Pictured: Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky (IL-09)
The National Nursing Network Organization
and supporters thank Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky (IL-09)
for her co-sponsorship of HR 4601 The National Nurse Act of 2010
. Here is Congresswoman Schakowsky's statement:
"I am proud to be a cosponsor of Representative Blumenauer's bill to create the Office of the National Nurse, H.R. 4601. We all know how critical nurses are in providing direct care to patients. As a member of Congress, I know that nurses are just as critical in shaping health care policy and setting priorities to improve health care outcomes. As a member of the House Nursing Caucus, a supporter of the Nurse Reinvestment Act, and a sponsor of the Nurse Staffing Standards for Patient Safety and Quality Care Act, I am committed to ensuring that nurses have a place at the table when it comes to making policy decisions. That is why I am pushing for enactment of the National Nurse Act."
The National Nursing Network Organization Team—Thursday, April 15, 2010