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Celebrating National Nurses Week

Read Mary Chesney's post about honoring the wide spectrum of nurses and acknowledging the mentors who have helped shape our members' lives and nursing careers.

In addition, this week HRSA shared some recent stats benefiting nurses. HRSA has:  

  • Invested $11 billion over five years to expand Community Health Centers, which resulted in an additional 5,800 nursing positions, including 2,300 advanced practice nurses.
  • Expanded opportunities for nursing education by investing more than $143 million in Nursing Workforce Development programs for students at all levels, as well as nursing faculty. In addition, the Nurse Faculty Loan Program expanded opportunities for doctoral education, and trained an additional 2,250 nurse faculty.
  • Invested in the National Health Service Corps, quadrupling the number of Nurse Practitioners to more than 1,600 and certified nurse midwives to nearly 160 over the past six years. In addition, more than 2,200 nurses have been trained in the NURSE Corps scholarship and loan repayment programs.