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— June 12, 2019

    In this week's Washington Weekly, pledge your support for opioid education, urge your Senators and Representative to support Title VIII, and get involved with our Grassroots Network.

  • 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.

  • The Senate Takes Action to Strengthen Academic Nursing During National Nurses Week

    Press Release, Policy— May 10, 2019

    The American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) applauds the introduction of S. 1399 Title VIII Nursing Workforce Reauthorization Act of 2019 by Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR) and Senator Richard Burr (R-NC).

  • AACN Opposes Cuts to Health Care, Education, and Research in President's FY 2020 Budget

    Press Release, Policy— March 12, 2019

    AACN strongly opposes decreasing federal dollars by this magnitude and believes that safeguarding the public is not only done through defense, but by supporting academic and public health efforts as well.

  • AACN Applauds Bipartisan Commitment to Support Investments in Nursing Education and Practice

    Press Release, Policy— January 23, 2019

    AACN applauds the introduction of the Title VIII Nursing Workforce Reauthorization Act of 2019 by House Nursing Caucus Co-Chairs, Representatives David Joyce (R-OH) and Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI); House Nursing Caucus Vice Co-Chairs, Representatives Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR) and Rodney Davis (R-IL); and Representatives Doris Matsui (D-CA), Kathy Castor (D-FL), David McKinley (R-WV), and Lauren Underwood (D-IL).