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H.Con.Res. 386 (109th): Honoring Mary Eliza Mahoney, America’s first professionally trained African-American nurse.


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9/19/2006--Passed House amended. Honors: (1) Mary Eliza Mahoney, the first African-American nurse, for an outstanding nursing career and exemplary contributions to professional nursing organizations; and (2) other African-American nurses who practice nursing with distinction.

Expresses support for: (1) the goals and activities of National Nurses Week; and (2) strategies to counteract the shortage of nurses.