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CONGRESSWOMAN NITA LOWEY TO BE HONORED MONDAY
FOR LEADERSHIP ON BEHALF OF NURSING EDUCATION AND RESEARCH
Editors’ note: Lowey will be available for questions and photos after the ceremony.
WHAT: Monday, January 23 at 10:45 am, the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) will honor Congresswoman Nita Lowey in her White Plains district office to recognize her outstanding leadership on behalf of nursing education and research.
Also honored will be Harriet R. Feldman, PhD, RN, Dean of the Lienhard School of Nursing at Pace University in New York, who is receiving the “Grassroots Star” award from AACN for grassroots advocacy to solve the nationwide nursing and nursing faculty shortage.
WHEN: Monday, January 23 at 10:45am
WHERE: Lowey’s district office, 222 Mamaroneck Ave., Suite 310, White Plains, NY 10605, 914-428-1707
Potential issues for discussion
The latest developments in New York State regarding nursing education and the nursing shortage are expected to be discussed by Lowey and the nursing administrators and faculty members at the event is Part of this discussion will likely include the NEED Act, which is legislation that would help nursing schools nationwide expand their enrollments and resolve the national nursing shortage. (See attached file: Bill Summary.doc for more information on the NEED Act.) Lowey is on the Appropriations Subcommittee of Labor Health Human Services and Education and may be asked questions about funding for health and education programs next year.
Lowey also is interested in a variety of health and human services issues such as pandemic flu, food allergies, disaster preparedness, school safety, the environment, nuclear power, as well as the nursing shortage.
Lowey has worked to secure funding for nursing education, in New York State and nationwide, through her seat on the Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Subcommittee as well as through the introduction of the Nurse Education, Expansion, and Development (NEED) Act with colleagues Lois Capps and Peter King.
Presenting the award to Lowey on behalf of AACN will be Feldman and Glenda Kelman, Ph.D., Chair of the Department of Nursing at Sage College in Albany.
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