August 29, 2023

HHS investing $100M to grow nursing workforce

Editor's Note

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), on August 10, announced awards of more than $100 million to educate more nurses and grow the nursing workforce.

The awards include:

  • $8.7 million to help licensed practical nurses become RNs
  • $34.8 million to increase the number of primary care nurse practitioners, clinical nurse specialists, and certified nurse midwives
  • $30 million to support comprehensive residency and fellowship training programs to increase the number of advanced practice nurses in primary care
  • $26.5 million to address bottlenecks in nursing education and support more nursing school faculty.

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