NURSE PRACTITIONER WEEK IN FLORIDA
WHEREAS, nurse practitioners in Florida (NPs) are referred to as Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioners (ARNPs) who have advanced clinical education and training, building upon their initial registered nurse preparation; and
WHEREAS, there are more than 250,000 licensed nurse practitioners in the United States, with over 22,000 ARNPs licensed by the State of Florida, providing high-quality, cost-effective, patient-centered, personalized health care; and
WHEREAS, NPs order, perform and interpret diagnostic tests; diagnose and treat acute and chronic conditions; and prescribe medications and other treatments; and
WHEREAS, nurse practitioners treat patients through a caring, patient-centered, holistic model of care; and
WHEREAS, Florida is proud to recognize and honor the service of nurse practitioners to our state;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Rick Scott, Governor of the State of Florida, do hereby extend greetings and best wishes to all observing November 12-18, 2017, as Nurse Practitioner Week in Florida.