The majority of US states have made emergency provisions to waive or ease licensing requirements to meet the challenge of nursing shortages created by the COVID-19 epidemic.
A battle of more than a decade against the City of New York to recognize of nursing as physically taxing work culminated on July 18.
Anna May Hays started her career in the US Army as a frontline nurse in WWII. She is the first female general in the US army. As a forward-looking leader, she steered the ANC through an era of rapid modernization and used her influence to improve service conditions for all women in the armed forces.
A bill was signed into law in New York State requiring nurses with a two-year associate degree or a diploma to obtain a baccalaureate degree within 10 years of being licensed.