State of Maine Proclamation


May 17, 2022

WHEREAS, registered nurses in the United States constitute our nation’s largest health care profession and are an indispensable component of the safety and quality of care of hospitalized and non-hospitalized patients; and

WHEREAS, the depth and breadth of the registered nursing profession meets the different and emerging health care needs of the people of Maine in a wide range of settings; and

WHEREAS, the demand for registered nursing services will be greater than ever because of the aging 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 to safely and compassionately care for Maine people in need of acute and long-term care; and

WHEREAS, the cost-effective, safe, and high-quality care services provided by registered nurses will be an increasingly important component of the United States health care delivery system in the years to come; and

WHEREAS, Maine’s registered nurses have worked tirelessly and under great pressure, facing unprecedented stress and burnout throughout the COVID-19 pandemic to keep Maine people healthy and alive;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Janet T. Mills, Governor of the great State of Maine, do hereby proclaim the month of May 2022 as

Nurses Month

throughout the State of Maine, and I urge all citizens to show appreciation for the nation’s registered nurses for their contributions and accomplishments to improve our health care system and their dedication to our health.

In testimony whereof, I have caused
the Great Seal of the State to be hereunto affixed 
GIVEN under my hand at Augusta this seventeenth 
day of May Two Thousand Twenty-Two

Official Seal of the State of Maine

  • Signature of Shenna Bellows
  • Shenna Bellows
  • Secretary of State
  • Signature of Janet Mills
  • Janet T. Mills
  • Governor