Wow!!! Thanks for sharing, Karen. This is quite an accomplishment.
I wanted to share an exciting opportunity that I am fortunate enough to be invited to participate in. I have been invited to be the guest of Congresswoman Underwood at the State of the Union next week. I am a constituent of the Congresswoman.
I hope that I make everyone at GCU proud. And I hope I remember everything I learned from my policy and research coursework during my MSN and DNP !
An excerpt from WSPY: Antioch Nurse Announced as Rep. Underwood's Guest for President's State of the Union Address in Washington DC.
A nurse from the Lake County community of Antioch will be 14th District Democratic Congresswoman Lauren Underwood's guest at the President's State of the Union address on Tuesday. Lauren Ashley Underwood is an American politician and nurse who serves as the U.S. Representative for Illinois's 14th congressional district.
In a statement on Thursday, Underwood, whose district covers portions of the WSPY listening area announced she selected Karen Battaglia, "because of her service and dedication to providing care for underserved and vulnerable people in her community."
Battaglia is the Trauma Coordinator for Emergency Services at Northwestern Medicine McHenry, where Underwood says, along with her work to save lives, she has worked to improve community safety through coordinating community programs like SAFE Kids, poison prevention workshops, and bicycle helmet fittings for children. Additionally, Battaglia is a member of Underwood’s nursing advisory council. 2020 is the World Health Organization’s “Year of the Nurse and Midwife.” Photo: Karen Battaglia (left), Congresswoman Lauren Underwood (right)