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NO. R-150. JOINT RESOLUTION RECOGNIZING THE SIGNIFICANT ROLE THAT REGISTERED NURSES PLAY IN THE DELIVERY OF QUALITY HEALTH CARE.

(J.R.H. 108)

Offered by: Representative Rivero of Milton.

Whereas, 5,500 registered nurses and 680 advance practice registered nurses in Vermont represent our state's largest health care resource, and

Whereas, these professionals address the health care needs of Vermonters in a variety of settings, such as hospitals, clinics, homes, offices, industry, and schools, and

Whereas, the demand for the expertise and services of registered and advance practice nurses is increasing to meet the demands of our neighbors in rural areas, and

Whereas, the cost-effective, safe and quality services provided by these registered nurses will continue to be an essential component of the Vermont and United States health care delivery system, and

Whereas, these registered nurses continue to expand their education, mold their practice and direct their research to the prevention of illness, maintenance of wellness, advances in medical technology, improvement of health care delivery systems, and the unmet health care needs of our most fragile citizens, and

Whereas, in recognition of the crucial role of registered nurses in the delivery of quality care across the full spectrum of health care delivery the Governor has declared January 29, 1998 as Vermont State Nurses' Day, now therefore be it

Resolved by the House of Representatives and Senate:

That the General Assembly recognizes the significant role of registered nurses in the delivery of quality health care.