(Pictured: Representative Dale Kildee (MI)
The Honorable Dale Kildee, representing the 5th Congressional District of Michigan, was one of the first to sign on as a co-sponsor of HR 4903, the National Nurse Act of 2006.
Representative Kildee states, "Nurses are vital to providing and maintaining high quality, affordable health care. Increasingly, nurses are the first health care professional patients will see, often providing direct care, explaining diagnoses, preventive measures and treatment methods. An Office of the National Nurse will be a strong, visible advocate for national health priorities and will emphasize the need to recruit and retain nurses to meet the growing demand for care."
The National Nurse Team extends their gratitude to Representative Kildee and his staff for their support.
The National Nursing Network Organization Team—Wednesday, March 22, 2006