My Aunt Sue has been a nurse for about thirty years. While I was growing up my whole family would ask her opinion when we had a cough, cold, scrape, or unknown. Because of her profession we implicitly trusted her advice. I think many of us have the family-member, friend, or relative who is a nurse that we turn to for advice regarding our health because, quite simply, we trust nurses.
This is why reaching out to the nursing community is an integral part of radon education and outreach. Nurses are a very knowledgeable, approachable, and capable group of radon stakeholders that usually are more than willing to help share the message. As radon program officers, we simply need to know how to assist them in educating patients.