Capps was instrumental in the enactment of the Nurse Reinvestment Act
There have been laws and legislation passed to encourage nursing growth, including the Nurse Reinvestment Act
in 2002, the Registered Nurse Safe Staffing Act of 2007 and 2010, and mandated nurse ratios at the state level (Stanton, 2004).
Recommendations are not mandates, and if you recall what happened with the Nurse Reinvestment Act
, it takes action to implement an agenda for change, and for these recommendations to become actualized, nursing leaders need to carry a big stick--a big yard stick.
The national policy response concentrated on the recruitment and retention of nurses, as codified in the Nurse Reinvestment Act
of 2002 (P.L.
These efforts helped produce the Nurse Reinvestment Act
, signed by President Bush in 2002.
Clinton was in support of the Title VIII Nurse Reinvestment Act
programs which provide much needed funding for nurse education.
The Nurse Reinvestment Act
, passed by Congress in 2002, provides loan forgiveness for nurses who obtain advanced degrees and go on to teach as nursing faculty.
HSRA Initiatives for Nursing Under Title VIII, Section 831 of the Public Health Service Act, as amended by the Nurse Reinvestment Act
of 2002, funds are available for projects to provide education in new technologies.
* Boost funding for the Nurse Reinvestment Act
, National Institutes of Health, National Cancer Institute, National Institute of Nursing Research, and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Needleman and Buerhaus was widely covered by the media and ultimately helped inform the discussion and passage of the Nurse Reinvestment Act
, which was signed by President Bush a mere two months after publication of their research in the New England Journal of Medicine.
As the main source of funding for nursing education and recruitment, Title VIII includes programs of the Nurse Reinvestment Act
. Some of the programs supported include the following:
Updates on The Nurse Reinvestment Act
are available on the Department of Human and Health Services website at http:/bhpr.hrsa.gov/nursing, (McKeon, 2002).