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National Nurses Week
May 6 - 12

More than 20,000 nurses are part of the HRSA family, including 16,600 working at health centers and 4,300 National Health Service Corps clinicians in service. 

This year, nurses and all clinicians who care for underserved people can get ready to help patients in a whole new way – steering them to a new way to get health insurance, the Health Insurance Marketplace, when key parts of the Affordable Care Act take effect in 2014. 

Learn more: National Nurses Week: Delivering Quality and Innovation in Patient Care

The U.S. Nursing Workforce: Trends in Supply and Education

The just-released report analyzes the current nursing workforce (2.8 million RNs and 690,000 LPNs) and identifies recent trends for a better understanding of the supply, distribution and educational pipeline of nurses. 

The report reveals

  • Growth of the nursing workforce outpaced growth in the U.S. population over the past decade.
  • The number of RNs graduating with a BSN has increased an estimated 86 percent in the past 4 years.
  • The number of graduate nursing degrees awarded increased 67 percent in the past 4 years.
  • Even so, this has not generated a large increase in the portion of the workforce prepared with bachelor's or graduate degrees over the past decade.

Read Results in Brief and the full report: The U.S. Nursing Workforce: Trends in Supply and Education

Boomers Urged to be Tested for Hepatitis C

Baby boomers are five times more likely to be infected, and they currently account for more than 75 percent of adults with Hepatitis C, the CDC has warned. Liver disease and deaths from the disease are both on the rise.

CDC recommends that all Americans older than  47  be tested for the disease and the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program supports a Special Project of National Significance that is testing a new model for integration of hepatitis C treatment into clinical practice. 

Know More Hepatitis (CDC)
Ryan White Program Addressing Coinfection with Viral Hepatitis (

New Grant Opportunities

HRSA-13-259  Maternal and Child Health Measurement Research Network

HRSA-13-169  Part C Capacity Development Program

HRSA-13-256  Nurse Education, Practice, Quality and Retention Veteran’s Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing Program


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Last Reviewed: March 2016