National League for Nursing - About the NLN
Health Care Reform Information
Quality Health Care for All
Fundamental to the nursing profession and integral to NLN core values is the principle that all individuals must have equitable access to comprehensive health care services. In 2008, even before the rapidly increasing unemployment rate, a staggering 46 million-plus people in our communities lacked health insurance, and millions more had inadequate coverage. The NLN is committed to the principle that everyone in the nation must have access to a health home for health promotion, basic care, and non-urgent medical needs.
Nursing Shortage Information
Nursing Shortage/Nurse Workforce Development
Health disparities, inflated costs, and poor quality of health care outcomes are deepening because of today's shortfall of appropriately prepared. Nurses are the primary professionals of quality health care delivery in the nation. Yet, the nursing shortage is affecting communities across the nation. The nurse faculty and nursing shortage is outpacing the level of federal resources allocated by Congress to help alleviate the situation. Appropriations for nursing education, such as the Title VIII - Nursing Workforce Development Programs, are inconsistent with the health care reality facing our nation. Insufficient investments will diminish human resource development, a shortsighted course of action that potentially further jeopardizes access to and the quality of the nation's delivery of health care.
Comparison of NLN Agenda and Health Care Reform Laws (PDF)
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