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2013 Federal Policy Agenda

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2013 Federal Policy Agenda

On January 22, 2013, AACN’s Board of Directors approved the 2013 Federal Policy Agenda. Below are the four main priorities that will guide AACN’s policy and advocacy activities for 2013.

  • Amplify nursing’s leadership role in the transformation of America’s healthcare delivery system to a model that is patient-centered and team-based, which will improve access and quality, while reducing cost.
  • Advance new and existing policies that meet the call for a more highly educated and diverse nursing workforce by raising awareness to the critical importance of seamless academic progression and interprofessional education.
  • Sustain federal funding to support professional nursing education and focus on the demand for nurse faculty.
  • Improve the federal investment in nursing research and elevate the role of nursing science in healthcare innovation.

Full report will be made available for viewing soon at If you have questions, please contact AACN’s Director of Government Affairs Dr. Suzanne Miyamoto at