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Members of the Nursing Community Coalition (NCC) signed letter to the House and Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies requesting $530 million for Title VIII nursing workforce development programs.
According to the National Council of the State Boards of Nursing, more than 5 million RNs and LPNs are in the United States. That is significantly more than the 1 million licensed physicians. By contrast, 11 physicians but only 3 nurses were elected to the current U.S. Congress.