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NLN Capitol Connection - August 2018

09/04/2018
Title VIII Nursing Workforce Reauthorization Act
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August 7, 2018

ATTEND THE PUBLIC POLICY CONCURRENT SESSION 4H ON THE MIDTERM ELECTIONS & HEALTH CARE AT THE NLN EDUCATION SUMMIT


    Want to learn more about the nursing and health policy issues Congress will tackle before the end of the year? Join the NLN at the Education Summit for concurrent session 4H at 9:30 am on September 13. Christine Murphy, the NLN's director of public policy and advocacy, will be discussing the last few months of the 115th Congress and how the 2018 elections will impact issues related to the nursing profession. Read more...

ASK YOUR SENATORS TO SUPPORT S.1109


    With so much at stake for the nursing pipeline from the nursing workforce shortages to cuts in nursing education, we must continue to fight for the passage of the Title VIII Nursing Workforce Reauthorization Act (S.1109). This bill supports key funding for nursing workforce and education. The NLN encourages you to contact your Senator to become cosponsors of S.1109 by visiting the NLN Action Center. Read more...

HOUSE ADVANCES NURSING WORKFORCE REAUTHORIZATION BILL


    The NLN is pleased to announce that on July 23, 2018, the House passed their version of the Title VIII Nursing Workforce Reauthorization Act (H.R.959) by voice vote. This bill reauthorizes the Health Resources and Services Administration's Title VIII nursing programs. These programs give grants to schools to support nurse faculty production, prepare RN's and APRN's, increase opportunities for minority students, supports retention, as well as scholarships and loans to nurses who practice in a nurse shortage area after graduation. Read more...

APPROPRIATIONS COMMITTEE REPORTS WITH 2019 FUNDING FOR NURSING PROGRAMS


    Last month, the House and Senate Appropriations Committees released reports outlining funding levels for fiscal year (FY) 2019. The House Appropriations Committee funded the Health Resources and Services Administration's (HRSA) Title VIII nursing workforce programs at $241 million (an $8 million cut below 2018). The Senate Appropriations Committee report level funded the Title VIII programs at $249 million. Please see the following chart for the breakdown of the appropriations report for 2019 for further details.
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The next edition of the Capitol Connection will be published on September 4, 2018.

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