Policy & Advocacy Past News

  • AACN's Washington Weekly

    Advocacy, Policy— February 13, 2019

    In this week's Washington Weekly, make sure you reserve your seat at the 2019 Student Policy Summit, and check out HRSA's Nursing Workforce Development Programs.

  • AACN's Washington Weekly

    Advocacy, Policy— February 06, 2019

    In this week's Washington Weekly, learn more about higher education reform, available on-demand webinars, and the NHSC Substance Use Disorder LRP.

  • AACN's Washington Weekly

    Advocacy, Policy— January 30, 2019

    In this week's Washington Weekly, news on Title VIII, the 2019 Student Policy Summit, and upcoming webinars.

  • 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

  • Student Policy Summit 2019 Registration Opens Next Week

    Advocacy, Policy— October 17, 2018

    Registration for the 2019 AACN Student Policy Summit (March 24-26) will open on October 22 at 12pm EST. Learn more.

  • CMS Expands Participation in Medicare Coverage Policies to Nurses, Other Professions

    Policy— October 10, 2018

    A recent revision by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) allows nurses and other healthcare professionals to participate in Medicare Administrative Contractor decisions on coverage policies, or local coverage determinations (LCDs). Read more.

  • Finalized Opioids Package Awaits President’s Signature

    Advocacy, Policy— October 03, 2018

    The Senate passed the finalized comprehensive opioid package today by a vote of 98-1, which includes a provision that would permanently authorize NPs and PAs to prescribe Medication-Assisted Treatments (MATs) and provide a five-year authorization for the other three APRN roles to prescribe MATs. The legislative package also includes student loan repayment for the substance use disorder workforce in areas of national need. The House passed the conferenced opioid package by a vote of 393-8.

  • Title VIII Nursing Workforce Reauthorization Act Advances Out of Committee

    Policy— July 12, 2018

    Today, the House Energy and Commerce Committee advanced the Title VIII Nursing Workforce Reauthorization Act of 2017 (H.R. 959) out of the committee by a voice vote. H.R. 959 now awaits a vote on the House floor. The American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) commends the Committee’s commitment to our nation’s health by supporting this key legislation.

  • Thank You to Our Grassroots Members and Happy Fourth of July!

    Advocacy— July 03, 2018

    Check out the progress AACN’s Grassroots Network has made on AACN’s top legislative priorities.