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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
[email protected]


President OANA

CPT Maria Roberson MSNA, CRNA, APRN
[email protected] or [email protected]
(918) 840-3418

Dan Patten Lobbyist
The Edwards Firm
(918) 855-9262
[email protected]


Vic Long CRNA

[email protected]

(405) 834-4952


Also, happening on February 27 at the capitol


OANA Virtual Legislative Day


8:30-8:35 a.m.       OANA Will Log onto Facebook Live

https: //www.facebook.com/OANACRNAs/       

8:35-9:45 a.m.       Panel of Gubernatorial Candidates
Session Focus: Future of Oklahoma's Health
National Heritage and Western Cowboy Museum, Oklahoma City

10:45-11:00 a.m.   OANA Lobbyist Dan Patten
Session Focus: Legislative Process and what our lobby team needs from you
Oklahoma State Capitol, 4th Floor

11:10-11:30 a.m.   OANA President Maria Roberson
Session Focus: CRNAs and Advocacy Importance
Oklahoma State Capitol, 4th Floor

1:00-4:00 p.m.  Visit Legislators and Hear Bills in the House and Senate Chambers
Session Focus:  Live visits with CRNAs and their legislators.
*Not all visits will be broadcasted. We will have legislators giving statements of support for CRNAs LIVE throughout the day.

4:10-4:30 p.m.  OANA GRC Chair Victor Long
Session Focus: Wrap up statements and what's next.