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WHEREAS, nearly 37 million Americans suffer from kidney disease and every year many Nevada citizens, including children, adults, and elderly individuals, are diagnosed with kidney disease; and

WHEREAS, the depth and breadth of the nephrology nursing profession meets the different and emerging kidney disease and other health care needs of the population of Nevada; and

WHEREAS, organizations in Nevada and across the United States are working to advance quality care to Americans with kidney disease before they suffer complete organ failure by increasing awareness in local communities, educating nephrology nurses about the latest kidney-related research and treatments and working to positively influence patient outcomes; and

WHEREAS, nephrology nurses function as educators, direct caregivers, and coordinators to help patients manage their lives while effectively dealing with their health issues; and

WHEREAS, with 1 in 3 adults in the United States being at risk for developing chronic kidney disease, the demand for nephrology nurses will persist to expand as this trend is expected to continue; and

WHEREAS, more qualified nephrology nurses will be needed in the future to meet the increasingly complex needs of patients who are experiencing, or are at risk for, kidney disease; and

WHEREAS, the week of September 12 through 18, 2021 is proclaimed as Nephrology Nurses Week in Nevada to celebrate and honor the generous work nephrology nurses perform each day to maintain the health of thousands of Nevadans with kidney disease;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, STEVE SISOLAK, GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF NEVADA, do hereby proclaim the week of September 12 - 18, 2021, as

NEPHROLOGY NURSES WEEK IN NEVADA

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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 31st day of August, 2021

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