In Las Vegas, Senator Rosen Highlights Her Bipartisan Legislation to Tackle Nursing Shortage 

Senator Rosen’s Bipartisan Train More Nurses Act Was Recently Passed By The U.S. Senate

LAS VEGAS, NV – Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV) toured the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) School of Nursing with faculty and nursing staff to discuss her work to address the nursing shortage in Nevada. Every county in Nevada is experiencing a shortage of medical professionals, and a recent analysis found that Nevada is one of the states with the least amount of nurses per capita. To help address this shortage, the U.S. Senate recently passed Senator Rosen’s bipartisan Train More Nurses Act. As a part of this year’s bipartisan government funding package, she helped secure $400,000 for updated training equipment at UNLV to better prepare the next generation of nurses and help improve patient outcomes. During the tour, Senator Rosen met with the Nursing School’s Interim Dean, Dr. Imelda Reyes, as well as other nursing faculty and alumni.

“Nevada’s dire nursing shortage is straining our entire medical system and impacting access to care for hard-working families,” said Senator Rosen. “In the U.S. Senate, I’ve been working across the aisle to increase access to workforce development so we can train more nurses. I was glad to speak with faculty and staff at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas’ School of Nursing about how we can continue working to address this shortage, and highlight funding I helped secure for their program.”

Senator Rosen has been leading efforts to address Nevada’s health care professional shortage and improve medical care access in the state. Last year, Senator Rosen helped introduce the bipartisan Medical Student Education Authorization Act to address the doctor shortage by expanding the Medical Student Education Program. She also introduced a package of bipartisan bills to tackle this health care professional shortage in Nevada and across the nation. Senator Rosen’s Maximizing Outcomes Through Better Investments in Lifesaving Equipment for (MOBILE) Health Care Act was signed into law in 2022, and allows community health centers to use federal funds to establish new, mobile health care units to increase access to health care services in rural and underserved communities.