Quality Care For Veterans

RNs File Lawsuit Against Trump Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs, VA Secretary Wilkie Alleging Illegal Tactics to Deny Union Protections and Silence RNs Ability to Advocate for Veterans

Nurses say by denying their union protections, the VA is attempting to limit a Veterans Affairs nurse’s ability to advocate for the highest quality of patient care.

National Nurses United
November 16, 2018

• Veterans Affairs


VA RNs Deserve Respect Now

Registered Nurses Express Outrage as VA Announces Latest Effort to Deny Nurses Union Protections and Silence their Ability to Advocate for Best Patient Care Practices

Registered nurses with National Nurses Organizing Committee/National Nurses United (NNOC/NNU) are outraged by the latest union busting effort by this administration, an effort that aims to limit a Veteran Affairs nurse’s ability to advocate for the highest quality of patient care.

National Nurses United
November 9, 2018

• Veterans Affairs


Union Nurses Are Best For Vets

Registered Nurses Call On VA Secretary To Sign Contract

National Nurses United (NNU) today sharply criticized Veterans Affairs (VA) Secretary Robert Wilkie’s refusal to sign the contract VA government negotiators reached with National Nurses Organizing Committee (NNOC)/NNU VA registered nurses in July following two years of protracted negotiations.

National Nurses United
October 30, 2018

• Veterans Affairs

Department of Veterans Affairs

Listen Carefully... The Veterans Administration Is Already Engaged in Privatization

Ahead of Robert Willkie’s confirmation as the new Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs, Trump loyalists at the agency took aggressive steps to purge or reassign staff members perceived to be disloyal to President Trump and his agenda for veterans, according to multiple people familiar with the moves.

Pattie Lockard, Nurse Talk Radio
August 21, 2018

Nurse Talk

• Veterans Affairs


Support the VA Employee Fairness Act

When ER nurses show up for work at the UC San Diego Hospital they don’t know who will come through the door needing care; an elderly woman having a heart attack, a newborn struggling to

National Nurses United
June 13, 2018

• 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


Nurses fighting for a strong VA

Op-Ed: Veteran Wants VA System Saved

Here just after observing Armistice Day to mark 100 years since the end of WWI, and to mourn death and suffering, instead of glorifying war and using veterans as ad copy to sell consumer goods, a p

Ellen Barfield, U.S. Army Sergeant
November 29, 2018

• Veterans Affairs

Former Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin

Save the VA. Veterans' lives depend on it | Opinion

In May of 1968 I was sent to Vietnam, where I translated intercepted communiques during the war. The horrors of war I witnessed changed me forever.

Joseph Hirsch writing for
September 18, 2018

• Veterans Affairs

New Jersey

Veteran Affairs building in Eugene, OR

Privatizing VA services won’t improve patient care

The VA Mission Act in Congress creates a permanent Community Care program to replace the temporary Choice program that currently refers Veterans Administration patients to private providers.

Rick Staggenborg, The Register-Guard
August 28, 2018

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

pdf iconAnnie Application

pdf iconAssistive Personnel in Administration of Medication

pdf iconBar Code Expansion-Positive Patient ID Transfusion Verification

pdf iconBDS / ACLS Staff Training

pdf iconCentral Iowa Healthcare System

pdf iconCompensation and Pension Examinations

pdf iconComp Time

pdf iconCPAC February 2009

pdf iconCPAC Pilot Asherville

pdf iconEDIS Testing Phase One

pdf iconePerformance

pdf iconMental Health

pdf iconMental Health Primary Care

pdf iconMicrosoft Dynamics

pdf iconNNU Real Time Location System (RHLS) March 2013

pdf iconNurse Qualification Standards in VA Handbook 5005/27

pdf iconPart IV Staff Reductions

pdf iconPatient Aligned Care Team (PACT) Handbook

pdf iconPatient Safety Reporting System (PSRS)

pdf iconPilot of Integrated Case Management

pdf iconPresidential Time 

pdf iconRemovable Storage Media

pdf iconResusciation Quality Improvement (RQI) Program

pdf iconRevenue Utilization Review

pdf iconRN Work Hours

pdf iconSafe Patient Handling Mobility Program

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

pdf iconStaffing Methodology VHA Nursing Personnel

pdf iconTraining and Qualifications Standards

pdf iconVA Handbook 1611, Safe Patient Handling Mobility Program

pdf iconVA Vocera and Liking Communications System(s)

pdf iconVeterans Patient Experience Program

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


pdf iconThe VA Under Attack – VA Mission Act, S. 2372

pdf iconThe VA Employee Fairness Act

VA Hospitals by State:

Tuscaloosa VAMC #679
3701 Loop Road East
Tuscaloosa,  AL 35404
VA San Diego Healthcare System
3350 La Jolla Village Dr.
San Diego, CA 92161
Denver VAMC # 554
Eastern Colorado Healthcare System
1055 Clermont St.
Denver, CO  80220
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
James A Lovell #556
Federal Healthcare Facility
3001 Green Bay RD.
North Chicago, IL 60064
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
Lexington VAMC #596
1101 Veterans Dr.
Lexington, KY 40502
Durham VAMC #558
508 Fulton St.
Durham, NC 27705 Bronx VAMC #526
Bronx VAMC # 526
James J, Peters VA
130 West Kingsbridge Rd.
Bronx, NY 10468
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
NY Harbor Healthcare System #630A
Brooklyn Campus
800 Poly Place
Brooklyn, NY 11209
Cincinnati VAMC #539
3200 Vine St.
Cincinnati, OH  45220
Dayton VAMC #552
4100 W. Third St.
Dayton, OH  45428
Washington DC VAMC #688
50 Irving St NW
Washington, D.C. 20422
Martinsburg VAMC #613
510 Butler Ave
Martinsburg, WV 25405