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WHEREAS, Nurse Practitioners (NPs), or Advanced Practice Registered Nurses, serve as trusted health care providers for patients in the Silver State; and

WHEREAS, Nurse Practitioners are at the forefront of efforts to combat COVID-19, educating patients about prevention and traveling throughout our State to ensure the equitable distribution of vaccinations; and

WHEREAS, Nurse Practitioners work to expand access to health education and counseling, to care, and to disease prevention in underserved communities and end health disparities across populations; and

WHEREAS, patients depend on the more than 325,000 licensed Nurse Practitioners in the United States, and 4,108 in Nevada to diagnose, manage and treat their chronic and acute health care conditions, and to provide high-quality primary, acute and specialty health care services; and

WHEREAS, more than five decades of research and more than 1 billion visits made annually across our country confirms the high quality of care provided by Nurse Practitioners; and

WHEREAS, 23 states, including the great State of Nevada have implemented Full Practice Authority for Nurse Practitioners, granting patients full and direct access to the outstanding care offered by these health care professionals; and

WHEREAS, the State of Nevada is proud to honor the work of these dedicated health care providers and thanks them for their tireless and continued efforts to keep Nevadans safe and healthy;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, STEVE SISOLAK, GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF NEVADA, do hereby proclaim the week of November 7 - 13, 2021, as

NURSE PRACTITIONER 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 20th day of October, 2021

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