Federal Nurses Association

The Federal Nurses Association (FedNa) is a constituent member of the American Nurses Association (ANA). Membership in the organization is open to Registered Nurses who are on active duty in the US armed forces: Army, Navy, or Air Force. RNs who are active members of the US Public Health Service also qualify.

It should be noted that FedNA members must also belong to a constituent member state nurses association (See our American Nurses Association page for a complete list of constituent member state associations).

Brief History of FedNA

In 1994 the Federal Nursing Services Council made up of service chiefs of the American Red Cross, Department of Veterans Affairs, Army, Air Force, Navy, and Public Health Service proposed that the American Nurses Association allow a delegate from the Federal Nursing Services to have voting status. The proposal failed to pass in the ANA’s House of Delegates.

The next year a task force was created which lay the groundwork for creating a federal constituency and turned it over to the Constituent Assembly to continue working on it. In 1999 the Task Force on New Constituencies and Professional Practice Advocacy continued that work, proposing changes to the By-laws that would allow creation of a Federal Nurses Association. In June 1999 the ANA House of Delegates voted to make those changes to the By-laws making the creation of FedNA possible.

Contact Information

If you would like to learn more about FedNA or join their organization, you can use the information below to contact them or visit their web site:

Federal Nurses Association
8515 Georgia Avenue, Suite 400
Silver Spring, MD 20910

Phone: (301) 628-5049
FAX: (301) 628-5340
Hours: 9:00am – 4:30pm