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NLN Capitol Connection - May 2019

05/07/2019
Title VIII Nursing Workforce Reauthorization Act
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May 7, 2019

U.S. CADET NURSE CORPS SERVICE RECOGNITION ACT INTRODUCED

Capitol Connect - May 7The U.S. Cadet Nurse Corps Service Recognition Act (H.R. 2056/S. 997) has been introduced in both the House and the Senate. This bill honors women who served in the U.S. Cadet Nurse Corps during World War II with honorary veteran status.

When our nation faced a shortage of nurses during World War II, women from across the country took action by joining the Cadet Nurses Corps, where they trained and worked hard to provide Americans with necessary care. In response, Congress established the Cadet Nurse Corps. Read more...


NLN COMMITMENT STATEMENT ON COUNTERING THE U.S. OPIOID EPIDEMIC

Capitol Connection - May 7Opioid misuse, dependence, and overdoses are on the rise, despite the many actions put in place to try to curb this crisis. Nurses are critical agents in treating these patients and are sometimes the sole providers of this care in medically underserved and hard hit areas that struggle to recruit and retain providers. They provide pain management, which helps reduce patients' reliance on opiates. Nurses also educate patients, families, and caregivers on how to assess and manage pain symptoms as well as how to safely use opioids. Read more...


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