Policy & Advocacy

AACN is a nonpartisan organization that serves to educate and advocate for nursing education, research, and practice.

Policy & Advocacy News

  • AACN Partners with NIH on All of Us Grant Program

    Policy— April 18, 2018

    AACN recently released a call for applications for the 2018 All of Us Research Program awarding up to seven mini-grants. The purpose of this grant is to raise awareness of the National Institutes of Health All of Us program, which sheds light onto underrepresented communities in biomedical research through engagement in the academic nursing community. Read more.

  • AACN’s 2018 Spring Advocacy Day

    Advocacy— April 06, 2018

    On March 26, AACN’s Advocacy Day broke record attendance with 371 member deans, directors, chairs, and students visiting more than 120 Congressional offices on Capitol Hill. AACN members attending the Deans Annual Meeting and students participating in the Student Policy Summit convened in Washington, DC to educate federal legislators on programs and legislation impacting nursing education, research, and care delivery. 

  • AACN and NLN Send Letter to Senate HELP on Higher Education Act Reauthorization

    Policy— April 04, 2018

    On April 3, AACN and the National League for Nursing (NLN) sent the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee a letter sharing initial perspectives on provisions included in the House’s PROSPER Act. More specifically, the two associations urge the Committee to consider how reformations to issues including federal student loan borrowing and repayment options would impact the nursing pipeline, particularly with respect to graduate nursing students.

  • Record Attendance on Capitol Hill during AACN’s Spring Advocacy Day

    Advocacy— April 02, 2018

     

    On March 26, AACN’s Advocacy Day broke record attendance with 371 member deans, directors, chairs, and students visiting more than 120 Congressional offices on Capitol Hill. AACN members attending the Deans Annual Meeting and students participating in the Student Policy Summit convened in Washington, DC to educate federal legislators on programs and legislation impacting nursing education, research, and care delivery. See AACN’s Spring 2018 Congressional requests.

  • AACN Applauds Increases in Omnibus for Education and Research

    Advocacy, Policy— March 23, 2018

    The Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2018, (H.R. 1625) signed into law on March 23, funds the federal government through September 30, 2018. The omnibus package provides increased investments in nursing education and research, as well as approximately $4 billion to address the opioid crisis. Of particular interest to AACN members, the Title VIII Nursing Workforce Development Programs received $249 million (a 9% increase from last year), and the National Institute of Nursing Research received $158 million (a 5% increase from last year). See AACN’s FY 2018 appropriations funding chart for more details.