The Academy serves the public and the nursing profession by advancing health policy and practice through the generation, synthesis, and dissemination of nursing knowledge. Every day across America, the Academy and its Fellows create and execute knowledge-driven and policy-related initiatives to drive reform of America's health care system.
In 2006, the Academy established a Washington, DC, office in keeping with the Academy's strategic goals and recognizing the pivotal role of public policy in reforming American health care. The Washington office is the focal point for identifying key policy issues in which the Academy can mobilize its Fellows - along with allied individuals and organizations - to support the Academy's policy agenda and affect change.
The Washington office oversees outreach to lawmakers, the White House relevant federal agencies, and to the media and other key audiences as the Academy strives to assure that nurses and their solutions are integrated into the quest for a health care system that delivers high-quality, affordable care to all Americans.