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AACN's Washington Weekly

Published March 08, 2023

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

AACN Sends Letter to Congress Supporting Strong Funding for Nursing Education and Research in FY 2024

On March 6, AACN sent a letter to the House and Senate Appropriations Subcommittees on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies requesting $530 million for Title VIII Nursing Workforce and Development programs and $210 million for the National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR) in Fiscal Year (FY) 2024. These initial funding requests for key nursing education, practice, and research programs are also supported by 58 other organizations from the Nursing Community Coalition (NCC). AACN will continue with our appropriation advocacy efforts as we look to support and elevate academic nursing at the federal level. To view AACN’s letter, click here. To view NCC’s letter, click here.

AACN’s 2023 Spring Hill Day Preview – Sign Up Today!

AACN’s 2023 Spring Hill Day will take place on Monday, March 27 during the Deans Annual Meeting and Student Policy Summit. Registration for both AACN’s Student Policy Summit and Hill Day are both fast approaching, with the Summit registration closing TODAY, and Hill Day registration closing on March 13! Sign up today and join us as we return to Capitol Hill! To check on your Hill Day registration status, please email Rachel Stevenson, Director of Government Affairs.

Not able to join us in DC? Sign up for alerts and become an AACN Advocate. AACN Advocates will receive an email the morning of March 27 so they can send messages to federal policymakers and reinforce the requests deans/directors and students will bring up to Capitol Hill later that day.

As we prepare for AACN’s 2023 Spring Hill Day, remember to follow us @AACNPolicy on Twitter and use the hashtag #AACNAdvocate and #AACNSPS2023.

HRSA Title VIII Grant Applications Now Open

The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) has multiple grant opportunities currently open! These announcements benefit nursing schools, faculty, and students. These grant opportunities include:

Visit each of the above opportunities to view eligibility requirements and additional benefits. To join the technical assistance webinar on March 21 from 1-2:30 pm (ET), click here.

Nurse Corps Scholarship Program: Application deadline is May 4, 2023. This scholarship helps pay for educational costs during your schooling in exchange for serving at least two years in a critical shortage area. Make an impact in vulnerable communities across the country! To learn more and for application assistance, join the webinar on March 15 from 3:00 – 4:30 pm.

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