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Proclaim May 2023 to be Portland Registered Nurses Month

Placed on File

Whereas, Registered Nurses in the United States constitute our nation’s largest health care profession; and 

Whereas, the depth and breadth of the Registered Nursing profession meets the different and emerging health care needs of the American population in a wide range of settings, including the frontline of the pandemic; and 

Whereas, the American Nurses Association, as the voice for registered nurses in this country, is working to chart a new course for a healthy nation that relies on increasing access to primary and preventive health care, and better utilization of all our nation’s Registered Nursing resources; and 

Whereas, professional nursing is an indispensable component of the safety and quality of care of hospitalized and non-hospitalized patients; and

Whereas, the demand for Registered Nursing services will be greater than ever because of the aging of the American population, emerging health challenges, the continuing expansion of life-sustaining technologies, and the explosive growth of home health care services; and

Whereas, more qualified Registered Nurses are needed in the future to meet the increasingly complex needs of health care consumers in this community; and

Whereas, the cost-effective, safe, and high-quality health care services provided by Registered Nurses will be an increasingly important component of the United States health care delivery system in the future; and

Whereas, along with the American Nurses Association, Oregon Science & Health University has declared May as Nurses Month, with the theme “You Make a Difference,” with appreciation for nurses’ unparalleled impact during the pandemic, and their contributions to health care, and an open invitation to thank a nurse for enriching our lives and the world we live in.

Now, therefore, I, Ted Wheeler, Mayor of the City of Portland, Oregon, the “City of Roses,” do hereby proclaim May 2023, to be

Portland Registered Nurses Month

in Portland and urge citizens celebrate Registered Nurses’ accomplishments and efforts to improve our health care system and show our appreciation for the nation’s Registered Nurses not just during this month, but at every opportunity throughout the year.

Agenda Items

342 Time Certain in May 3, 2023 Council Agenda

Placed on File

Introduced by


Megan Lehman

City Council & Process Policy Advisor

Requested Agenda Type

Time Certain

Date and Time Information

Requested Council Date
Requested Start Time
9:45 am
Time Requested
15 minutes
Confirmed Time Certain