Legislative

Nursing Community Sends Letter to Senate Appropriations Committee

The Nursing Community sent a letter to the Senate Appropriations Committee urging them to maintain funding for each of the Nursing Workforce Development programs.

Nursing Community - July 2017 Roundup

Presented is a summary of the Nursing Community (NC) coalition’s activity for the month of July 2017.

Nursing Community - June 2017 Roundup

Presented is a summary of the Nursing Community (NC) coalition’s activity for the month of June 2017.

Nursing Community - May 2017 Roundup

Presented is a summary of the Nursing Community (NC) coalition’s activity for the month of May 2017.

Med-Surg Nurses Play a Vital Role in Nursing Healthcare Policy

The document is designed to be used in conjunction with the Med-Surg Nursing definition and the AMSN Priority Agenda to help guide communication with legislators and their staff.

Nursing Community - April 2017 Roundup

Presented is a summary of the Nursing Community (NC) coalition’s activity for the month of April 2017.

Please Take Action Today

Ask Your Representative to Sign Letter for Title VIII Funding. Support America's patients and the sustainability of the nursing pipeline by asking your Representative to sign a "Dear Colleague" letter urging the House Appropriations Subcommittee...

Nursing Community - March 2017 Roundup

Presented is a summary of the Nursing Community (NC) coalition’s activity for the month of March 2017.

Nursing Community - February 2017 Roundup

Presented is a summary of the Nursing Community (NC) coalition’s activity for the month of February 2017.

Nursing Community - January 2017 Roundup

Presented is a summary of the Nursing Community (NC) coalition’s activity for the month of January 2017.

Congress Passes 21st Century Cures Act

An extensive medical funding bill was passed Wednesday (December 7, 2016), which President Barack Obama says he'll happily sign.

Nursing Community Transition Letter

On December 12, 2016, the Nursing Community sent a letter of transition to the Honorable Mike Pence, Vice-President-Elect, Chair of the Presidential Transition Team.

U.S. Dept Of Va Issues Final Rule Regarding APRNs

December 13, 2016 the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) issued a final rule regarding Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRNs) providing clinical care in the Veterans Health Administration.

VA Proposes to Grant Full Practice Authority to Advanced Practice Registered Nurses

Letting advanced practice registered nurses provide the care they have been trained to deliver can give veterans access to the health care they deserve.

Senate Draft Bill Addresses Chronic Disease Management

A workgroup of the senate has drafted a healthcare payment reform bill geared toward improving chronic disease management, care coordination, and quality of care.

The Opportunity: Ending Cancer as We Know It

Progress Report from the White House on “Cancer Moonshot” Initiative.

AMSN Working to Offer Education on the Opioid Crisis

AMSN joins 27 National Nursing Organizations working together in addressing the opioid crisis with the Nursing Education Series on Opioids.

Nursing Workforce Reauthorization Act of 2016

Senators Jeff Merkley and Richard Burr introduced the Nursing Workforce Reauthorization Act of 2016, legislation to reauthorize, update and improve programs that help to grow and support the nursing workforce in the United States.

Congress Passes Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA)

The legislation focuses on treatment and prevention of painkiller and heroin addictions.

VHA Proposal Published in the Federal Register 5/25/16

The VHA proposed rule was released in preview Tuesday morning May 24th , 2016 prior to its publication in the Federal Register May 25th, 2016...

Legislative Resolutions for Nurses Week

On May 11, 2016, ...introduced "House Resolution 724 – Supporting the goals and ideals of National Nurses Week on May 6 through May 12, 2016."

Nurse Licensure Compact Adds Seven States

So far in the 2016 legislative session, the enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC) has been successfully enacted in SEVEN states!

Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC) Forum

The National Council of State Boards of Nursing invites you to join us in a discussion about licensure portability, new opportunities available to nurses today, and how changes to the NLC enhance access to the vital care that nurses provide.

New Position Statement from ANA on Nurses’ Role in Capital Punishment

The Ethics Advisory Board is considering extending ANA’s historical position of opposing any participation of nurses in capital punishment to include opposition to capital punishment as a penalty...

AMSN Legislative Team Members Go to Washington

Sunday 3/6/16, four of our Legislative Team members will be in Washington, D.C., attending NIWI (Nurse in Washington Internship). This is a 3 day workshop...

Legislation Regarding the Veteran’s Health Administration APRN Scope of Practice

On January 8th, 2016 the draft regulation to implement this policy was sent to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB)...

