When Nurses Speak, Washington Listens.
The American Nurses Association strives to
represent nurses on Capitol Hill, provide support for state nurses
associations as they advance their own advocacy agendas, and help federal
agencies and elected officials propose and enforce new laws that will
advance the nursing profession. ANA serves to amplify nurses’ voices as
policies are conceived, debated, and implemented. We create long-lasting
relationships with nurses and their representatives, working to establish a
health system where care is accessible, of high quality, and recognizes the
nursing profession as an integral component.
Registered nurses represent the largest segment of health professionals,
with more than 3.6 million nationwide. Nurses not only represent an
incredible force by sheer numbers, but policymakers rely upon their
expertise as they work to improve our nation’s health system. For 15 years,
nurses have outranked all other professions in Gallup's annual honesty and
ethics survey and are viewed as the most trusted profession.