The March issue of Nursing 2009
features a guest editorial by NNNO Board President Teri Mills MS, RN, ANP, CNE on the Office of the National Nurse initiative
. The goal is to elevate the Chief Nurse Officer of the USPHS to a full time position and to have Congress bestow this position to be the "National Nurse" thus ensuring prominence and increasing public awareness to promote health at the national level. The National Nurse would complement the work of the US Surgeon General to improve health literacy and reduce health disparities.
"The nation is ready for change. It's time for nurses to call for leadership that will position nursing on the front line. Now is the time for a National Nurse."
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The National Nursing Network Organization Team—Thursday, March 19, 2009