The WOCN Society 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 several issues.

 

March 2, 2020

57 members of the Nursing Community Coalition signed onto letters to the House and Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies outlining the funding request levels of $278 million for Title VIII Nursing Workforce Development Programs and $182 million for the National Institute of Nursing Research for FY 2021.

Read the House Letter Here

Read the Senate Letter Here


February 28, 2020

60 members of the Nursing Community Coalition signed onto a letter to the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee urging them to support and advance S.997 – United States Cadet Nurse Corps Service Recognition Act of 2019.

Read the Full Letter Here

 

February 14, 2020

The Nursing Community Coalition (NCC) thanks the United States Senate and House of Representatives for introducing S. Res. 500 and H. Res. 859, resolutions honoring the Year of the Nurse and the Midwife.

Read the Statement Here

 

February 10, 2020

The Nursing Community Coalition (NCC) opposes the severe cuts made to key domestic and health care programs such as Title VIII Nursing Workforce Development Programs and the National Institute of Nursing Research in the Administration’s Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 budget. In addition, the NCC commends the President’s investment in the United States Public Health Service Commissioned Corps and the additional funding for the Indian Health Service.

Read the Statement Here

 

January 17, 2020

53 members of the Nursing Community Coalition responded to a CMS request for feedback on removing Scope of Practice barriers, particularly in regards to Section 5 of the President’s recent Executive Order (EO) #13890 on Protecting and Improving Medicare for Our Nation’s Seniors.

Read the Full Letter Here