Funding for Nursing Education and Research

What Can You Do to Support Healthcare, Research, and Education?
Join AACN’s Grassroots Network by visiting our Connect with Congress page. On this page, you can sign up to become a member so that you will receive calls to action, including those urging Congress to protect funding. You can also find your elected officials.
Title VIII's Community Impact: A StoryMap

AACN is relaying to Congress the ground-level community impact of Title VIII programs. View our story map of community profiles from across the nation.

Below highlights AACN’s work to protect and enhance federal programs through the appropriations funding process:

May 11, 2017
American Association of Colleges of Nursing and National League for Nursing Oppose Cuts to Nursing in President's FY 2018 Budget Proposal
Reacting to President Trump's proposed budget, the National League for Nursing (NLN) and the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) expressed the associations' alarm at the negative impact that certain elements of the budget will have on the nursing workforce and the nation's access to high-quality nursing care. Read more.

March 16, 2017
AACN Strongly Opposes President's 2018 Budget Blueprint
President Trump released his FY 2018 America First - A Budget Blueprint to Make America Great Again. The budget proposes wide sweeping and devastating cuts to programs that ensure health across the nation. The American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) strongly opposes these cuts and warns both the Administration and Congress that decreasing federal dollars by this magnitude will threaten the lives and livelihood of millions of Americans. Read more.

AACN and Partnering Coalitions Protect Funding for Health, Research, and Higher Education
Funding Chart for AACN Programs of Interest
FY 2018 Congressional Testimony
FY 2018 Dear Colleague Letters
AACN Requests for FY 2018