Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Our Two Favorite Recent Quotes on Nursing

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation regularly pulls some quotes about nurses and nursing for their "In Their Own Words" section of the Sharing Nursing's Knowledge e-newsletter. Here are our two recent favorites:

“We are continuing to look at the Institute of Medicine report and its associated recommendations at the Health Resources and Services Administration… The administration… recognizes and understands the challenges that we face in meeting what is a growing demand for health care services across the United States. That growing demand is the result of a lot of different factors, including the aging of the population as well as the increasing size of the U.S. population… In many ways part of the solution to those challenges, as well as other challenges, have nursing at [their] core.”
—Mary Wakefield, R.N., Ph.D., F.A.A.N., administrator, Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, at the first “National Day of Dialogue,” June 29, 2011

“Health care reform has opened the door, but we need you [nurses] to show patients the way through… There’s no one I'd like to talk to more than you… It won’t be easy, but you didn’t listen when critics said you couldn't run your own clinics...”
—U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius, HHS secretary Sebelius Addresses Nurse Practitioners in Las Vegas, Las Vegas Review-Journal, June 23, 2011

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