Senate proclaims May 6-12 Nurses Week


May 6-12 has been designated National Nurses Week in Alabama, thanks to Senate Resolution 15-153, brought forth by Sen. Majority Leader Greg Reed.

Sen. Reed, deputy chairman of the Senate Health & Human Services Committee, recognized the contribution nurses make to healthcare in his remarks from the Senate floor:

“The sacrifices that Alabama nurses make everyday to provide the best patient care is truly amazing and does not go unnoticed,” said Reed. “On behalf of the entire Senate, I would like to say ‘Thank You’ to these valued healthcare professionals.”

According to the Alabama Board of Nursing, more than 85,000 licensed registered nurses (RNs) and licensed practical nurses (LPNs) are currently practicing in Alabama.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts employment prospects for nursing professionals will grow by at least 31% through 2022 – outpacing nearly every other industry.

The full proclamation is linked here: ALHAC-150507-Nurses_Week_Resolution