Assembly Actions -
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Dec 18, 2017||
|Dec 06, 2017||
delivered to governor
|Jun 19, 2017||
returned to senate
ordered to third reading rules cal.429
substituted for a1842b
referred to ways and means
delivered to assembly
ordered to third reading cal.1938
|Jun 16, 2017||
referred to rules
Senate Bill S6768Signed By Governor
2017-2018 Legislative Session
Archive: Last Bill Status - Signed by Governor
- In Committee Assembly
- On Floor Calendar Assembly
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed By Governor
2017-S6768 (ACTIVE) - Details
2017-S6768 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S6768 TITLE OF BILL : An act to amend the education law, in relation to the educational preparation for practice of professional nursing; and the creation of a temporary nursing program evaluation commission PURPOSE : To increase the level of education for continued registration as a registered professional nurse ten years after initial licensure while maintaining the multiple entry points into the profession. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS : Section 1: Legislative intent. Section 2: Part 1: Creates a temporary commission to be known as the nursing program evaluation commission. The commission is created to make recommendations on the following: (a)Barriers to entry into nursing, including, but not limited to cultural barriers, economic barriers, compliance barriers; and
2017-S6768 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 6768 2017-2018 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E June 16, 2017 ___________ Introduced by Sen. FLANAGAN -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to the educational prepa- ration for practice of professional nursing; and the creation of a temporary nursing program evaluation commission 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. The legisla- ture finds that expanding the educational requirements for the profes- sion of nursing, while maintaining the multiple entry points into the profession, is needed. This legislation affects future nurses graduat- ing 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 legislation is mirrored after the progressive education requirement for teachers in New York state. Numer- ous regulatory and accrediting bodies have recommended this change as a EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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