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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;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, BRIAN SANDOVAL, GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF NEVADA, do hereby proclaim   the week of November 13-19, 2016 as

 Nurse Practitioner Week in Nevada


 Proclamation Seal Only                         Signatures of Governor Brian Sandoval & Barbara Cegaske