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Ohio Action Coalition

The Ohio Action Coalition is one of 50 state-based coalitions working to implement recommendations from the Institute of Medicine’s 2010 report, The Future of Nursing: LEADING CHANGE, ADVANCING HEALTH. The Ohio Action Coalition is co-led by the Ohio League for Nursing, a constituent of the National League for Nursing, and the Ohio Hospital Association, representing the more than 220 hospitals and health systems across Ohio

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Contributions to OLN

The efforts and time of many persons have contributed towards meeting the goals of the League. Thank you to all of those volunteers who have donated their time and talents. Thanks to those who have made monetary contributions to the OLN. Please click on the links below to make a contribution or to see a listing of those who have contributed.

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Upcoming Events & Information



OLN 2021 Education Summit
New Directions in Nursing Education & Practice 2020 and Beyond
April 8 & 9, 2021

Keynote Speaker Pre-Summit -
Thursday, April 8th - Linda Caputi, MSN, EdD, RN, CNE

Keynote Speaker Summit -
Friday, April 9th - Susan Forneris, PhD, RN, CNE, CHSE-A, FAAN

Quest Conference Center
8405 Pulsar Place, Columbus, OH

OLN 2020 Fall Conference - Friday, November 6, 2020

Location:  Online Zoom Meeting

Morning Session
Panel Discussion: From Pipeline to Frontline: Navigating the COVID Storm
  - 2 Contact Hours


Patricia Schrull, DNP, MBA, MEd, RN, CNE, Professor Emeritus, Lorain County Community College; Associate Lecturer, The University of Akron
Annie Carpenter, EdD, RN, Nursing Program Administrator, Central Ohio Technical College
Kathy Keister, PhD, RN, CNE, Dean of Nursing, Northwest State Community College
Melissa Harvey, EdD, MSN, RN, CNE, Chair of Nursing Services, Rhodes State College
Robin Wagner, DNP, APRN, CNS, CHSE, Director Skills Lab, University of Cincinnati

Afternoon Session
Supporting Transition to Practice: Agility by Fire
- 3 Contact Hours


Joan Kavanaugh, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN, Associate Chief Nurse, Education and Professional Development, Cleveland Clinic
Christine Szweda, MSM, BSN, RN
, Senior Director Operations Office of Nursing and Professional Development, Cleveland Clinic
Patricia Sharpnack, DNP, RN, CNE, NEA-BC, ANEF, FAAN, Dean and Strawbridge Professor The Breen School of Nursing, Ursuline College
Laura Goliat, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, Associate Professor, Ursuline College

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Northeast Region Virtual Membership Meeting  - Tuesday, November 10, 2020

TOPIC - COVID on the Frontlines:  Hear the Real Story

Adrienne Gray, RN, NR-P, EMS-I, FF, Lorain County Community College
Jill Solis, MSN, APRN-FNP, CFRN, CCN, CCRN, EMT, Ashland University College of Nursing; Ohio Health
Dr. Harry Kestler, PhD, Lorain County Community College

LOCATION - Online Zoom Meeting

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NurseThink Scholarships

The OLN is pleased to announce that we wil be accepting applications for two $500 scholarships from NurseThink.  The scholarships will be as follows:

  • $500 - for a Faculty Member currently in school with the goal of continuing to teach
  • $500 - for a student currently enrolled in a pre-licensure PN or RN Program

In addition, watch for more OLN Scholarship opportunities in the very near future!

Watch for more details to come!