Thank you to ADVANCE reporter Shelby Evans for her accurate synopsis of the Office of the National Nurse initiative. Evans' article the "United State of Nursing"
describes the vision for a National Nurse in these paragraphs:
"The mission for the proposed office is to establish symbolic national leadership by elevating the current USPHS post (Chief Nurse Officer) to a level of high visibility to the nursing profession and the public, to complement the work of the U.S. Surgeon General, to promote involvement in the MRC to improve the health and safety of the community, and to incorporate proven evidence-based public health education in implementing prevention strategies.
The importance of the prestige implicit in the concept of a national nurse is part of the reason the campaign seeks to grow the office from the current USPHS chief nursing officer role. The position already is aligned to work directly with the office of the Surgeon General and is reputable among public health nursing leadership."
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The National Nursing Network Organization Team—Monday, June 22, 2009