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NO. R-150.  JOINT RESOLUTION designating April 6, 2005 as Vermont nurses’ day at the State House.


Offered by:  Representatives Donovan of Burlington and Keenan of St. Albans City.

Whereas, 9,900 registered nurses licensed in Vermont represent our state’s largest health care resource, and

Whereas, 475 advanced practice registered nurses serve Vermonters as adult, pediatric, or family nurse practitioners, certified nurse midwives, clinical specialists, or nurse anesthetists, and

Whereas, registered nurses comprise 70 percent of the health care providers in Vermont, and

Whereas, these nurses use nursing research and evidence‑based practice to provide care to Vermont residents in hospitals, long‑term care facilities, schools, clinics, physician offices, correctional facilities, work places, and patients’ homes, and

Whereas, registered nurses increase their education, design their practice, and direct their research to advance nursing care in collaboration with medical care, prevent illness, maintain wellness, improve the health care delivery system, and provide for the unmet health needs of our most vulnerable citizens, and

Whereas, nurses play a crucial role in the delivery of quality health care in Vermont, now therefore be it

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives:

That the General Assembly designates April 6, 2005 as Vermont Nurses’ Day at the State House, and be it further

Resolved:  That the secretary of state be directed to send a copy of this resolution to Peggy Sharpe, Executive Director of the Vermont State Nurses Association in South Burlington.

Published by:

The Vermont General Assembly
115 State Street
Montpelier, Vermont