House draft bill increases funding for nursing education and research

The House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies last week marked up the fiscal year 2023 spending bill. The measure includes $324 million for Nursing Workforce Development programs ─ an increase of $44 million from the fiscal year 2022 enacted level ─ as well as $208.571 million for the National Institute of Nursing Research. The National Institutes of Health, the Health Resources and Services Administration and the Department of Health and Human Services are poised to see funding increases under the current version. The draft bill also contains provisions to support maternal health, mental health, gun violence research and substance misuse. (AACN Washington Weekly article, 6/29/22)