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Please join us for our 2021 Lobby Days here!



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 2021 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 nursing contact hours for participation in the advance training seminar and VNA Lobby Day, including meeting with a legislative representative.

Attendees will receive 0.6 contact hours for the advance training seminar and 3.75 contact hours for Lobby Day after completion of an evaluation.

Virginia Nurses Association is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. There are no conflicts of Interest for any individual in a position to control the content.

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 will have a pre-session training webinar available, which will optionally be available online.

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

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. 

Time  Activity  Location 
 8:30 a.m. Legislative Primer
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. 
Suntrust Building
Piedmont Room
919 E. Main St.
Richmond, VA 23219

With the link above, search parking to find nearest parking decks.

9:30 a.m. Legislative Healthcare Committee or Subcommittee Meeting
Listen to legislators as they discuss bills currently being considered.
10:30 a.m. Meetings with Legislators Determined by you
11:30 a.m. Walk to Capitol and go through security Capitol - House or Senate Gallery
 12:00 p.m. Your Legislature in Action  
1:00 p.m. 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 tourgroup 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.