A few weeks ago, we reported on the proposed legislation in the New York State Senate that would require Registered Nurses to obtain a BSN within 10 years of initial employment. Following up on this post, we are sharing another article with you that discussed the significance and challenges associated with this legislation. Christine Loman, of the The Evening Tribune, discussed the importance of nurses with associates degrees obtaining their BSNs and how this will be beneficial to not only the nurses themselves, but the patients they care for. This proposed legislation addresses the fourth recommendation in the IOM's Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health report that proposed an increase in the proportion of nurses with a baccalaureate degree to 80 percent by 2020.
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Click here to read the blogpost from a couple weeks ago also addressing the "BSN in 10" initiative.