Pictured: Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson
Thank you to Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson (TX-30)
for her co-sponsorship of HR 4601 The National Nurse Act of 2010
Congresswoman Johnson began her career as a registered nurse and she is the first nurse elected to Congress. The Congresswoman is one of three nurses who currently serve in the House of Representatives and she also is a member of the House Nursing Caucus.
Congresswoman Johnson is currently a Senior Democratic Deputy Whip and her initiative “Women for World Peace” has been nationally and internationally recognized. Before being elected to Congress, she served as the chief psychiatric nurse at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Dallas. Here is Congresswoman Johnson’s statement:
“This bill properly acknowledges the role of nurses by elevating the Chief Nurse Officer to full time status within the Surgeon General’s office. Nurses are on the frontlines of care and will become even more important as we fully implement healthcare reform initiatives. I am proud to co-sponsor legislation that reinforces how vital nurses are to our nation’s healthcare delivery system.”
The National Nursing Network Organization Team—Tuesday, June 15, 2010