AMSN Policy Agenda

Legislative Advocacy is a Top Priority of AMSN

As the only national professional organization representing the voice of medical-surgical nursing, our strategic mission for patients and their access to high-quality, affordable health care, and focus on issues affecting the work environments and practice of our med-surg nurses,  as seen below. AMSN Board of Directors  has developed a legislative priority agenda in 2019 to clearly define the priority areas for our med-surg nurses. 

AMSN is the voice of medical-surgical patients, and medical-surgical nurses at the state and federal level.

Our Advocacy Actions help serve to track and promote legislation and policies that enhance medical-surgical nurses and quality care across the health care industry, including hospitals, outpatient settings, in homes, via telemedicine and other non-traditional settings.

View our Legislative Tracking Chart.

View the AMSN Funding Chart.

The AMSN Legislative Priority Agenda Includes:

Fiscal Year (FY) 2024 Funding for Nursing Workforce, Biomedical Research, and Patient Safety Programs

The Workplace Violence Prevention for Health Care and Social Service Workers Act (H.R. 2663 and S. 1176)

John Lewis Equality in Medicare and Medicaid Treatment Act of 2023 (S. 1296 and H.R. 3069)

The National Nursing Workforce Center Act (H.R.2411/S.1150)

The Improving Care and Access to Nurses (I CAN) Act (H.R. 2713 and S. 2418)

The Educating Future Nurses Act (HR. 3623 and S. 1586)E