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AONE Advocacy provides important public policy information on issues relevant to nursing and health care. It informs nursing leaders on current developments in the federal arena and encourages them to take action on health and patient care issues which impact their ability to provide, safe, accessible and quality patient care services. As the country’s most trusted profession, nursing is an important voice on health care policy issues and a vehicle for positive change.

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Key Issues

As a nurse executive, you face many challenges in the daily pursuit of your job. What you may not realize is that there are a myriad of legislative challenges that could seriously impact the nursing profession as a whole. Congressional oversight dictates many of our own policies. The question is: do you want to have a seat at the table? Below are several issues that could be game-changers for our profession. We urge you to learn about each one and consider its impact on your ability to do your job.

Elevate Nursing Research and Data

The work of nurses is caring for patients. Nurses rely on data driven research to improve patient outcomes, quality, safety and the delivery of cost effective care. Research shows certain kinds of information technology can limit errors as well as improve care and efficiency. Log in to read more

Promote the Value of Nursing

In the redesign of the health care delivery system towards one driven by a team of health care providers in a patient-centered environment, it is important nurse leaders articulate the value of nursing in improved patient outcomes, and care coordination. Log in to read more

Sustain and Grow Funding for Nursing

AONE advocates for funding Nursing Workforce Development programs authorized under Title VIII of the Public Health Service Act(42 U.S.C. 296 et seq.). These programs support the supply and distribution of qualified nurses to meet our nation’s increasing health care needs. Log in to read more

Take Action

We invite you to take a more active role in the many paths nursing will take legislatively, socially and emotionally. There are many actions you can take to protect your profession. Joining AONE is a first step, but there are many other things you can do to get involved. And, here's the best part: it's easy! Whether you're "liking" us on Facebook or Sharing Your Story with friends, your influence is key.