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Welcome to AACN’s Take Action advocacy center. Here you can advocate on behalf of issues surrounding nursing education, research, and practice, as well as issues impacting the healthcare community and America’s patients. How can you be an advocate? Become an AACN Grassroots Network member today by entering your information into the “Quick Sign Up” box below. As a member, you will:

  • receive Action Alerts requesting you to contact your Member of Congress to take action on a specific issue.
  • receive AACN’s monthly newsletter Policy Beat highlighting policy and advocacy items of interest,
  • notifications about funding and other opportunities

Please help ensure that Congress understand the issues that are important to nursing, the healthcare workforce, and our patients by taking a brief moment to send a message through the following Action Alerts in the rotating banner below. If you have any questions, please contact AACN’s Associate Director of Government Affairs, Lauren Inouye, at

By the Numbers: AACN's 2016 Spring Advocacy Day

Thank you to all of the AACN members who participated in our 2016 Spring Hill Day. In conjunction with the Hill Day, AACN hosted its Virtual Advocacy Day where AACN Grassroots Network members were asked to send a message to their federal legislators requesting they support priorities impacting nursing education, research, and practice in FY 2017.  

Highlights from AACN’s 2016 Spring Congressional Reception


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