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August 1, 2014
New Resource Available:
August Recess Toolkit
Members of Congress will be heading home for the annual August Recess on August 2, 2014 and will remain in their districts until September 7, 2014. AACN encourages members to use this time to meet with their legislators and discuss nursing issues. To assist our members in planning these discussions, AACN is pleased to provide Maximizing Advocacy During the August Congressional Recess: A Toolkit for Engagement.
For more information, view the archived Webinar: August Recess: What to Know While your Members of Congress are Back Home.

August 1, 2014
AACN Supports Bill to Improve Veterans’ Access to Care The House and Senate have passed a bill to provide direct support for the challenges facing the Veterans Health Administration (VHA). Pending signature by President Obama, the legislation will allocate $5 billion to hire more doctors and nurses within the VHA system. AACN joined eleven other national nursing organizations and sent a letter to the House and Senate Committees on Veterans Affairs Chairmen and Ranking Members supporting this bipartisan legislation.

juLy 23, 2014
AACN Supports S. 2154 AACN joined with 29 other organizations to write a letter to Senators Bob Casey (D-PA) and Orrin Hatch (R-UT) expressing support for the Emergency Medical Services for Children Reauthorization Act of 2014.

juLy 22, 2014
AACN Supports Presidential Nominee for VA Secretary AACN joined forces with 26 organizations on a letter to Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and Richard Burr (R-NC) in support of President Obama’s nomination of Robert McDonald as Secretary of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
juLy 10, 2014
New Resource Available AACN is pleased to announce a new Policy Brief on nursing student diversity is now available. The brief contains information on trends in diversity over time and across the country, as well as details about AACN’s work to promote a diverse nursing workforce.

june 10, 2014
AACN President Invited to White House Ceremony Eileen Breslin, President of AACN was invited to the White House yesterday to attend a special briefing from President Barack Obama, who announced enhancements to federal programs designed to help alleviate student debt. Dr. Breslin was joined at this event by Chandra Burnside, AACN’s former Associate Director of Government Affairs (pictured above to the right of the President wearing glasses) who is now a master’s degree candidate in the Clinical Nurse Leader program at the University of Virginia.



AACN is committed to preparing the next generation of nursing advocates who can purposefully and effectively contribute to shaping public policy at the national, state, and local levels. AACN offers a fully array of grassroots opportunities, informational resources, professional development offerings, and networking platforms to ensure that students, faculty, and nursing stakeholders are well prepared to engage in the policymaking process. Read more in the new AACN's Advocacy at Work for You brochure.



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