The District of Columbia Nurses Association (DCNA) is the professional organization for registered nurses who live and/or work in the District. DCNA is affiliated with National Nurses United, American Federation of Labor - Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) and the Washington Metropolitan Council.

DCNA negotiates contracts that make sure nurses’ pay is competitive and commensurate with experience, years of service, responsibility, autonomy, and education. DCNA contracts provide guaranteed benefits, equitable policies, fair representation, job security, and practical solutions to everyday workplace problems affecting the professional lives of nurses.

DCNA encourages its members to get involved in leadership roles at the local and national level. Within the DCNA framework, nurses gain experience as volunteer lobbyists, media spokespersons, union advocates, and community activists.


DCNA/Children’s National Hospital Contract Survey:

Please click on the following link to respond to our 2023 Contract Survey: 

Our current CBA is due to expire on June 30, 2023. In order to develop proposals for a new agreement that reflect your concerns, it is crucial that you take the time to complete this survey.  Your input is essential to a CBA that is for all of us.