The Nursing Community Coalition (NCC) this week opposed proposed cuts to nursing workforce and research programs contained in the president’s fiscal year 2020 budget. The coalition, speaking on behalf of 62 national nursing organizations including AONE, noted the proposed budget would eliminate funding for nearly all of the Title VIII Nursing Workforce Development Programs. The coalition said it “strongly opposes any reduction to Title VIII as these programs are vital resources that help meet the nation’s demand for nursing in all communities, including rural and underserved areas.” The proposal would fund only the NURSE Corps at $83 million…Continue reading.

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