Viagra cookies A funny thing happened on the way to creating the Office of National Nurse.
Viagra cookies We have one.
Viagra cookies The leader that Teri Mills envisioned has been sitting in Washington all this time.
Viagra cookies She is already in place.
Viagra cookies She is already a nursing leader.
Viagra cookies All she needs is the title and the authority to expand her position.
Viagra cookies She is the Chief Nursing Officer of the United States Public Health service and her name is Rear Admiral Carol A. Viagra cookies Romano.
Viagra cookies A rose by any other name….? Not quite.
Here are the changes the Office of National Nurse will bring, viagra cookies as stated on the National Nurse website:
- Establish symbolic national leadership by elevating and strengthening the Chief Nurse Officer of the USPHS to make this position visible to the nursing profession and the public.
- Complement the work of the US Surgeon General.
- Promote involvement in the Medical Reserve Corps to improve the health and safety of the community.
- Incorporate proven evidence-based public health education when promoting prevention.
Viagra cookies Sounds good, viagra cookies yes?
Viagra cookies Then why aren’t the leaders of the nursing profession on board? This is a simple, viagra cookies yet profound change that will have far reaching results in terms of the visibility of nursing and a positive impact on public health.
Viagra cookies This post was inspired by a recent article in Nursing Spectrum that is no longer available online. Viagra cookies The article quoted many leaders of nursing groups who are opposed to this change in title. Viagra cookies I was dumbfounded. Viagra cookies I wrote to express my concerns and my support for the Office of National Nurse. Viagra cookies Here is my letter to the editor of Nursing Spectrum, viagra cookies they asked for permission to use it so it may be in a future issue:
Viagra cookies Dear Editor, viagra cookies
Viagra cookies This is a response to your article, viagra cookies “National Nurse Debate Fuels Concerns” by Debra Anscombe Wood, viagra cookies RN, viagra cookies on November 9, viagra cookies 2007.
Viagra cookies I’m a registered nurse and member of the Emergency Nurses Association and the California Nurses Association. Viagra cookies I fully support making the position of Chief Nursing Officer into Office of the National Nurse.
Viagra cookies In thirty years of nursing, viagra cookies I was never aware that this country had a Chief Nursing Officer. Viagra cookies Having a visible, viagra cookies recognizable nursing leader would be a fantastic recruiting tool for the profession. Viagra cookies It would increase the visibility of the United States Public Health Corps, viagra cookies put a new emphasis on public health nursing and increase awareness of the Medical Reserve Corps.
Viagra cookies I want to see Rear Adm. Viagra cookies Romano on TV, viagra cookies hear her opinions, viagra cookies have her opinions sought out regarding health care issues so that the public sees and hears that nursing is relevant. Viagra cookies What a wonderful, viagra cookies under utilized role model we have already in place!
Viagra cookies It is hard to grasp the reasoning behind the dissent expressed by the nursing leadership of our various organizations. Viagra cookies Everything Teri Mills envisioned for the ONN is already in place! All that would be required would be funding to increase the visibility of this current national nursing leadership position.
Viagra cookies Why is it so hard to envision this is a win-win situation for the country, viagra cookies for nursing and for our patients? Is it solely a question of money? Fund the Office of National Nurse and increase the visibility of the USPHC and their work in public health and you will have more nurses choosing public health as their specialty, viagra cookies which leads to greater patient education in the community and more efficient use of health facilities for care (better use of clinics, viagra cookies primary care providers such as Nurse Practitioners and appropriate use of the ER are just a few examples).
Viagra cookies Ah, viagra cookies there is the rub. Viagra cookies Funding. Viagra cookies Everyone is afraid of losing their funding and so we once again see the disconnect between nursing leaders and those of us on the front lines. Viagra cookies How will nursing ever get the respect it deserves when its leaders cannot even support the expansion of a leadership position that already exists? The Office of National Nurse is a grass-roots effort funded by educators and staff nurses (like me!) who see the need for a more visible presence of nursing in the media and in the communities. Viagra cookies The American Association of Nurse Executives can’t see funding the Office of National Nurse because they feel all money should go toward fixing the nursing shortage. Viagra cookies The quote from their representative, viagra cookies Jo Ann Webb, viagra cookies states, viagra cookies “…we don’t see the need for a national nurse.”
Viagra cookies With all due respect to the AONE, viagra cookies we already have one! Her name is Rear Adm. Viagra cookies Romano. Viagra cookies Expand that position into the Office of National Nurse. Viagra cookies Fund it! Utilize Rear. Viagra cookies Adm. Viagra cookies Romano in a way that every citizen in the United States knows we have a national nursing leader. Viagra cookies That message will not be lost on the young men and women who are choosing their careers.
Viagra cookies There are no losers should the CNO become the Office of National Nurse. Viagra cookies Why that can be so obvious to a staff nurse and not to the leadership of the ANA, viagra cookies the AACN or the AONE is hard to fathom.
Viagra cookies Make the Chief Nursing Officer position the Office of National Nurse. Viagra cookies It is right, viagra cookies it is needed and it makes sense.
Viagra cookies Sincerely, viagra cookies
Kim McAllister, viagra cookies RN
Viagra cookies You can get more information on the Office of National Nurse at the official site. Viagra cookies And here’s a video starring Teri Mills and some of our future colleagues discussing the issue.