Memorializing Governor Kathy Hochul to proclaim May 6-12, 2022, as Nurses Week in the State of New York

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Senate Resolution No. 1638


MEMORIALIZING Governor Kathy Hochul to proclaim
May 6-12, 2022, as Nurses Week in the State of New

WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body to memorialize
Governor Kathy Hochul to proclaim May 6-12, 2022, as Nurses Week in the
State of New York, in conjunction with the observance of National Nurses
Week; and

WHEREAS, May 6th is known as National Nurses Day, and May 12th is
the birthday of Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern nursing; and

WHEREAS, The nearly 2.9 million registered nurses in the United
States comprise our nation's largest health care profession with New
York State accounting for over 256,000 of those registered nurses; and

WHEREAS, The depth and breadth of the registered nursing profession
meets the different and emerging health care needs of the American
population in a wide range of settings; and

WHEREAS, The American Nurses Association, as the voice for the
registered nurses of this country, is working to chart a new course for
a healthy nation that relies on increasing delivery of primary and
preventive health care; and

WHEREAS, A renewed emphasis on primary and preventive health care
will require the better utilization of all of our nation's registered
nursing resources; and

WHEREAS, Professional nursing has been demonstrated to be an
indispensable component in the safety and quality of care of
hospitalized patients; and

WHEREAS, The demand for registered nursing services will be greater
than ever because of the aging of the American population, the
continuing expansion of life-sustaining technology, and the explosive
growth of home health care services; and

WHEREAS, More qualified registered nurses will be needed in the
future to meet the increasingly complex needs of health care consumers
in this community; and

WHEREAS, The cost-effective, safe and quality health care services
provided by registered nurses will be an ever more important component
of the United States health care delivery system in the future; and

WHEREAS, Often described as an art and a science, nursing is a
profession which embraces dedicated people with varied interests,
strengths and passions because of the many opportunities the profession
offers; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
memorialize Governor Kathy Hochul to proclaim May 6-12, 2022, as Nurses
Week in the State of New York; and be it further

RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause further to celebrate
registered nursing's accomplishments and efforts to improve our health
care system and to show our appreciation for the nation's registered
nurses not just during this week, but at every opportunity throughout
the year; and be it further

RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be
transmitted to The Honorable Kathy Hochul, Governor of the State of New


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