With the demand for nurses continuing to increase in reaction to the elderly populace and rising chronic conditions, health professionals in the US are requesting legislators to reauthorize employee development plans for the future of medical care. The Title VIII Nursing Workforce Reauthorization Act of 2019 updates and enhances nursing programs while reauthorizing and financing their education. Particularly, the legislation improves scholarships and loan repayment practices of nurses, nursing faculty enhancement, grants for boosting labor force diversity, quality of care, and retention. Qualification for nursing education, training, excellence, and retention has been reinforced to encompass managed facilities that offer basic care to underprivileged communities.
Additionally, nursing education grant programs have been extended to encourage career progression for people who would like to become registered nurses or advanced practice registered nurses. The Title VIII Nursing Workforce Reauthorization Act of 2019 legislation supports internships and placement plans that promote mentoring and improvement of specialties.
Under the legislation, opportunities for nursing education have also been enhanced to encompass the learning of clinical nurse leaders in different programs. Nursing specialist programs give registered nurses a broad scope of education that enables them to offer a variety of care approaches. The grants provided for in the legislation should be employed in the realization of quality nursing practices in regions that have or are anticipated to experience a nursing shortage. Furthermore, the legislation necessitates the accountability of the government through effective assessment and reporting on the education and practice of nurses via existing and recommended oversight functions. The Government Accountability Office is expected to keep a record of nurses taking part in the program and ensure the quality of facilities wherein they are operating.