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AACN's Washington Weekly

Published March 15, 2023

American Association of College of Nursing - Washington Weekly - Your Inside Track to Federal Policy

President’s Fiscal Year 2024 Budget Released

Last week, President Biden released the Administration’s proposed Fiscal Year (FY) 2024 Budget, which includes recommendations for additional resources to essential programs supporting nursing education, research, and practice under the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and U.S. Department of Education. Several key funding priorities important to academic nursing include:

  • $349.932 million for Title VIII Nursing Workforce Development Programs, a nearly $50 million increase, which includes:
    • More than $32 million for Nurse Education, Practice and Retention grants to expand, enhance, and modernize nursing education programs; and
    • $17 million for Advanced Nursing Education to support the maternal and perinatal workforce. 
  • $197.671 million for the National Institute of Nursing Research, which is part of the proposed $51.098 billion for the National Institutes of Health; and
  • $90 billion for the U.S. Department of Education, which includes increases to the maximum Pell Grant, more support to Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) for graduate education in nursing and other disciplines, and additional support for student aid programs.

To see AACN’s press release on this Administration’s FY 2024 Budget, click here. For an updated AACN FY 2024 funding chart, click here. As the appropriations process continues, AACN remains committed to working with Congress to ensure bold support for nursing education, workforce, and research programs. 

NIH Common Rule IRB Exceptions Update Released

On March 2, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) published a reminder that when the Public Health Emergency (PHE) ends on May 11, 2023, NIH will no longer be able to grant single Institutional Review Board (IRB) exceptions for multi-site research. This exception is only permitted for research that is ongoing or initially reviewed by the IRB during the PHE and cannot be applied to additional studies. All exceptions granted prior to May 11, 2023, will continue to be effective throughout the duration of the intended research. To learn more, click here.  

AACN Highlights All of Us Research at Southern Nursing Research Society Conference

AACN in a collaborative effort with the National Institutes of Health’s All of Us Research Program continues to engage with the nursing community on participation and research opportunities. The latest efforts occurred earlier this month at the Southern Nursing Research Society Conference where attendees learned about All of Us Research Program, participated in an interactive session with Dr. Colleen Leners, and visited an educational booth. To learn more about the All of Us Research Program, click here.

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