To increase home healthcare services, particularly for underserved and at-risk populations, by assisting visiting nurse associations and other non-profit home health agencies to improve training and workforce development for home healthcare nurses, promoting and facilitating academic-practice collaborations, and enhancing recruitment and retention of home healthcare nurses.


Home Healthcare Nurse Promotion Act of 2009 - Amends the Public Health Service Act to: (1) define "visiting nurse association" for purposes of the Act; (2) authorize the Secretary of Health and Human Services to make grants to visiting nurse associations to provide training in home health care to nurses who are hired to provide such care and have no recent nursing work experience in home health care; (3) direct the Secretary to establish a pilot program to make grants to accredited schools of nursing to develop and implement curricula on home health care and report to Congress on such pilot program; and (4) extend the nursing workforce development loan repayment and scholarship program to nurses who work for a visiting nurse association.

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