[My activism is] really about promoting health care access, which is what my passion is. I passionately believe that the community nurse practitioners play major roles in bridging that. I've tried to demonstrate the role that nurses can play in that, and the very different roles nurses can play, especially in light of the current shortage we are facing and the need to attract new men and women into nursing and to see nursing as an exciting career. I feel that I've been blessed by having an exciting career in nursing.
I think that my real passion is ... everybody deserves healthcare and without health care you can't go to work and can't go to school and really can't do anything if you don't have your health... I hope that I'm a role model for future nurses that might be doing this.