Government Affairs News
On November 15, 2013, AACN sent a letter to the Budget Conference Committee requesting that healthcare, research, and education programs remain high priorities in FY 2014 budget discussions and that they are protected from sequestration.
Along with our Advanced Practice Registered Nurses(APRNs) colleagues and the Nursing Community, AACN signed letters that supported the efforts of the Veterans Administration (VA) to recognize APRNs as Licensed Independent Practitioners in the Veterans Health Administration’s (VHA) Nursing Handbook.
In response to a request for comments about the upcoming reauthorization of the Higher Education Act (HEA) [Pub. L. No. 89-329], AACN submitted comments to the House Committee on Education and the Workforce on issues concerning the higher education of America’s nursing and health professions students.
The Senate Labor, Health and Human Services Appropriations Subcommittee approved their FY 2014 appropriations bill by voice vote. The bill provides the Title VIII Nursing Workforce Development programs $251 million, which is consistent with the President’s FY 2014 budget recommendation and the request made by AACN as well as the Nursing Community.