senate Bill S1381A

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Directs the board of regents and the state education department to develop a model for improved articulation of the education program for career mobility

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Jan 28, 2014 print number 1381a
amend and recommit to higher education
Jan 08, 2014 referred to higher education
Jan 09, 2013 referred to higher education

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S1381 - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6075A
Current Committee:
Senate Higher Education
Law Section:
Education
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S321, A1043
2009-2010: S4119A, A3190A

S1381 - Bill Texts

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Authorizes and directs the board of regents and the state education department to conduct a comprehensive study of nursing education programs across the state and develop a model for improved articulation of the education program for career mobility from one classification to another in the field of nursing; enacts the "Development of Model for Articulation and Career Mobility Act".

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BILL NUMBER:S1381 REVISED 1/9/13

TITLE OF BILL: An act directing the board of regents and the state
education department to investigate the scope of nursing education
programs and develop a model for improved articulation of the education
program for career mobility from one classification to another

PURPOSE OF BILL: To authorize a comprehensive study of nursing educa-
tion programs across the state in order to explore ways to improve
articulation among nursing education programs. Improved articulation
models will enhance career mobility within the nursing profession and
promote the recruitment and retention of nursing personnel.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: The bill directs the Board of Regents and State
Education Department to complete an articulation and career mobility
study, in consultation with the Health Department, in regards to nursing
education and report to the legislature by January 1, 2015. This study
is designed to investigate the scope of nursing education programs
across the state and, also, to identify and evaluate current artic-
ulation programs. The investigation should focus on the success or fail-
ure of existing articulation programs in order to develop models for
improved articulation and career mobility. In addition, innovative
models for nursing education programs should be developed which encour-
age flexibility in classroom hours in education program schedules,
through satellite locations and at clinical practice settings so that
individuals throughout the state have greater access to nursing educa-
tion programs.

JUSTIFICATION: The nursing shortage in New York State is well docu-
mented. In fact, the nursing shortage has led to significant delays in
delivering health care services and has raised health care industry
costs, Steps to improve the recruitment and retention of nurses are
essential in order to meet the enormous health care needs that exist
throughout the state. The articulation and career mobility study author-
ized by this bill will be an important step towards addressing the nurs-
ing shortage.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2001-2002: A.4224/S.2323 - Referred to Higher
Education 2003-2004: A.7112/S.1625 - Referred to Higher Education 2005-
2006: A.82/S.1295 - Referred to Higher Education 2007-2008:
A.374/8.4030 - Referred to Higher Education 2009-2010: A.3190-A/S.4119-A
- Referred to Assembly Higher Education Committee/Referred to Senate
Education Committee 2011-2012: S.321 - Referred to Higher Education

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: Minimal administrative costs to the Education
Department.

EFFECTIVE DATE: Immediately.

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

                                  1381

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced by Sens. MONTGOMERY, ADAMS, HASSELL-THOMPSON, KRUEGER -- read
  twice  and  ordered  printed,  and when printed to be committed to the
  Committee on Higher Education

AN ACT directing the board of regents and the state education department
  to investigate the scope of nursing education programs and develop   a
  model  for  improved  articulation of the education program for career
  mobility from one classification to another

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

  Section  1.  Short title.  This act shall be known and may be cited as
the "development of model for articulation and career mobility act".
  S 2. Legislative findings and intent. The  legislature  hereby  recog-
nizes  the  need  to increase the pool of available nursing resources to
meet the increased demands on the health care delivery system. The  more
complex  nature  of  illnesses, constraints on reimbursement, pressuring
accelerated treatment and earlier patient discharge,  the  explosion  of
technology,  and  requirements for intense monitoring for quality assur-
ance, may be diverting nurses  from  the  bedside  into  early  burnout,
retirement  or  employment  elsewhere.  The  state's  nursing  education
program, encompassing nursing assistants, licensed practical nurses  and
licensed  (registered)  nurses  should  be better articulated for career
mobility in order to make the  nursing  profession  more  attractive  to
individuals  and  for  recruiting  and retaining qualified nurses in the
health care delivery system.
  S 3. The board of regents  and  the  state  education  department,  in
consultation  with    the  department  of  health and leaders in nursing
education, shall:
  (1) investigate current education programs for nurses in all settings,
such as high schools, vocational-technical schools, community  colleges,

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD04138-01-3

S. 1381                             2

universities  and  hospital-based  schools  of  nursing, to identify the
scope of nursing education programs in the state;
  (2)  ensure  that  the  investigation  of nursing programs be directed
toward identifying  current  articulation  programs,  determining  which
factors  contribute  to success or failure, and sharing such information
with schools;
  (3) develop a model for articulation and  career  mobility  to  enable
nurses at every level of the profession to progress to higher levels and
advance their professional status by integrating into a recognized nurs-
ing curriculum; and
  (4) develop models for innovative nursing education programs that will
encourage flexibility in classroom hours, in education program schedules
and  through  satellite  locations, and at clinical practice settings so
that individuals throughout the state have greater access to  a  nursing
education program.
  S  4.  The  board  of regents and the state education department shall
present their final findings  and recommendations to the legislature  on
January 1, 2015.
  S 5. This act shall take effect immediately.

