Check out page 20 in the Oklahoma City's Nursing Times
Thanks to staff writer Mike Lee for an excellent and accurately written story on the ongoing efforts to establish an Office of the National Nurse.
Lee interviewed Mary Margaret O'Gara RN, BSN, CDE who state she and many others are wondering why we don't have a National Nurse position at the federal level. She agrees with other supporters of the Office of the National Nurse initiative, that we have a sick care system, instead of a health care system, and believes that a National Nurse would provide the necessary leadership for prevention.
We concur and we urge our readers and supporters to join the campaign. Send a message to Senator Hillary Clinton
, Senator John McCain
, and Senator Barack Obama
urging their support in elevating the CNO of the USPHS position
to become the officially designated National Nurse. We have provided a sample letter for you to copy and paste at http://nationalnurse.org/takeAction.shtml#sampleLetter
The National Nursing Network Organization Team—Wednesday, May 14, 2008