Membership affords opportunities to advance your academic profession, and the profession of nursing as well. Members are eligible for appointment to the Council on Nursing Education and to run for elected positionson the Board of Directors.
Awards from select NYSNA programs and departments are bestowed annually during NYSNA's convention; contact the executive offices for information and specifics on individual awards. Visit membership for more information.
More than 70 continuing education courses are available online through e-leaRN™. With clinical, pediatric, geriatric, professional/legal and state-mandated courses accessed anytime from the comfort of home at reasonable cost. Courses offer materials you can download and study before logging on to complete the course exam. Exams are graded instantly and, after completing a quick evaluation, your certificate of completion is available for you to print and keep. New York state's mandated courses, Child Abuse Recognition and Reporting and Infection Control and Barrier Precautions, are among the offerings, and results are electronically forwarded to the Professional Licensing Office.
NYSNA welcomes students to discover the resources and benefits of the professional association with a visit to NYSNA's Latham headquarters. The half-day visit features an overview of programs and departments. Contact Nursing Advocacy and Information for specifics.
PALE (Professional Association Learning Experience)
The Professional Association Learning Experience (PALE) provides students an opportunity to meet course requirements through NYSNA independent study opportunities. Undergraduate and graduate students are invited to work with their faculty and NYSNA staff to match course objectives with the many opportunities available. Time frames can vary from as little as one day to 40 or more hours during the semester, based on an individual's needs. Students that are already registered nurses must be NYSNA members to participate in PALE.
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As a licensed professional in New York, it is your responsibility to know the legal requirements governing the practice of your profession and to be aware of related changes. The law governing nursing practice is Article 139 of the Education Law, commonly referred to as the Nurse Practice Act. In addition, there are rules that describe behaviors that are considered unprofessional conduct and cause for professional discipline.
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Contact Education, Practice and Research at 518.782.9400, ext. 282 or by e-mail.