WOCN is a member of the Nursing Community Coalition which consists of 58 national nursing organizations committed to improving the health and health care of our nation by collaborating to support Registered Nurses (RNs) and Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRNs). Collectively, the NC represents over one million RNs, APRNs, nurse researchers, nurse faculty, and nursing students.  In the past quarter, the Nursing Community has provided comments and updates on the following issues:

 

NCC Sends Letter Supporting Legislation that Improves Access to Workers’ Compensation for Injured Federal Workers

July 28, 2022

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Fifty-one members of the Nursing Community Coalition (NCC) signed onto a letter to the U.S. Senate   supporting consideration and passage of H.R. 6087, the Improving Access to Workers’ Compensation for Injured Federal Workers Act. This bipartisan legislation would retire outdated barriers in the Federal Employees’ Compensation Act (FECA) that limit the ability of NPs to provide care and treatment for injured or ill federal employees.

 

NCC Sends Letter Supporting Legislation to Address Workplace Violence

June 9, 2022

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Fifty-three members of the Nursing Community Coalition (NCC) signed onto a letter to Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), and original Senate cosponsors, supporting introduction of the Workplace Violence Prevention for Health Care and Social Service Workers Act (S.4182) in the Senate and strongly urging passage of this important legislation this Congress.

 

NCC Thanks Congress for Introducing a Resolution Honoring and Recognizing National Nurses Week 2022

June 8, 2022

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Sixty-two members of the Nursing Community Coalition (NCC) signed onto a thank you letter to Senate Nursing Caucus Co-Chairs, Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-OR) and Sen. Roger Wicker (R-MS), as well as Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX-30), one of the three nurses in Congress, and House Nursing Caucus Co-Chair, Rep. David Joyce (R-OH-14), along with more than 70 bipartisan members in the House and Senate, for introducing S.Res.626/ H.Res.1100- A resolution supporting the goals and ideals of National Nurses Week, to be observed from May 6 through May 12, 2022.

 

NCC Steering Committee Sends Letter to House of Representatives supporting passage of H.R. 6087, the Improving Access to Workers’ Compensation for Injured Federal Workers Act

June 7, 2022

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The Nursing Community Coalition (NCC) Steering Committee sent a letter on behalf of the NCC to members of the House of Representatives supporting passage of H.R. 6087, the Improving Access to Workers’ Compensation for Injured Federal Workers Act, which would retire outdated barriers in the Federal Employees’ Compensation Act (FECA) that limit the ability of Nurse Practitioners (NPs) to provide care and treatment for injured or ill federal employees.

 

40 Senators Support FY 2023 Funding for Title VIII in Senate Dear Colleague Letter

May 25, 2022

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Forty Senators signed onto a Senate Dear Colleague letter circulated by Senate Nursing Caucus Co-Chair, Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR) requesting $530 million for Title VIII Nursing Workforce Development Programs in FY 2023.

 

NCC Submits Testimony to House and Senate Appropriation Subcommittees

May 11, 2022

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Fifty-nine members of the Nursing Community Coalition (NCC) signed onto written testimony submitted to the House and Senate Appropriations Subcommittees on Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education. The testimony featured the coalition’s funding requests of $530 million for the Title VIII Nursing Workforce Development Programs and $210 million for the National Institute of Nursing Research for Fiscal Year 2023.

 

NCC Hosts Virtual Congressional Briefing and Roundtable Discussion during National Nurses Week

May 10, 2022

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The Nursing Community Coalition (NCC) held a virtual congressional briefing and roundtable discussion to highlight issues impacting nursing education, practice, and research. NCC members provided an overview to more than 100 guests, both on and off Capitol Hill, on trends within academic nursing and the workforce, while outlining requests to support our current and future nurses.

 

NCC Sends Letter to Congress Outlining Top Legislative Priorities

May 6, 2022

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Sixty-two members of the Nursing Community Coalition (NCC) signed onto a letter urging Congress to take action on top legislative priorities that impact nursing education, practice, and research. This letter comes as we kick off National Nurses Week 2022.