(Pictured: Representative Peter DeFazio)
On behalf of the National Nurse Campaign, we thank Representative Peter DeFazio from Oregon for joining the growing list of co-sponsors to HR 4903, The National Nurse Act of 2006.
Here is Congressman DeFazio's statement:
It is long overdue that the U.S. have a national nurse to stand alongside the surgeon general. Nurses have long played an essential role in America's health care system. A national nurse is someone who can help spread the word about health services, who can provide preventive health advice, and who can encourage others to get involved in the profession of nursing.
The National Nursing Network Organization Team—Wednesday, March 29, 2006