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NP Week Proclamation by Governor Sandoval

Posted 12 months ago by Jeanine Swygman

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Hello everyone!  I wanted to share the NP Week Proclamation we received from Governor Sandoval. Please see attached.  The text is as follows:

A Proclamation by the Governor

WHEREAS, nurse practitioners are advanced practice registered nurses who have advanced clinical training, building upon their initial registered nurse preparations; and

WHEREAS, there are 222,000 licensed nurse practitioners in the United States, and 1451 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