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The Most Trusted Professionals Need a Title!

Today I sent a letter to my Congressman, using a nifty widget that the ANA sends out from the RNAction platform. I had to select my “title” from the following list:
Mr.
Mrs.
Ms.
Dr.
ADM
Ambassador
BGEN
Bishop
Brother
CAPT
Capt
Captain
Cardinal
CDR
Chaplain
CMSgt
COL
Colonel
Congressman
CPT
Del.
Drs.
Fr.
GEN
Gov.
Honorable
Imam
Judge
LCDR
LGen
LT
Lt Gen
LTC
LTG
MAJ
MAJ GEN
Master
MG
Miss
MSG
MSgt
Prof
Rabbi
RADM
Rector
Rep.
Rev.
Senator
SFC
SGM
SFT
Sister
SST
SSGT
The Hon.
The Right Reverend
The Very Reverend
VADM

THERE IS NO TITLE FOR NURSES! We are supposed to come to the table as equal partners with physicians according to the IOM’s plan to reform our health care system in a meaningful way…yet we have no title.

Nurses are the most respected professionals in this country for 17 years straight but still we have no professional title? I call BS! It was explained to me that Congress has not yet approved an official title for nurses, so we can’t use one. Well, time to create one! If we can, as a profession, choose and propose a title, we can make it happen. Please help me send this around to all the nurses you know, so that we might engage in a profession-wide discussion and finally get the respect we deserve by having a title.

We can create a hashtag such as #TitleforNurses, #NursingProfessionalTitle or #Nrs.isMyTitle

Let’s make it happen! Please complete the poll below.

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