ANA Legislative and Regulatory Priorities for the 114th Congress
Strategic Goal 1: Promote a safe ethical work environment as well as the health and wellness of nurses in all settings.
Workplace Health and Safety
Strategic Goal 2: Advance the quality and safety of patient care in transforming the health care system.
Health Information Technology
Protect and Improve the ACA
Strategic Goal 3 – Optimize professional nursing practice and the quality of health care through leadership development and by ensuring full use of the knowledge and skills of RNs and APRNs.
Nursing Workforce Development:
APRN Barriers to Practice
Introduce legislation to:
Seek regulatory changes that will eliminate costly, unnecessary supervision requirements
Support recognition of full practice authority for APRNs throughout the VA system (regulatory)
Support a permanent fix to the sustainable growth rate
In addition to the core priority areas above, ANA will work in collation with others to monitor and advance issues including: