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Advocacy Academy


The AONL Advocacy Academy is an advanced online and in-person education program that educates nurse leaders on the legislative process and teaches them skills to build a relationship with policymakers, the media and the greater public.

Program Outcomes

  • Advocate in the policy arena
  • Foster media relationships 
  • Promote thought leadership on social media
  • Testify before Congress
  • Write compelling guest editorials

Program Includes

The Advocacy Academy is held in conjunction with AONL Advocacy Day in Washington, D.C. 

  • Sunday, June 2, 1:00 – 5:00 PM 
  • Monday, June 3, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday, June 4 (Advocacy Day), 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Program Impact

Upon graduation from the AONL Advocacy Academy, nurse leaders will be invited to join the Nurse Leaders in Advocacy ambassador program.

Intended Audience

The AONL Advocacy Academy is for nurse leaders who have participated in an advocacy day before and want to become more involved with advocacy.