2022 Session

Budget Amendments - HB30 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Sickles
VCCS - Expand Nursing Capacity

Item 212 #4h

Item 212 #4h

First Year - FY2023 Second Year - FY2024
Higher Education
Virginia Community College System FY2023 $37,827,000 FY2024 $14,846,000 GF
FY2023 79.00 FY2024 143.00 FTE

Page 228, line 34, strike "$1,046,522,208" and insert "$1,084,349,208".
Page 228, line 34, strike "$1,034,522,208" and insert "$1,049,368,208".

Page 231, after line 29, insert:

"Z. 1. Out of this appropriation, $37,827,000 the first year and $14,846,000 the second year from the general fund is designated to bolster the long-term care workforce by expanding the existing capacity of Virginia's community colleges to train registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, and certified nursing assistants.

2. The Virginia Community College System shall expand nursing school capacity by adding full-time and part-time teaching and clinical faculty over the course of fiscal years 2023 and 2024; increasing existing full-time nursing faculty salaries; purchasing new teaching and training equipment; and making other necessary laboratory and classroom renovations and equipment purchases. By 2028, this investment will increase Virginia's nursing workforce by 3,500 each year."


(This amendment requests additional funding to expand nursing education.)