US House of Representatives Passes Title VIII Legislation - your action needed
AONE is happy to report the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Title VIII Nursing Workforce Development Act of 2017, H.R. 959, to reauthorize nursing workforce development programs that support recruitment, retention and advanced education through FY 2023. The legislation must now pass the Senate. The Senate version, S. 1109, currently sits in the Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions.
This is a critical step forward in providing our nation’s nurses with training, education and financial support so they can serve our communities. As the national nursing and nurse faculty shortages continues to loom heavily while primary and chronic care demands accelerate, there is no better time than now to invest in a healthier tomorrow.
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