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Nursing Education National League for Nursing - News Release NLN CEO Testifies on HRSA's Title VIII — Nursing Workforce Development Programs

Dr. Beverly Malone Makes Case for Increased Funding to the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

April 2, 2007—New York, NY—Beverly Malone, PhD, RN, FAAN, CEO of the National League for Nursing testified before the US House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies on Thursday, March 29.

As evidenced by the questions put to her by the members of the subcommittee, Dr. Malone's testimony struck a chord with the representatives who readily understood the relationship between the worsening shortage of nurses and the concomitant shortage of nurse educators. She made a strong case for increased funding at a minimum of $200 million for FY 2008. The Bush Administration's proposed budget for FY 2008 contains a 29 percent cut aimed at the reduction of some Nursing Workforce Development programs and the elimination of others, a strategy Dr. Malone described as ill-considered in light of the aging population and nursing workforce.

Dr. Malone's full written testimony is available on the NLN website at www.nln.org/governmentaffairs/statementsandletters.htm. To arrange an interview with Dr. Malone, please contact Kathi Ream, NLN director of government affairs, at 703-241-3947 or Karen R. Klestzick, chief communications officer at the NLN, at 212-812-0376.

Editors and reporters: For interview opportunities, please contact NLN chief communications officer, Karen R. Klestzick, at 212-812-0376, kklestzick@nln.org.

Dedicated to excellence in nursing education, the National League for Nursing is the premier organization for nurse faculty and leaders in nursing education offering faculty development, networking opportunities, testing and assessment, nursing research grants, and public policy initiatives to its 18,000 individual and 1100 institutional members.

 

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