Welcome to ANA’s Capitol Beat!


What is Capitol Beat?

Capitol Beat is a place for nurses, nurse advocates, nurse champions, politicos and policy wonks and all those in-between to keep you up to date on and plugged into American Nurses Association (ANA) federal advocacy efforts!

Who are we?                                        

ANA represents the interests of the nation’s 3.6 million registered nurses by advocating for positions and policies that advance the nursing profession and improve care for the patients we serve. This blog is brought to you by ANA’s Government Affairs team (GOVA).

The GOVA team helps to elevate the priorities and concerns of nurses across the nation throughout the legislative and political process.  The GOVA team works to ensure the nursing profession remains an integral part of our health care system by creating lasting relationships between nurses and their elected officials.

Who reads us?

You do! As the most trusted profession 14 years running, nurses continue to be the largest single group of health care professionals and a powerful voice for change. Be sure to subscribe and stay tuned for content that will keep you up on the latest policy work both on in Washington and in the states.