Registered Nurses

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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The Post Star

The Saratoga Hospital Volunteer Guild has given the hospital $210,000, nearly half of which is helping to pay off the costs of new “smart” intravenous pumps…

…The number of new registered nurse graduates has nearly doubled from 2002 to 2018, according to a recent report from the University of Albany’s Center for Health Workforce Study.

The university surveys all of the RN educational programs in New York state each year to determine how many nurses graduate and how many find nursing jobs.

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The Leader-Herald

Anyone planning to study to become a registered nurse will be required to obtain a bachelor’s degree in nursing within 10 years of becoming a Registered Nurse, according to a bill signed into law this week by the governor.

…the proportion of active RNs ages 55 and older increased in both rural and urban areas of the state, according to the Center for Health Workforce Studies at the State University of New York at Albany. Between 2005-2009 and 2010-2014, active RNs in rural areas between the ages of 18 and 54 increased by less than 1 percent, while those 55 and older increased by 26.5 percent. Active RNs in urban areas between the ages of 18 and 54 decreased by 1.2 percent while those 55 and older increased by almost a third–29.4 percent.

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