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Thank you to everyone who attended the first ever APRN Day on the Hill Virtual event.

Posted 9 months ago by Minnesota Nurse Practitioners

Thank you to everyone who attended the first ever APRN Day on the Hill Virtual event.

Next year we hope to repeat the event in-person at our beautiful capitol in St. Paul. Highlights of the event included a discussion with state lawmakers about the upcoming legislative session. Dr. Brian Goodroad highlighted bills being followed by the APRN Coalition.
One of the key messages was the importance of being involved at some level - joining an organization, being actively involved in the organization, identifying and contacting your legislators. You are the content experts in healthcare and it is important that your voice is heard!! Policy Making takes place in an inherently political environment. The legislative panel demonstrated the importance of creating the space for a civil debate to take place in spite of political differences. This quote by our late senator, Paul Wellstone captures the essence of the discussion,

"Politics is about the improvement of people’s lives, lessening human suffering, advancing the cause of peace and justice in our country and in the world.”