ER Nurse that oversees the care provided. 

Special Dates Recognized
To be considered to serve in honor of Rebecca Anderson or Florence Nightingale, a short essay will be required.

  • 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. 
 
After completing this survey, you will receive a confirmation e-mail with further instructions. If you have any questions, please contact ona@oklahomanurses.org 

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* Are you affiliated with any organizations? I.e. ONA, AONP etc. If so, please list them and any elected positions you hold within them if applicable.

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* Provide 2-4 sentences to introduce yourself. This information will be given to legislators upon your arrival.

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* First choice date to be Nurse of The Day

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* Second choice date to be Nurse of The Day

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* If you want to serve more than one day, select a second date

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* Would you like to be considered to honor Florence Nightingale on May 12 or Rebecca Anderson on April 20? If yes, You will need to submit a short essay on the next page.

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* My State Senator is:

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