Through its grassroots network of 49 State Chapters, AONE keeps abreast of the latest issues affecting nursing on the legislative, regulatory and practice fronts. AONE provides the chapter leadership with up-to-date information on a variety of topics and allows the membership to access the most current information from government and other private and public sources through a leader list serve. Through quarterly chapter calls, AONE members are able to network and share with their colleagues across the country.

AONE also sponsors two yearly chapter meetings so that leaders can discuss and share issues face-to-face with the AONE Board of Directors. AONE also actively lobbies Capitol Hill leaders on issues related to nursing, such as the need to shore up the nursing educational pipeline and the need for increased appropriations for critical faculty shortages.

AONE has a dynamic policy process that is guided by the AONE Strategic Plan.