Mandating of nurses

In addition, according to the, there are currently 14 states with laws/regulations regarding nurse staffing: California, Connecticut, Illinois, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Rhode Island, Texas, Vermont, and Washington [5].

It’s also got the endorsement of many nursing associations and health policy organizations, such as the New York State Nurses Association: In 2011, when the BS in 10 proposal first came up for debate, the association issued a memo citing a 2003 University of Pennsylvania study that found that for every 10% increase in a hospital’s staff holding bachelor’s degrees or higher, there are 5% fewer deaths in surgery. A presentation by the AACN’s New York chapter in February 2012 credited BSN programs with helping nurses to strengthen their analytical and critical-thinking skills.

Even more hospitals would be BSN-nurses-only if it were up to a few New York lawmakers.

The state legislature has held hearings on a proposed “BS in 10” law, which would require nurses who don’t already have bachelor’s degrees to earn them within their first 10 years of practice.

Achieving Magnet status is a performance driven recognition based on goals outlined by the ANCC, such as creating a setting that supports professional practice, encouraging excellence in nursing care, and dissemination of best nursing practices [2].

in Medical Care found that patient outcomes dramatically improved when low nurse-to-patient staffing ratios were accompanied by good working environments [3].

It also cited studies that found much higher job satisfaction among the BSN-certified nurses.

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