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H 4404 General Bill, By Stringer, Herbkersman, W. Newton, Yow, Huggins, Ballentine, Erickson, B. Cox, Elliott, Allison, Forrest, G.M. Smith and Haddon
Summary: Veterans Nursing Degree Opportunity Act
    A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, SO AS TO ENACT THE "VETERANS NURSING DEGREE OPPORTUNITY ACT"; AND BY ADDING ARTICLE 3 TO CHAPTER 33, TITLE 40 SO AS TO AUTHORIZE THE DEVELOPMENT AND IMPLEMENTATION OF VETERAN ASSOCIATE OF SCIENCE IN NURSING DEGREE PROGRAMS AND VETERAN BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN NURSING DEGREE PROGRAMS TO ENABLE MILITARY VETERANS WITH RELEVANT MILITARY TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE TO EXPEDITE THE TRANSITION FROM MILITARY LIFE TO A PROFESSIONAL CAREER IN NURSING, TO PROVIDE NECESSARY DEFINITIONS, TO REQUIRE A COLLABORATIVE EFFORT BY THE COMMISSION ON HIGHER EDUCATION, STATE BOARD OF NURSING, BOARD FOR TECHNICAL AND COMPREHENSIVE EDUCATION, AND DIVISION OF VETERANS' AFFAIRS TO IDENTIFY GAPS BETWEEN RELEVANT MILITARY EDUCATION AND TRAINING AND ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS FOR UNDERGRADUATE NURSING EDUCATION PROGRAMS AND DEGREES APPROVED BY THE STATE BOARD OF NURSING AND LICENSURE BY THE BOARD, AND TO APPROVE CURRICULUM TO ENABLE MILITARY VETERANS TO APPLY SUCH EDUCATION AND TRAINING TOWARD REQUIREMENTS FOR AN ASSOCIATE'S DEGREE IN NURSING OR A BACHELOR'S DEGREE IN NURSING AND LICENSURE AS A LICENSED PRACTICAL NURSE OR REGISTERED NURSE, AMONG OTHER THINGS.
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04/04/19House Introduced and read first time (House Journal-page 14)
04/04/19House Referred to Committee on Education and Public Works (House Journal-page 14)
01/15/20House Committee report: Favorable with amendment Education and Public Works (House Journal-page 3)
01/21/20House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Haddon
01/21/20House Amended (House Journal-page 35)
01/21/20House Read second time (House Journal-page 35)
01/21/20House Roll call Yeas-110 Nays-0 (House Journal-page 38)
01/22/20 Scrivener's error corrected
01/22/20House Read third time and sent to Senate (House Journal-page 13)
01/22/20House Roll call Yeas-115 Nays-0 (House Journal-page 14)
01/23/20Senate Introduced and read first time (Senate Journal-page 10)
01/23/20Senate Referred to Committee on Medical Affairs (Senate Journal-page 10)



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