In the news: North Shore-LIJ Requires New Nurses to Have BSN

HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, July 19, 2010

North Shore–LIJ Health System said today that starting Sept. 1 it will require newly hired nurses to either hold a Bachelor of Nursing Science degree or earn one within five years, Healthleaders Media reports.

Michael Dowling, president/CEO of the Great Neck, NY–based 15–hospital health system, said the new requirement—the first of its kind for any hospital in New York State—is based on research that links higher levels of nursing education to improved quality outcomes, lower mortality, and fewer adverse events.


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