On this episode of the HEALth Practitioner Podcast, I am talking with fellow Nurse Practitioner Teri Mills, President, of the National Nursing Network Organization (NNNO). She tells us what the National Nurse Act 2013 is, and why it is needed.
Teri has been a Nurse Educator for 38 years, a Nurse Practitioner (NP) for 29 years a Registered Nurse (RN) for 41 years and the President of the NNNO for 10 years. She engages in self-care activities by exercising, paying close attention to what she eats, avoiding un-necessary pharmaceuticals and not smoking.
During this episode Teri delves into the following:
- How it fits with the IOM’s future of nursing recommendations.
- What the current status of the legislation is today.
- How you can become involved.
Nurses are advocating for a shift in the healthcare arena to have a major focus on prevention and promotion to emphasize the wellness aspect of healthcare in all communities. The National Nursing Network (NNNO) proposes that leadership, provided by a National Nurse for Public Health, would strengthen advocacy efforts. The person in position now within the Surgeon General’s office, The Chief Nurse Officer (CNO), is considered the best candidate for movement in promoting wellness on a grand scale as the National Nurse for Public Health.
National Nursing Network (NNNO)
The mission of the NNNO is to promote, encourage, and support a National Nurse for Public Health and other aspects that promote wellness and disease prevention. The NNNO supports the creation of opportunities for licensed practical and registered nurses to work together to solve our country’s health care crisis and improve the health of all Americans.
Teri Mills, MS, RN, CNE
President, National Nursing Network Organization