The NNNO Board is proud to announce the endorsement of the National Association of Hispanic Nurses
to establish an Office of the National Nurse. Thank-you to Dr. Norma Martinez Rogers and NAHN’s Board of Directors for their support of this important initiative.
The following is NAHN’s letter of support:
January 12, 2009
Congresswoman Lois Capps
1110 Longworth House Office Building
Washington DC 20515
Dear Congresswoman Capps:
The National Association of Hispanic Nurses
would like to extend its full support for the legislation that would elevate the Chief Nurse Officer of the U.S. Public Health Service to full time status of the National Nurse within the Office of the Surgeon General.
The National Nurse would provide a visible nurse leader to advocate for enhanced prevention efforts for all communities. Further, we recognize the potential of having a National Nurse who would be able to meet with health care leaders to highlight health disparities and bring forward new ideas.
We urge you to support the reintroduction of legislation that would create the Office of the National Nurse. We look forward to working with you and the Office of the National Nurse in the future. Thank you for your consideration.
Norma Martinez Rogers PhD, RN, FAAN
The National Nursing Network Organization Team—Tuesday, February 24, 2009