NOVA, Inc News Updates from NOVA Calls on Congress to Strengthen VA ServicesWASHINGTON D.C. February 10, 2019 - As nurses who deliver care to our Nation’s heroes, the Nurses Organization of Veterans Affairs (NOVA), calls on Congress and the Administration to strengthen VA services. Releases Top 5 Reasons Veterans Prefer VA Health CareWASHINGTON, D.C. January 22, 2019. Today, the Nurses Organization of Veterans Affairs (NOVA), a professional nursing organization of nurses employed by the Department of Veterans Affairs released their Top Five Reasons Veterans Prefer VA Health Care. comments on VA Quality MeasuresThe Nurses Organization of Veterans Affairs (NOVA), the professional organization of VA nurses, recently offered our thoughts on the Department of Veterans Affairs request for information from the public regarding implementing section 104 (a) of the VA MISSION Act as amended in 1073C (a)(3)-(4) of Title 38, United States Code. Click here to view NOVA's comments posted to the Federal Register. comments on FY 2019 funding for VANOVA and its coalition partners submitted their comments on what is needed for VA to continue providing care and services to all Veterans who rely on VA. for Public Comment on VA Access Standards Per VA Mission ActThe VA Mission Act was signed into law in June and many of the sections will require outside comments, which are recorded as part of the The Federal Register. Organization Analysis Mission Act of 2018NOVA signed onto a multi-organizational statement with respect to the VA MISSION Act. 2018 Legislative Goals AnnouncedNOVA has released its 2018 Legislative Priority Goals. Organizational Partnership Analysis of Caring for our Veterans Act of 2017NOVA, in partnership with several VHA organizations provided an inside analysis of Senate Draft legislation that will change how VA provides healthcare and services to veterans. The "Caring for our Veterans Act of 2017," was marked-up today in the Senate VA Committee. To read our statement click here.'s Statement on VA Choice ProgramToday, NOVA , alongside its partners within VHA, submitted a Statement for the Record before the House Veterans Affairs' Committee on critical Choice Redesign legislation. To read the statement please click here: NOVA Statement on VA Choice Program For more information, head to the HVAC website at: Nursing Specialty of the MonthEach month, NOVA will be highlighting one of our Certification Partnerships. Our first featured partner is the Wound Care Education Institue. NOVA and the Wound Care Education Institute (WCEI®) have formed a partnership to offer NOVA Members a substantial discount off tuition for the comprehensive WCC® Skin and Wound Management Educational Course and Pathway to National Board Certification in Wound Care.'s Healthcare Top TenNOVA, alongside its partners - Association of VA Psychologist Leaders, Fighting for Veterans Healthcare, and Association of VA Social Workers - sent our views to the House and Senate VA Committees' on the Choice redesign legislation. Releases New BrochureExciting News - The Veterans Health Administration/Office of Nursing Services (ONS) released their brochure "20 Reasons Nurses Love Working for the Veterans Health Administration." Responds to VA Choice ProgramAs Congress begins debating the future of Choice/Community Care within VA, NOVA sent their views on the program to leadership on both the House and Senate VA Committees. President Attends Palliative Nursing Summit Announces Availability of Blood Pressure CardsSeveral years ago NOVA originally partnered with American Medical ID to offer Chapters and Members volume quantities of blood pressure cards for your patients, our Veterans. Shulkin Responds to Nursing Community Call to Action NursesTell us why you love NOVA! nurses sometimes get so busy we forget who we really are... for Nurses and Veterans VA Ruling on APRN Practice Signs Letter to Presidential Transition Team Receives Accreditation with Distinction from the American Nurses Credentialing Center Leadership Attends ANA/NOA MeetingsThis past November, NOVA President Sharon A. Johnson, Vice President Thelma Roach-Serry, Immediate Past President Larry Lemon, and Executive Director Susan Dove attended both the American Nurses Association (ANA) Organizational Affiliates Meeting as well as the Nursing Organizations Alliance (NOA) Fall Summit in Omaha, Nebraska. Announces the 2016/17 Member-Get-A-Member Campaign! & Nursing Community Coalition Submit Recommendations to House & Senate Appropriations Committees Joins Healthcare Professionals, Unions on Statement Regarding Commission on Care Recommendations'MEMBER-GET-A-MEMBER" CAMPAIGN RESULTS! INSPIRATIONAL BOB BOYER! CERTIFICATION PARTNERSHIP WITH AMERICAN BOARD FOR OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH NURSES!! CERTIFICATION PARTNERSHIP WITH AMERICAN SOCIETY OF OPHTHALMIC REGISTERED NURSES!! CERTIFICATION PARTNERSHIP WITH HIV/AIDS NURSING CERTIFICATION BOARD DR. RICHARD STONE AS ANNUAL MEETING KEYNOTE SPEAKER! ANNUAL LEGISLATIVE ROUNDTABLE ANNOUNCES NEW MENTORSHIP PROGRAM! PRESENTS BEFORE THE COMMISSION ON CARE CAMPAIGN!! CERTIFICATION PARTNERSHIP WITH AHNCC! SUPPORTS THE NURSING COMMUNITY'S ADVOCACY EFFORTS ALERT: CONGRESS RETURNS TO BUSY FALL AGENDA! VA SECRETARY MCDONALD'S VIDEO PRESENTATION AT THE NOVA ANNUAL MEETING! MEMBERS FROM SOUTH DAKOTA "STORM THE HILL" ON JUNE 11! 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