Nurse of the Day Calendar

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View Available Dates for 2018. Scroll down to view all months or click on a month:

February | March | April | May

**** You are required to be a Registered Nurse to serve as Nurse of the Day!!!

*** Please take a look at what dates are already assigned to other nurses. The Oklahoma Legislature would prefer that we limit the number of nurses. As of 2018, we are only allowed to schedule one nurse of the day. 

Instructions for Serving as NOD

Special Dates Recognized

  • April 19 is the year anniversary of the Murrah Bombing in Oklahoma City. The only nurse killed that day also happened to be the only organ donor from the tragedy, Nurse Rebecca Anderson; she made the decision to be an organ donor long before that horrific day. ONA Member Eileen Grubbs, in her capacity as a transplant coordinator, accepted Rebecca's heart for an Oklahoma veteran Eileen sees Rebecca Anderson as "a living tribute to the Nightingale pledge." As an organ donor, she saved three lives that day. The Oklahoma Nurses Association is proud to dedicate April 19th as the "Rebecca Anderson, Nurse of the Day" this and every year. Remember, April is Organ and Tissue Donor Awareness Month. Tell this story to encourage more people to become donors.

  • If you want to serve in Rebecca's honor, please complete the essay when you register for NOD. Only one nurse will be chosen to serve on this day (April 19, 2018). Please include an essay with no more than 200-300 words descrbing why you think awareness of organ and tissue donations and the service of Nurse Anderson are important. Deadline is April 2.

  • May 12, 1820 is Florence Nightingale's birthday. Our "Nightingale Nurse of the Day" serves to remind us of the Nightingale Pledge. If you would like to be considered to serve as a NOD in honor of Florence Nightingale, please complete the essay when you register for NOD. Please include an essay with no more than 200-300 words answering the following question: "How do you believe Florence Nightingale influenced public policy?" Deadline is April 11th. You will serve as NOD on Thursday, May 10th. 

About Nurse of the Day
This is one of the best experiences ONA has to offer to its members. It allows ONA members to sign up to become more politically active and get their voices heard. They will be at the capitol from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. They will get a chance to individually meet their Senator and Representative to talk about legislative issues important to them personally as well as ONA. Their Legislators will introduce them on the House and Senate Floors during session. They will provide routine first aid measures and may issue over the counter medications as well as other responsibilities.

Check the calendar below for availability before submitting your choice dates. Remember, this runs from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, Monday through Thursday, beginning February 5 and ending May 25, 2018.


Available Dates to Serve as Nurse of the Day

February

Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday


 


 

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5

 Joyce Van Nostrand, PhD, RN, CNE

 

6


7


 

8

 Jennifer Schmitt, MS, CRNA, APRN


12




13

 Vickie Kautz, RN


14

Connie Ritze, MSN, RN


15



19



20

 

 

21



22

 

 

26

Lynette Gunn, APRN


27

ONA Nurses Day at the Capitol (see online registration for details)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Available Dates to Serve as Nurse of the Day

March

Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
 





1





Beverly Felton, MSN, RN


6

 Pat Thompson, DNP, APRN-CNP, FNP-C

 

7



8



12

Susan Dresser, APRN-CNS

 

13

Lisa DeSpain, PhD, RN


14

 (Reserved) Cherokee Nation Day 

 

15

 Sheri Wainscott, PhD, RN

 

19

Pam Price-Hoskins, PhD, RN


20

Sherri McKay, BSN, RN

 

21


*House of Rep. not in session

22


*House of Rep. not in session

26

Mary Morris, MSN, APRN, NP-C, CGRN

27

Julia Profit-Johnson, RN-BSN

28

Susan Thompson, APRN-CNP

29

Donna Fesler, MS, RN

Available Dates to Serve as Nurse of the Day

April

Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday

2

Carmen Popescu, CVICU, RN

3

Amy Costner-Lark, DNP, APRN, FNP

4

Ryan Richardson, RN, CNOR

5

Traceee Rose, MSN, APRN, CCNS-BC, CCRN

9

Maria Roberson, MSNA, APRN, CRNA

10

Kasey Magness, BSN, RN

11

Melissa Taylor, RN, BSN, IBCLC


12

Debra Cook, MSN, RN


16


*House of Rep. will be in session, but will not be recognizing medical personnel.  

17

 

 *House of Rep. will be in session, but will not be recognizing medical personnel. 

18


 *House of Rep. will be in session, but will not be recognizing medical personnel.  

19

Samantha Mitchell, RN, BSN

*Serving in honor of Rebecca Anderson

23

Jackie Stafford, FNP-C, MSN, BSN, RN 

  *House of Rep. will be in session, but will not be recognizing medical personnel. 

24

Cathy Lovelace, DNP, RN

 
*House of Rep. will be in session, but will not be recognizing medical personnel. 

25



             
*House of Rep. will be in session, but will not be recognizing medical personnel. 

26


Tedi Courtney, MSN, RN, CEN

*House of Rep. will be in session, but will not be recognizing medical personnel. 

30

Tara Fall, RN, BSN





 

Available Dates to Serve as Nurse of the Day

May

Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday


 

 

1

 

 

2

 Ashley Henson, APRN-CNP

3

Marcus Kesler, MSN, RN, CMSRN

 

7

Kerry Curtis, RN

  

8

Michelle Bradshaw, RN

 

9

Joanna Ames, BSN, RN-APRN/NP Student

  

10

Eileen Grubbs, RN-BC 

*Serving in honor of Florence Nightingale


14

 Shannon Ware, BSN, RN

*House of Rep. will be in session, but will not be recognizing medical personnel.  

15


  *House of Rep. will be in session, but will not be recognizing medical personnel. 

16


 *House of Rep. will be in session, but will not be recognizing medical personnel. 

17


 *House of Rep. will be in session, but will not be recognizing medical personnel. 

21


 *House of Rep. will be in session, but will not be recognizing medical personnel. 

22



*House of Rep. will be in session, but will not be recognizing medical personnel. 


23


*House of Rep. will be in session, but will not be recognizing medical personnel. 

24


*House of Rep. will be in session, but will not be recognizing medical personnel. 


 

 

 

 


Florence Nightingale Pledge

This modified "Hippocratic Oath" was composed in 1893 by Mrs. Lystra E. Gretter and a Committee for the Farrand Training School for Nurses, Detroit, Michigan. It was called the Florence Nightingale Pledge as a token of esteem for the founder of modern nursing:

"I solemnly pledge myself before God and in the presence of this assembly, to pass my life in purity and to practice my profession faithfully. I will abstain from whatever is deleterious and mischievous, and will not take or knowingly administer any harmful drug. I will do all in my power to maintain and elevate the standard of my profession, and will hold in confidence all personal matters committed to my keeping and all family affairs coming to my knowledge in the practice of my calling. With loyalty will I endeavor to aid the physician in his work, and devote myself to the welfare of those committed to my care."

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