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Nurses Take Key Issues to Capitol Hill

Posted 11 months ago

Nearly 400 nurses from across the country gathered June 15 in Washington, D.C. for ANA Hill Day, as they sought to build support for four of ANA’s key federal policy issues: addressing the nurse staffing crisis, removing barriers to APRN full practice authority; building and sustaining the nursing workforce; and understanding the value of nurses and health care worker burnout. This enthusiastic day of advocacy takes place in advance of the ANA Membership Assembly meeting, June 16-17.

ANA Hill Day kicked off with a breakfast briefing and Fireside Chat between Representative Jen Kiggans (R-VA), and ANA President Jennifer Mensik Kennedy, PhD, MBA, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN.

A board-certified adult-geriatric primary care nurse practitioner, Kiggans serves as a vice chair of the Congressional Nursing Caucus, a bipartisan group of legislators dedicated to advancing policies to support the nation’s 4.4 million RNs. READ MORE