The Professional Organization of Registered Nurses in Iowa

 The Mission of the Iowa Nurses Association is to connect, advocate,

and support for nurses and healthcare in Iowa.

Information for the Day

Please review and print any documents you may need for the day.  The only handouts that will be provided are those that were not available prior to the day.

2018 Talking Points

2018 INA Legislative Agenda

Bill List

2018 Lobby Day Schedule

2018 Session Timetable

Iowa General Assembly Website

Map for Meeting Room @ Capitol



Forums & Newsletters

A Few Helpful links.

Sign up for your legislator's newsletter.....

Click the link below and find your legislators name and open their page.  At the bottom of their page there is a link to sign up for their newsletter.

Find your legislator here

Lobby Day 2017

2018 Lobby Day Registration

Our 2018 Lobby Day is planned for February 13th, 2018 at the same location. 

We have reserved the whole ballroom! Lets make this event even better than last year!  If you have questions, contact Maggie Rice at 515.225.0495

Faculty you can register multiple people online and submit one payment via credit card.  If you wish to send a check please provide Maggie with a list of names and number of attendees to reserve a space. 

INA Lobby Day 2018

Save the Date!

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Embassy Suites Hotel, Des Moines
101 East Locust
State Capitol

The meeting space for 390 people has been reserved so please register in a timely manner to ensure a spot. The morning's events are from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm with a trip to the State Capitol in the afternoon. Registration fees will include a box lunch. 

Parking See Below. The parking lot by Capitol in the 600 block of East Grand (corner of East Grand and Pennsylvania) is complimentary.  You will need to take the D-Line Shuttle or another Dart bus to the Capitol.  There are 2 Dart buses that stop right by the Embassy and will drop you off at 12th & Grand.  The cost for those is fifty cents one way.   The Embassy Suites will not be providing transportation to the Capitol.  The Capitol Complex bus (D-Line) circles the Capitol Complex and is at no cost to its riders. 

We encourage you to take the D-Line shuttle or walk to the Capitol to meet with your legislator.

 Parking Information

** Faculty if you wish to register a large group - please contact Maggie Rice at 515.225.0495 or

What is your Elevator Speech?

An interactive process to learn how to communicate concisely with legislators.

The final session of the morning will allow nurses and students to interact in small groups to identify and practice effective advocacy strategies by analyzing one of INA’s public policy priorities or a specific bill.


This was a popular part of programing last year and provides a “hands on” learning experience. Examples of how to create your elevator speech, talking points and elevator speech templates are included.


Faculty, please encourage students to read and research one of INA legislative agenda items and its bullet points or a specific bill and create talking points that are individual to them. Preparation is important and will facilitate sharing and decision making. If you are traveling to Des Moines, take advantage of the car ride and talk through your approach. Phones and tablets are permissible resources during the session. Please make copies of the elevator templates to bring to the session for your students to use as a guide. There will be a couple of copies on each table.


At the end of the session, a representative from tables will volunteer to share their group’s talking points.  This provides practice for the “real thing” at the Capitol.

Elevator Speech Worksheet