Does Obamacare 2014 allow only BSRN degrees to sit for NCLEX-RN? Not diploma or associate degree RN? A student I talked to yesterday said that SNAP (Student Nurses' Association of PA) was saying that is true for Pennsylvania, at the most recent convention.
Is anyone else hearing similar warnings or rumors?
Oct 22, '12
What she told me (and she's her school's SNAP rep) is that in 2014, it's BSRN only in PA. And I said "HUH???!" Obamacare was the only thing I could think of that would precipitate that change, because much of PA is rural and thus still hires ADRN and LPN because they don't have BSRNs or BSRN schools in certain areas.
eta: And those diploma and ADRN RNs who are already licensed will be grandfathered in and will still be RNs, without a baccaulaureate degree.
Last edit by Streamline2010 on Oct 22, '12
Oct 22, '12
by Altra, BSN, RN
Let's use those critical thinking skills, shall we?
If you want to independently verify this person's statements:
1. Find the (federal?) legislation titled, "Obamacare 2014" <<wink>>.
2. Read it ... or at least some summary.
3. Find clause directing individual state legislatures to pass laws amending their individual state nurse practice acts regarding educational preparation required for RN licensure.
4. Go to PA BON website. Look for evidence that the PA legislature has passed such a law, to be implemented in 2014.
Unfortunately, it's a little early here on the east coast to start drinking wine ...
Last edit by Altra on Oct 22, '12