Marian University nursing graduate attends nursing summit in Washington, D.C.

September 18, 2013

– 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.