North Dakota Nurses Association Centennial
WHEREAS, the North Dakota Nurses Association, the professional organization for registered nurses, had its first meeting May 7, 1912, with 155 registered nurses signed on as charter members with the mission to raise the standards of all nurses and nursing education, to further the efficient care of the sick and to promote all interests of the nursing profession; and
WHEREAS, the North Dakota Nurses Association has represented registered nurses in our state for the past 100 years; and
WHEREAS, the North Dakota Nurses Association can look back over the past 100 years with pride in that the organization’s original mission has been met; and
WHEREAS, the North Dakota Nurses Association continues to represent the many facets of nursing practice such as patient care based on evidence produced by nurse researchers, promoting safe environments for nurses and patients, progressive nursing education, and incorporating best nursing practices and standards of practice; and
WHEREAS, the North Dakota Nurses Association is working to chart a new course for professional nursing in order to promote a healthier nation through increased delivery of primary and preventive healthcare; and
WHEREAS, September 21, 2012, marks the official celebration of the organization’s 100th anniversary.
NOW, THEREFORE, as Governor of the State of North Dakota, I do hereby congratulate the North Dakota Nurses Association on its 100th anniversary and encourage North Dakotans to recognize nurses for the important contributions they have made, and continue to make, to the health and well-being of our citizens.