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juLy 30, 2014
AACN Supports Bill to Improve Veterans’ Access to Care AACN and eleven other national nursing organizations representing advanced practice registered nurses sent a letter to the House and Senate Committees on Veterans Affairs Chairmen and Ranking Members supporting the Veterans Access, Choice and Accountability Act of 2014. The bill aims to improve and increase Veterans’ access to high quality and timely care.

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.

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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.

april 30, 2014
AACN Submits Comments to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC)The FTC recently hosted a public workshop, Examining Health Care Competition, and invited public comment on the subjects discussed. AACN responded to this call for public input and submitted comments on  the professional regulation of healthcare providers. The comments commended the FTC for its work to protect the public through critical analysis of barriers to fair trade healthcare practices and to facilitate discussion on these issues through the workshop and public comment period. AACN supports the removal of barriers which prevent advanced practice registered nurses from practicing the full extent of their education and training and limit competition in the healthcare arena.


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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