I just did a Google search and found no evidence that the NJ bill has actually passed the legislature -- just several older articles about various nursing groups discussing and promoting the proposal. NY and NJ have been talking about this possibility for a few years now, but there's a big difference between what nursing associations and organizations want
and what state legislatures actually pass into law
(and that's what would have to happen for it to become a state requirement). I'm sure that, if the bill had actually been passed by the legislature in NJ, we would have heard a lot more about it (here and in other nursing circles -- it would be huge
People have been talking about requiring BSNs for licensure for over 30 years now (it was an old debate when I was in nursing school
in the early '80s), and it's no closer to happening now than it was then. The only state that has ever made the BSN mandatory for licensure, North Dakota, rescinded the legislation several years later after it proved unworkable.
Preserving multiple entries into practice but requiring a BSN down the road after inital licensure may have a better chance of getting passed than a strict BSN-minimum proposal, but, still, I'll believe it when I see it ...