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AONL CEO attends White House Meeting on COVID-19

Friday, March 20, 2020   (0 Comments)
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Begley Attends White House Meeting on COVID-19

AONL CEO Robyn Begley, DNP, RN, March 18 attended a White House meeting with President Trump, Vice President Pence, members of the Coronavirus Task Force and leadership from national nursing organizations to discuss nursing's response to the COVID-19 pandemic.  

"The top priority for nurse leaders is to ensure nurses have the equipment and supplies they need to treat patients, allocate nurses so we have enough staff to safely care for our patients and communities, and keep our nurses and their families safe," Begley said stressing the critical need to increase the production of N95 respirators and ventilators.  She also advocated for removing licensing barriers; using creative strategies to maximize the workforce, such as roles for recently retired nurses and furloughed school nurses; and underscored the importance of caring for nurses and their families during this unprescedented time.

 

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Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead