House of Representatives Passes Title VIII Nursing Workforce Act

On October 28, 2019, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Title VIII Nursing Workforce Development Act of 2019 (H.R. 728). This bipartisan legislation helps to ensure a robust and diverse nursing pipeline, especially in rural and underserved areas, by reauthorizing the Nursing Workforce Development Programs (authorized under Title VIII of the Public Health Service Act [42 U.S.C. 296 et. seq]). The legislation reaffirms a commitment to educating and training nurses as vital components of the heath care team. The bill makes the following improvements to the Title VIII programs: recognizes all four advanced practice registered nurse (APRN) roles; includes clinical nurse leaders; and defines nurse-managed health clinics. The Nursing Community Coalition, of which ANNA is a member, applauds the U.S. House of Representatives for passing this legislation.

ANNA Fact Sheet on Title VIII Nursing Workforce Reauthorization Act of 2019

Statement from Nursing Community Coalition

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