Gov. Hochul: New law will help speed up training for nursing students amid nurse shortage

Gov. Hochul says it will allow nursing students to do up to a third of their clinical training through simulation experiences. 

News 12 Staff

May 15, 2023, 10:07 PM

Updated 343 days ago

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Gov. Kathy Hochul signed a new law she says will strengthen the state's health care workforce. 
She says it will allow nursing students to do up to a third of their clinical training through simulation experiences. 
Hochul says expanding simulation experiences can help speed up training, which is needed because the state is facing a nursing shortage. 
Right now, students have to wait for limited placements in a hospital to finish their training. 
State Sen. Toby Ann Stavisky says this legislation means New York will join 31 states in allowing more simulation training. 


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