Nursing Workforce Reauthorization Act Passes House
The U.S. House of Representatives on Oct. 28 passed H.R. 728, Title VIII Nursing Workforce Reauthorization Act. Introduced in January by Rep. Dave Joyce (R-OH) and Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI), co-chairs of the Congressional Nursing Caucus, this bipartisan legislation would reauthorize programs and grants that support the recruitment and retention of professionals for our nation's nursing workforce. The House passed H.R. 728 by a unanimous voice vote.
"Title VIII is the largest source of federal funding for nursing education. These programs are vital to prepare nurses to provide care across all practice settings and in rural and medically underserved communities," said American Nurses Association President Ernest Grant, Ph.D., RN, FAAN. "I want to thank Rep. Dave Joyce and the U.S. House of Representatives for passing this unanimously. ANA appreciates Mr. Joyce for his continued leadership on nursing issues."
Read more about Title VIII legislation on ANA's Capitol Beat blog.