Date: March 11, 2013
Time: 1:00 - 2:00 Pm (ET)
AACN’s Government Affairs staff welcomes new AACN members and invites you to learn more about our association’s advocacy and policy work. Director of Government Affairs Dr. Suzanne Miyamoto and Government Affairs Manager Lauren Inouye will provide an overview of AACN’s major advocacy initiatives surrounding nursing education, research, and practice, and will discuss how new members can become involved in the advocacy process. Discover resources available to AACN members, including AACN’s Government Affairs Committee, Grassroots Network, and state-specific data related to federal funding for nursing programs. Listeners will also have the opportunity to learn about advocacy activities that will take place during the 2013 Spring Meeting, including Capitol Hill visits.
Suzanne Miyamoto, PhD, RN, AACN Director of Government Affairs
Dr. Miyamoto currently serves as the Director of Government Affairs for the American Association of Colleges of Nursing. At AACN, she works to ensure that higher nursing education, research, and nursing practice are made top priorities in the federal arena. Dr. Miyamoto currently serves as faculty at the University of Michigan School of Nursing as well as Georgetown University. She previously served as adjunct associate professor at the University of New Mexico School of Nursing and University of Maryland. In addition, Dr. Miyamoto is also the convener of the Nursing Community, a forum comprised of national professional nursing organizations that collaborate in advocating on a wide spectrum of healthcare and nursing issues. Prior to this, she held policy positions at both the state and federal levels. Her areas of research interest include healthcare policy, political advocacy, and the federal appropriations process with regard to the nursing profession. Dr. Miyamoto previously worked as a psychiatric nurse. She received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Master of Science in Nursing Business and Health Systems, and a Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.
Lauren Inouye, RN, AACN Government Affairs Manager
Ms. Inouye is the Government Affairs Manager at the American Association of Colleges of Nursing. Prior to joining AACN, she worked as a critical care Registered Nurse at Georgetown University Hospital and served as the hospital's Legislative Council co-chair from 2009-2011. She is a member of the American Nurses Association, Women in Government Relations, and the American League of Lobbyists. Lauren graduated from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, MI with her Bachelor of Science in Nursing. She is currently pursuing a Master of Public Policy at Georgetown University in Washington, DC.
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