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Obama Budget includes Money for Nursing Workforce Development President Obama’s…

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Obama Budget includes Money for Nursing Workforce Development

President Obama’s proposed budget includes funding for programming in Advanced Nursing Education, Nursing Workforce Diversity, Nurse Education, Practice and Retention, the Nurse Faculty Loan Program and Comprehensive Geriatric Education Program, and the Nurse CORPS Scholarship and Loan Repayment Program.

In addition, the proposal includes $144 million for the National Institute of Nursing Research, a 2.53 percnet increase over last year’s funding level.

The president’s proposed budget is likely ...

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State legislative committee times announced today! Senate Health to meet at 8:4…

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State legislative committee times announced today!

Senate Health to meet at 8:45am on Wednesdays! Early, but allows for a return to clinical practice later in the day!

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Rand Health study finds as many as 1.5 million Ohio residents would potentially…

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Rand Health study finds as many as 1.5 million Ohio residents would potentially report better access to care and that 330,000 more Ohioans could receive preventative care visits if Ohio advanced practice nurses practiced independently.

See complete study at www.rand.org/pubs/research_reports/RR848.html.


The Impact of Full Practice Authority for Nurse Practitioners and Other Advanced Practice…
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Senate names Health and Human Services Committee members and members of a separa…

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Senate names Health and Human Services Committee members and members of a separate Medicaid Committee.

Health & Human Services:

Senator Jones (Chair)

Senator Lehner (Vice Chair)

Senator Tavares (Ranking Member)

Senator Beagle

Senator Cafaro

Senator Gardner

Senator Hite

Senator Hottinger

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It is official! State representative Ann Gonzales was just named chair of the H…

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It is official! State representative Ann Gonzales was just named chair of the House Health and Aging Committee! Congratulations to COCHA 2014 Legislator of the Year Rep. Gonzales on your chairmanship!

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Renew Before the End of the Year And Take Advantage of the Reduced Rate COHCA i…

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Renew Before the End of the Year
And Take Advantage of the Reduced Rate

COHCA invites all current and past members to renew their COHCA memberships before the end of the year and enjoy a discounted rate of $59. After the new year the rate will increase. Click the link below to renew today.

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Renew Before the End of the Year And Take Advantage of the Reduced Rate COHCA…

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Renew Before the End of the Year
And Take Advantage of the Reduced Rate

COHCA invites all current and past members to renew their COHCA memberships before the end of the year and enjoy a discounted rate of $59. After the new year the rate will increase. Click the link below to renew today.

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Invite students to join COHCA for FREE!


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Join COHCA for Nurses Day at the Statehouse February 18, 2015. Use link below to…

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Join COHCA for Nurses Day at the Statehouse February 18, 2015. Use link below to register. Hope to see you there!


Nurses Day at the Statehouse – Ohio Nurses Association
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Nurses Day at the Statehouse 2015 Nursing: The Heart of Ohio’s Healthcare Registration

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Mixed news today at the statehouse The Ohio House of Representatives met for th…

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Mixed news today at the statehouse

The Ohio House of Representatives met for the last time this general assembly to address numerous bills including HB 394, legislation to allow pharmacists and pharmacy interns to administer CDC recommended immunizations. The bill would require a prescription to administer CDC recommended vaccines to youth 7-12 except the flu vaccine. For people 13 and older all CDC vaccines may be administered without a prescription.

The house voted to concur ...

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Proposed Changes to Shared Savings Program Places Greater Emphasis on Nurse Prac…

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Proposed Changes to Shared Savings Program Places Greater Emphasis on Nurse Practitioners (NPs) and Clinical Nurse Specialists (CNSs)

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a proposed rule that would strengthen the Medicare Shared Services Program for Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs). The proposed rule would place a greater emphasis on primary care services. Specifically, CMS proposes to refine the assignment of Medicare beneficiaries to an ACO to place a greater emphasis on the use of NPs, physician assistants ...

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