Monday, June 19, 2006
Thank You Representative John Olver (MA)
Pictured: Representative John Olver (MA)
Representative John Olver is a member of the House Appropriations Committee and also serves on the House Nursing Caucus. This is his statement in support of an Office of the National Nurse.
"Nurses play a critical role in preventing illness. Prevention lowers the cost of health care, and one of my top priorities is increasing the accessibility of affordable health care. As the demand for the care that nurses provide continues to grow, our country faces a critical and growing shortage of nurses. An Office of the National Nurse would raise public awareness of health issues as well as the role of nurses in improving health care. The national nurse network could also be ready to help people in need all over the country affected by natural disasters. A national nurse would help improve the nation's health while heightening the visibility of the profession of nursing."
The National Nursing Network Organization Team—Monday, June 19, 2006