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State of Vermont

House of Representatives

Montpelier, Vermont

Joint Concurrent House Resolution

H.C.R. 256

 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.




Published by:

The Vermont General Assembly
115 State Street
Montpelier, Vermont