|ACT OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY||2007-2008|
NO. R-382. House concurrent resolution recognizing the role of registered nurses in the delivery of health care in Vermont.
Offered by: Representatives Donovan of Burlington, Barnard of Richmond, Clark of Vergennes, Keenan of St. Albans City and Spengler of Colchester
Whereas, 6,333 registered nurses licensed in Vermont represent our state’s largest health care resource, and
Whereas, 514 advanced practice registered nurses collaborate with physicians to serve Vermonters as adult, pediatric, and family nurse practitioners, certified nurse midwives, clinical specialists, and nurse anesthetists, and
Whereas, registered nurses make up 70 percent of the health care providers in Vermont, and
Whereas, these registered nurses use nursing research and evidence‑based practice to provide care to citizens of Vermont in hospitals, long‑term care facilities, schools, clinics, physician offices, correctional facilities, work places, and homes of patients, and
Whereas, registered nurses increase their education, design their practice, and direct their research to advance nursing care in collaboration with medical care to promote health, prevent illness, manage chronic diseases, improve the health care delivery system, and provide for the unmet health needs of our most vulnerable citizens, and
Whereas, April 2, 2008 is Vermont Nurses’ Day at the state house, in recognition of the crucial role of registered nurses in the delivery of health care in Vermont, now therefore be it
Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives:
That the General Assembly recognizes the role of registered nurses in the delivery of quality health care, and be it further
Resolved: That the secretary of state be directed to send a copy of this resolution to the Vermont State Nurses’ Association.
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