Report: Two-Thirds of Licensed Registered Nurses Are Active in New York State

City & State New York

Only two-thirds of licensed registered nurses are active in New York State, according to a new study released at Mother Cabrini Foundation’s Healthier Communities, Healthier People Summit Wednesday.

…According to Jean Moore, director of the Center for Health Workforce Studies at the School of Public Health at SUNY Albany, preceptors are essential to guiding registered nurses into the field.

“From our study, we learned that nurse residency programs are successful because they have experienced nurses serving as preceptors to mentor new nurses,” Moore said. “As older nurses exit from patient care, the facilities have less experienced nurses to draw from, which makes it a lot harder, not just to run the residency programs, but also to just acclimate new graduates to units.”

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