When Nurses Speak, Washington Listens.
The American Nurses Association strives to represent nurses on Capitol Hill, provide support for state nurses associations as they advance their own advocacy agendas, and help federal agencies and elected officials propose and enforce new laws that will advance the nursing profession. ANA serves to amplify nurses’ voices as policies are conceived, debated, and implemented. We create long-lasting relationships with nurses and their representatives, working to establish a health system where care is accessible, of high quality, and recognizes the nursing profession as an integral component.
Registered nurses represent the largest segment of health professionals, with more than 3.6 million nationwide. Nurses not only represent an incredible force by sheer numbers, but policymakers rely upon their expertise as they work to improve our nation’s health system. For 15 years, nurses have outranked all other professions in Gallup's annual honesty and ethics survey and are viewed as the most trusted profession.