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Member Background

The members of the Nursing Organizations Alliance (NOA) are professional nursing associations. As with most professional associations, NOA member organizations are led by a leadership team. This leadership team typically includes one or more volunteers elected by members of their association to leadership roles (President, President-Elect, members of a Board of Directors, etc.), and a paid staff leader (Executive Director, Chief Executive Officer, etc.). The elected volunteer leaders typically serve terms of one or perhaps two years, while the staff leader serves on an ongoing basis at the pleasure of the elected leadership. Together, the chief elected volunteer leader (and in some organizations the volunteer leader’s elected successor-in-waiting) and the chief staff leader constitute the "leadership partnership" of the organization. The elected leaders are members of the association, most often engaged in the full-time practice of their nursing specialty.

Member Benefits

  • Unique opportunity to network and build relationships with leaders of over 50 national nursing organizations.
  • Exclusive opportunity to participate in the Annual NOA Fall Summit to learn and collaborate with other member organizations in addressing issues of common concern to the nursing community.
  • Exclusive participation in the NOA Online Member Community which serves as an efficient communication tool in reaching nursing organizational leaders for information exchange, polling about association best practices, and seeking partnerships and alliances on initiatives of mutual interest.
  • Discounted registration fees to the highly rated Nursing Alliance Leadership Academy (NALA). NALA provides consistent, effective volunteer governance leadership education for leaders and emerging leaders within nursing organizations.
  • Access to nationally prominent speakers and education sessions that qualify for continuing education contact hours and CAE credits.
  • Exclusive access to contact information of leaders of NOA member organizations.
  • Free event and conference listings on the NOA website.
  • The opportunity to be informed about products, services, and meeting venues through our Fall Summit exhibit hall, which can help increase an organization’s effectiveness.

Member Dues

Membership dues are on a calendar year (January-December) and are $1,250.

To become a member of the Nursing Organizations Alliance, please complete the online application linked below and submit it with the supporting documents requested. 

Please contact NOA headquarters at 859-514-9157 or [email protected] with any questions.