Resources to Support Nursing Education: A "Bipartisan No-Brainer"

Rep. Lois Capps, a member of the House Nursing Caucus, offers a passionate statement on the urgent nursing shortage. Her statement elicited comments from President Obama.

    • March 13, 2009

At the close of the White House forum on Health Reform (March 5, 2009), Rep. Lois Capps (D-CA), a member of the House Nursing Caucus, read a passionate statement on the urgent nursing shortage.

Capps, a nurse and longtime champion of the profession, said advancing nursing education and faculty training is essential to containing health care costs and expanding access and quality of care. President Barack Obama responded by acknowledging the important role of nurses and the extraordinary care they provide. The president urged bipartisan cooperation to provide resources for training.