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RN Day at the Capitol (Virtual Conference)

The biggest nursing advocacy day of the year! Hosted by West Coast University.

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RN Day at the Capitol (Virtual Conference)
RN Day at the Capitol (Virtual Conference)

Time & Location

Apr 12, 2021, 9:00 AM – 11:50 AM PDT

Virtual Conference

About the Event

*** RSVP to join us LIVE on Youtube, April 12th! ***

RN Day at the Capitol 2021 is a dynamic (virtual) event educating nurses and nursing students on the importance of nursing voices and expertise in advocacy.

This event is for all nurses & nursing students in California interested in learning about the connection between nursing and politics, policy and legislation, how it impacts our profession, and why is our presence fundamental.

---   Agenda : April 12th @ 9am - 11:50am ---

Opening Remarks - Dr. Anita Girard, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, ANA\California President and Lindsay Duggan, MS, RN, ANA\California Legislative Director


Advocacy Institute Fellowship Announcement


Legislative Overview and Importance of Nursing Advocacy - Dr. Marketa Houskova, DNP, MAIA, BA, RN, ANA\California Executive Director and Contracted Lobbyist Roxanne Gould


National Advocacy and Coalitions - Janet Haebler, MSN, RN, ANA Senior Associate Director, State Government Affairs


Guest from the State Assembly - Assemblymember Jim Wood, Chair of the Asm. Health Committee


State Advocacy and Coalitions - BJ Bartleson, MS, RN, NEA-BC, Vice President, Nursing & Clinical Services at the California Hospital Association (CHA)


Guest from the State Assembly - Assemblymember Joaquin Arambula, Chair of the Budget Subcommittee No.1 on Health and Human Services


Legislation Impacting Nursing Education - Lydia Bourne, MA, BSN, RN, PHN, California School Nurses Organization (CSNO) Legislative Advocate

California Senate Resolution - Senator Anna Caballero, presenting ANA\California with a Resolution. We are so grateful!

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