Pictured: Congresswoman Susan Davis (CA)
"Nurses are the backbone of our healthcare system. Without their dedication and hard work, patients would not receive the personalized care they need. They offer the critical human element during times of duress for both patients and their loved ones. This is why I am a proud supporter of the National Nurse Act, H.R. 4903.
H.R. 4903 would create an Office of the National Nurse dedicated to improving the nation’s health through preventative care, increased public awareness of health care issues, and by encouraging individuals to pursue and remain in nursing careers.
Nurses are invaluable to the success and quality of our healthcare delivery system, and their importance will only continue to grow. Demographics like an aging population and growth in outpatient services are driving up the demand for nursing. The nursing profession stands out from others by being called on to integrate the latest technology while still giving good old-fashioned TLC.
H.R. 4903 recognizes nurses are often placed in situations when they must be reformers, advocates and mediators and seeks to optimize this role on a national level."
The National Nursing Network Organization Team—Friday, December 08, 2006