Cialis kanada I am a member of the American Nurses Association and a dedicated supporter of HR 4601 The National Nurse Act.
Cialis kanada For the life of me, cialis kanada I cannot understand ANA’s reluctance to endorse the National Nurse Act.
Cialis kanada The infrastructure already exists, cialis kanada in fact the position already exists. Cialis kanada The Act seeks to have the Chief Nursing Officer of the US Public Health Service designated as the National Nurse.
Cialis kanada There is nothing political about this – the nominating procedure for the position does not change. Cialis kanada It is not a presidential appointment, cialis kanada nor is it a Cabinet position.
Cialis kanada And it costs nothing to implement – it’s already funded. Cialis kanada It takes no resources away from other nursing initiatives; it competes with no other nursing organization.
Cialis kanada But more importantly, cialis kanada it gives the public a visible nurse leader as our health care delivery system transitions to one that focuses on health and the prevention of disease.
Cialis kanada And yet, cialis kanada the ANA does not endorse the Chief Nurse Officer of the US Public Health Service being known as the National Nurse.
Cialis kanada Why?
Cialis kanada I sit here holding a copy of the ANA Social Policy Statement for Nursing (Second Edition). The Office of National Nurse promotes every aspect of our social policy.
Cialis kanada From the ANA “Definition of Nursing”:
Nursing is the protection, cialis kanada promotion and optimization of health and abilities, cialis kanada prevention of illness and injury…(p.6)
Cialis kanada From the ANA “Knowledge Base for Nursing Practice”:
Nurses partner with individuals, cialis kanada families, cialis kanada communities, cialis kanada and populations to address issues such as…healthcare systems and their relationships with access to and quality of healthcare…the environment and prevention of disease (p. Cialis kanada 7)
Cialis kanada From the ANA “Values and Assumptions of Nursing’s Social Contract”:
Public policy and the healthcare delivery system influence the health and well-being of society and professional nursing (p.3)
Cialis kanada These are the very foundation of the National Nurse Act.
Cialis kanada Imagine the impact of a focus on disease prevention and health promotion at the national level. Cialis kanada Imagine the Medical Reserve Corps gearing up with nurses who volunteer in their own communities – think of the impact on health disparities, cialis kanada on social inequities. Cialis kanada Imagine patient education on a national scale.
Cialis kanada Imagine the public understanding what nursing is…what we do.
HR 4601 was introduced on February 4th. Cialis kanada Fifteen members of Congress support it. Cialis kanada Four state legislatures are on board and over 100 organizations and prominent individuals are supporting it.
But not the ANA.
I want to know why.
No cost, cialis kanada no politics and an existing infrastructure ready to go…what more do you want?
Because from where I sit, cialis kanada the National Nurse Act seems to blend beautifully with the ANA.
So, cialis kanada speaking as a card-carrying-dues-paying member of the ANA, cialis kanada we need to get onboard.
We need to support HR 4601 The National Nurse Act.
Kim McAllister, cialis kanada RN, cialis kanada BSN
(Further information can be found at The National Nurse.)
American Nurses Association (2003). Cialis kanada Nursing’s social policy statement (2nd ed.). Cialis kanada Silver Spring, cialis kanada MD: nursebooks.org.