Bush Budget Threatens Cut for Advanced Nursing Programs - page 2

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  1. by   worldtraveler
    If we had a current administration that was not up for bid to the highest lobbyist(shades of jack abramoff) I may agree but not with the Guy in the WH now. Case in point, he allows these Foreign Nurses to flood the US market(usa) and depress the wages. How can the market fairly rectify this? Bush's answer- Import more Foreign Nurses so the Industry doesn't have to pay higher wages! Fact is these large Agencies sponsoring these Foreign Nurses are the ones making tremendous amounts of Money all the while keeping the wages of US Nurses down! Fair, I don't think so! Glad the ANA supported the other guy Kerry in 2004! They knew a looser(capital "L") when they saw him(bush)! 19 Months more of this Guy,,,can the USA survive,,,
  2. by   NRSKarenRN
    majority of senators support increased nursing education funding

    on april 19, 2007 senators barbara mikulski (d-md) and susan collins (r-me) sent a letter signed by 51 senators to the senate appropriations committee urging a $50 million increase in funding for nursing workforce development programs. this powerful show of support for nursing appropriations would not have been possible without the push provided by more than 400 hundred nurses who contacted their senators to urge them to sign this letter.
    read the article
  3. by   Kabin
    Quote from noggin_wise
    The fact are that programs are making trmendous amounts of money off of students and do not need government subsidizing. People need to stop looking for handouts all the time and either take out student loans or take a 2nd job. The market will take care of the nursing shortage not the federal government.
    The market hasn't taken care of the nursing shortage for some time and that's expected to continue with the babyboomer demographic shift. How could the markets take care of this when there aren't enough nursing schools, nursing instructors, or clinical sites. Aside from a few private schools, these are all funded by federal, state and local governments. The same is true with the shortage of medical docs and schools.
  4. by   Simplepleasures
    Quote from noggin_wise
    The fact are that programs are making trmendous amounts of money off of students and do not need government subsidizing. People need to stop looking for handouts all the time and either take out student loans or take a 2nd job. The market will take care of the nursing shortage not the federal government.
    It's amazing that some still buy the line, "the free market will take care of all needs".Yeah, its taken care of just who, the Chinese people, the Indian people,what about Americans? Free market reforms are desperatly needed to SAVE this country, Bush's administration has really done a job on all of us except one elite segment of our society.
  5. by   clee1
    And how is any of this the job of the Federal Government? Where are the words "nursing education" in the Constitution?

    Come on, folks!

    I can sorta see, in a stretch, how a "nursing shortage" might have "general welfare" implications, and allow for assistance with ADN and BSN programs, but you can pay for your own advanced practice degrees yourself as far as I'm concerned.
  6. by   anonymurse
    Quote from spacenurse
    $200 million is nothing compared to the pork signed into law.

    We especially need entry level programs leading to RN licensure and LVN to RN programs.
    AND education for those of us who wish so we can become professors and instructors in these programs.
    AND we need more CNS and NP programs.
    Every unit needs a CNA to educate direct care nurses and keep us current.
    Who do they think provides excellent care to underserved areas? Nurse practitioners and Nurse Midwives!
    Yeah, well that's not what the ANA page says the money is about:

    http://www.anapoliticalpower.org/adv...workforce.html

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