The New Health Care Bill May Help Nurses

Written by LeAnn Thieman, CSP, April 12th, 2010

While many debate the pros and cons of the new

Health Care Bill, it seems it will include programs

that may benefit nursing.

Some of the provisions that will most directly affect nurses are under the Reauthorization of Title VIII Nursing Workforce Development Programs. These programs, under the Public Health Service Act, are the primary source of federal funding for nursing education and help insure that there will be enough nurses in the future to care for the masses. One major grant programs is:

• Advanced Education Nursing: Provides grants to nursing schools and academic health centers to increase education and practice for nurses in master’s and post-master’s programs. These programs prepare nurse practitioners, clinical nurse specialists, nurse midwives, nurse anesthetists, nurse educators, nurse administrators, and public health nurses. The legislation also eliminates the 10% cap on grants for doctoral education.

Increasing education is a great way to retain nurses.

Stay tuned for more information on these programs in future blogs.

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