"The internship was a wonderful experience," said Nancy Kowal MS, ANP, BC, adjunct professor in the department of anesthesia and pain consultant, UMass Memorial Medical Center, Worchester, Massachusetts.
spent one week on the Hill talking with congressmen and senators about pending legislation regarding pain management.On one bill, she
informed elected officials about the issues and convinced more than 80 of them to cosponsor the legislation.
received a scholarship and Peterson's hospital paid her
Interns leave the program feeling inspired and empowered.Whatever their clinical position, nurses who take the initiative find they can make a difference not just in their patients' lives but in the future of the profession.
"I am putting this to work encouraging all nurses to contact their legislative people and be a part of what the decisions are," Kowal