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Date: February 6, 2013
Time: 1:00 - 2:00 Pm (ET)

Webinar Overview

The recent elections and current fiscal challenges of our nation will have a significant impact on our healthcare system and the nursing profession. Two experienced federal representatives from the Nursing Community, Frank Purcell (American Association of Nurse Anesthetists) and Jo Ann Webb (American Organization of Nurse Executives), will provide insight on how leadership changes in the House and the Senate as well as recent legislation to address the fiscal cliff will affect nursing. In addition, they will outline how implementation of provisions within the Affordable Care Act may impact the practice of Registered Nurses and Advanced Practice Registered Nurses. Members of the organizations belonging to the Nursing Community are highly encouraged to register.  Participants will have question and answer time, and will be provided further knowledge about participation in the advocacy process.

Webinar Speakers

Purcell Frank Purcell

Frank Purcell serves as Senior Director Federal Government Affairs for the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists, heading its Washington DC office and leading its advocacy work before Congress and federal agencies affecting CRNA reimbursement and practice. Before he joined the AANA in 2000, Frank spent 11 years on Capitol Hill on the staffs of three members of Congress. He earned his bachelor’s with high honors from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville and undertook MBA coursework at the Washington campus of Johns Hopkins University.

Webb Jo Ann Webb

Ms. Webb is the Senior Director of Federal Relations and Policy for the American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE), a subsidiary of the American Hospital Association. She is the chief lobbyist and senior director of policy and advocacy relations for the over 8500 registered professional nurses in executive practice who are members of AONE. Ms. Webb served as an Army Nurse and holds a BSN degree from Penn State University and a Master’s in Health Administration from George Washington University. She has done post-masters work at George Mason University where she is a guest lecturer and holds an adjunct faculty appointment.  

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The Nursing Community consists of 57 national nursing organizations committed to improving the health and health care of our nation by collaborating to support registered nurses. Collectively the Nursing Community represents nearly one million registered nurses, advanced practice registered nurses, nurse executives, nursing students, and nursing faculty.