WASHINGTON—The House Labor-HHS Appropriations Subcommittee approved its version of the FY2010 appropriations bill. Included in the bill is an approximately 55 percent increase in Title VIII nurse education funding. The total provided is approximately $263 million,an increase of $92 million over the FY 2009 levels. It is important to note that this increase is on top of/separate from the funding in the stimulus plan (see below) for 2010.
As can be seen in the table below, this follows the recommendations in the President’s budget proposal, with the bulk of the increase going to scholarships and loan repayments for RNs. It provides about a $4.5 million, or about a 40 percent increase, for the nurse faculty loan repayment program, taking that program from $11.5 to $16 million.
The full House has approved this bill. … Back to Article
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