Important News

From the Nursing Community... yesterday the House Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee has scheduled a hearing entitled, Examining Legislation to Improve Health Care and Treatment...

AMSN Signs the Congratulations Letter for Sylvia Trent-Adams

She was recently appointed to the Deputy Surgeon General of the United States.

AMSN Supporting the Veterans Health Care Staffing Improvement Act

AMSN signed on to a 'Letter of Support' to Senator Merkley (D-OR) on the introduction of the Veterans Health Care Staffing Improvement Act.

Support of the Inclusion of CNS's in the BLS Standard Occupation Classification

On October 20, 2015, AMSN signed on for a letter in support of the inclusion of CNS's in the BLS Standard Occupation Classification.

Title VIII Nursing Workforce Reauthorization Act

In June, 2015, AMSN signed on to support the Title VIII Nursing Workforce Reauthorization Act (H.R. 2713)...

AMSN has Signed on to the Nomination of Dr. Mary Wakefield

On July 9, 2015, President Obama nominated Mary Wakefield as Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services...

Medicare Telehealth Parity Act of 2015

The Academy of Medical Surgical Nurses (AMSN) has signed on in support of this bill.

Breaking News: House Passes 21st Century Cures Act; Brat Amendment Fails

The House of Representatives just passed the 21st Century Cures Act (H.R. 6). This bill amends the Public Health Service Act to reauthorize the National Institutes of Health (NIH) through FY2018...

Thank yous to Reps. Capps/Hanna and Sen. Merkley

Thank yous to Reps. Capps/Hanna and Sen. Merkley for circulating Title VIII Dear Colleague Letters AND Thank yous to Members of Congress...

NC Thanks Reps. Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX) and Peter King (R-NY)

NC Thanks Reps. Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX) and Peter King (R-NY) for Resolution supporting 2015 National Nurses Week (DEADLINE: 12:00pm noon ET, May 12, 2015)

The 114th U.S. Congress : A 101 for Nurses - Webinar

Thursday, January 29, 2015, 2:00-3:00pm ET. On January 6, 2015, members of the 114th U.S. Congress convened in our nation’s capital to begin a new legislative session... One contact hour will be awarded to those who attend the entire webinar and submit an evaluation.

"The 2014 Midterm Federal Elections: What Nurses Need to Know" Webinar

Thursday, September 25, 2014, 3:00 - 4:00pm ET -- Save the date! Registration info coming shortly.

Project 535

In 2014, AACN will embark on a strategic advocacy initiative to have meaningful conversations with all 535 Members of Congress and their staff. This is initiative is called Project 535.

Celebrate Annual Nurses Night!

The Annual Nurses Night event in Washington takes place on May 6th!

“Speaking with One Voice: Coordinated Messages Matter” Webinar

From the Nursing Community - this year marks the 50th Anniversary of the Nursing Workforce Development programs... March 19, 2014, 3:00-4:00pm ET ...

VHA Nursing Handbook Under Fire - Action Required!

The VHA is currently considering revisions to its “VHA Handbook 1180.03: Nursing Handbook” to allow APRNs to “function as independent licensed professionals regardless of the state in which they are licensed.”

Update From ANA on the Cms-Dme Rule Delay-Aprn Order Impact

Some nurse practitioners have been experiencing difficulty ordering DME items. We understand that some companies are implementing the CMS rule even though an enforcement date...

Grants and Funding Opportunities Available (Legislative News)

...made possible by the continued funding of TITLE VIII PROGRAMS.

Phone Call with Vice President Biden and HHS Secretary Sebelius

...for a conference call on September 26th at 4:30PM EDT to discuss the October launch of the new Health Insurance Marketplace.

Register Now! The Nursing Community presents:

A webinar titled: "Implementation of the ACA: What Nurses Need to Know"

Sequestration: A Devastating Impact on America’s Nurses and the Patients They Serve

As mandated through the Budget Control Act of 2011, sequestration, or automatic, across the board cuts to federal discretionary...

ANA reduces its Opposition to the Nurse Licensure Compact Talking Points

Originally, ANA had 14 points of opposition to the Nurse Licensure Compact in 1999. In Dec 2011, they were reduced to four points...

Coalition for Health Funding

On behalf of the Coalition for Health Funding, you are invited to the NDD Town Hall.

Signatories Needed on White House Petition to Support APRNs

Remove barriers that prevent advanced practice registered nurses from practicing to their full scope...