Thank you to President Sharon Lehmann MS, ACNS-BC and the membership of the American Radiological Nurses Association for their support of the Office of the Nurse Initiative. Here is their endorsement letter:
Congresswoman Lois Capps
1110 Longworth House Office Building
Washington DC 20515
Dear Congresswoman Capps:
The American Radiological Nurses Association (ARNA) with its 2,000 members and 26 chapters across the U.S. is writing in support of the initiative to establish an Office of the National Nurse. Our core purpose and core values foster growth personally and professionally, advancing the standards of care, patient safety, research, and new leadership. We recognize that opportunities for change in health care are becoming a political reality. Creating the Office of the National Nurse will uniquely position nursing to promote prevention, the prominent cornerstone for healthcare reform in the platforms of the Presidential candidates.
ARNA has joined the list of more than 40 organizations currently signed on in support of this initiative. We applaud your efforts to bring this important proposal to the attention of the decision makers in Washington DC.
Sharon Lehmann MS, ACNS-BC
President ARNA 2008-2009
The National Nursing Network Organization Team—Wednesday, June 11, 2008