WHEREAS, nurse practitioners are advanced practice registered nurses who have advance clinical training, building upon their initial registered nurse preparations; and
WHEREAS, there are 222,000 licensed nurse practitioners in the United States, and 1,451 in Nevada, providing primary, acute and specialty care; and
WHEREAS, nurse practitioners diagnose, treat and prescribe medications and other treatments to patients through a caring, patient-centered, holistic model of care; and
WHEREAS, citizens of our state and nation have great trust in the high-quality care nurse practitioners provide, resulting in more than 870 million patient visits, annually; and
WHEREAS, five decades of research demonstrate the high quality of care provided by nurse practitioners; and
WHEREAS, Nevada is proud to recognize and honor the service of nurse practitioners to our state for the countless contributions they have made over the past half century and will continue to make in the health and well-being of citizens in the Silver State;
In Witness Whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of the State of Nevada to be affixed at the State Capitol in Carson City, this 14th day of November, 2016.