RNs and Veterans Speak Out

Nurses and Veterans Call for Immediate Action to Improve Patient Care at VA San Diego Healthcare System

Registered nurses who work throughout the VA San Diego Healthcare System, including the medical center, outpatient clinics and residential care facilities will hold a press conference Wednesday, December 13, to draw attention to eroding patient care conditions.

National Nurses United
December 11, 2017

• Veterans Affairs


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
February 7, 2017

• Veterans Affairs

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
August 24, 2016

• Veterans Affairs

District of Columbia

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
November 13, 2014

• Veterans Affairs

North Carolina

RNs, Veterans Held Speak Out at San Diego VA with Call for Action to Improve Patient Care

Registered nurses at the Veterans Administration Medical Center (VAMC) in San Diego, joined and supported by veteran service members, held a public speak out on Wednesday, July 23 to outline immediate steps the medical center should take to improve patient care at the VA hospital.

National Nurses United
July 24, 2014

• Veterans Affairs

Department of Veterans Affairs

When Will We Get Paid?

Nurses Continue to Provide Care at Veterans Administration Medical Centers Despite Payroll Snafu

National Nurses United
July 16, 2014

• Veterans Affairs

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
June 21, 2016

• Veterans Affairs


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
June 19, 2016

• Veterans Affairs

Protect VA Patients and Nurses: Support S. 1556 and H.R. 4580

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
July 16, 2014

• Veterans Affairs

Additional Content

Supplemental Contracts

pdf iconNNU VA Master Agreement

pdf iconDownload the Albany Agreement

pdf iconDownload the Augusta Agreement

pdf iconDownload the Buffalo Agreement

pdf iconDownload the Dayton Agreement

pdf iconDownload the Denver Agreement

Memorandums Of Understanding (MOU)

pdf iconVA Handbook 1611, Safe Patient Handling Mobility Program

pdf iconNurse Qualification Standards in VA Handbook 5005/27

pdf iconPatient Aligned Care Team (PACT) Handbook

pdf iconBar Code Expansion-Positive Patient ID Transfusion Verification

pdf iconVA Vocera and Liking Communications System(s)

pdf iconRevenue Utilization Review

pdf iconBDS / ACLS Staff Training

pdf iconNNU Real Time Location System (RHLS) March 2013

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

pdf iconAssistive Personnel in Administration of Medication MOU

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

pdf iconComp Time MOU 

pdf iconCompensation and Pension Examinations MOU

pdf iconCentral Iowa Healthcare System MOU

pdf iconCPAC MOU February 2009

pdf iconCPAC Pilot Asherville MOU

pdf iconCompensation and Pension Examinations MOU

pdf iconEDIS Testing Phase One MOU

pdf iconMental Health MOU

pdf iconPart IV Staff Reductions MOU

pdf iconPatient Safety Reporting System (PSRS) MOU

pdf iconPresidential Time MOU 

pdf iconRemovable Storage Media MOU

pdf iconRN Work Hours MOU 

pdf iconStaffing Methodology Pilot VISN 1, 6, 15, 16, 20

pdf iconStaffing Methodology VHA Nursing Personnel MOU

pdf iconTraining and Qualifications Standards

Other Documents

pdf iconExpense Reimbursement Form

pdf iconVA-NNU Request for information

pdf iconNNU-VA Membership Application

pdf iconADO - Assignment Despite Objection Form

pdf iconConsent to Serve Form

pdf iconElection of NNU Representation Form

pdf iconRelease of Representation Form

pdf iconReimbursement Form

pdf iconGrievance Form

pdf iconPayroll Deduction Form

pdf iconRN's Description of Events / Issues

pdf iconVA 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