Unity Day Events

Wednesday, 01/31/18 

Registration 8am - 9am

Welcome 9:00am

Keynote Speaker, Huntington Fire Chief  Jan Rader, RN


Group Photo

Grand March

Poster Presentations

Observe Senate & House Galleries

Presentation of Proclamations



Veteran Education

Event Concludes 4:30pm




WV State Capitol Complex - Culture Center
1900 Kanawha Blvd E
Charleston, WV 25305

Driving Directions 


Julie Huron, Interim Executive Director
WVNA, PO Box 1946, Charleston, WV 25327


Nurse Unity Day at the Legislature

West Virginia State Capitol Complex

Wednesday, January 31, 2018  


"West Virginia - Why Nurses Should Stay"! 

You are cordially invited to join us January 31, 2018 at the WV State Capitol Complex as we Celebrate, Nurse Unity Day.  We are thrilled to have Huntington Fire Chief, Jan Rader, RN; West Virginia's First Female Fire Chief as our Keynote Speaker.  The objective for this year's annual event is to communicate a very clear message of why our nurses should remain in West Virginia serving the citizens of our beautiful state.  There is a nationwide nursing shortage, and our state is not exempt, we want to keep our West Virginia nurses practicing at home, near their family, in the great state of West Virginia! 

We hope you make plans to join us!


Huntington Fire Chief, Jan Rader appeared on NBC'S "Meet the Press" in October, and was also invited to the Obama Foundation Summit this fall, to discuss the issues that she and Huntington's first responders face as a result of the Opioid Epidemic.  Chief Rader is one of three women highlighted in the Netfilx documentary "Heroin(e)" which focuses on the area problems surrounding heroin and opioid use. 

A true public servant, Rader is an RN and West Virginia's first female Fire Chief.  We hope you enjoy her story and encourage your to watch "Heroin(e)" before attending Unity Day! 


Application for contact hours has been made to the West Virginia University School of Nursing, Charleston Division. WVUSON-Charleston Division is an approved provider of continuing education for Registered Professional Nurses by the West Virginia Board of Examiners for Registered Professional Nurses. WVBRN registration number: WV1997-0187RN