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Is a “BSN in 10” law on the horizon for New York nurses?


The New York State Legislature is considering a bill that would make a BSN mandatory. Nurses would have 10 years to get a bachelor’s degree in order to keep their license. Anyone currently licensed or in school would be grandfathered in and exempt.
New York has been considering some version of this bill for the past eight years, and if the bill passes, it could start a trend: New Jersey already has a “BSN in 10” bill in development.

Do you think this bill would improve the nursing profession? Or would it lead to an even greater nursing shortage?



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