Nursing Workforce Development Programs

Jul 23, 2018

Nursing Community Coalition Releases Statement on House Passage of HR 959

​The Nursing Community Coalition released a statement commending the unanimous passage of the Title VIII Nursing Workforce Reauthorization Act in the House of Representatives via a voice vote under suspension of the rules. The statement thanks Representative David Joyce (R-OH), as well as original cosponsors Representatives Doris Matsui (D-CA), Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI), Rodney Davis (R-IL), Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR), and Kathy Castor (D-FL) for their unwavering commitment to the nursing profession.

Read the full statement here.

Jan 16, 2018

Nursing Community Sends Letters on Title VIII

Fifty-one organizations signed on to a letter sent by the Nursing Community Coalition to the Chairmen and Ranking Members of the House Energy and Commerce Committee (and its Subcommittee on Health) and the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee urging them to make the Title VIII Nursing Workforce Reauthorization Act of 2017 (HR 959 and S 1109, respectively) a priority during the second session of the 115th Congress. 

Read the full letter to the House here.


Read the full letter to the Senate here.

Jun 02, 2017

Nursing Community Submits Testimony

Members of the Nursing Community submitted testimony for the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies that outlines the coalition's funding requests for FY 2018. The NC requests $244 million for the Nursing Workforce Development Programs (Title VIII of the Public Health Service Act) and $160 million for the National Institute of Nursing Research, one of the 27 Institutes and Centers within NIH.​


Read the full testimony here.

Jun 01, 2017

Nursing Community Thanks Senators for Title VIII Reauthorization

On May 11, 2017, Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR) introduced the Nursing Workforce Reauthorization Act of 2017 (S. 1109) along with cosponsors Senators Richard Burr (R-NC), Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), and Susan Collins (R-ME). Fifty-seven organizations signed on to a letter in support of this bill.

Read the letter here.

Apr 06, 2017

Title VIII Dear Colleague Letter

Ninety-one Members of Congress signed on to a Dear Colleague letter that was circulated by Representatives Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR) and Rodney Davis (R-IL) requesting $244 million for Title VIII Nursing Workforce Development Programs in FY 2018.

Read the Dear Colleague letter here.

Feb 07, 2017

Nursing Community Releases Statement of Support for House Title VIII Reauthorization Act

Representatives David Joyce (R-OH), Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR), Kathy Castor (D-FL), Rodney Davis (R-IL), Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI), Doris Matsui (D-CA), and Patrick Meehan (R-PA) introduced the Title VIII Nursing Workforce Reauthorization Act. The Act is a crucial investment in the nursing profession and is vital for the sustainability of America's health. The NC responded with a statement of support.

Read the statement here.

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