Guiding Principles

NOA exists to connect elected and staff leaders of professional nursing organizations to inspire, collaborate, and provide a forum for information exchange and the sharing of resources and best practices.

NOA does not have delegated authority to speak for nursing or any member organization.

The members of NOA are represented by the chief elected officers and chief staff officers.

Role of the Board of Directors

The Role of the Board of Directors is to coordinate the activities of NOA through the Annual Meeting (Fall Summit), NIWI, NALA, webinars, work teams, etc., and is responsible for the business affairs of NOA.  The Board of Directors operates under the value of transparency.

Basic Beliefs and Values for Working Together

  • NOA is inclusive and open to all nursing organizations that meet the criteria for eligibility to be a member.
  • Members retain their independence and choose when to work interdependently with other NOA members.
  • NOA approaches its work on issues in a spirit of open communication and cooperation and with a value for diversity and uniqueness.
  • NOA members agree to abide by established work processes.