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AACN's Washington Weekly

Published March 01, 2023

American Association of College of Nursing - Washington Weekly - Your Inside Track to Federal Policy

Nominate a Nurse Today: Leadership Opportunities at the Federal Level

Since July 2018, AACN has been the convener of the Ad Hoc Nomination Consortium. Through this work, AACN collaborates with more than 20 organizations to identify and nominate experts in nursing to serve on federal committees, taskforces, councils, and boards.

Below are two federal opportunities that are currently open for nominations:

If you or someone you know has expertise or experience related to the above opportunities, please submit their name and information using this nomination form. This form will be updated as new federal opportunities arise. Please join us as we work to ensure more nurses are at the federal policy table!

Deadline Extended: One More Week to Register for the Student Policy Summit

Need a few extra days to register your students for AACN’s 2023 Student Policy Summit? You are in luck as the registration deadline has been extended to 5:00 PM (ET) on Wednesday, March 8, 2023! This two-day conference in Washington, DC runs from March 26-27 and allows your students to be immersed in program sessions focused on the federal policy process and nursing’s role in professional advocacy. Don’t miss this opportunity. Register today by clicking here.

HRSA Seeking Responses for the National Sample Survey of Registered Nurses

The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) is seeking survey responses for the National Sample Survey of Registered Nurses. The survey provides data on the nursing workforce such as demographics, employment, and education requirements. This survey is used by providers, educators, healthcare leaders, and policymakers to understand the nursing workforce. If you were selected to complete the survey, please do so by March 31, 2023. To learn more about the data collection process, click here. To view the results of the previous survey, click here.

AACN Attends Event Focused on the Healthcare Workforce

On February 23, AACN attended an Axios Pro Health Care Policy virtual event focused on the healthcare workforce and healthcare access. Panelists included Rep. Victoria Spartz (R-IN-05) and Rep. Ann Kuster (D-NH-02). Discussions centered on innovations in health care and the hospital setting. Additionally, nursing education, the nursing shortage, and bipartisan solutions on Capitol Hill to address substance use disorders and career pathways to become a nurse were discussed. To watch the event, click here.

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