President’s Message – August 2017

Dear Members and Colleagues,

I would like to give everyone an update on where we stand regarding the bill to Advance Nursing Education to the BS degree (S6758; A1842A). The bill will be sent to the Governor for his signature or veto. This could possibly be extended to December 31, 2017. We will contact the NYSASN membership immediately when we hear the bill has moved for the Governor’s signature. At that point we will ask for your action.

In the meantime, the NYSASN Legislation chair has sent our detailed Position Statement with talking points and I have mailed a letter to the Governor’s office.

Please enjoy the last days of summer and get ready to make 2017/2018 a fantastic school year as we continue to advocate for our students “New York’s Future”!



Betsy A. Williams AAS, RN
New York State Association of School Nurses