Nurse Appreciation Month

By the Governor of Alabama
WHEREAS, in 1913, Alabama nurses began organizing the first professional nursing association in the state, which eventually became known as the Alabama State Nurses Association; and
WHEREAS, for the past 104 years, Alabama nurses have bravely served the citizens of our state and nation through wars, natural disasters and healthcare crises; and
WHEREAS, the Alabama State Nurses Association’s mission is to Promote Excellence in Nursing; and
WHEREAS, for many years, the Alabama State Nurses Association has advocated for legislation, policies and standards to broaden the scope of practice and provided greater opportunities for nurses of all specialties; and
WHEREAS, through gallop polls, the public has cited nursing as the “Most Trusted Profession” for fifteen successive years; and
WHEREAS, the Nurses Code of Ethics requires respect for human dignity and the uniqueness of the client, unrestricted by considerations of social or economic status, personal attributes, or the nature of health problems; and
WHEREAS, the Alabama State Nurses Association provides members with resources for career advancement, professional development and leadership opportunities; and
WHEREAS, the Alabama State Nurses Association communicates regularly with the state’s more than 95,000 licensed nurses through its publication, “The Alabama Nurse”; and
WHEREAS, proceeds from the Nurses Save Lives car tags provide nursing student scholarships and community service grants:
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Kay Ivey, Governor of Alabama, do hereby proclaim October 2017, as
Nurse Appreciation Month
in the State of Alabama.
Given Under My Hand and the Great Seal of the Office of the Governor at the State Capitol in the City of Montgomery on the 6th day of September 2017.
Kay Ivey