PCC / News / March 25, 2013

PCC Nursing instructor Teri Mills jets between Salem and Washington, DC, to meet legislators

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“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/

(from left to right) Teri Mills and Senator Richard Devlin are joined by PCC students Jordan Froblom, Gina Samuelson, Caitlin Hanrahan, Stephanie Blatner and Saundra Erb.

(from left to right) Teri Mills and Senator Richard Devlin are joined by PCC students Jordan Froblom, Gina Samuelson, Caitlin Hanrahan, Stephanie Blatner and Saundra Erb.

(from left to right) PCC Nursing students visited Salem to meet with legislators and discuss health care issues. Pictured are Saundra Erb, Nicole Hilfiker, Rep. Chris Garrett, Jordan Froblom, Stephanie Blatner and Gina Samuelson.

PCC Nursing students visited Salem to meet with legislators and discuss health care issues. Pictured are (from left to right) Saundra Erb, Nicole Hilfiker, Rep. Chris Garrett, Jordan Froblom, Stephanie Blatner and Gina Samuelson.

 

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/.