American Nurses Association (ANA)
NOVA is a proud Organizational Affiliate of the American Nurses Association (ANA) - a professional organization that represents the interests of over 3 million of the nation’s registered nurses. ANA started in 1896 as the Nurses Associated Alumnae and was renamed the American Nurses Association in 1911. ANA’s mission is to advance the nursing profession by setting high standards of nursing practice, promoting the rights of nurses in the work place, and by lobbying Congress on health care issues affecting the public.
For more information, please visit http://nursingworld.org
The Nursing Organizations Alliance
The Nursing Community
NOVA is a part of The Nursing Community - a national forum comprised of 58 nursing organizations that represent over 850,000 practicing nurses, nursing students, and nursing faculty. The Nursing Community focuses on advocating on a variety of health care and nursing issues, including practice, education and research.
For more information, please visit www.thenursingcommunity.org
NOVA supports the Nursing Community's advocacy and legislative efforts.
August 13, 2015 - Letter thanking Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR) for introducing an amendment during the Full Appropriations Committee mark-up of the Labor Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies bill that would have restored Title VIII funding to Fiscal Year 2015 levels.June 12, 2014 - Letters to Representatives Richard Hanna and Lois Capps, and Senator Jeff Merkley thanking them for supporting the Nursing Workforce Development programs (Title VIII, Public Health Service Act) for Fiscal Year 2015.
June 4, 2014 - Letter to Sloan D. Gibson, Acting Secretary of Veterans Affairs, supporting the VA’s work to modernize the VHA Nursing Handbook.
March 28, 2014 - Letters sent to members of the House and Senate LHHS-ED Appropriations Subcommittees requesting $251 million for the Health Resources and Services Administration’s Nursing Workforce Development programs, $150 million for the National Institute of Nursing Research, within the National Institutes of Health, and $20 million in authorized funding for the Nurse-Managed Health Clinics (Title III of the Public Health Service Act).
March 14, 2014 - Letter supporting H.R. 3833 which would modify the Medicare Durable Medical Equipment (DME) face-to-face encounter documentation requirements since Nurse Practitioners, Clinical Nurse Specialists, and Physician Assistants are qualified to perform these.
February 2014 - Letter to Chairman Harkin and Ranking Member Alexander, supporting Dr. Vivek Hallegere Murthy’s nomination as U.S. Surgeon General.
October 8, 2013 - Letters supporting PARTS Act (S. 1143).
October 8, 2013 - Letters supporting PARTS Act (H.R. 2801).
October 8, 2013 - Letter supporting Protecting Access to Primary Care Act (H.R. 2986).
October 2, 2013 - Letter to Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki expressing support for the proposed change to the Veterans Health Administration's Nursing Handbook 1180.03 recognizing Advanced Practice Registered Nurses as Licensed Independent Practitioners.
September 11, 2013 - The Nursing Community thanks Senate for support of Nursing.
Americans for Nursing Shortage Relief
NOVA is a member of the Americans for Nursing Shortage Relief - a nationwide alliance of nursing organizations committed to alleviating the nursing shortage through implementing a set of initiatives. These actions include increasing the nursing workforce, expanding nursing education, providing opportunities for nurses’ professional advancement and raising public awareness of the nursing shortage and its impact on the quality of the nation’s health care.
For more information, please visit www.ansralliance.org