Choose the legislator on the state of Texas below, who is also a nurse, and discuss the importance of her role as advocate for improving health care delivery. What specific bill(s) have she sponsored or supported that has/have influenced health care? The congress woman to be written about is Johnson below:
Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX-30)
Congresswoman Johnson studied nursing at St. Mary’s College at the University of Notre Dame. She returned to Texas when she successfully passed the National Board Examination in Nursing. She later became Chief Psychiatric Nurse at the VA Hospital in Dallas and received a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Texas Christian University in 1967. She received a master’s degree in public administration from Southern Methodist University in 1976. Congresswoman Johnson is the first nurse to be elected to the U.S. Congress.