President’s Message


Dear Members and Colleagues,

Many of you have been watching and waiting to hear from NYSASN regarding the bill to Advance Nursing Education to the BS degree “BS in Ten” (S6768A; A1842B). The bill has now been sent to the Governor for his signature or veto. This could possibly be extended to December 31, 2017.

We are asking for your action now!

Please write personal letters of support to the Governor. You can utilize the letter that I sent this week as a reference letter to the Governor’s office as well as our detailed Position statement with talking points from our Legislation chair.

In your personal letter, please thank the Governor for his unwavering leadership and for keeping New York State at the forefront of the nation in protecting our most vulnerable populations, our children “New York’s Future” and ensuring the best healthcare for all residents. Point out that New York can be the first in the nation to implement this recommendation and bring the United States closer to other nations in preparing RNs to provide the best possible patient care while reducing the cost of healthcare.

Address your letter to:                         

Honorable Andrew M. Cuomo
Governor of the State of New York
New York State Capitol Building
Albany, New York 12224

AND so that we may share this support with the sponsors of the legislation please ALSO email a copy to:

Thank you for your support, there is power in numbers!!


Betsy A. Williams AAS, RN
NYSASN President