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— April 17, 2019

    In this week's Washington Weekly, take action and tell your representative to cosponsor and pass H.R. 728.

  • 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).

  • AACN Welcomes the 116th Congress

    Advocacy, Policy— January 09, 2019

    On January 2-3, AACN Board Chair Dr. Ann Cary and President and CEO Dr. Deborah Trautman celebrated the commencement of the 116th Congress on Capitol Hill. AACN leadership met with over 35 Members of Congress, on both sides of the aisle, to share the importance of advancing health care and higher education. 

  • 2018 Year in Review

    Advocacy, Policy— January 02, 2019

    Happy New Year! This infographic highlights our major government affairs and policy achievements of 2018. We look forward to working with you all throughout the coming year. View the infographic