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New York—First state to require a BSN

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By: American Nurse Today

New York is the first state to require that nurses get bachelors degree. Within 10 years of receiving an RN license, nurses must earn their BSN. The law does not apply to nurses already in practice. The BSN requirement has been a priority for several years, but New York is the first state to make it law. Read more.

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