Updates from the Vermont Board of Nursing.
The Board is composed of ten members, appointed by the governor for staggered five year terms. There are five registered nurses, two licensed practical nurses, one licensed nursing assistant, and two public members. A recently passed change to the Administrative Rules specifies that one of the RNs must always be an advanced practice registered nurse (APRN). Current Board members are:
Linda Rice, APRN, Chair
Ellen Leff, RN, Vice Chair
DeAnn Welch, LPN, Secretary
Kenneth Bush, RN
Jeanine Carr, RN *
Donarae Metcalf, LPN
Sandra Norton, LNA
Deborah Robinson, RN *
Alan Weiss, Public Member
William White, Public Member *
Future issues of the Vermont Nurse Connection will provide profiles of Board members.
Among the exciting new developments is the board's decision to implement standing education and practice committees. An APRN Advisory Committee has also been established. Each of these committees will meet several times annually to consider issues and make recommendations to the full Board.
The Education Committee began meeting in August. Appointees include four Board members, as well as representatives from nursing and nursing assistant education programs and Vermont Nurse Internship Project. The Practice Committee is in the process of being established this fall.
If you have questions or issues that you would like either of these committees to consider, or if you are interested in being considered to serve on one of them in the future, please contact Dr. Mary Botter at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Following are the numbers of nurses and nursing assistants licensed by the Vermont Board of Nursing:
Year-to-Date TOTAL # of Active (1/1/08-8/31/08) Licensees APRN 39 536 RN 3,328 17,233 LPN 2,038 2,103 LNA 786 5,445 TOTAL 6,191 25,317
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|Publication:||Vermont Nurse Connection|
|Date:||Nov 1, 2008|
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