Category Archives: Education

New York to Consider Proposal to Require BSN . . . Eventually

This is an interesting proposal from New York State regarding a possible requirement for a BSN degree for RN’s.  It will only apply to future RN graduates and gives a RN graduate from a ADN school 10 years to get a BSN to remain in practice.  I will have to follow this as a development…

Institue of Medicine Report on Nursing and Healthcare Leadership Highlighted in New York Times Article

Pauline Chen, MD, a contributor to the New York Times Well blog, has published an article in yesterday’s New York Times highlighting a recent report from the Institute of Medicine that promotes the idea that nurses should be included in the current debate of healthcare reform as leaders in the movement towards healthcare reform.  I…

Texas Board of Nursing Makes Some Technical Changes to the Educational Rules

The Texas Board of Nursing published some technical changes in the Texas Register on Friday.  The changes are advertised to be mostly cosmetic, but there are two areas that bear noting: The rule changes for both Vocational Nursing and Professional Nursing programs are purported to emphasize the importance of live, hands-on, faculty supervised clinical practice; and…