Following the Robert Woods Johnson-IOM report on the The Future of Nursing, in 2011 Governor Shumlin appointed a Blue Ribbon Commission on the Future of Nursing to make recommendations regarding Vermont's nursing workforce with the belief that nurses are full partners in health care reform. Deborah Wachtel and Mari Cordes from VFNHP were appointed to the 30 member commission. The commission submitted its recommendations in their final report in September of 2012. Though the commission has ended, the work continues through Vermont's own Action Coalition.
Here is the Final Report of the Vermont Blue Ribbon Commission on the Future of Nursing.
Vermont Blue Ribbon Commission on the Future of Nursing