States requiring BSN for licensure?

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    What state(s) require a bsn for licensure? I know that Montana did up until 2003 when it was overturned.

    Other speculated states:

    NJ and NM

    1. If someone could please tell me the states that currently require a bsn to be licensed that would be great.

    2. What states have a requirement such as "have to obtain bsn by _____.

    Thanks.
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    Many threads on this subject.

    No US states currently require a BSN for licensure. No states have in place legislation to require a BSN by XYZ date to obtain licensure.

    Makes for a short research paper.
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    Agree with the above. No states require it and it's not pending anywhere. I believe it was a failed attempt in North Dakota.
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    Quote from Tweety
    Agree with the above. No states require it and it's not pending anywhere. I believe it was a failed attempt in North Dakota.
    North Dakota required a BSN until 2003 when it was overturned.

    Thanks for both of the replies.
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    Quote from bbfreak
    North Dakota required a BSN until 2003 when it was overturned.

    Thanks for both of the replies.
    I know someone will correct me if I'm wrong, but I don't believe it was "required until 2003"; the requirement was only short-lived before being revoked. In other words, ADN RNs were fine until legislation was passed that had the BSN-minimum as a requirement. And then it didn't last long.
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    Quote from bbfreak
    North Dakota required a BSN until 2003 when it was overturned.
    Ditto
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    I don't have a direct link to a rule or law, but page 2 of this immigration document makes it sound like the BSN was required in ND from 1987 to 2003, unless I'm reading it wrong.

    http://www.uscis.gov/files/article/EIB19.pdf
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    NY and NJ are considering the "BSN in 10" which would require newly licenced RNs to complete the BSN within ten years. There are COUNTRIES which require a baccalaureate degree in order to practice nursing they are: Canada, Sweden, Portugal, Brazil, Iceland, Korea, Greece, and Philippines. Research indicates that levels of nursing education are associated with patient outcomes.


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