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AACN's Washington Weekly

Published October 30, 2019

Apply Now: $10,000 Mentored Training Award Supports SUD Treatment 

Proposals Due November 4!

The National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA) mentored training award supports a graduate student (master's, doctoral, or post-doctoral) from an accredited program (or a PhD program) at an AACN member school. The grant will support an evidence-based project (EBP) focusing on Substance Use Disorders (SUD) treatment practices in health care. Two awards of up to $10,000 are available for the selected awardee(s), who will develop a project that will advance research, dissemination, and adoption of evidence-based SUD treatment practices.

Applicants are encouraged to develop projects that address or improve current gaps in the dissemination of research findings or implementation/adoption of evidence-based treatment practices. The awardee also will have an opportunity to present project results via poster at an AACN conference. The application deadline is November 4, 2019Awards will be announced on December 6, 2019.

Learn more about the successful completion of the award for SUD science dissemination. Register for the recording of today’s webinar, Leveraging APRNs to Combat the Opioid Epidemic: An Overview and Recent Findings.

Title VIII Reauthorization Passes the House!


On October 28, H.R. 728, Title VIII Nursing Workforce Reauthorization Act of 2019 unanimously passed the House of Representatives! This monumental occasion is a direct result of AACN members’ unified efforts to inform Congress of the need for this reauthorization. In fact, since the 116th Congress commenced in January, AACN members have sent nearly 2,000 messages supporting Title VIII Nursing Workforce Reauthorization to the Hill. This message was reinforced on October 21 when more than 330 deans, associate deans, and directors met with their Senators and Representatives to request that they cosponsor and pass Title VIII Reauthorization. Your efforts worked! Thank you to all AACN advocates who have been instrumental in advancing this legislation forward.

With this success in the House, all eyes now turn to the U.S. Senate, where the Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee is expected to mark up their version of Title VIII Reauthorization, the first time in nearly a decade, tomorrow, October 31.

To see live updates during the Senate HELP markup or for additional Title VIII News, follow @AACNPolicy. Click here to read AACN’s press release on the passage of H.R. 728 – Title VIII Nursing Workforce Reauthorization Act.

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