Pictured from left to right:
Monica Rochman, Glenda Grandy, Sheila Ochylski, Joyce Tull
Graduate nursing students attending the University of Michigan chose the Office of the National Nurse as the topic to present as a group project for their Strategies for Nursing and Healthcare course.
The criteria for this Policy Project included choosing a relevant political topic and relating its political importance to nursing.
The Office of the National Nurse exemplifies the united voice that nursing needs to promote current issues such as health promotion and access to care as has been previously described. The students are still in the early stages of their project. They plan to examine, critique and present a comprehensive non-biased view of the National Nurse Act of 2006 to their class including the pros and cons and input from a variety of stakeholders. One of the suggestions that has come out of this study is adding an incentive such as receiving continuing education hours based on the number of volunteer hours a nurse particpates on a community based team. This could be accomplished through an ammendment to the state regulations for RN licensure.
Written by Monica Rochman
Submitted by Glenda Grandy, RN, BSN
Ann Arbor, Michigan
The National Nursing Network Organization Team—Thursday, March 22, 2007