Co-Sponsors

S1381A (ACTIVE) - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6075A
Current Committee:
Senate Higher Education
Law Section:
Education
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S321, A1043
2009-2010: S4119A, A3190A

S1381A (ACTIVE) - Bill Texts

view summary

Authorizes and directs the board of regents and the state education department to conduct a comprehensive study of nursing education programs across the state and develop a model for improved articulation of the education program for career mobility from one classification to another in the field of nursing; enacts the "Development of Model for Articulation and Career Mobility Act".

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BILL NUMBER:S1381A

TITLE OF BILL: An act directing the board of regents and the state
education department to investigate the scope of nursing education
programs and develop a model for improved articulation of the
education program for career mobility from one classification to
another

PURPOSE OF BILL: To authorize a comprehensive study o nursing
education programs across the state in order to explore ways to
improve articulation among nursing education programs. Improved
articulation models will enhance career mobility within the nursing
profession and promote the recruitment and retention of nursing
personnel.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: The bill directs the Board of Regents and State
Education Department to complete an articulation and career mobility
study, in consultation with the Health Department, in regards to
nursing education and report to the legislature by January 1, 2015.
This study is designed to investigate the scope of nursing education
programs across the state and, also, to identify and evaluate current
articulation programs. The investigation should focus on the success
or failure of existing articulation programs in order to develop
models for improved articulation and career mobility. In addition,
innovative models for nursing education programs should be developed
which encourage flexibility in classroom hours in education program
schedules, through satellite locations and at clinical practice
settings so that individuals throughout the state have greater access
to nursing education programs.

JUSTIFICATION: The nursing shortage in New York State is well
documented. In fact, the nursing shortage has led to significant
delays in delivering health care services and has raised health care
industry costs. Steps to improve the recruitment and retention of
nurses are essential in order to meet the enormous health care needs
that exist throughout the state. The articulation and career mobility
study authorized by this bill will be an important step towards
addressing the nursing shortage.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2001-2002: A.4224/S.2323 - Referred to Higher
Education 2003-2004: A.7112/S.1625 - Referred to higher Education
2005-2006: A.82/S.1295 - Referred to Higher Education 2007-2008:
A.374/S.4030 - Referred to Higher Education 2009-2010:
A.3190-A./S.4119-A - Referred to Assembly Higher Education
Committee/Referred to Senate Education Committee 2011-2012: S.321 -
Referred to higher Education; 2013: Died in Committee

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: Minimal administrative costs to the Education
Department.

EFFECTIVE DATE: Immediately.

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

                                 1381--A

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sens. MONTGOMERY, HASSELL-THOMPSON, KRUEGER -- read twice
  and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee
  on Higher Education -- recommitted to the Committee on  Higher  Educa-
  tion in accordance with Senate Rule 6, sec. 8 -- committee discharged,
  bill  amended,  ordered  reprinted  as amended and recommitted to said
  committee

AN ACT directing the board of regents and the state education department
  to investigate the scope of nursing education programs and develop   a
  model  for  improved  articulation of the education program for career
  mobility from one classification to another

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

  Section  1.  Short title.  This act shall be known and may be cited as
the "development of model for articulation and career mobility act".
  S 2. Legislative findings and intent. The  legislature  hereby  recog-
nizes  the  need  to increase the pool of available nursing resources to
meet the increased demands on the health care delivery system. The  more
complex  nature  of  illnesses, constraints on reimbursement, pressuring
accelerated treatment and earlier patient discharge,  the  explosion  of
technology,  and  requirements for intense monitoring for quality assur-
ance, may be diverting nurses  from  the  bedside  into  early  burnout,
retirement  or  employment  elsewhere.  The  state's  nursing  education
program, encompassing nursing assistants, licensed practical nurses  and
licensed  (registered)  nurses  should  be better articulated for career
mobility in order to make the  nursing  profession  more  attractive  to
individuals  and  for  recruiting  and retaining qualified nurses in the
health care delivery system.
  S 3. The board of regents  and  the  state  education  department,  in
consultation  with    the  department  of  health and leaders in nursing
education, shall:

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD04138-03-4

S. 1381--A                          2

  (1) investigate current education programs for nurses in all settings,
such as high schools, vocational-technical schools, community  colleges,
universities  and  hospital-based  schools  of  nursing, to identify the
scope of nursing education programs in the state;
  (2)  ensure  that  the  investigation  of nursing programs be directed
toward identifying  current  articulation  programs,  determining  which
factors  contribute  to success or failure, and sharing such information
with schools;
  (3) develop a model for articulation and  career  mobility  to  enable
nurses at every level of the profession to progress to higher levels and
advance their professional status by integrating into a recognized nurs-
ing curriculum; and
  (4) develop models for innovative nursing education programs that will
encourage flexibility in classroom hours, in education program schedules
and  through  satellite  locations, and at clinical practice settings so
that individuals throughout the state have greater access to  a  nursing
education program.
  S  4.  The  board  of regents and the state education department shall
present their final findings  and recommendations to the legislature  on
January 1, 2016.
  S 5. This act shall take effect immediately.

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