NOA Events

The Nursing Organizations Alliance Events

NOA holds three conferences each year. The conferences are the Nurse in Washington Internship (NIWI), the Fall Summit and the Nursing Alliance Leadership Academy (NALA). The conferences focus on developing, strengthening, and broadening nurses’ leadership skills as well as providing a forum for our members to communicate and collaborate with each other. A more in depth description of each conference is provided below.

Nurse in Washington Internship (NIWI)
The Nurse in Washington Internship (NIWI) is held annually in March. NIWI provides nurses the opportunity to learn how to influence health care through the legislative and regulatory processes. Participants learn from health policy experts and government officials, network with other nurses, and visit members of Congress. Attendees include individual nurses and nursing students from across the country.

The Fall Summit
The Fall Summit is held every November and brings together the executive directors, presidents and other key volunteers or staff of the Nursing Organizations Alliance (NOA) member organizations to inspire and develop leaders in the community of nursing organizations. Fall Summit attendees are provided the opportunity to network and build important relationships while participating in sessions that help to advance the nursing profession and their organizations as a whole. Together, our members represent 55 national/international nurses organizations and over 800,000 nurses.

The Nursing Alliance Leadership Academy (NALA)
The overall objective of the program is to provide consistent, effective volunteer governance leadership education for individuals within nursing organizations. Content and learning experiences will assist volunteer leaders on their journey of development and refinement of the knowledge and skills necessary to govern and lead their organizations effectively. Opportunities to build strong networking relationships among leaders of national and international nursing organizations will also be provided.