Sinema backs resolution designating May 6th – May 12th as National Nurses Week
WASHINGTON – Arizona senior Senator Kyrsten Sinema cosponsored a bipartisan resolution recognizing May 6th – May 12th as National Nurses Week to honor the critical work Arizona nurses do to care for patients and celebrate their heroism as part of the COVID-19 pandemic response and every day across communities.
“Nurses in Arizona and across the country go above and beyond to care for our loved ones in times of need. Our bipartisan resolution is a small token of our appreciation for their heroism,” said Sinema.
Arizona is home to almost 110,000 registered nurses, more than 11,000 licensed practical nurses, more than 20,000 certified nursing assistants, more than 8,000 licensed nursing assistants, more than 13,000 nurse practitioners, 132 clinical nurse specialists, 300 certified nurse midwives, and over 1,000 certified registered nurse anesthetists. The bipartisan resolution honors their role in keeping Arizonans healthy and safe.
Last year, Sinema introduced the bipartisan Protecting Social Workers and Human Services Professionals from Workplace Violence Act – legislation strengthening access to workplace protections for social workers, nurses, and home and behavioral health professionals, increasing training and tools to keep social and health workers safe.