Friday, May 13, 2005

The Unlikely RN Goes to Washington

Our class went to D.C. yesterday to meet with our representatives and also hear from the American Nurses Association, the American Association of Colleges of Nursing and a representative from Sen. Mikulski's office who is a nurse. Senators Obama and Durbin (from Illinois) have an open session for consituents on Thursday mornings so myself and another girl from Chicago went. While answering a question, Sen. Durbin mentioned something about "Doctors...even Nurses...could manage these [community health] clinics." After the session, my friend and I went up and asked Sen. Durbin to acknowledge that doctors and **especially** nurses should be running community health clinics. So I have now officially done 5 seconds of lobbying for the nursing profession.

After the session, we walked upstairs and decided to check out the Bolton committee hearings and waltzed right into the 5-hour debate where Voinivic defected. Pretty exciting. If you want to know what I look like, you should have been watching C-SPAN last night. I was the girl in the front row trying not to spend every moment considering John Kerry's chin.


Blogger Ilan Muskat said...

Michael Bolton must be kept out of the U.N.

His soulful music will only serve to inflame passions and exacerbate tensions among the already strained Security Council.

Viva Voinovich!

11:16 PM  

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