SPOTLIGHT: Nursing education advocates hit the Hill

Nursing and hospital advocacy groups hit the Hill last week to lobby for an increase in funding for nursing education in fiscal 2008. They're hoping to begin to address the emerging nursing shortage, which left 116,000 vacant positions for RN as of December 2006. Last month, President Bush vetoed a bill which would have provided $168 million for nursing workforce development, in favor of a proposal providing $105 million. Article