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Organizational Affiliates


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   

Above: NOVA Board Members attend 2013 ANA's Organizational Affiliate Inaugural Membership Assembly.


The Nursing Organizations Alliance 

The Nursing Organizations Alliance (The Alliance) is a coalition of nursing organizations united to create a strong voice for nurses. The purpose of The Alliance is to provide a forum for identification, education and collaboration building on issues of common interest to advance the nursing profession. Membership in The Alliance is open to any nursing organization whose focus is to address current and emerging nursing and health care issues. For more information, please visit: http://www.nursing-alliance.org.


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 to Senators Hatch and Wyden supporting Dr. Mary Wakefield nomitaion as Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. 

August 13, 2015 - Letter to Representative Mike Thompson (D-CA) in support of the Medicare Telehealth Parity Act of 2015 (H.R. 2948), which was introduced in the House on July 7, 2015. 

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 24, 2014 - Letter congratulating newly appointed Secretary of Health and Human Services Sylvia Mathews Burwell.

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 8, 2013 - Letter to the House Energy and Commerce Committee urging to oppose the Protect Patient Access to Quality Health Professionals Act of 2013 (H.R. 2817).

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