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Monday, November 16, 2009

Office of the National Nurse Offers A Solution To Have All Nurses Work Together

Joyce Routson advocates that nurses to come together internally and in public in her recent article, “Dichotomy Exists Between Nurses' Image of Trustworthiness and Negative Stereotypes”. Routson discusses the consistently high rating nurses receive for being a trustworthy and ethical profession in the Gallup polls (nursing has been on top now for seven straight years!) yet negative and sexist images about nurses persist.

Eleanor Sullivan, PhD, RN, FAAN, a former nurse and author is quoted, “Nurses aren’t portrayed as experienced, decision-making professionals. The public does not know what nurses do.” Kathleen Bartholomew, RC, RN, MN was present when President Obama spoke on health care reform and reveals the President was surrounded by physicians instead of nurses.

Bernice Buresh, who co-authored From Silence to Voice says it is time to educate the public about what nurses do. Buresh says, “We have to join with each other and have our own self-esteem.” Buresh agrees nurses need to have a stronger political voice.

Teri Mills MS, CNE, RN, co-founder of the Office of the National Nurse initiative states, “Nurses need to deliver the message that we help people stay well. There needs to be a recognized nurse to the public who understands our needs. A National Nurse could be a unifying force for all nurses and elevate the profession. This title provides the authority, the impetus, the recognition needed to capture the public’s attention, encourage prevention, and raise awareness of health promotion efforts.”

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The National Nursing Network Organization Team—Monday, November 16, 2009  

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