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VA nurses win election
In a 78 percent landslide, registered nurses who work in the large Veterans Administration hospital in San Diego have voted to join the nation’s largest organization of nurses.

Veterans Affairs Nurses Press Releases

Registered Nurses Applaud Introduction of Legislation to Improve V.A. Patient Care

Registered Nurses Applaud Introduction of Legislation to Improve V.A. Patient Care

National Nurses United, the largest union of registered nurses in the United States, applauded the re-introduction today of federal legislation to restore collective bargaining rights to registered nurses and other clinicians working at Veterans Administration medical centers. The legislation would improve patient care in V.A. hospitals and strengthen the health care work force in those facilities. —National Nurses United, 02/07/17 More »

Nurses Urge VA to Work with Them in Good Faith  to Ensure Quality Care for Veterans

Nurses Urge VA to Work with Them in Good Faith to Ensure Quality Care for Veterans

Registered nurses will hold a picket Thursday, August 25, urging the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to work with them to ensure quality care at the VA by moving forward with stalled negotiations. —National Nurses United, 08/24/16 More »

RNs, Vets Rally Over Proposed Bed Closures at Brooklyn VA

RNs, Vets Rally Over Proposed Bed Closures at Brooklyn VA

Registered nurses, veterans and community members will hold an informational rally and press conference on Monday, June 22, at the Brooklyn VA hospital, to speak out against hospital management’s recent decision to close the 25-bed-capacity 12W medical surgical unit, National Nurses United announced today. —National Nurses United, 06/19/15 More »

Veterans Affairs Nurses News

North Carolina Nurses Demand High Ebola Protection Standards

North Carolina Nurses Demand High Ebola Protection Standards

Nurses gathered outside the VA Hospital in Durham Wednesday to raise awareness about the risk Ebola poses to healthcare workers. It was part of an international effort, urging hospitals to adopt the highest preparedness standards for staff who might potentially treat a patient with Ebola. —Rebecca Martinez, WUNC, 11/13/14 More »

Veterans Affairs Nurses Blog

Protect Veterans, Oppose Dangerous Bill

Protect Veterans, Oppose Dangerous Bill

On behalf of National Nurses United, the nation’s largest union and professional association of registered nurses, representing 185,000 nurses across the United States, including more than 10,000 RNs working at 23 Veterans Administration facilities, I am writing to urge you to oppose the draft legislation prepared by Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers that would significantly endanger the health care of millions of veterans by shifting to a privatized system. —National Nurses United, 06/21/16 More »

Protect VA Patients and Nurses: Support S. 1257 and H.R. 2193

Protect VA Patients and Nurses: Support S. 1257 and H.R. 2193

Certain Veterans Affairs (VA) professionals gained the right to bargain collectively in 1991. However, over the last several years, the interpretation of the statute’s exemptions to collective bargaining has broadened considerably, leaving workers with few meaningful collective bargaining rights. —National Nurses United, 06/19/16 More »

Supplemental Contracts

pdf icon NNU VA Master Agreement

pdf icon Download the Albany Agreement

pdf icon Download the Augusta Agreement

pdf icon Download the Buffalo Agreement

pdf icon Download the Dayton Agreement

pdf icon Download the Denver Agreement

Memorandums Of Understanding (MOU)

pdf icon Nurse Qualification Standards in VA Handbook 5005/27

pdf icon Patient Aligned Care Team (PACT) Handbook

pdf icon Bar Code Expansion-Positive Patient ID Transfusion Verification

pdf icon VA Vocera and Liking Communications System(s)

pdf icon Revenue Utilization Review

pdf icon BDS / ACLS Staff Training

pdf icon NNU Real Time Location System (RHLS) March 2013

pdf icon Access to Information Generated by PAID Enhancements for VANOD and PEV Reports MOU

pdf icon Assistive Personnel in Administration of Medication MOU

pdf icon Bar Code Medication Administration (BCMA) Expansion to Outpatient Areas MOU

pdf icon Comp Time MOU 

pdf icon Compensation and Pension Examinations MOU

pdf icon Central Iowa Healthcare System MOU

pdf icon CPAC MOU February 2009

pdf icon CPAC Pilot Asherville MOU

pdf icon Compensation and Pension Examinations MOU

pdf icon EDIS Testing Phase One MOU

pdf icon Mental Health MOU

pdf icon Part IV Staff Reductions MOU

pdf icon Patient Safety Reporting System (PSRS) MOU

pdf icon Presidential Time MOU 

pdf icon Removable Storage Media MOU

pdf icon RN Work Hours MOU 

pdf icon Staffing Methodology Pilot VISN 1, 6, 15, 16, 20

pdf icon Staffing Methodology VHA Nursing Personnel MOU

pdf icon Training and Qualifications Standards

Other Documents

pdf icon VA-NNU Request for information

pdf icon NNU-VA Membership Application

pdf icon ADO - Assignment Despite Objection Form

pdf icon Consent to Serve Form

pdf icon Election of NNU Representation Form

pdf icon Release of Representation Form

pdf icon Reimbursement Form

pdf icon Grievance Form

pdf icon Payroll Deduction Form

pdf icon RN's Description of Events / Issues

pdf icon VA Form 1187 Payroll Deduction


VA Hospitals by State:


Tuscaloosa VAMC #679
3701 Loop Road East
Tuscaloosa,  AL 35404
Denver VAMC # 554
Eastern Colorado 
Healthcare System
1055 Clermont St.
Denver, CO  80220
Washington DC
VAMC #688
50 Irving St NW
Washington,  D.C. 20422
Lake City VAMC #573
619 S. Marion Ave.
Lake City, FL  32025
Miami VAMC #546
1201 NW 16th St.
Miami, FL  33125
Tampa VAMC #673
J.A. Haley VA
13000 Bruce B. Downs Blvd
Tampa, FL 33612

Atlanta VAMC #508
1670 Clairmont Rd
Decatur, GA  30033
Charlie Norwood

VAMC  Augusta #509
#1 Freedom Way
Augusta, GA  30904
Edward Hines, Jr.
VAMC #578
5000 S. 5th Ave.
Hines, IL 60141
VA Name/Number
James A Lovell #556
Federal Healthcare Facility
3001 Green Bay RD.
North Chicago, IL
Jessie Brown
VAMC #537
820 South Damon Ave
Chicago, IL  60612

Des Moines VA #636 A6
Central Iowa
Health Care System
3600 30th St.
Des Moines IA  50130
VAMC #596
1101 Veterans Dr.
Lexington, KY  40502
Bronx VAMC # 526
 James J, Peters VA
130 West Kingsbridge Rd.
Bronx, NY  10468

NY Harbor Healthcare
System #630A
Brooklyn Campus
800 Poly Place
Brooklyn, NY  11209

VA Western Healthcare
System at Buffalo #528
3495 Bailey Ave.
Buffalo, NY  14215
Samuel S. Stratton #528A8
VA HCS Upstate At Albany
113 Holland Ave.
Albany, NY 12208  
VA NY Harbor
HCS #630
Manhattan Campus
423 E. 23rd St. NY
Manhattan, NY 10010
Durham VAMC #558
508 Fulton St.
Durham, NC  27705
VAMC #539
3200 Vine St.
Cincinnati, OH  45220
VAMC #552
4100 W. Third St.
Dayton, OH  45428

VA San Diego Healthcare System
3350 La Jolla Village Dr.
San Diego, CA 92161

VAMC #613
510 Butler Ave
Martinsburg, WV 25405