Lupardo Clinical Nursing Simulation Bill Signed into Law

New law will help address New York’s nursing shortage

Albany, NY – Assemblymember Donna Lupardo today announced that legislation allowing nursing programs to expand their clinical simulation programs to up to one-third of total clinical training has been signed into law. This legislation, A3076 (Lupardo)/ S447 (Stavisky), makes clinical training more accessible for nursing students by providing more flexible training methods while modernizing nursing education programs. The legislation will go into effect next Spring.

New York is facing a shortage of 40,000 nurses by 2030. Simulation-based learning experiences (SBLE) can address this shortage by facilitating greater access to high-quality nursing training. This training is urgently needed following the disruptions to education caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. SBLE expose students to lifelike clinical environments while providing more flexibility for nursing programs. SBLE are nationally tested and have already been adopted by nursing education programs in dozens of states.

“Allowing up to one-third of clinical training to be simulation-based will help address NY’s nursing shortage, while exposing students to a valuable, hands-on learning experience,” said Assemblymember Donna Lupardo. “I have observed these trainings at Binghamton University’s Decker College of Nursing and was impressed at how realistic these state-of-the-art simulations can be. I’d like to thank the Governor for signing this legislation, Senator Stavisky for her partnership, and to the advocacy of so many including SUNY Chancellor King, CUNY Chancellor Matos-Rodriguez and CICU.”

"The Decker College of Nursing and Health Sciences is thankful to the Governor and the legislature for this final approval today.It will add New York State to the long list of states that recognize the importance of clinical simulation in providing state of the art education and increasing the nursing workforce," said Binghamton University's Decker College of Nursing and Health Sciences Dean Mario Ortiz. "Assemblywoman Lupardo has sponsored and carried this bill forward to this point and we thank her for her leadership and understanding of how effective simulation nursing education can be. Decker College stands ready to move forward and continue to provide world-class education and training opportunities for our students."