NursesTakeDC Rally

#NursesTakeDC 2017 Rally for Nurse:Patient Ratios

Friday May 5th:
The Rally is to support H.R. 1602 Nurse Staffing Standards for Patient Safety and Quality Care Act and S. 864 National Nursing Shortage Reform and Patient Advocacy Act. The proposed bills would establish federally mandated requirements for nurse-to-patient staffing ratios in acute care hospitals. This would regulate the maximum number of patients nurses would be allowed to care for during a given shift. Nursing assignments would not be allowed to exceed the proposed ratio. Legislation which inherently has patient and nurse safety at the forefront.

The event will take place in front of Capitol Hill, First St. SW, between Constitution Ave NW and Pennsylvania Ave SW, permit area 1, Start time approximately 11am (subject to change). Attendees will include nurses, health care providers, representatives from professional organizations and the general public. Suggested attire for attendees includes Rally shirt and your stethoscope!

Confirmed speakers for the rally include:

Katie Duke RN, MSN, ACNP
Alexandra Robbins, Author
Janie Harvey Garner RN
Deena Sowa McCollum RN, BSN
Doris Carroll RN-BC, CCRC, BSN
Linda Boyl RN
Terry Foster RN
Leslie Silket RN
and more to come…

Register now at www.nursestakedc.com

For more information, please contact Doris Carroll doris.carroll@smysofficial.com, Cathy Stokes c.stokessmys@gmail.com or Jalil Johnson jalil.johnson@smysofficial.com

There will be a conference held on May 4th “Nurses Resuscitating Healthcare” for more info visit www.SMYSconference.com