Thank you to Healthcare United
, especially Michael Dolan and Mara Kieval, for inviting NNNO President Teri Mills to participate in a rally held at Sunken Gardens Park during the DNC Democratic Convention in Denver. Mills was able to share the Office of the National Nurse with six members of the press as well as several dozen rally participants.
All expressed enthusiastic support for the idea to take the existing position of the Chief Nurse Officer of the USPHS and elevate it to full time status within the Office of the Surgeon General. Rally participants agreed with asking Congress to officially legislate the CNO of the USPHS to become the National Nurse for prevention. Many commented they wished this idea had been initiated years ago, claiming it would likely improve the public's health and be a huge morale boost for the nursing profession.
The National Nursing Network Organization is a non-partisan 501 C4 corporation. Just like similar campaigns and initiatives seeking prevention, endorsements have been provided by partisan organizations. Support is welcome from ALL individuals and organizations who value prevention.
The National Nursing Network Organization Team—Monday, September 15, 2008