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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.

HEalth care reform

Any attempt to reform American health care must follow four major principles.

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safe staffing

Increasing the number of Registered Nurses helps keep patients safe.

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nursing workforce development

Fully-trained nurses are critical to quality and cost-effectiveness. 

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home health

Advanced Practice Registered Nurses should be able to provide appropriate, timely care for their patients.

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“I'm a proud RNAction advocate because I took a pledge when I became a nurse to devote myself to the welfare of those committed to my care.”
-Tarik Khan, MSN, FNP-BC
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