New York, NY, May 25, 2006 --(PR.com
)-- Southern New York Association, Inc. (SNYA) and New York Health Care Alliance, LLC (NYHCA), both networks of sub-acute care and rehabilitation facilities located in the New York metropolitan area, announced the launch of a comprehensive NCLEX® (National Council Licensure Examination) test preparation course to assist domestic and international nurses in successfully reviewing, practicing, and preparing for the licensure examination.
Neil Heyman, CEO of New York Health Care Alliance, commented, “Given the myriad challenges that our nursing homes and associated health care facilities face on a daily basis, we felt we could help them fulfill their mission to provide quality nursing professionals to the community. A nursing shortage of unprecedented scope will grasp the nation by 2020. Inadequate student preparation for NCLEX® delays new graduates' entrance into the work force, expanding the nursing shortage and personally and financially burdening students, facilities, administrators, and other prospective employers.”
“In the midst of diminishing student enrollment in the nation's nursing schools, declining NCLEX® success rates, and a shrinking nursing workforce, success for first-time NCLEX® candidates remains a top priority for our organization and its dedicated members”, stated Laura Gargano, MPA, RN, Manager of Nursing Education and Development for NYHCA.
About New York Health Care Alliance
New York Health Care Alliance, LLC (NYHCA) is a network of 48 post-acute health care facilities providing a continuum of care for patients who need alternatives to an acute care setting. For more information on NYHCA, call 212-425-5050 or visit our website www.nyhca.com
About Southern New York Association
Southern New York Association, Inc. (SNYA) is an organization of over sixty residential health care facilities, both voluntary and proprietary, with approximately 16,000 beds in the southern New York area including New York City, Westchester and Long Island. SNYA focuses on the preparation of the long term care community for the ever-changing platform that is health care delivery in New York. Through SNYA’s advocacy, education and compliance programs, members are continually updated in operational methodologies and care techniques applicable to the effective, economical and compassionate provision of long-term care. For more information on SNYA, call 212-425-5050 or visit our website www.snya.org