Below is a summary of the Nursing Community coalition’s activity for the months of July and August. OADN is a member of the Nursing Community
Title VIII Reauthorization Update
On July 14, 2016, Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR) and Senator Richard Burr (R-NC) introduced the Title VIII Nursing Workforce Reauthorization Act of 2016 (S.3245). This bill aligns with the legislation introduced by Representatives Lois Capps (D-CA) and David Joyce (R-OH) last June, the Title VIII Nursing Workforce Reauthorization Act of 2015 (H.R. 2713) that currently has 69 cosponsors.
On July 22, 2016, the NC sent a letter to Secretary Robert McDonald of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs expressing support for the VHA’s Proposed Rule (Federal Register Document Number 2016-12338, RIN 2900-AP44) published on May 25, 2016. In total, 61 NC members signed the comments in support of the VHA’s Proposed Rule to allow all ARPNs serving in the VHA to practice to the full extent of their education and training. Click here to read the letter.
The NC held their July monthly meeting on July 5, 2016. There were 33 NC organizations represented for the discussion. The August meeting was cancelled.
Twitter: @RN_Community New Followers: 15 Total Followers: 275
Profile Visits: 102 Tweet Impressions: 235
For more information on the Nursing Community please visit: www.thenursingcommunity.org