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AACN's Washington Weekly

Published September 04, 2019

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Keep Title VIII Momentum Going as Congressional Recess Ends


Next Monday marks the House and Senate’s first legislative session since August 1, when Members of Congress left the nation’s capital for a five-week “recess” in their hometowns. Known as August Recess, this period offers an opportunity for constituents to connect directly with their elected official on important policies and issues. 

In July, the Title VIII Nursing Workforce Reauthorization Act of 2019 (H.R. 728) advanced out of the full House Energy and Commerce Committee by unanimous voice vote. The significant impact AACN members have had on gaining additional support for this essential legislation is paying off. With Congress reconvening to tackle several hot-button issues this fall, including drug pricing legislation, we must continue the momentum on supporting the passage of Title VIII Reauthorization (H.R. 728/S. 1399). Ask your Member of Congress to cosponsor and pass Title VIII. We need your voice!   


GNE Demonstration Project Increases APRN Student Enrollment

According to the National Center for Health Workforce Analysis, the U.S. will need over 20,000 additional full-time primary care providers by 2025 to meet the demand for health care. Federal agencies, such as the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), are looking to APRNs to help alleviate the expected future shortage of primary care physicians. 

To support the clinical education of additional APRN students, CMS funded the Graduate Nurse Education Demonstration Project, mandated under section 5509 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010, Pub. L. 111-148. The GNE demonstration project was designed to expand clinical education for additional APRN students to ultimately increase APRN student graduates from schools of nursing. The August 2019 final report concluded that the GNE demonstration project was effective in increasing APRN student enrollment and
graduation as well as expanding opportunities for clinical education at demonstration sites. Read the full report here.

Watch Live: 2019 National Health Research Forum  


Research!America will hold its National Health Research Forum on September 5, convening top leaders across government, industry, patient advocacy, academia, and philanthropy to address the most pressing challenges facing health research and public health and to discuss efforts to find innovative solutions. Watch the livestream here, starting at 9:00 AM EST. 

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