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Thursday, March 06, 2008

National Nurses Week-May 6-12, 2008

The National Nursing Network Organization is based on the principles of grassroots campaigning, and that means that each of you is capable of making a difference in educating others about the Office of the National Nurse Initiative. National Nurses Week is a great time to publicize this important healthcare policy. One way to do this is through a poster board. Consider including a Ways to Help handout to promote the efforts to establish an Office of the National Nurse. Have a laptop computer available and direct it to the National Nurse website. Have a contest with another facility and see who has the most signers on the National Nurse Petition.

In 2007 we heard from several of you who made poster boards with the Office of the National Nurse as their theme and we hope many of you will do the same May 6-12, 2008 to honor Florence Nightingale, nursing's first political nurse activist.

Kathy Palilonis RN BSN, Director In-Service Education at Immaculate Mary Home located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania created this poster board in honor of National Nurses Week 2007.

Meanwhile, on the other side of the country, Susan Sullivan MSN, PHN displayed this poster board in Orange County, California.

To help in your efforts to teach others about what the Office of the National Nurse will accomplish, the team has created this free poster for your use. Please email if you are interested in receiving this.

Finally, there is a lot of merchandise for sale at including larger versions of this poster, buttons, bumperstickers, mousepads, teeshirts and mugs. Proceeds from these sales helps to support the lobbying efforts of the National Nurse team, including payments for the website domains (the National Nursing Network Organization owns,,, and the emailed newsletters. If you would rather send a direct donation to the campaign, click on the Donate Now button in the upper left hand corner of the screen. The Board of Directors thanks you for supporting the efforts to create an Office of the National Nurse.

The National Nursing Network Organization Team—Thursday, March 06, 2008  

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Anonymous Marco 
Warm greetings from the Philippines!
Anonymous Alex Brown 
Wish you all Happy National Nurses Week!