September 11, 2020

Sixty-one members of the Nursing Community Coalition signed onto letters to the Senate and House Veterans’ Affairs Committees urging them to support and advance S.997/H.R. 2056 - United States Cadet Nurse Corps Service Recognition Act of 2019.

 

Read the House letter here. 

Read the Senate letter here.

August 31, 2020

The Nursing Community Coalition sent a letter welcoming the new National Institute of Nursing Research’s (NINR) Director, Dr. Shannon Zenk. The NCC has a long tradition of working with NINR by promoting the work of nurse scientists, advocating for investments in research and future researchers, and sharing the Institute’s foundational work to improve healthcare delivery across the care continuum. 

 

Read the full letter here.

August 18, 2020

The Nursing Community Coalition reiterates their shared priorities in a letter sent to House and Senate Leadership and key Congressional Committees outlining additional priorities for any COVID-19 legislative package.

Read the full letter here.

July 29, 2020

Fifty-seven members of the Nursing Community Coalition sent a letter to House and Senate Leadership and key Congressional Committees outlining additional priorities for any COVID-19 legislative package.

Read the full letter here.

Forty-five members of the Nursing Community Coalition signed onto a letter urging CMS to continue to remove barriers to practice, encourage innovation, and ensure that our patients have access to the highest quality nursing care by extending, and making permanent, waivers beyond this Public Health Emergency (PHE).

Read the full letter here.

NCC Sends Letter to Appropriators Reiterating FY 2021 Funding Request

June 22, 2020

Sixty-one members of the Nursing Community Coalition signed onto a letter to the House and Senate Appropriations Subcommittees on Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education reiterating our shared funding request of at least $278 million for the Title VIII Nursing Workforce Development Programs and at least $182 million for the National Institute of Nursing Research for Fiscal Year 2021.

Read the House letter here.

Read the Senate letter here.

Members of the Nursing Community Coalition stand united in the fight against racial inequality and injustice. We call for America to be better and pledge to do all we can in that cause.   

Read the full member statements here.

The Nursing Community Coalition is deeply concerned with the President’s decision to terminate the U.S. relationship with the World Health Organization (WHO) and strongly urges to President to reconsider.

Read the full statement here.

Forty-seven members of the Nursing Community Coalition sent a letter to the Administration  supporting the Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) Directive 1899 to remove barriers to practice and allow for Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs) to practice to the full extent of their education and abilities.

Read the full letter here.

Fifty-seven members of the Nursing Community Coalition sent a letter to House and Senate Leadership thanking them for their work to combat COVID-19 and outlining additional priorities for any future COVID-19 legislative package.

Read the full letter here.

Sixty members of the Nursing Community Coalition signed on to written testimony submitted to the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education. The testimony featured the coalition's funding requests of $278 million for the Title VIII Nursing Workforce Development Programs and $182 million for the National Institute of Nursing Research for Fiscal Year 2021.

Read the full written testimony for the record here.

The Nursing Community Coalition commends Congress and the Administration for their quick and decisive action to pass and sign into law, H.R. 748 – the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, which includes a number of shared NCC priorities.

 

Read the full statement here.

Forty Senators signed onto a Senate Dear Colleague letter circulated by ​Senate Nursing Caucus Co-Chair, Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR) requesting $278 million for Title VIII Nursing Workforce Development Programs in FY 2021.

Read the full letter here.

Fifty-eight members of the Nursing Community Coalition signed onto written testimony submitted to the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education. The testimony featured the coalition's funding requests of $278 million for the Title VIII Nursing Workforce Development Programs and $182 million for the National Institute of Nursing Research for Fiscal Year 2021.

Read the full written testimony for the record here.

The Nursing Community Coalition Steering Committee sent a letter to House and Senate Leadership outlining NCC's shared priorities for any COVID-19 legislative package. The NCC remains committed to addressing these key issues as we combat this public health crisis.

Read the full letter here

One hundred and six Representatives signed onto a House Dear Colleague letter circulated by ​Representatives Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR), Rodney Davis (R-IL), and Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) requesting $278 million for Title VIII Nursing Workforce Development Programs in FY 2021.

Read the full letter here.

NCC Sends Appropriations Request to House and Senate LHHS-ED Appropriations Subcommittees

March 2, 2020

57 members of the Nursing Community Coalition signed onto letters to the House and Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies outlining the funding request levels of $278 million for Title VIII Nursing Workforce Development Programs and $182 million for the National Institute of Nursing Research for FY 2021.

Read the House Letter Here

Read the Senate Letter Here

​60 members of the Nursing Community Coalition signed onto a letter to the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee urging them to support and advance S.997 - United States Cadet Nurse Corps Service Recognition Act of 2019.

Read the full letter here.

The Nursing Community Coalition (NCC) thanks the United States Senate and House of Representatives for introducing S. Res. 500 and H. Res. 859, resolutions honoring the Year of the Nurse and the Midwife.

Read the Statement Here

The Nursing Community Coalition (NCC) opposes the severe cuts made to key domestic and health care programs such as Title VIII Nursing Workforce Development Programs and the National Institute of Nursing Research in the Administration’s Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 budget. In addition, the NCC commends the President's investment in the United States Public Health Service Commissioned Corps and the additional funding for the Indian Health Service.

Read the Statement Here

January 17, 2020

53 members of the Nursing Community Coalition responded to a CMS request for feedback on removing Scope of Practice barriers, particularly in regards to Section 5 of the President’s recent Executive Order (EO) #13890 on Protecting and Improving Medicare for Our Nation’s Seniors.

 

Read the full letter here

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