The AACN community influences health policy in many ways, advocating for specific national issues that align with our mission, vision and strategic direction. We work in coalition with organizations such as The Nursing Community and the Critical Care Societies Collaborative, and as an organizational affiliate of the American Nurses Association.
Workplaces can be transformed when all health care professionals and organizations are accountable for addressing barriers to creating and sustaining healthy work environments.
Long-term changes in health care institutions can substantially improve care for dying people and their families.
Critical care staffing levels must be driven by the unique needs of each patient and the competencies of the nurse.
AACN joins nursing organizations in offering to advise on healthcare reform.
1Actively participating in the Licensure, Accreditation, Certification and Education (LACE) work group to implement the APRN Consensus Model, and continuing our outreach work with program directors to review and approve curriculum for their programs.
2Participating in the multidisciplinary revision of the Surviving Sepsis Guidelines.
3Participating in roundtable discussions — invited by the National Security Council at the White House — on bystanders’ response to catastrophic events.
View our recent liaison and endorsement activities.