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Senate of Pennsylvania
Session of 2021 - 2022 Regular Session


Posted: May 3, 2021 12:12 PM
From: Senator Judy Ward and Sen. Maria Collett
To: All Senate members
Subject: Nurses Week in Pennsylvania
In the near future, we plan to introduce a resolution declaring May 6-12, 2021, as "Nurses Week" in Pennsylvania.
"National Nurses Week" begins May 6 and ends May 12 each year, in conjunction with Florence Nightingale's birthday. This will mark the 201st year of celebrating Nurses’ Week.  
Each May, the Pennsylvania State Nurses Association partners with health care organizations to promote Nurses Week highlighting the numerous ways nurses are working to transform health care across the Commonwealth. Our dedicated nursing professionals are working diligently to meet health care needs of our Commonwealth and deserve to be recognized for this commitment. While nursing in general is stressful, COVID-19 only magnified the pressure and demand of the job. Nurses have worked tirelessly on the front lines during COVID-19 to ensure that people who need help are cared for. This year, more than ever, it is vital that we use “Nurses Week” to reach out and celebrate the nurses around you and thank them for their dedication and commitment to excellent care for their patients.
The Pennsylvania State Nurses Association serves as the professional nursing association in Pennsylvania and represents the largest segment of health care providers with more than 228,000 registered nurses across the Commonwealth.
Please join us by co-sponsoring this resolution.  

Introduced as SR112