Resolution J1006-2013

Commemorating the observance of May 6, 2013, as National Nurses Day, and May 6-12, 2013, as National Nurses Week, in the State of New York

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  • Apr 17, 2013: ADOPTED
  • Apr 17, 2013: REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • Mar 25, 2013: REFERRED TO FINANCE

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LEGISLATIVE  RESOLUTION  commemorating the observance of May 6, 2013, as
National Nurses Day, and May 6-12, 2013, as National Nurses Week, in the
State of New York

WHEREAS, On Monday, May 6, 2013, South Nassau  Communities  Hospital  in
Oceanside,  New York, will host a breakfast to celebrate National Nurses
Day; and
  WHEREAS, Each year, National Nurses Day, also  known  as  National  RN
Recognition  Day,  is  celebrated  on  May 6th and opens National Nurses
Week, which begins May 6th and ends May 12th, the birth date of Florence
Nightingale, the founder of modern nursing; and
  WHEREAS, Florence Nightingale came to prominence while  serving  as  a
nurse  during the Crimean War, where she tended to wounded soldiers; she
was dubbed "The Lady with the Lamp" after her habit of making rounds  at
night; and
  WHEREAS,  National  Nurses  Week is one of the nation's largest health
care events, recognizing the contributions and commitments nurses  make,
and educating the public about the significant work they perform; and
  WHEREAS, On May 6, 2013, the South Nassau Communities Hospital will be
joining the American Nurses Association in celebrating the 2013 National
Nurses  Week  with the theme being "Delivering Quality and Innovation in
Patient Care"; and
  WHEREAS, In honor of the dedication, commitment and tireless effort of
the nearly 3.1 million registered nurses nationwide to promote and main-
tain the health of the Nation, this Legislative Body is justly proud  to
recognize  the  registered  nurses of the State of New York, and to urge
all its citizens to support National  Nurses  Day  and  National  Nurses
Week; and
  WHEREAS,  It  is  most appropriate that this great Empire State recog-
nizes the worthy and beneficial purposes of  celebrating  both  National
Nurses Day and National Nurses Week; and
  WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body to call attention to
events  that  serve  to  bring people together for the united purpose of
actively pursuing improvements in their communities; now, therefore,  be
it
  RESOLVED,  That  this  Legislative  Body pause in its deliberations to
commemorate the observance of May 6, 2013, as National Nurses  Day,  and
May  6-12,  2013, as National Nurses Week, in the State of New York; and
be it further
  RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to the South Nassau Communities Hospital.

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