Representatives Capps and Joyce's Advancement of Legislation for Nursing Education Applauded by AANA

  • Sep 24, 2016

For Immediate Release: September 24, 2016    
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Park Ridge, Illinois – The American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA) applauds the House Energy and Commerce Committee for advancing patient access to care and improving healthcare delivery by adopting the Title VIII Nursing Workforce Reauthorization Act (H.R. 2713). Sponsored by Reps. Lois Capps, RN (D-CA), and Dave Joyce (R-OH) and adopted by a voice vote, advancement of this critical nurse workforce development legislation is an important step toward it becoming law.

Regarding the committee's advancement of H.R. 2713, which would reauthorize and modernize federal Nursing Workforce Development programs, AANA President Cheryl Nimmo, DNP, MSHSA, CRNA, said, "AANA is encouraged by the committee’s actions for taking the next step to support nursing education programs. With more than 110 nurse anesthesia programs nationwide, demand for Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs) continues to grow to meet that demand.”
 
The bipartisan collaboration concerning Title VIII promotes investment in our nation's nursing schools, faculty, students, and the health of the public. Bill sponsoring Representatives Capps and Joyce “represent precisely the type of bipartisan collaboration and leadership this country needs,” said Nimmo.
 
For more background on AANA-supported legislation, visit AANA's Advocacy homepage.

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