2022-2023 Policy Dialogues


The American Academy of Nursing invites you to attend the 2022-2023 virtual Policy Dialogue Series, which reflects the
2021-2022 Policy Priorities of Advancing Health Equity & Championing Wellness, Promoting Innovation & Sustainability, and Reducing Patient, Provider & System Burden. Each dialogue will be 90 minutes and 1.5 contact hours will be available for purchase at $20. Registration is open to Academy Fellows at no cost, students at $20, and non-members at $75. 

This page will be updated throughout the year with additional information, resources, and registration links.

June 29, 2022

Finding Gain in the Losses: Strategic Solutions to the Mental and Behavioral Health Crisis in Children and Youth

Policy Priority: Promote Innovation and Sustainability

August 16, 2022

Quality of Care in Nursing Homes

Policy Priority: Promote Innovation and Sustainability

  • The Informatics and Technology Expert Panel, in collaboration with the Expert Panel on Aging, will discuss implications for nurses resulting from the upcoming National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) report on the quality of care in nursing homes.

December 6, 2022

Lessons from the COVID-19 Pandemic: Mobilizing Nursing Leadership to Advance Global Equity

Policy Priority: Advance Health Equity & Champion Wellness

January 20, 2023

Nursing Leadership in Decarbonizing the US Health Sector

Policy Priority: Advance Health Equity & Champion Wellness

  • The Environmental & Public Health Expert Panel will review the health and environmental impacts of climate change and the urgent need for action, introduce attendees to the sources of greenhouse gasses generated by the health sector (the three scopes of decarbonization), and promote dialogue about priority policy recommendations that nursing can champion and lead to expedited decarbonization.


Nursing Continuing Professional Development

The American Academy of Nursing is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

The fee for Contact Hours is $20 per policy dialogue. A total of 1.5 contact hours will be awarded by the American Academy of Nursing following the completion of the virtual event and the post-event evaluation.

Conflict of Interest: There are no relevant financial relationships ­­identified for any individual in a position to control or influence the content of this activity.

2022 Previous Policy Dialogues

May 18, 2022

Optimizing the Nursing Workforce: Exploring Innovative Reforms and Policy Implications

Policy Priority: Reduce Patient, Provider, and System Burden

  • The Building Health Care System Excellence Expert Panel, in collaboration with the Expert Panels on Quality Health Care and Acute & Critical Care, will expand the 2021 Policy Dialogue Healthcare Systems Post-COVID: Exploring Reforms and Policy Implications to focus more specifically on policy issues associated with current workforce shortages, projected workforce demands, and novel models of care that optimize nurses’ and other members of the team’s scope of practice and build on the strengths of the nursing workforce.

    Resource List
    Coming soon.

    Purpose Statement 
    Existing nursing and health workforce shortages have intensified worldwide due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Nurses and the nursing profession are uniquely positioned to lead the design of value-informed models that improve the quality of care and the experience for patients and clinicians. This policy dialogue will provide participants the opportunity to gain insights from leading experts on novel models of care that build on the strengths of the workforce and optimize nurses’ and other members of the healthcare team’s scope of practice while considering current workforce shortages and projected workforce demands. Participants will explore policy implications related to these issues and how the profession can advance them.

    Learning Outcome 
    As a result of participating in this event, attendees will be able to…

    1. Identify policy solutions to help decrease system and clinician burden.
    2. Describe Academy policy priorities regarding novel models of care that leverage the ability of nursing professionals to practice to the full extent of their licensure.
    3. Identify key stakeholders and interprofessional collaborators who are critical toward creating partnerships that will transform and advance value-informed models of care.
    4. Describe the necessary actions, timeline, and funding to support implementation and testing of care models that optimize all nursing professionals.