Virginia Nurses Association (VNA)
About the VNA
Under the leadership of Sadie Heath Cabaniss, a group of nurses organized the Virginia State Association of Nurses in 1901. In two short years the Association secured legislation from the Virginia General Assembly requiring the licensing of nurses. Since this time the Association has represented registered nurses in the Commonwealth of Virginia, as the Virginia State Association of Nurses (1901-1905), the Graduate Nurses Association of Virginia (1905-1955); the Virginia State Nurses Association (1956-1962); and Virginia Nurses' Association (1962). Today the VNA's mission is to improve nursing practice, promote access to nursing care, provide consumer advocacy by influencing public policy, support optimal standards of health care and provide continued education for nurses.
- Annual Conventions
- Executive Directors
- Outstanding Member Award Recipients
- Nancy Vance Pin Recipients
- Honorary Members