URGENT – Save Nursing Workforce funding! Call your Senators. today.

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Stop amendment threatening Title VIII funding. Call your Senators TODAY, tell them to Vote NO on the Allard Amendment

The Senate is scheduled to vote at 5:30 this evening (10/22) on an amendment that would diminish funding for nursing workforce development programs by 10%. Sen. Wayne Allard (R-CO) is sponsoring the amendment, which would impact all Title VIII Nursing Workforce Development programs except the Nurse Education Loan Repayment Programs.
  • Title VIII programs --currently funded at $150 Million --are the only federal programs designed to address the nursing shortage. These programs are vital to support nursing students; invest in nursing faculty and education capacity; maintain advanced education programs; and direct nurses to critical shortage areas. (see document below for additional information)
  • Now is time to increase, not cut funding for these vital programs that address the nursing shortage.
  • The majority of the Senate agrees.

In April 51 Senators signed a letter to the Senate Appropriations Committee supporting a $50 million increase in funding for nursing workforce development programs.


We need your help today to stop this dangerous amendment. Call your Senators through the Senate Switchboard at 202-224-3121. Urge them to protect nursing workforce development funding—tell them to vote NO on the Allard Amendment. Let us know how your call goes - e-mail ANA at gova@ana.org to let us know that you took action on this critical issue.