S.1575 - Nurse Faculty Education Act of 2005109th Congress (2005-2006)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Bingaman, Jeff [D-NM] (Introduced 07/29/2005)|
|Committees:||Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions|
|Latest Action:||07/29/2005 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. (text of measure as introduced: CR S9496-9497) (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.1575 — 109th Congress (2005-2006)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (07/29/2005)
Nurse Faculty Education Act of 2005 - Amends the Public Health Service Act to direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services, acting through the Health Resources and Services Administration, to establish a Nurse Faculty Education Program to ensure an adequate supply of nurse faculty through the awarding of grants to eligible entities to: (1) provide support for hiring new faculty, retaining existing faculty, and purchasing educational resources; (2) provide for increasing enrollment and graduation rates for students from doctoral programs; and (3) assist graduates in serving as nurse faculty in nursing schools.
Sets forth provisions regarding eligibility requirements and permissible uses of grant funds. Directs the Secretary to give priority to entities from states and territories that have a lower number of employed nurses per 100,000 population. Directs the Secretary to award specified numbers and amounts of grants for FY2006-FY2010, subject to specified limitations.
Directs: (1) the Secretary to evaluate and report to Congress on the results of activities carried out under such grants; and (2) the Comptroller General to study and report to Congress concerning activities to increase participation in the nurse educator program.