The Nurse Corps Tax Parity Act has already received endorsements from the American Nurses Association, the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, the Association of Public Health Nurses and other representative organizations.
“The Nurse Corps scholarship and loan repayment programs are vital sources of federal support, not only for our students and practitioners, but for the healthcare system as a whole,” Deborah Trautman, president and CEO of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing, said in a news release. “We look forward to working with Congress to move this bipartisan effort forward.”
According to the Bureau of Health Workforce, Georgia ranks among the worst states in the country concerning the increasingly exacerbated nationwide nursing shortage. By 2035, the bureau estimated Georgia will not be able to fill roughly 21% of its nurse staffing needs.