New York’s Governor Signs Important Legislation into Law

On December 18, 2017, Governor Andrew Cuomo signed legislation (S6768/A1842B) that requires future registered nurse (RN) graduates of associate degree and diploma nursing programs to finish a baccalaureate completion program in nursing within ten years after initial licensure in New York State. Sponsored by Senate Majority Leader John Flanagan and Assembly Majority Leader Joseph Morelle in 2005, the bill was based on groundbreaking nursing research, since replicated in other countries, that demonstrates the significant positive impact of baccalaureate education on the health outcomes of patients and clients receiving nursing care.

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