Can anyone give me any information or good sources on the Nurse Re-investment Act? Anyone following this--how is this bill progressing? Thank you for your assistance
Jan 16, '03
The Nurse Reinvestment Act, whic addresses recruitment AND retention, is no longer a bill - its a law. But Congress has not yet applied the $25 million in funding to implement it
. The ANA has been asking RNs to contact their US Senators and Congressmen by mail, phone, & email, to push them on allocating the $$$ ASAP.
<<ANA Pushes Nurse Reinvestment Act Through Congress -
President Bush Signs Nurse Reinvestment Act
also, the companion to the Nurse Reinvestment Act, the Nursing Education Loan Repayment Program, is now open & instructions for obtaining applications are on the ANA website (www.nursingworld.org
<<Nurse Education Loan Repayment Program Applications
The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) is currently accepting applications. The deadline is March 31, 2003.
The Nursing Education Loan Repayment Program (NELRP) offers registered nurses substantial assistance to repay educational loans in exchange for service in eligible facilities located in areas experiencing a shortage of nurses.
HRSA prefers that applications be submitted online, although they will accepted paper forms. Go to bhpr.hrsa.gov/nursing/loanrepay.htm to apply online.
Last edit by -jt on Jan 16, '03