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ERIC Number: ED169991
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-May-2
Pages: 10
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Facts and Myths about Nursing Legislation.
Wall, Stanley
The entry-into-practice movement in nursing education was triggered most recently by a bill known as the 1985 Resolution which would require a baccalaureate degree as preparation for licensure as a registered professional nurse in New York by 1985. Several related issues have implications for community college administrators and educators. Those issues related to registered nurse licensure for the associate degree nursing graduates include: each state determines the legislative mandates for licensure; differing regulations and requirements hinder interstate mobility of graduates; the legislative process may not be the best way to effect change in the standards and practice of nursing. Two additional issues have potential for impact on community colleges: (1) the need for separate licensure examinations for associate degree and baccalaureate (B.A.) graduates as opposed to a common core examination with further examination for the B.A. nurse; and (2) the problems of cost, accessibility, and quality of offerings that are associated with mandatory continuing education for relicensure. Issues relative to entry into practice are also of concern to administrators. These include the frequent utilization of graduates of B.A. and associate degree nursing programs in the same way by employers; statewide efforts toward differentiation of practice; and articulation from one level of nursing education to another. (MB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Association of Community and Junior Colleges (59th, Chicago, Illinois, April 29-May 2, 1979)