House passes workforce reauthorization act
The House of Representatives this week approved legislation to reauthorize federal workforce development programs for nurses and health professionals. The Title VIII Nursing Workforce Reauthorization Act (H.R. 959), supported by the AONE, reauthorizes nursing workforce development programs that support recruitment, retention and advanced education through FY 2023. The Nursing Community Coalition (NCC), speaking on behalf of 60 nursing organizations including AONE, issued a statement of support for the vote and its support for the “fundamental connection between building the nursing workforce capacity and our nation’s health.” Passage of H.R. 959 has been the coalition’s top priority this year…Read more.