Please join us for our 2019 Lobby Days!
REGISTRATION OPENS NOVEMBER 9, 2018.
Lobby Days will take place on:
January 29, 2019
January 31, 2019
February 5, 2019
February 7, 2019
What’s a Lobby Day?
It’s a day to advocate for nurses and the nursing profession! We will meet with legislators to talk about 2019 legislation and issues including full practice authority for APRNs and much more. You’ll also potentially have the opportunity to sit in on a healthcare committee meeting and observe the legislature in session.
Are there continuing education credits available for this activity?
Yes! Participants will receive 2.75 nursing contact hours for participation in the entire VNA Lobby Day and meeting with a legislative representative. Virginia Nurses Association is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.
What if I’ve never met with a legislator before?
Don’t worry! We will have staff and experienced nurses to help lead the way, as well as prepared talking points and leave-behind sheets. Additionally, we are having two pre-session training webinars.
Can't make it? Members can download VNA's legislative guide, which contains information about representatives and their committee assignments. Not a member? Join VNA today!
Do I have to be a VNA member?
No! We encourage ALL nurses to join us.
Please share this information with anyone who might be interested!
Lobby Day Schedule
Time and Location-This is a change!
HB 793, which is legislation allowing for the elimination of outdated nurse practitioner statues, will be heard in committee at 9:30 am tomorrow!
As part of our Lobby Day, we will attend the committee hearing, so we are starting at 8:30 am instead of nine.
Please plan to arrive BY 8:30 at:
Suntrust Building (click link for parking options)
Piedmont Room (4th floor)
919 E. Main St.
Richmond, VA 23219.
| 8:30 a.m.
Learn the ins and outs of Virginia's Legislature and how you can become a strong nursing advocate, and learn about nursing's 2019 legislative priorities.
919 E. Main St.
Richmond, VA 23219
With the link above, search parking to find nearest parking decks.
||Legislative Healthcare Committee or Subcommittee Meeting
Listen to legislators as they discuss bills currently being considered.
||Meetings with Legislators
||Determined by you
||Walk to Capitol and go through security
||Capitol - House or Senate Gallery
| 12:00 p.m.
||Your Legislature in Action
||Optional - Lunch on your own and/or Capitol Tour
||If you would like to arrange a 60-minute Capitol Tour, please call Capitol Tours at (804) 698-1788. This should be done as much in advance of the day of your visit as possible.
You will need to provide the following information in order to set up tour: group name; tour coordinator, main telephone number; cell phone number; e-mail; preferred date and time of visit; total number in group, including chaperones, as well as the age/grade level of students.