The American Nurses Association (ANA) has hailed the
formation of a Congressional Nursing Caucus in the U.S.
House of Representatives, calling it "a decisive step
forward for Congress and a bold step in the right direction
for nurses and their patients."
Mar 27, '03
Why sit back and wait and hope that there are other bedside nurses getting involved in this? If youre interested, just do it.
The invitation to participate in the Congressional nursing caucus is open to ALL nurses. All nurses can impact Congress in this caucus by educating their elected representatives on their issues. Its up to those nurses who are interested in having their voice heard to take the initative. The forum is there. Once again, the next move is in the hands of staff nurses. They can choose to be involved or they can sit back & complain that bedside nurses arent there. Its up to them.
<In early January, Reps. Capps and Whitfield sent a "Dear Colleague" to members of the House of Representatives inviting them to join the new caucus. In addition, Blakeney has urged ANA members to contact their elected representatives and encourage them to join the caucus. To date, the caucus has 56 members....>
Last edit by -jt on Mar 27, '03