PCC Nursing instructor Teri Mills jets between Salem and Washington, DC, to meet legislators
Photos and Story by Kate Chester
“Rolling stones gather no moss”: A saying that could easily be applied to PCC’s Teri Mills, a longtime nursing instructor who recently accompanied a handful of nursing students to Salem, to meet with state legislators and discuss a variety of health care legislation in the mix. Read all about their visit at: opportunity.pcc.edu/future-nurses-visit-salem-for-nurses-lobby-day/
Next, Mills jettisoned to Washington, DC, to lobby on behalf of a bill — HR 485, National Nurse Act of 2013 — currently before Congress, which proposes the establishment of a full-time National Nurse for Public Health. The new position would collaborate with the Office of the Surgeon General to identify and prioritize national health priorities.
For more details on the National Nurse Act and Mills’ advocacy, visit: opportunity.pcc.edu/nursing-instructor-has-sights-set-on-congress-national-nurse-legislation/.