Proclamation – CNMI Nurses Week – June 12-18, 2022

WHEREAS, the CNMI Nurses Association will celebrate the week of June 12 to June 18, 2022 as CNMI Nurses Week with the theme “Nurses Make A Difference” in celebration of the ways in which nurses strive to provide safe and high quality patient care and map out the way to improve our healthcare system.

WHEREAS, the 4.3 million Professional Nurses, 950,000 Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurses, over 1.5 million Certified Nursing Assistants and 325,000 Advanced Nurse Practitioners in the United States comprise our nation’s largest health care profession; and

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

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

WHEREAS, Around the Globe, Nurse Resiliency through the Forefront of healthcare are the first and primary point of contact with patients; but, during the pandemic, when visitors were limited, nurses were often the last kind eyes a dying patient saw; and

WHEREAS, Nurses save lives 24/7 through ethical practice, safety, and quality care demonstrated to be an indispensable component in the healthcare industry; and

WHEREAS, the demand for nursing services will be greater than ever because of the aging of the population, the continuing expansion of life-sustaining technology, the explosive growth of home health care services, the establishment of compact licensure agreement between states and telehealth; and

WHEREAS, that more qualified 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 nurses will be an ever more important and valuable component of the U.S. health care delivery system in the future.

NOW, THEREFORE, I, RALPH DLG. TORRES, Governor of the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and Laws of the Commonwealth, do hereby proclaim June 12-18, 2022 as

CNMI NURSES WEEK

I urge everyone in the CNMI to join me in honoring the nurses who care for all of us by celebrating their accomplishments and efforts to improve our healthcare system. I also encourage all our residents to show our appreciation for the nation’s nurses not just during this week, but at every opportunity throughout the year.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand on this 10th day of June 2022.

/s/

RALPH DLG. TORRES
Governor

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CNMI Office of the Governor
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