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WHEREAS, nurses are important contributors to health care, human services, and public health policies providing primary and preventive health care to millions of people annually; and

WHEREAS, nurses make up the largest health care profession with more than 3.8 million registered nurses nationwide who care compassionately for patients and families of all walks of life at their most vulnerable times, making our states better, healthier places to live and work; and

WHEREAS, the State of Nevada has more than 51,000 registered nurses, 4,100 nurse practitioners, 9,500 certified nursing assistants, 4,200 licensed practical nurses as well as over 740 nursing area specialists who work independently, and are the cornerstone of patient care and leaders in improving the quality of care and access to all Nevadans; and

WHEREAS, Nevada's nurses possess specialized knowledge and skills encompassing the entire spectrum of nursing care to meet the emerging health care needs of our state's citizens in a wide variety of settings including hospitals, schools, clinics, prisons and jails, doctor's offices, nursing homes, and private agencies; and

WHEREAS, nurses provide high-quality health care, demonstrating their professionalism and compassion for patients daily, while continuously striving to improve standards of practice and service; and

WHEREAS, professional nursing has been demonstrated to be an indispensable component of the safety and quality of care of all patients to ensure that everyone is treated with dignity, respect, and professional expertise; and

WHEREAS, a renewed emphasis on primary and preventive health care has required more utilization of our State's registered nursing resources; and Nursing Week is an opportunity to recognize and acknowledge the expertise and dedication of nurses in Nevada as well as to encourage others to enter this commendable, respected and deeply valued profession;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, STEVE SISOLAK, GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF NEVADA, do hereby proclaim the week of May 6 - 12, 2022, as

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 27th day of April 2022.

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