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|Jan 04, 2012||referred to higher education|
|Feb 03, 2011||referred to higher education|
senate Bill S2908
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S2908 - Details
S2908 - Summary
Establishes the New York state nursing faculty scholarship incentive program for advanced degrees in nursing; such incentives shall be awarded annually, on a competitive basis, to registered professional nurses and certified nurse practitioners who are in a masters or doctoral program and agree to teach nursing for one year for each year such incentive is awarded.
S2908 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S2908 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the education law, in relation to establishing a New York state nursing faculty scholarship incentive program for advanced degrees in nursing PURPOSE: To provide scholarship incentives tar nurses to further their studies towards a masters' or doctoral degree, in exchange far agreeing to teach or train nursing candidates in an accredited New York state nursing program. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section one -- Amends section 605 of the Education Law to provide tar a nursing scholarship incentive program for advanced degrees in nursing. Section two -- Effective date. JUSTIFICATION: The shortage of nurses in underserved areas of our state is a critical need. In order to address that need, more nurses must be trained Unfortunately, the number of nurses with advanced degrees who are
S2908 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 2908 2011-2012 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E February 3, 2011 ___________ Introduced by Sens. DeFRANCISCO, BONACIC, GRIFFO, JOHNSON, LARKIN, RANZENHOFER -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Higher Education AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to establishing a New York state nursing faculty scholarship incentive program for advanced degrees in nursing THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Section 605 of the education law is amended by adding a new subdivision 13 to read as follows: 13. NEW YORK STATE NURSING FACULTY SCHOLARSHIP INCENTIVE PROGRAM. A. PURPOSE. THE COMMISSIONER SHALL AWARD SCHOLARSHIPS FOR THE PURPOSE OF INCREASING THE NUMBER OF EDUCATORS AND ADJUNCT CLINICAL FACULTY TEACHING IN A FIELD OF NURSING EDUCATION IN NEW YORK STATE. SUCH SCHOLARSHIPS SHALL BE AWARDED ON A COMPETITIVE BASIS TO APPLICANTS WHO ARE REGISTERED PROFESSIONAL NURSES WITH PREVIOUS CLINICAL EXPERIENCE IN NURSING AND WHO DEMONSTRATE ACADEMIC MERIT FOR ADMISSION TO MASTERS OR DOCTORAL PROGRAMS IN NURSING WHICH WILL ENHANCE THE RECIPIENT'S PROFICIENCY AS A NURSING EDUCATOR. PREFERENCE SHALL BE GIVEN TO APPLICANTS WHO ARE EMPLOYED AS REGISTERED PROFESSIONAL NURSES, WILL ATTEND SUCH MASTERS OR DOCTORAL PROGRAM FULL-TIME AND WHOSE COST TO ATTEND SUCH PROGRAM IS PARTIALLY UNDERWRITTEN A MINIMUM OF TWENTY-FIVE PERCENT BY AGREEMENT WITH A COMMU- NITY AGENCY, HEALTH CARE PROVIDER AND/OR APPROVED NURSING PROGRAM. B. ELIGIBILITY. TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR AN AWARD PURSUANT TO THIS SUBDIVI- SION, APPLICANTS SHALL AGREE TO SERVE, UPON COMPLETION OF THE DEGREE PROGRAM, AS NURSING EDUCATORS OR AS ADJUNCT CLINICAL FACULTY IN APPROVED NURSING PROGRAMS WITHIN NEW YORK STATE THAT LEAD TO LICENSURE IN NURSING UNDER ARTICLE ONE HUNDRED THIRTY-NINE OF THIS CHAPTER. APPLICANTS SHALL SERVE THE EQUIVALENT OF NINE MONTHS FULL-TIME SERVICE IN SUCH PROGRAMS FOR EACH ANNUAL AWARD RECEIVED BY THE RECIPIENT, BUT NO LESS THAN TWO ACADEMIC YEARS. SUCH SERVICE SHALL BE COMPLETED AND APPORTIONED IN EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD02316-01-1
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