FOND DU LAC, Wis. - Marian University nursing graduate Karyn Kroschell, RN, BSN, '13 and Dr. Julie Luetschwager, Dean of the School of Nursing and Health Professions, represented Marian at the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) Student Policy Summit in March.
"The main messages taken to Capitol Hill addressed the important issues facing healthcare today including the need for funding for all levels of nursing education, more funding for nursing research, and increased support for Nurse-Managed Health Clinics in order to meet the increased demand for healthcare access, especially primary, preventative care," said Kroschel. "This was a wonderful opportunity to witness different nursing perspectives as well as the importance of advocacy, not just for our patients, but also for the nursing profession."
The AACN Student Policy Summit (SPS) held in Washington, D.C. is a three-day conference open to baccalaureate and graduate nursing students enrolled at AACN member institutions. Nursing students who attend SPS are immersed in didactic program sessions focusing on the federal policy process and nursing's role in professional advocacy.