Pictured: Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez (CA) with Public Health Nurse Susan Sullivan
The National Nurse Team recently received a report from Susan Sullivan RN MSN, staff educator of the Public Health Nursing Division of Orange County. Susan has been an avid advocate for an Office of the National Nurse for over a year, so making an appointment to seek the support of her US Representative was a logical next step. Susan brought a packet of information with her, including recent articles about the National Nurse proposal, a copy of HR 4903, and a list of talking points.
The visit with Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez went very well and it seems certain that she will be signing on to the National Nurse Act of 2006 as a cosponsor once Congress resumes session in September.
Susan also learned that on May 10, 2006 Congresswoman Sanchz joined with Congressman Thomas G. Tancredo to introduce legislation for a nursing student loan forgiveness program. HR 5349 is presently in the Subcommittee On 21st Century Competitiveness.
The National Nursing Network Organization Team—Thursday, August 24, 2006