The OPEIU Nurses Council (ONC) was established by OPEIU members who are nurses, giving them a means to participate in
the resolution of issues affecting their nursing practice. The ONC helps foster a climate of professionalism within the nursing
community, promoting best practices regarding patient care, safety concerns and compensation issues. The ONC advocates for
legislation to improve working conditions and improve patient care, including measures that address nurse-to-patient ratios and
violence against health care workers. Its primary goal is to advance the professional image of the nursing profession.