Nursing provisions remain in Build Back Better Act

In a Nov. 19 statement, the Nursing Community Coalition (NCC) commended the House for including several nursing priorities in the Build Back Better Act (H.R. 5376 ). The bill includes several provisions supporting nursing education; investments in the Nurse Corps, which offers scholarships and loan repayment to RNs and APRNs who work in underserved areas; and major segments of the Momnibus Act, which aims to improve maternal health outcomes. The bill also includes funding for public health, mental health and pandemic preparedness initiatives. AONL is one of 63 national nursing organizations that make up the NCC. AONL’s parent organization, the American Hospital Association, also issued a statement praising many of the same provisions.