I am interested in serving for the Connecticut Nurse’s Association in order to become more involved in advocating for nurses in this country. As a nurse with 30 years of experience and as a nurse educator and nurse practitioner I have seen the fastpaced evolution of healthcare. I served in the United States Navy as a Hospital Corpsman and a Navy Nurse Corps Officer for 16 years. I feel it is very important that nurses continue to have a strong voice at the local, state and national levels. If you also agree that nurses need a continuing voice, I request your vote for secretary.