The Senate Full Committee on Appropriations approved their FY 2017 Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies bill with a 29-1 vote. The funding chart below outlines the specific program breakdown. The bill recommends $229.472 million for the Title VIII Nursing Workforce Development programs (level funding from FY 2016). The bill also provides $2 billion increase for the National Institutes of Health and $151.965 million for the National Institutes of Nursing Research (a $5.48 mil increase over FY 2016).
SUNA Past President Cheryl LeCroy wrote an article published May 27 for the 'Nurse Appreciation' campaign published by MediaPlanet and distributed nationwide in USA Today. Her article, entitled "Finding Your Trusted Partner in Urologic Health," was published both online and in print with articles by other nursing leaders. The goal of the campaign is to spotlight nurses and the lifesaving work they do.