ERIC Number: ED264808
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Jun-5
Nurse Education Act of 1985. Report Together with Additional Views to Accompany H.R. 2370. House of Representatives, Ninety-ninth Congress, First Session.
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Energy and Commerce.
A bill amending the Public Health Service Act (Title VIII) to extend programs of assistance for nurse education is addressed in this congressional report. After briefly reviewing the background and need for the legislation, a section-by-section analysis is presented. H.R. 2370 extends for 3 years the following programs in nurse education: special project grants and contracts, program support for advanced nurse training, program and student support for nurse practitioner and nurse midwife training, traineeships in advanced nurse training, and traineeships for nurse anesthetists. The bill also creates a new authority for special demonstration grants and authorizes nurse practitioners who have incurred a service obligation in return for traineeship support to satisfy that obligation by working in a public health care facility. The demonstration projects are designed for both noninstitutional settings and for geographical and shortage specialty areas. Another new program initiative focuses on clinical nursing programs for acute-care, long-term care, and ambulatory care facilities. The bill also covers construction assistance, capitation grants, financial distress grants, and student loans. Included are views of four congressmen about nursing care for the elderly, which is one focus of the bill. (SW)
Descriptors: Clinical Experience, Construction Programs, Contracts, Demonstration Programs, Federal Aid, Federal Legislation, Financial Support, Geriatrics, Grants, Higher Education, Nurse Practitioners, Nursing Education, Obstetrics, Professional Continuing Education, Public Health, Student Loan Programs
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Energy and Commerce.