Policy & Advocacy

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

Policy & Advocacy News

  • AACN's Washington Weekly

    Advocacy, Policy— October 16, 2019

    Inside this edition of Washington Weekly: The House Education and Labor Committee’s bill reauthorizing the Higher Education Act invests in student financial aid and HBCUs; Submit your proposal for NIDA-AACN Mentored Training Award in SUD treatment by November 4; Get involved in AACN’s Fall Capitol Hill Day and Congressional Reception on October 21; and registration for AACN’s 2020 Student Policy Summit is now open!

  • House Committee Advances Title VIII Nursing Workforce Reauthorization

    Advocacy, Policy— July 17, 2019

    AACN commends the House Energy and Commerce Committee for advancing H.R. 728, the Title VIII Nursing Workforce Reauthorization Act of 2019, out of Committee. 

  • U.S. Cadet Nurse Corps Service Recognition Included in House Passed National Defense Authorization Act

    Policy— July 12, 2019

    AACN applauds the House of Representatives for including the U.S. Cadet Nurse Corps Service Recognition Act (H.R. 2056) in the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA)

  • House Subcommittee Takes First Step and Advances Title VIII Nursing Workforce Reauthorization

    Policy— July 11, 2019

    AACN applauds the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health for advancing the Title VIII Nursing Workforce Reauthorization Act of 2019 by a unanimous voice vote. 

  • AACN-Led Appointments

    Advocacy, Policy— June 04, 2019

    To amplify nursing’s voice in the federal policy making arena, AACN is committed to nominating academic nursing leaders to key councils, committees, and advisory groups seeking representatives from nursing.