To learn about federal and state advocacy issues affecting the nursing workforce and health care, visit AARP.org. Here you can find information about:
- Removing Barriers to Practice: Modernize outdated policies (public and private) and change state and federal laws and regulations to allow nurses to practice to the full extent of their education and training.
- Patient-Centered Transformed Health Care System: Advances and contributions to the research, advocacy and communications strategies through the national network of professional and health care related stakeholders.
- Advancing Nursing Education: Federal and state policies to increase the educational level of nurses through an improved education system that promotes seamless academic progression.
- Nurses Leading Change and Advancing Health: Federal and state policy making bodies include nurses on advisory committees, commissions, and boards.