|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jun 19, 2013||recommit, enacting clause stricken|
|Jan 09, 2013||referred to higher education|
senate Bill S628
Archive: Last Bill Status - STRICKEN
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S628 - Details
S628 - 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.
S628 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S628 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the education law, in relation to the educational preparation for practice of professional nursing PURPOSE: To expand the educational preparation of registered professional nurses to require that a baccalaureate degree be obtained within ten years after initial licensure while maintaining the multiple entry points into the profession. SUMMARY OF LEGISLATION: Section 1. Delineates the requirement and rationale for obtaining a baccalaureate degree within ten years of original licensure Section 2. Subdivision 2 of section 6905 of the education law, as amended by chapter 994 of the laws of 1971 and such section as renumbered by chapter 50 of the laws of 1972, is amended. 1) make provision for SED to issue a conditional registration to a licensee who fails to complete the baccalaureate degree but who agrees to meet the additional requirement within a year;
S628 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 628 2013-2014 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E (PREFILED) January 9, 2013 ___________ Introduced by Sen. STAVISKY -- 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 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- ing the multiple entry points into the profession, is needed. This legislation affects future nurses graduating from associate degree or diploma nursing programs who would be required to obtain a baccalaureate in nursing within ten years of initial licensure. All current nurses licensed in New York and students in programs preparing for registered professional nursing are to be exempt from the new requirement. This EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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