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AACN's Washington Weekly

Published February 27, 2019



Join Us for AACN’s Capitol Hill Day

If you are attending AACN’s 2019 Deans Annual Meeting or Student Policy Summit, we invite you to join your fellow deans and students on Monday, March 25 for a day on Capitol Hill. Together, we will discuss federal issues impacting nursing education, research, and practice. If you are unable to travel to the Deans Annual Meeting or Student Policy Summit, you can engage in AACN’s action alerts on this day by messaging federal policymakers. Sign up for the Grassroots Network to receive action alerts, our weekly newsletter, and more information on our digital advocacy efforts.

Please contact AACN’s Director of Government Affairs, Rachel Stevenson at with any questions on Capitol Hill Day. We look forward to having you join us as we elevate nursing’s voice at the federal level.


Informational Call on All of Us Research Program Mini-Grant Awards

AACN will hold a call on Thursday, March 7 at 2:00 pm (ET) to provide information on the All of Us Research Program Mini-Grant Awards for its member schools interested in applying for the mini-grant. AACN schools of nursing and their community partners can receive up to $20,000 for committing to increase awareness of the need for individuals from underrepresented communities to participate in biomedical research. Applicants must submit applications by Wednesday, March 27.

To join the call, dial in at 1-866-217-2147, then enter the access code 2317386262. This call will be recorded. Contact Tim Gerald at with any questions.


Last Call to Register for AACN’s 2019 Student Policy Summit

In just 25 days, students from across the nation will arrive in Washington, DC for AACN’s 2019 Student Policy Summit. This Summit, held from March 24-26, offers baccalaureate and graduate nursing students an opportunity to learn about the nursing profession’s role in federal policy and advocacy. Please note that AACN member deans are responsible for registering their students.

Register today to secure one of the last remaining seats. Contact Payal Shah at with any questions.


Take Action: Ask Your Representative to Cosponsor Title VIII Nursing Workforce Reauthorization

Last month, bipartisan legislation to reauthorize Title VIII Nursing Workforce Development programs (H.R. 728) was introduced in the House of Representatives. Title VIII programs are the lifeline to nursing education and the workforce by supporting efforts to recruit and retain highly-educated nurses in all communities, especially rural and underserved areas. Introduction of H.R. 728 is just the beginning of the legislative process and your voice is needed to help move this legislation forward. Send a message urging your Representative to cosponsor and pass Title VIII.

Send a message now!

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