LANSING, Mich. — Monday Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced she has proclaimed November 8-14th as Nurse Practitioner Week in Michigan. Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Nurse Practitioners (NPs) and have provided trusted heath care proving they are a vital part of Michigan’s health care system
“I want to thank nurse practitioners across the state for providing high-quality care to their patients both before and during the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Governor Whitmer. “Our nurse Practitioners have worked tirelessly to diagnose and treat patients with COVID-19 and to combat community spread nationwide. We owe it to them and to all of our health care heroes on the front lines to continue to do our part of fight COVID-19. That means wearing a mask, practicing safe physical distancing, and washing hands frequently.”
The proclamation notes that NPs have been working tirelessly to treat and diagnose patients with COVID-19 while grieving colleagues who have lost their lives during the pandemic.
NPs focus on health promotion, disease prevention, and health education and counseling, as well as guiding patients to make smarter health and lifestyle choice.
The proclamation states that confidence patients have in NP-delivered healthcare is evidenced by more than one billion annual visits to NPs across the nation.
There are more than 290,000 licensed NPs in the United States, and 8,449 in Michigan providing primary, acute, and specialty care to patients of all ages and walks of life.
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