How New Nurse Education Requirements in NY Could Impact Home Health Care

Posted on Thursday, March 1, 2018 8:48 PM

A New York law could soon have a ripple effect to other states, putting additional pressure on an industry already facing a labor crunch. New York passed a new law, know as BSN in 10, this past December requiring nurses to complete a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing within 10 years of getting their license.  It’s estimated that only 55% of nurses have a four-year degree and less than 45% have a BSN, according to a report by

Nurses, along with other homecare jobs, are some of the most in demand positions—and some of the toughest to fill. Adding more requirements could potentially squander some of the pool of available workers down the road, as some future nurses might not be able to afford a bachelor’s degree. 

“This has been a long-time debate to name a standard practice as the minimum of a bachelor’s degree,”Bridget Gallagher, vice president of New York City-based home care company Americare, told Home Health Care News. “Conceptually, I am behind this. Especially in homecare, where it’s a very autonomous practice, the more you can enhance the skill set of the nurses going out into the community in the patients’ homes, it’s beneficial for the patient.”

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