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Thursday, December 06, 2007

Florida Nurse Practitioner Network Supports Office of the National Nurse Initiative


Thank you to M. Christopher Saslo DNS ARNP BC and the Board of Directors of the Florida Nurse Practitioner Network (FNPN) for endorsing the Office of the National Nurse initiative. The FNPN is a network representing over 9,000 Nurse Practitioners across all specialties and settings in Florida. Florida has the second highest population of NPs in the United States.

The Honorable Congresswoman Capps,

Please accept this letter on behalf of the Florida Nurse Practitioner Network, representing over 9,000 nurse practitioners, to endorse your continued efforts in empowering nurses to increase the preventative care in this country. Your support to establish symbolic national nursing leadership for a new philosophy and cultural shift to prevention in US Healthcare is essential for our health care systems success.

We believe that re-titling the Chief Nurse Officer of the USPHS to become the “National Nurse” will provide the authority, impetus, and recognition needed nationally to promote prevention. In addition, we commend you for your efforts to help raise nursing’s visibility, provide guidance for state and local leadership in mobilization of volunteer nurses and to enhance prevention and improve health outcomes.

With the political climate being as challenging as it has been, it is good to recognize our mutual commitment to ensuring adequate health care for all individuals, and for the FNPN, our Floridians. Through the alliance between the various nursing organizations both nationally and throughout Florida that support advanced practice nursing, we will certainly be able to make positive changes.

We look forward to our continued partnership and dedication to moving ahead with ensuring all Nurse Practitioners and other Nursing professionals are able to practice with the full scope that their educational training and preparation has afforded them. Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions or needs that may rise.

Sincerely,

M. Christopher Saslo DNS ARNP BC
President, Florida Nurse Practitioner Network

The National Nursing Network Organization Team—Thursday, December 06, 2007  

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