NACNS is a member of the Nursing Community Coalition(NCC). Below is a quick summary of the issue.
Yesterday, President Trump released his FY 2021 budget, A Budget for America’s Future. This $4.8 trillion budgetary blueprint includes many cuts to key programs of interest to the NCC, including:
- Elimination of all Title VIII Nursing Workforce Development Programs, except the Nurse Corps;
- A reduction of $5.5 million to Nurse Corps funding for a total of $83.135 million;
- Nearly $3 billion cut to the National Institutes of Health;
- Reduction in National Institute of Nursing Research for a total of $156.804 million.
In response to these deep cuts, the Nursing Community Coalition released a statement that can be found here. For additional background on this budget framework, visit: