Certified Nurses Day 2016


WHEREAS, certified nurses are essential to Virginia’s healthcare system, providing high-quality care in all nursing specialties for the Commonwealth; and

WHEREAS, certification affirms a nurse’s knowledge, skills, and abilities in a defined role and clinical area of practice to meet the challenges of modern nursing; and

WHEREAS, The American Nurses Credentialing Center, a subsidiary of the American Nurses Association promotes excellence in nursing and healthcare globally through credentialing programs, including the certification program that enables nurses to demonstrate their specialty and expertise; and 

WHEREAS, Certified Nurses Day is an opportunity to thank the nurses of the Commonwealth of Virginia who devote their lives to quality, safe and cost-effective services for the well-being of the patients they serve;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Terence R. McAuliffe, do hereby recognize March 19, 2016, as CERTIFIED NURSES DAY in our COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA, and I call this observance to the attention of all our citizens.