New law in NY helps speed up nurse certification process with severe nurse shortage
There’s another effort in New York State to try and address a severe nursing shortage.
Industry experts predict New York state will be short by 40 thousand nurses by year 2030 if nothing changes. Governor Kathy Hochul signed legislation Monday that speeds up the process to get nurses certified. The new bill allows nursing students to complete up to one third of their clinical training through simulation experiences.
“We have high tech, high quality simulation training available to us now and experts say it’s really just as good as the real thing.”
Some urnsing school officials say the simulation labs can sometimes offer more opportunities for hands on training than in healthcare facilities.