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AACN Washington Weekly

Published April 10, 2019

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Legislation Introduced to Support Heroic World War II Cadet Nurses

On April 3, Representative Cheri Bustos (D-IL-17) and Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) introduced the bipartisan, bicameral legislation, United States Cadet Nurse Corps Service Recognition Act (H.R. 2056/S. 997). This legislation recognizes and honors nearly 120,000 Cadet Nurses who served in the United States Cadet Nurse Corps during World War II and provides them with honorable discharges, medal privileges, and veteran burial benefits

To move this legislation forward, we need your help! Please take action NOW by sending a message to your Representative and Senators today, urging them to cosponsor and pass the United States Cadet Nurse Corps Service Recognition Act (H.R. 2056/S.997).


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Apply for the 2019 Nurse Corps Scholarship Program

The Nurse Corps Scholarship Program, administered by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), awards funding to nursing students who commit to practicing for at least two years at an approved healthcare facility in a high-need, underserved community. This scholarship can go toward tuition payment, required fees, reasonable educational costs, and a monthly living stipend. Three technical assistance calls/webinars will be held in the coming weeks. Learn more and apply here. Applications are due Tuesday, May 21.

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Nursing Now USA Joins Global Campaign to Elevate Nurses

Yesterday, AACN joined with the American Nurses Association, the United States Public Health Service Corps, the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill School of Nursing, the University of Washington School of Nursing, and other nursing organizations at the launch of Nursing Now USA. This event followed the 2018 launch of the Nursing Now global campaign, intended to raise the profile and status of nurses around the world. Nursing Now USA aims to educate consumers, families, and communities on how nurses impact their health and well-being and to ensure nurses are positioned to drive changes that will improve their health for all people. The campaign outlined three priorities for U.S. nurses: to promote innovation, develop policy, and expand influence as leaders in care delivery. Learn more about Nursing Now and Nursing Now USA here.

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