There is no shortage of enthusiasm and approval for a National Nurse among the nation's graduate and undergraduate nursing students. The NNNO Board of Directors
continues to receive email and phone calls from those who are studying HR 4601 The National Nurse Act of 2010
. In the first three days of October alone, the Board noted that the National Nurse website was linked to nursing programs at universities in California, Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Washington and Wisconsin!
Students report that there was a recent article published in the New England Journal of Medicine
, “Promoting Prevention through the Affordable Care Act”
co-authored by the Secretary of Health and Human Services, Kathleen G. Sebelius, that found Americans receive only about half of the preventive services that are currently recommended. Furthermore, Secretary Sebelius and co-authors state this finding supports a national need for an increased emphasis on strategies to increase health promotion and disease prevention efforts in this country." Students who are studying HR 4601 The National Nurse Act of 2010
believe this offers a strategy that could be used to accomplish what we all see as a priority in this country-prevention,
Interested parties are encouraged to sign up for the National Nurse newsletter and also to contact the NNNO Board
for resources and information that may assist them in their studies. We are always happy to answer questions that any of you have about the current legislation and where we are headed.
The National Nursing Network Organization Team—Thursday, October 07, 2010