ENA Joins Nursing Community Coalition Letter to Senate Appropriations Committee Requesting Support for Nursing Workforce Programs and the National Institute of Nursing Research

May 1, 2018 Emergency nursing federal news Goverment

The Honorable Lamar Alexander
Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee
United States Senate
455 Dirksen Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
The Honorable Patty Murray
Ranking Member
Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee
United States Senate
154 Russell Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510


Dear Chairman Alexander and Ranking Member Murray,

On behalf of the Nursing Community Coalition, we would like to express our continued commitment to work with you and the Senate HELP Committee to pass the Title VIII Nursing Workforce Reauthorization Act of 2017 (S.1109). This legislation is the keystone of the coalition’s advocacy work and remains our number one priority in the 115th Congress.

As you know, Title VIII has helped to build the supply and distribution of qualified nurses. These programs bolster nursing education at all levels, increase the number of nurses entering the workforce, and provide support to institutions that educate future nurses to ensure the high demand for nursing care is met. Nurses supported through these programs go on to provide high-quality, evidence-based care to patients in a variety of settings, with a particular focus on those living in rural and medically underserved communities.

The coalition looks forward to supporting the committee’s efforts on this piece of legislation. If the Nursing Community Coalition can be of any assistance to you or your staff, please do not hesitate to contact the coalition’s Executive Director, Dr. Suzanne Miyamoto, at smiyamoto@aacnnursing.org or 202-463-6930, ext. 247.


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American Academy of Ambulatory Care Nursing
American Academy of Nursing
American Association of Colleges of Nursing
American Association of Critical-Care Nurses
American Association of Heart Failure Nurses
American Association of Neuroscience Nurses
American Association of Nurse Anesthetists
American Association of Occupational Health Nurses
American Association of Nurse Practitioners
American College of Nurse-Midwives
American Nephrology Nurses' Association
American Nurses Association
American Nursing Informatics Association
American Organization of Nurse Executives
American Pediatric Surgical Nurses Association
American Psychiatric Nurses Association
American Society for Pain Management Nursing
American Society of PeriAnesthesia Nurses
Association for Radiologic and Imaging Nursing
Association of Community Health Nursing Educators
Association of Nurses in AIDS Care
Association of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses
Association of periOperative Registered Nurses
Association of Public Health Nurses
Association of Rehabilitation Nurses
Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses
Commissioned Officers Association of the U.S. Public Health Service
Dermatology Nurses' Association
Emergency Nurses Association
Gerontological Advanced Practice Nurses Association
Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association
Infusion Nurses Society
International Association of Forensic Nurses
International Society of Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurses
National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists
National Association of Neonatal Nurse Practitioners
National Association of Neonatal Nurses
National Association of Nurse Practitioners in Women’s Health
National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners
National Association of School Nurses
National Black Nurses Association
National Council of State Boards of Nursing
National League for Nursing
National Nurse-Led Care Consortium
National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties
Nurses Organization of Veterans Affairs
Oncology Nursing Society
Organization for Associate Degree Nursing
Pediatric Endocrinology Nursing Society
Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association
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