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2018 OANA Legislative Day
Oklahoma State Capitol
2300 N Lincoln Blvd
Oklahoma City, OK 73105
Tuesday, February 27, 2018, 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM CST
Category: Events

Register To Attend


As the legislative session opens in 2018, we will be heading to the capitol February 27th for our OANA Legislative Day. We will be joined by our nursing colleagues from the Oklahoma Nursing Association and Association of Oklahoma Nurse Practitioners as well.  When you arrive at the capitol please find an OANA board member or lobbyist and they will provide you with the folders and materials for you to give to your legislators. You can contact myself, Maria Roberson, Dan Patten with the lobby team, or our GRC Chair Vic Long. Our contact information can be found attached to this email below.

If you know you will be at the capitol for Legislative Day, please contact your representative and senator’s offices this week or early next week and schedule an appointment with their office for that day.  I have attached a sample email you can use if you are unsure of what to write to set up the appointment and a link to find your representative. 

For our members who can not make it to the capital in person that day, we will have virtual events all day for you to participate in. I will send more details out in the next few weeks about the virtual events.

Find your legislators:



Jenny Shimp MS, CRNA, APRN
President-Elect OANA


President OANA

CPT Maria Roberson MSNA, CRNA, APRN
s.maria.roberson@gmail.com or president@oana.org
(918) 840-3418

Dan Patten Lobbyist
The Edwards Firm
(918) 855-9262


Vic Long CRNA


(405) 834-4952


Also, happening on February 27 at the capitol


Okahoma Nurses Association Day @ The Capitol


Nursing its Your Profession


7:30-8:30 a.m.        Registration

8:30-8:35 a.m.        Welcome    

8:35-9:00 a.m.        Nursing is Your Passion/Be a Nurse Advocate

                                    Session on what it means to be a professional nurse and advocating for your profession                 

9:00-9:45 a.m.        Funding Health Care!

Session Focus:  Hear about funding for health care

9:45-10:15 a.m.      Exhibitor Break

10:15-11:10 a.m.      So How Do They Do This?

Learning Activity:  Legislative Process

11:10-11:30 a.m.      Connecting from the Heart

Hear from ONA Lobbyist, Vickie White Rankin, on how you can make a difference by advocating for the profession at the Capitol.

1:00-3:30 p.m.   Visit Legislators and Hear Bills in the House and Senate Chambers

                                                Students to check-in at the Capitol