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AACN's Washington Weekly

Published April 28, 2021

AACN Partnership with NIH’s All of Us Research Program

This year, AACN has continued its partnership with the NIH’s All of Us Research Program as we continue to promote precision medicine and create the most diverse health research database in history.  In the last month alone, our Director of Policy, Dr. Colleen Leners has spoken at the annual conferences for the National Student Nurses' Association and the Association of Family Practice PAs & NPs as well as at more than 10 different community events to promote this program.  Thank you to our member schools for their hard work putting on these events, including Wayne State University, Pace University, University of Texas Health, Northwestern State University, Louisiana Tech University, University of Louisiana Monroe, and University of Massachusetts Boston. Visit the All of Us website to learn more or enroll in the program.

Bipartisan Bills Recognizing the U.S. Cadet Nurse Corps Reintroduced

Earlier this month, Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Representative Cheri Bustos (D-IL-17), along with 40 bipartisan lawmakers in the House and Senate, reintroduced the United States Cadet Nurse Corps Service Recognition Act (S.1220/H.R. 2568). This legislation recognizes and honors the nearly 120,000 members of the U.S. Cadet Nurse Corps who cared for our servicemen and women during World War II. The U.S. Cadet Nurse Corps Service Recognition Act also provides these women who served with honorable veteran status, a service medal, a burial plaque or grave marker, and other privileges. AACN has long supported this legislation and will continue to monitor its progress.

Deadline Approaching: Apply for the Nurse Corps Scholarship Program Today

Apply today for the Nurse Corps Scholarship Program administered by the Health Services and Resources Administration (HRSA). This program covers tuition, fees, and other reasonable educational costs for students enrolled in an accredited school of nursing in the United States or in a U.S. territory. In exchange, recipients must work a minimum of two years at a Critical Shortage Facility (CSF) upon graduation. The deadline for applications is May 6, 2021. For more information, eligibility, and to apply, click here.

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