Thanks to writer Annie Nowlin and ADVANCE for Nurses for running a story this past week, titled A Top Nurse. The article clearly defines what the Office of the National Nurse will accomplish-delivering the message of health promotion and prevention to every American. At a time when millions are uninsured, epidemic proportions of preventable diseases run rampant, and healthcare costs continue to rise, nurses must step up, use our voices and advocate for the public's health. The National Nurse proposal adds one additional public health nurse coordinator to every state to coordinate the work of the Office with the National Nurse teams to help disseminate education to every community. No American will be left behind in healthcare as the educational messages will be broadcast on television, radio, and then put on the Internet in multiple languages. The National Nurse teams will direct four free educational programs in their own communities all occuring simulaneously nationwide to repeat the message face to face with members of the public.
We can and we will make a difference by saving lives and dollars. Health must be our nation's number one priority.
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The National Nursing Network Organization Team—Sunday, February 26, 2006