Ny is talking about it, but that ruling is because if you train in the US, you can work as an RN after just two years with either a diploma or an ADN Associate degree in nursing. It isn't NY that is requiring it for their nurses alone, it is the US Government in order to get a green card.
CGFNS will not permit you to sit for there exam with just the diploma.
NCLEX will not allow a foreign nurse to sit for the exam with just the diploma any longer because the Visa Screen is now required and that requires a four year degree.
Only way around that is to attend nursing school
in the US. Then you would be able to practice in many states with just the two year program. But getting into school is getting more difficult and many have a waiting list.
Since you would be considered a foreign student and would have to pay full tuition for most programs, there are some private schools
available and even some community colleges that are in smaller cities.
Hope that this helps................