A podcast examining the movement to expand the educational requirements for nursing in New York State.
The issue of requiring RNs to earn a bachelor’s in nursing has been debated by nurses for decades. But now shorter lengths of stay, higher patient acuity, and advances in technology, are increasing the complexity of patient care today. This in turn places greater demands on nursing competencies and underscores the need for nurses to continue their education.
NYSNA discusses this issue with representatives of the Coalition for the Advancement of Nursing Education (CANE): Karen Ballard, MA, RN, president of NYSNA; Barbara Zittel, PhD, RN, executive secretary of the New York State Board for Nursing; and Deborah Zimmerman, RN, MS, CNAA, BC, chief nursing officer/senior vice president of Rochester General Hospital.
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