(Pictured: Representative McDermott-WA)
Statement by Rep. Jim McDermott (WA)
In Strong Support of an Office of National Nurse
As a medical doctor, I know firsthand about the enormous contributions nurses make every day to the care and well being of patients. And, I'm worried about the shortage of nurses who play such a vital role in our health care system-a role that ought to be expanding, especially in a time of skyrocketing health care costs. That's why I co-sponsored H.R. 4903 to establish an Office of a National Nurse. America needs more nurses, and a National Nurse would be a great role model, and encourage more people to join this noble profession.
The National Nursing Network Organization Team—Friday, April 21, 2006