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Tuesday, March 27, 2018



The New York Academy of Medicine, 1216 Fifth Avenue at 103rd Street, New York, NY 10029


Free, but advance registration is required

Sponsored by

The Academy Section on Nursing

"Nurses Leading Change, Advancing Health" (IOM, 2010)

Nursing leaders, representing various segments of the profession, will provide their perspectives and stories of this long, historic journey to elevate the educational credentials of professional nurses to meet 21st Century changes and complexities in health care in hospitals and communities. They will discuss the challenges to this major change, including historical, sociocultural, political, legal, policy and professional, and the factors leading to success.

Kimberly S. Glassman, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN
Senior Vice President, Patient Care Services and Chief Nursing Officer
NYU Langone Health
Associate Dean, Partnership Innovation
NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing

Eileen M. Sullivan-Marx, PhD, RN, FAAN
Dean & Erline Perkins McGriff Professor
NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing

Professional Organization Perspective: NY State Nurses Association & ANA-NY; NY Organization of Nurse Executives & Leaders
Karen A. Ballard, MA, RN, FAAN
Past-Immediate Executive Director of ANA-New York

Claire Murray, MS, RN
Co- Chair of NYONEL Public Policy
Chair of the Quality/Safety/Value Committee at Southwestern Vermont Health Care

The Education Perspective:
Dianne Cooney Miner, PhD, RN, FAAN, FFNMRCSI (Hon)
Founding Dean, Wegmans School of Nursing at St John Fisher College. Founding Board Member of ANA NY

The Clinical Organization Perspective:
Deb Zimmerman, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN
Chief Nursing Officer, Virginia Commonwealth University Health System

Lessons Learned--Implications for the Public & Patients, the Health Professions, Workplace, and National Policy
Eileen M. Sullivan-Marx, PhD, RN, FAAN
Dean & Erline Perkins McGriff Professor
NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing

Background of BS in 10 Bill: On December 18, 2017, NY Governor Cuomo signed legislation (S6768/1842B) that requires RN graduates of associate degree and diploma nursing programs to finish a RN-BSN completion program within 10 years after initial licensure in New York State. This bill was based on groundbreaking research, replicated in other countries, that demonstrates the significant positive impact of baccalaureate nursing education on the health outcomes of patients receiving nursing care. [This legislation establishes a commission to assess barriers to entry in the nursing field and makes recommendations for additional strategies to increase the availability and accessibility of RN-BSN completion programs.]

The IOM and RW Johnson Foundation’s 2010 groundbreaking report, Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health, called for policy initiatives that support nurses’ achievement of higher levels of education and that allows them to practice to the full extent of their education and expertise. This report recommended an increase in the proportion of nurses with a baccalaureate degree from 50 to 80 percent by 2020.

Event series:
Section and Workgroup Events