Under the Omnibus Spending Bill signed by President Trump March 23, funding for the Title VIII Nursing Workforce Reauthorization Act of 2017 was approved.
Title VIII boosts funding to $249 million (+$20 million) for nursing workforce programs and grants, including funding for advanced nursing education, education for clinical nurse leaders and all RN and graduate degree programs.
The measure also increases funds for the National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR) to $158 million (+$78 million).
AAACN is one of the 58 members of the Nursing Community Coalition, an influential group that tirelessly advocated for the bill. We will keep you informed about the implications of the measure for nurses.