N.Y. health system will mandate BSN degree for new staff

07/12/2010 | HealthLeaders Media

Beginning Sept. 1, only nurses with a Bachelor of Nursing Science degree or those who can earn one within five years will be hired at North Shore-LIJ Health System hospitals. The move is in response to "growing evidence that developing a more highly educated nursing workforce improves patient safety and leads to higher-quality, more cost-effective patient care," said Michael Dowling, president and CEO of the New York-based 15-hospital health system.

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