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As State Department Freezes Visas for Healthcare Professionals, Healthcare Workforce Coalition Urges Congress to Pass Healthcare Workforce Resilience Act

With over 102 million Americans living in a federally designated Health Professional Shortage Area, it is critical for the U.S. to bolster the nursing workforce with highly educated and qualified professionals  Washington, DC – The Healthcare Workforce Coalition today urged Congress to swiftly pass the bipartisan Healthcare Workforce Resilience Act (H.R. 6205/S. 3211) in light of…

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#HAVhope Friday: AHA Brings Awareness to Reducing Violence in Healthcare Settings

The Healthcare Workforce Coalition (HWC) commends the American Hospital Association (AHA) for hosting a National Day of Awareness about combatting violence in hospitals and health systems. This year, on June 7th, AHA is hosting the eighth annual Hospitals Against Violence #HAVhope Friday where hospitals and health systems strive to find solutions for a safer workforce…

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56% of ER Nurses Experienced Workplace Violence in the Last 30 Days

Hospitals are supposed to be safe spaces. Unfortunately, violence and abuse against healthcare workers has become all too common. Now, a recent survey from the Emergency Nurses Association highlights how shockingly widespread workplace violence is in the ER. In a poll of 500 ENA members from across the country, 56% reported suffering physical violence or…

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Coalition Applauds Senate HELP Committee for Passing Dr. Lorna Breen Health Care Provider Protection Reauthorization Act

Washington, DC – The Healthcare Workforce Coalition (HWC) commends the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) for passing the Dr. Lorna Breen Health Care Provider Protection Reauthorization Act S. (3679) at a committee markup today. This bipartisan legislation supports grant programs for mental health training and education, peer support programs, and crisis intervention…

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HWC Members Express Gratitude and Support for Nurses During #NationalNursesWeek

During National Nurses Week, the Healthcare Workforce Coalition (HWC) is proud to stand alongside our members in recognizing the dedication and resilience of nurses. During National Nurses Day on May 6 and International Nurses Day on May 12 and throughout this celebratory week, our coalition partners shared their commitment to supporting and advocating for the…

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Addressing Enrollment Challenges in U.S. Nursing Education: A Look at AACN’s Latest Data

The American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) recently released its annual national survey, revealing critical insights into the current state of nursing education in the United States. AACN surveyed nursing schools with baccalaureate and higher degrees and found that while enrollment in entry-level nursing programs remains stable, there is a concerning decline in advanced…

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Academically Preparing Students to Become Practice Ready Nurses: ATI Holy Name Case Study

THE CHALLENGE The U.S. is facing a serious shortage of nurses. Roughly 100,000 registered nurses were estimated to have left the field during the COVID-19 pandemic due to stress, burnout, and retirements. If that wasn’t bad enough, research shows that approximately 800,000 nurses intend to leave the profession by 2027. Moreover, the need to help…

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Improving Immigration Policies for International Nurses: Bituina’s Journey

Bituina, an exceptional nurse hailing from the Philippines, embarked on a remarkable journey to the United States in March 2021. Her narrative shines a light on the challenges and triumphs experienced by international nurses, shedding profound insight into the urgent necessity for enhanced immigration policies to facilitate the entry of highly qualified professionals like herself…

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Healthcare Workforce Coalition Salutes Nurses While Calling on Congress to Advance Workforce Solutions

Washington, DC – As National Nurses Week commences, the Healthcare Workforce Coalition (HWC) proudly honors the invaluable contributions of nurses across the United States. Today, on National Recognition Day for Nurses, we spotlight the critical role nurses play not only in patient care but as central pillars of our healthcare system. This National Nurses Week (May…

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Empowering Healthcare and Challenges: Glenda’s Story

Glenda’s journey from the Philippines to the U.S. encapsulates a dream spanning more than a decade. Despite facing numerous hurdles, including retrogression and the closure of an opportunity for a U.S. visa, Glenda’s determination led her to work as a nurse in Saudi Arabia for six years. During her time, she was able to foster…

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