assembly Bill A1977B

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Relates to the educational preparation for practice of professional nursing

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 05, 2012 reported referred to codes
Jan 04, 2012 referred to higher education
Jun 06, 2011 print number 1977b
Jun 06, 2011 amend and recommit to higher education
May 25, 2011 print number 1977a
amend and recommit to higher education
Jan 12, 2011 referred to higher education

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A1977 - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S2553A
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §6905, Ed L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
A2079B, S1074

A1977 - Summary

Requires registered professional nurses to attain a baccalaureate degree in nursing within ten years of their initial licensure; provides exemptions for those currently licensed or enrolled in nursing programs.

A1977 - Bill Text download pdf

                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                  1977

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            January 12, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced by M. of A. MORELLE, PHEFFER, TOWNS, JAFFEE, PERRY, MAGNAREL-
  LI,  SPANO, ROSENTHAL, CUSICK, GUNTHER, CAMARA, ORTIZ, GIBSON, PAULIN,
  KELLNER, CASTRO, LAVINE, TITONE, DINOWITZ,  GOTTFRIED  --  Multi-Spon-
  sored  by  --  M. of A. CAHILL, CONTE, CYMBROWITZ, DenDEKKER, DESTITO,
  ENGLEBRIGHT,  FINCH,  FITZPATRICK,  GALEF,  HEASTIE,   HOOPER,   HOYT,
  JEFFRIES,  KOLB, LATIMER, LIFTON, LUPARDO, McDONOUGH, J. MILLER, MILL-
  MAN, NOLAN, PRETLOW, J. RIVERA, ROBINSON, RUSSELL,  SCHIMEL,  SWEENEY,
  WEISENBERG -- read once and referred to the Committee on Higher Educa-
  tion

AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to the educational prepa-
  ration for practice of professional nursing

  THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. The legislature hereby finds and  declares  that  with  the
increasing  complexity  of  the  American  healthcare system and rapidly
expanding technology, the  educational  preparation  of  the  registered
professional  nurse  must  be  expanded. The nurse of the future must be
prepared to partner with multiple  disciplines  as  a  collaborator  and
manager  of  the complex patient care journey. Shorter lengths of stays,
higher patient acuity, and more sophisticated  technologies  and  proce-
dures  are  increasing  the  complexity  of patient care - which in turn
places great  demands  on  nursing  competencies.  Other  countries  are
responding  to these changes by requiring the baccalaureate degree as an
entry requirement for nursing  licensure  while  other  professions  are
demanding  master  and  doctoral  degrees  as their entry point. Several
recent research studies clearly demonstrate the  added  value  of  addi-
tional  education  in  relation  to improved patient outcomes; one study
demonstrates that each ten percent increase in the number  of  baccalau-
reate  prepared  nurses  results  in a five percent decrease in surgical
patient deaths. Therefore, the  legislature  finds  that  expanding  the
educational  requirements for the profession of nursing, while maintain-

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD05299-01-1

Co-Sponsors

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A1977A - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S2553A
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §6905, Ed L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
A2079B, S1074

A1977A - Summary

Requires registered professional nurses to attain a baccalaureate degree in nursing within ten years of their initial licensure; provides exemptions for those currently licensed or enrolled in nursing programs.

A1977A - Bill Text download pdf

                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                 1977--A

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            January 12, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced by M. of A. MORELLE, JAFFEE, PERRY, MAGNARELLI, SPANO, ROSEN-
  THAL, CUSICK, GUNTHER, CAMARA, ORTIZ, GIBSON, PAULIN, KELLNER, CASTRO,
  LAVINE,  TITONE,  DINOWITZ,  GOTTFRIED,  P. RIVERA, MAISEL, M. MILLER,
  STEVENSON, BENEDETTO -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A. ABINANTI, BING,
  CAHILL, CONTE,  CURRAN,  CYMBROWITZ,  DenDEKKER,  ENGLEBRIGHT,  FINCH,
  FITZPATRICK,  GALEF,  HEASTIE,  HOOPER,  HOYT,  JEFFRIES, JOHNS, KOLB,
  LATIMER, LIFTON, LOSQUADRO, LUPARDO,  MAGEE,  MALLIOTAKIS,  McDONOUGH,
  J. MILLER,  MILLMAN, NOLAN, PRETLOW, RAIA, RAMOS, J. RIVERA, ROBINSON,
  RUSSELL, SCHIMEL, SWEENEY, TEDISCO,  TENNEY,  TOBACCO,  WEISENBERG  --
  read once and referred to the Committee on Higher Education -- commit-
  tee  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recom-
  mitted to said committee

AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to the educational prepa-
  ration for practice of professional nursing

  THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section  1.  The  legislature  hereby finds and declares that with the
increasing complexity of the  American  healthcare  system  and  rapidly
expanding  technology,  the  educational  preparation  of the registered
professional nurse must be expanded. The nurse of  the  future  must  be
prepared  to  partner  with  multiple  disciplines as a collaborator and
manager of the complex patient care journey. Shorter lengths  of  stays,
higher  patient  acuity,  and more sophisticated technologies and proce-
dures are increasing the complexity of patient  care  -  which  in  turn
places  great  demands  on  nursing  competencies.  Other  countries are
responding to these changes by requiring the baccalaureate degree as  an
entry  requirement  for  nursing  licensure  while other professions are
demanding master and doctoral degrees  as  their  entry  point.  Several
recent  research  studies  clearly  demonstrate the added value of addi-
tional education in relation to improved  patient  outcomes;  one  study
demonstrates  that  each ten percent increase in the number of baccalau-

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD05299-02-1

Co-Sponsors

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Multi-Sponsors

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A1977B (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S2553A
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §6905, Ed L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
A2079B, S1074

A1977B (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires registered professional nurses to attain a baccalaureate degree in nursing within ten years of their initial licensure; provides exemptions for those currently licensed or enrolled in nursing programs.

A1977B (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                 1977--B

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            January 12, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced by M. of A. MORELLE, JAFFEE, PERRY, MAGNARELLI, SPANO, ROSEN-
  THAL, CUSICK, GUNTHER, CAMARA, ORTIZ, GIBSON, PAULIN, KELLNER, CASTRO,
  LAVINE,  TITONE,  DINOWITZ,  GOTTFRIED,  P. RIVERA, MAISEL, M. MILLER,
  STEVENSON, BENEDETTO -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A. ABINANTI, BING,
  CAHILL, CONTE,  CURRAN,  CYMBROWITZ,  DenDEKKER,  ENGLEBRIGHT,  FINCH,
  FITZPATRICK,  GALEF,  HEASTIE,  HOOPER,  HOYT,  JEFFRIES, JOHNS, KOLB,
  LATIMER, LIFTON, LOSQUADRO, LUPARDO,  MAGEE,  MALLIOTAKIS,  McDONOUGH,
  J. MILLER,  MILLMAN, NOLAN, PRETLOW, RAIA, RAMOS, J. RIVERA, ROBINSON,
  RUSSELL, SCHIMEL, SWEENEY, TEDISCO,  TENNEY,  TOBACCO,  WEISENBERG  --
  read once and referred to the Committee on Higher Education -- commit-
  tee  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recom-
  mitted to said committee -- again reported from  said  committee  with
  amendments,  ordered  reprinted  as  amended  and  recommitted to said
  committee

AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to the educational prepa-
  ration for practice of professional nursing

  THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section  1.  The  legislature  hereby finds and declares that with the
increasing complexity of the  American  healthcare  system  and  rapidly
expanding  technology,  the  educational  preparation  of the registered
professional nurse must be expanded. The nurse of  the  future  must  be
prepared  to  partner  with  multiple  disciplines as a collaborator and
manager of the complex patient care journey. Shorter lengths  of  stays,
higher  patient  acuity,  and more sophisticated technologies and proce-
dures are increasing the complexity of patient  care  -  which  in  turn
places  great  demands  on  nursing  competencies.  Other  countries are
responding to these changes by requiring the baccalaureate degree as  an
entry  requirement  for  nursing  licensure  while other professions are
demanding master and doctoral degrees  as  their  entry  point.  Several
recent  research  studies  clearly  demonstrate the added value of addi-

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD05299-03-1

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