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Mount Nursing Students to Participate in Lobby Day for Nurses on April 17, 2012


Riverdale, N.Y. — The College of Mount Saint Vincent Student Nurses Association will travel to Albany to participate in Lobby Day April 17, 2012. The purpose of Lobby Day, organized by the New York State Nurses Association, is for nurses and nursing students to persuade the State Legislature to establish minimum nurse-to-patient staffing ratios in acute care facilities, support the future of nursing by requiring all RNs to earn a bachelor’s degree within 10 years of licensure, establish a single payer health plan for all New York State residents, and require all facilities to establish safe patient handling policies to reduce manual lifting.

The event takes place at the Empire State Plaza Convention Center in Albany, New York on April 17th. Nursing students who are interested in attending can get more information on the NYSNA website.

About the College of Mount Saint Vincent
The College of Mount Saint Vincent is an academically excellent, authentically inclusive, Catholic and ecumenical liberal arts college. It combines a strong core curriculum with a full array of majors in the liberal arts and selected professional fields of study, including accounting, business administration, education, and nursing. Through its School of Professional and Continuing Studies, the College extends its primary undergraduate mission by offering high quality graduate studies in business, education and nursing and an array of undergraduate and certificate programs serving non-traditional students. Mount Saint Vincent is located on a pastoral campus in New York City, with easy access to all the educational, cultural, and recreational opportunities that the City affords.