Alaska School Nurses Association

Day #1 of Virtual Hill Day - Calling All Nurses

Posted about 1 year ago by Annette Johansen

Hello School Nurses,

Let your voices be heard. Virtual Hill Day Begins tomorrow 5/21 with Tweeting, emailing, and calling your Member of Congress!

On May 8th, coinciding with School Nurse Day, the NURSE Act (S 1362/HR 2606) was introduced in the Senate and House concurrently. Senator Jon Tester (D-MT) and Representative Dina Titus (D-NV) are the lead sponsors of this important legislation for school nurses. The NURSE Act would give grants from the Department of Education to increase the number of registered school nurses in Title I schools where there does not already exist a school nurse.

NASN's Virtual Hill Day will create momentum and show support for this important legislation to help children be safe, healthy and ready to learn. Your participation in NASN's second Virtual Hill Day will show the ground swell of support the NURSE Act has across the country. Please tweet, email and call your Member of Congress and Senators using the samples messages below (or feel free to use your own) May 21 - 23!

Please go here to find out more information here or use this link to see sample tweets or use your own!

Thank you and have a great day!

Piper Largent
Director of Government Affairs
National Association of School Nurses
Silver Spring, MD United States