2022 Session

Budget Amendments - HB30 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Sickles
SCHEV - Nursing Study

Item 144 #4h

Item 144 #4h

First Year - FY2023 Second Year - FY2024
Higher Education
State Council of Higher Education for Virginia FY2023 $100,000 FY2024 $0 GF

Page 185, line 29, strike "$23,410,355" and insert "$23,510,355".

Page 188, strike lines 23 through 30 and insert:

"S. Out of this appropriation, $100,000 in the first year for the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia to conduct a study to evaluate the growing needs of Virginia's Schools of Nursing so they may more comprehensively and effectively address the extensive nursing shortages in Virginia. The report shall include data related to (i) current and projected nursing shortages, (ii) approaches to prepare more educators, (iii) clinical and preceptor shortages, (iv) retention of current registered nursing workforce, (v) identify partnerships to strengthen nursing educational pipeline, and, (vi) prepare model articulation agreements between 2- and 4-year programs.  SCHEV shall consult with nursing leaders, two-year and four-year educational institutions, healthcare delivery organizations, the Joint Commission on Health Care, the Department of Healthcare Professions, the Virginia Health Workforce Development Authority and other stakeholders and shall report their recommendations to the Governor and Chairs of the House Appropriations and Senate Finance and Appropriations by November 1, 2022."


(This amendment requests funding to conduct a study on the nursing shortage in Virginia.)