Wednesday, June 29, 2005
National Nurse Team Takes WA DC By Storm
I am in WA DC with my esteemed colleagues, Pat Carroll and Terri Polick. Yesterday, we met with Roxanne Fulcher, Health Policy Specialist from the American Association of Community Colleges, and the four of us spent the day lobbying members of the House to sponsor a bill for an Office of the National Nurse.
Thanks to Roxanne, we were able to meet face to face with Representatives Johnson (TX), Capps (CA), and McCarthy (NY) all nurses!!! They were all excited about the ideas we presented to them and really understand how valuable nurses are to our country.
We also saw Congressman Earl Blumenauer and finally met with the health policy specialist in Congressman David Wu's office.
We will be visiting the Senate today.
As soon as we return home, we promise to post pictures. :-) Stay tuned.
The National Nursing Network Organization Team—Wednesday, June 29, 2005