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Thank you to radio talk host Thom Hartmann for inviting Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX-30) to speak about the National Nurse Act of 2015 (HR 379). Hartmann is the father of an advanced practice registered nurse and mentioned he has great respect for nurses. Rep. Johnson began by acknowledging that everyone will encounter a nurse at some point during his or her life. More and more people depend on a nurse for their healthcare. Rep. Johnson believes that we should lift the title of Chief Nurse Officer (of the Public Health Service) to where it should be (National Nurse for Public Health). The interview concluded with a call to action, asking listeners to contact their own US Representatives and Senators for support.
Listen to this short interview in its entirety. You are welcome to leave comments or respond to what others are saying regarding this legislation.