Washington Watch: What Could the Nurse Reinvestment Act Mean for You?
Erin McKeon

AJN, American Journal of Nursing
December 2002 
Volume 102  Number 12
Pages 14 - 14
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  • The Nurse Reinvestment Act (NRA), signed into law August 1, contains many innovative programs to improve the nursing profession. In addition to addressing the burgeoning nursing shortage, this new law will provide nurses with increased career options and improve the governance of health care facilities in which they work. Last month’s Washington Watch provided an overview of the law’s provisions. This month’s column discusses how these provisions can benefit your education and work environment.


    If you are a practicing RN at an eligible health care facility, you may be able to be reimbursed up to 85% for any unpaid student loans under the Nurse Education Loan Repayment Program. For student nurses, the NRA has broadened the loan repayment program and added scholarships for students already accepted into nursing ...

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