In this episode of the SAGEClinician Podcast, we talk with Teri about the National Nurse for Public Health and the National Nurse Act of 2013. This legislation is one that I didn’t quite understand…and apparently I’m not alone on this. You’ll hear some of my confusion, learn something that apparently several of us are unaware of, and hear Teri’s question. Can you answer it?
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Who is Teri:
Teri is a founding member and President of the National Nursing Network Organization. In addition, she has taught nursing for many years at Portland Community College in Oregon. In addition to teaching, Teri also worked for many years as a nurse and nurse practitioner for Multnomah and Washington County’s Health Departments. She graduated from the University of Portland, where she focused her graduate work on primary care of the adult and a minor in nursing education.
Teri received an excellence in teaching award from PCC in 2000. She was recognized in 2012 for Nursing Excellence by Nurse.com and Gannett Health Care and was chosen as a Mountain West Regional Finalist for Advancing and Leading the Nursing Profession. Teri also earned the coveted regional “2012 Faculty Member Award” for the Pacific Region from the Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT), a non-profit educational organization of governing boards, representing more than 6,500 elected and appointed trustees who govern 1,200 community, technical, and junior colleges in the United States and beyond.
Teri has authored numerous articles, including “America’s Nurse”, published in the New York Times on May 20th, 2005. Teri co-authored “Office of the National Nurse-Leadership for a New Era of Prevention”, published February 2007 in Policy, Politics, and Nursing Practice and “The Office of the National Nurse”, published November 2009 in the Journal of Nursing Law.
Teri is a long-time member of the Oregon Nurses Association, the American Nurses Association and the American Federation of Teachers-Oregon. Teri is presently serving her second term on the ONA Health Policy Cabinet.
- The National Nurse for Public Health website
- National Nurse on Facebook
- The National Nurse on Twitter
- Chief Nurse Office, US Public Health Service