Gov. Rendell's Health Plan: More Nurses

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Gov. Edward G. Rendell's health care reform plan, the Prescription for Pennsylvania, calls for more nurses to practice to the fullest extent of their training and skills.

Expert:

  Dr. Eileen Sullivan-Marx

  Associate Professor, University of Pennsylvania's School of Nursing

Credentials:

   Advises American Medical Association on nursing duties and compensation

   Researched predictors and outcomes of advanced practice nursing care and physical restraint use in older adults in hospitals and nursing homes, along with Penn Nursing colleagues, which led to changes in U.S. health policy

   Media-savvy and reporter-friendly; understands deadlines