Thank you to TAANA Board Member Edie Brous RN, Esq, TAANA Executive Director Brad Feldman, MPA, IOM, CAE and the entire TAANA Board of Directors for their unanimous endorsement of the Office of the Nurse Initiative. Thank you also to the nurse attorneys who made mention of the ONN initiative on their blogs and also provided links to http://nationalnurse.org on their websites. Here is the endorsement letter sent to Congresswoman Lois Capps (CA-23):
Congresswoman Lois Capps
1110 Longworth House Office Building
Washington DC 20515
Dear Congresswoman Capps:
Consistent with TAANA’s goals of providing resources, education and leadership to its members and the healthcare and legal communities, The Board of Directors of the American Association of Nurse Attorneys has unanimously voted to endorse the Office of the National Nurse initiative.
In naming you as a recipient of the Mary Eleanor McGarvah award, TAANA has previously recognized your considerable efforts to advocate for the nursing profession. The award is granted to an individual or group that has made a significant contribution to the development of health law, nursing and policy. We are pleased to join the multiple professional organizations supporting your reintroduction of this vital legislation. The American Association of Nurse Attorneys believes the establishment of a more prominent and visible presence of nursing will promote the profession and consequently, the public health.
Brad L. Feldman, MPA, IOM, CAE
The National Nursing Network Organization Team—Monday, June 23, 2008