Senators Barbara Mikulski (D-MD) and Olympia Snowe (R-ME) have circulated a letter soliciting support for an increase in funding for nursing workforce development programs
. This Dear Colleague solicitation asks other Members of the U.S. Senate to sign-on to a statement supporting $215 million in fiscal year (FY) 2010 funding for the Nursing Workforce Development programs administered by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA).
If nurses can urge a large number of Senators to sign onto the Mikulski/Snowe letter, we will be more likely to receive this funding increase. Do not delay! Contact your Senators today! The deadline for Senators to sign onto the Dear Colleague letter is Monday, May 11th!
See below to read letter and to learn more about nursing workforce development programs.