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.
The Vermont General Assembly
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