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November 14, 2016
House Passes Two Nursing BillsAACN commends the House of Representatives for passing two-AACN supported bills: the Title VIII Nursing Workforce Reauthorization Act (H.R. 2713) and the Improving Access to Maternity Care Act (H.R. 1209). Both bills passed by a unanimous voice vote. Read more >>
SEPTEMBER 21, 2016
Nursing Education and Practice Legislation Passes Major StepAACN applauds the House Energy and Commerce Committee for approving two AACN-supported bills, the Title VIII Nursing Workforce Reauthorization Act (H.R. 2713) and the Improving Access to Maternity Care Act (H.R. 1209). Read more >>
JULY 20, 2016
AACN Submits Comments to the Veterans Health Administration
Read AACN comments in response to the Veterans Health Administration’s (VHA) proposed rule on APRN practice. The rule would support APRNs serving in the VHA to practice to the full extent of their education and training, and would help ensure that Veterans have access to safe, high-quality, and timely care. Read more >>
JULY 14 , 2016
AACN Commends Senators Merkley and Burr for Introducing Title VIII Legislation
On July 14, 2016, Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR) and Senator Richard Burr (R-NC) introduced the Title VIII Nursing Workforce Reauthorization Act of 2016 (S. 3245). The legislation would reauthorize the Nursing Workforce Development programs (Title VIII of the Public Health Service Act) through 2021 and offers minor technical changes to align the programs with current nursing practice.  Read more >>


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