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NY bill proposes $5,000 stipend for mentoring clinicians

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A new bill in New York aims to provide a $5,000 stipend to experienced clinicians who mentor new practitioners. This initiative is designed to encourage seasoned health care workers to guide and train emerging clinicians.

Advocates emphasize the importance of quality teachers, known as preceptors, who mentor and supervise student nurses and other healthcare students during their clinical training.

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The bipartisan bill has backing from both Republican state Senator Jake Ashby and Democratic Assembly Member John McDonald. Ashby highlights the need to replace skilled workers lost during the pandemic, while McDonald stresses recognizing the hard work of preceptors.

The proposed stipend would be funded through a $5 million grant from the state Education Department.