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Motlow College Nursing Students Attend Legislative Summit

June 18, 2013

Thirteen Motlow College nursing students, accompanied by Reba Walters, level II coordinator, and Amy Huff, director of nursing and allied health at the college, attended the 2013 Tennessee Nurses Association Legislative Summit at the War Memorial Auditorium in Nashville.

This group of Motlow College nursing students, accompanied by Amy Huff, director of nursing and allied health, and Reba Walters, level II coordinator, attended the Tennessee Nurses Association Legislative Summit in Nashville last month. Pictured in front from left are April Poteet of Sparta; Dora Mae Ramsey of McMinnville; Angela Scheffler of Shelbyville; Knott Senephansiri of Antioch; Jennifer Cortez, Jessica Ours, and Becky Shearon, all of Murfreesboro; Blake Skeets of Tullahoma; Kristi Huskey of Manchester; and Crystal Lee and Candice Ryan, both of Murfreesboro; and in back from left, Samantha Bryant of Sparta; Huff; Beth Trumbly of Sparta; and Walters. The Legislative Summit is an annual event that promotes professional advocacy and provides nursing students opportunities to interact with the legislative process.
The Motlow students and faculty members were among more than 1150 nursing students, registered nurses, and nursing faculty from across the state welcomed to the summit by Gov. Bill Haslam. Dr. Karen Daley, president of the American Nurses Association and keynote speaker for the annual event, presented Health Care at a Turning Point: Seizing the Opportunity, and TNA representative Wilhelmina Davis shared information on legislation related to healthcare workers.

"The students exhibited a high degree of interest and professionalism at this annual event, which was attended by students from several Tennessee schools of nursing," Huff said. "The summit promotes professional advocacy and provides nursing students opportunities to interact with the legislative process."

Huff said students attended legislative committee meetings and observed a panel discussion whose members included Rep. JoAnne Favors, Sen. Becky Massey, and Sen. Mark Green. Students also were given opportunities to ask questions and express opinions on current state and national issues and legislation that impacts healthcare.