Thank you to Steve Curtin and the Nurse Together community for their support and endorsement of the Office of the National Nurse initiative
. The NNNO Board is truly amazed by the many endorsements received in the past seven weeks and will be announcing more in this coming Monday's newsletter. Be sure to email Teri
if you would like to receive the free newsletters that provide updates about the campaign for the Office of the National Nurse!
February 20, 2009
The Honorable Lois Capps
1110 Longworth House Office Bld.
Washington D.C. 20515
Dear Congresswoman Capps:
On behalf of the staff of NurseTogether.com
(an online nursing community, and nursing information/advocacy site: www.nursetogether.com) and our thousands of members across the country, we’re pleased to endorse and offer our support of the initiative to establish an Office of the National Nurse. As an organization that hears the concerns and professional challenges of nurses on a daily basis through our website, we support the efforts of the National Nursing Network Organization in mobilizing nurses in a nationwide effort to shift to a culture of prevention that ultimately will improve the health of the public. We understand that nurses need to achieve the recognition and opportunities to enhance the public's perception of their critical role in our healthcare system. As such, we share the concern of the National Nursing Network Organization about the limited resources available to minority populations and would like to see greater nursing representation on the federal level to address disparity and highlight these concerns.
The elevation of the Chief Nurse office to the National Nurse for prevention will certainly bring more visibility to the critical role nursing occupies in promoting, protecting, and advancing the nation's health and improving our overall healthcare system.
On behalf our staff and members, thank you for your efforts in highlighting the important contribution of nurses and for your advocacy of the nation’s health. We strongly support the re-introduction of legislation that will create the Office of the National Nurse.
Please do not hesitate to contact us if further information is needed, or if our organization can assist your efforts in any way.
Vice President of Content DevelopmentNurseTogether.email@example.com
The National Nursing Network Organization Team—Friday, February 20, 2009