2022 Session

Budget Amendments - SB30 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Hashmi
Long-term Care Nursing Scholarships

Item 287 #2s

Item 287 #2s

First Year - FY2023 Second Year - FY2024
Health and Human Resources
Department of Health FY2023 $64,000 FY2024 $64,000 GF

Page 295, line 8, strike "$5,860,000" and insert "$5,924,000".
Page 295, line 8, strike "$5,860,000" and insert "$5,924,000".

Page 296, after line 20, insert:

"E. Out of this appropriation, $64,000 the first year and $64,000 the second year from the general fund shall be provided to fund the Long-Term Facility Nursing Scholarship authorized in § 54.1-3011.2, Code of Virginia. The program shall offer a scholarship for any Virginia student accepted for enrollment or enrolled in an approved education program in the Commonwealth of Virginia to become a certified nurse aide, licensed practical nurse, or registered nurse, and who commits to work in a long-term care facility after graduation. For each year of scholarship money received, the participant agrees to engage in the equivalent of one year of full-time nursing practice in a long-term care facility in the Commonwealth."


(This amendment provides $64,000 from the general fund each year to fund scholarships for students who commit to work in certified nursing facilities and nursing homes. The funding will support 32 nursing students receiving $2,000 scholarships each year. The Long-Term Facility Nursing Scholarship was established in 2016 but has not received any funding to award scholarships to students. This amendment is a recommendation of the Joint Commission on Health Care.)