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Monday, July 14, 2008

Office of the National Nurse In the News

Visit the Leominster Champion newspaper to read an uplifting story about the graduation ceremony of Mt Wachusett’s Nursing Class of 2008.

Representative Christine Canavan was the keynote speaker and she praised the students for inspiring the Massachusetts Legislature to pass a joint resolution encouraging Congress to create an Office of the National Nurse. Representative Canavan, also a nurse, was the original sponsor of this piece of legislation.

"These students, these nurses, were learning to use their voice in politics," Canavan said. "They were learning how to make others listen to them when it came to their field of expertise. I hope that all of you take that lesson with you as you move forward in the field of nursing. You must be active. You must use your voice. You must share your knowledge. Realize and be proud of the fact that you are now considered an authority."

Massachusetts is among one of three states who have now passed resolutions urging the United States Congress to enact legislation to create an Office of the National Nurse. It is not too early to write your own state legislators and encourage them to sponsor similar legislation. Please email Teri for more information.

The National Nursing Network Organization Team—Monday, July 14, 2008  

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