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 03, 2020

    Inside this edition of Washington Weekly: MedPAC Appointments Include AACN Nominee, Dr. Betty Rambur; COVID-19 Legislative Update: Congressional Hearings Overview; and REMINDER: Comment Opportunity for Nurse Faculty Loan Program.

  • AACN Applauds as the COVID-19 Stimulus Bill Becomes Law

    Press Release, Policy— March 27, 2020

    This $2 trillion stimulus package is a massive bipartisan effort to address the economic impact of COVID-19, which includes support for academic nursing and the healthcare workforce who are on the frontlines fighting this public health challenge.

  • AACN Applauds Congress for Recognizing 2020 as the Year of the Nurse and the Midwife

    Press Release, Policy— February 15, 2020

    AACN commends the introduction of H. Res. 859 and S. Res. 500, bipartisan resolutions supporting the goals and ideals of the "International Year of the Nurse and the Midwife." These resolutions honor the significant contributions of nurses, nurse educators, and midwives who provide high-quality health care to patients and communities across the country. 

  • AACN Opposes President's Budget Cuts to Nursing Workforce, Education, and Research

    Press Release, Policy— February 10, 2020

    President Trump released the Administration's Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 budget, A Budget for America's Future, which proposes steep cuts and the elimination of essential programs under the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and Department of Education.

  • AACN Applauds Increased Federal Investments in Nursing Education and Research

    Press Release, Policy— January 06, 2020

    H.R. 1865 to provide $259.972 million for the Title VIII Nursing Workforce Development Programs in fiscal year (FY) 2020, a $10.5 million increase over FY 2019 levels.