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Application Open for the 2023-2024 American Nurses Advocacy Institute

07 March 2023

Designed to grow nurses’ political competence, the American Nurses Advocacy Institute (ANAI) aids in enhancing advocacy skills and building exposure to coalitions, media, political action committees, the creation/delivery of testimony, and other aspects of the legislative process.

What makes ANAI unique is that the program encompasses a full year, during which time it is expected that each individual participant will work on a specific project or series of activities with an assigned mentor in the state with guidance from the national American Nurses Association.

In addition, candidates will participate in a call every other month with colleagues from throughout the United States, delving into a specific topic while providing an update on the political environment within their state and the status of respective activities.

As an ANA-NY Member Benefit, up to two candidates will be selected and sponsored by ANA-NY. Click here to submit an application.

Applicants Must:

  • Be a member in good standing with their state nurses association (C/SNA) and the American Nurses Association (ANA).
  • Have been actively engaged with the C/SNA and /or ANA for at least one year, preferably related to policy and/or grassroots activity.
  • Have demonstrated leadership either with the C/SNA and /or identified by an employer (reference)

Will commit to full participation in:

  • All face-to-face sessions while in Washington, DC.
  • Discussion Calls (1 hour) held every other month
  • Execution of a policy action plan or series of activities as agreed to with C/SNA leadership
  • Provision of updates to C/SNA Board of Directors as requested
  • Education of C/SNA members related to policy activities via, contribution to column(s) in C/SNA newsletters; present at annual C/SNA convention/lobby day and/or serve as the C/SNA “go to” contact for legislators within their district.


Application Deadline: Thursday, April 6, 2023

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