PHENSA values advocacy for nursing practice and nursing education program in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.  If you need assistance with this process, please contact the person who represents your region below.

Public and Professional Affairs Committee

Central – Kelly Kuhns, Millersville University, (2017-19)

Northeast – Cynthia Mailloux, King’s College, (2017-19); Sheila Hartung, Bloomsburg University, (2017-19)

Southeast – Donna Trinkaus, Drexel University, (2018-20)

Southwest – Lynn George, Carlow University, – Chair (2018-20)

Northwest – Mary Ann Thurkettle, Slippery Rock University, (2018-20)

Subject: We have a Senate Title VIII Reauth Bill!!!!

Hi SGLs:

I am proud to report that the Senate just introduced their Title VIII Nursing Workforce Reauthorization Act. We also understand that the bill number will be S. 1399. More details to come, but wanted to make sure you had the latest and greatest. In the coming days, we will begin our grassroots activity and be sure to keep you updated as both the House and Senate bills progress.

What a way to continue a National Nurses Week!

Warm regards,

Rachel L. Stevenson, MA
Director of Government Affairs
American Association of Colleges of Nursing
655 K Street, NW, Suite 750
Washington, DC 20001
O: 202-463-6930 ext. 271 | C: 202-680-4617

The below links have been recommended from the Director of Government Affairs for AACN.

Below are various “Fact Sheets” published by AACN – facts on the nursing shortage, faculty shortage, nursing education and more!

If you have information on legislative activity or visits you are making, please email Alexis Kierce at to get the information posted here.