05-R 242

2005 -- S 1075

Enacted 05/05/05


S E N A T E  R E S O L U T I O N




     Introduced By: Senator Joseph M. Polisena

     Date Introduced: May 05, 2005



     WHEREAS, The 2.6 million registered nurses 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 American population in a wide range of settings;


     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 preventative health care; and

     WHEREAS, A renewed emphasis on primary and preventative 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 of 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, Along with the American Nurses Association and the Rhode Island State

Nurses Association, we heartily honor all nurses for the compassionate and outstanding care they

provide daily to their patients; now, therefore be it

     RESOLVED, That this Senate of the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations

hereby proclaims the week of May 6-12 to be "National Nurses Week", and also celebrates their

theme this year of "Nurses: Many Roles, One Profession", and be it further

     RESOLVED, That the Secretary of State be and he hereby is authorized and directed to

transmit a duly certified copy of this resolution to the Rhode Island State Nurses Association.