Thank you to President-elect Suzanne Langroth, Executive Director Julianne Lawless and the American Association of Legal Nurse Consultants
Board of Directors for their unanimous endorsement for the Office of the National Nurse initiative. For a complete list of supporters visit http://nationalnurse.org/endorsements.shtml
. Below is the letter the AALNC sent to Congresswoman Lois Capps (CA-23) who co-chairs the House Nursing Caucus.
October 15, 2008
Congresswoman Lois Capps
1110 Longworth House Office Building
Washington DC 20515
Dear Congresswoman Capps:
Consistent with AALNC’s mission of promoting the professional advancement of registered nurses consulting within the legal arena by providing a forum for education and exchange of information, The Board of Directors of the American Association of Legal Nurse Consultants has unanimously voted to endorse the Office of the National Nurse initiative.
Founded in 1989, the American Association of Legal Nurse Consultants (AALNC) is a not for profit membership organization representing 3600 nurses nation-wide. AALNC is dedicated to the professional enhancement and growth of registered nurses practicing in the specialty of legal nurse consulting and to advancing this nursing specialty. In this capacity, we support endeavors which help bring about higher awareness to the vital role of registered nurses in the healthcare and legal process. As legal nurse consultants, we are involved with the potential risks and challenges of our healthcare system and promote patient safety as well as education nation wide. We believe that by establishing this office, more attention will be brought to bear on these challenges as well as more education to the American public on how to proactively address their health.
We are pleased to join the multiple professional organizations supporting your reintroduction of this vital legislation. The American Association of Legal Nurse Consultants believes the establishment of a more prominent and visible presence of nursing will promote the profession and consequently, the public health.
Suzanne Langroth, BSN RN LNCC
The National Nursing Network Organization Team—Wednesday, October 22, 2008