American Association of Colleges of Nursing
District of Columbia
Announcement of Public Workshop, "Examining Health Care Competition" ("Health Care Workshop") Project No. P13-1207
On behalf of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN), we respectfully submit the attached comments regarding the notice of the Federal Trade Commission's (FTC) public workshop, Examining Health Care Competition. AACN represents over 740 schools of nursing nationwide that educate approximately 450,000 students and employ over 17,000 faculty members. Collectively, these institutions produce approximately half of our nation's registered nurses and all nurse faculty, Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRNs) and nurse scientists. AACN has closely followed the FTC's work to thoughtfully review state legislation that would impact healthcare trade practices of APRNs and our comments relate specifically to the professional regulation of healthcare providers.