This is a message from Brian Burger President of the Ohio Nurses Association (ONA) and Jesse McClain, President of the Ohio Association of Advanced Practice Nurses (OAAPN).

In the last month, Ohio legislators introduced House Bill 501 that would change a veterinary technician’s title to a REGISTERED veterinary NURSE.  We stand together to fight and protect the title of NURSE as legally defined. If anyone can petition to use the title of NURSE, where would the line be drawn? The fact that this bill is being considered is unacceptable.


Please contact the members of the House Agriculture and Rural Development Committee members in opposing House Bill 501.  You can reach out and help via this link:


We thank you for your support in protecting the title of NURSE.


-Brian and Jesse