California nursing students get path to degree amid pandemic

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CUNEYT DIL Associated Press SACRAMENTO (AP) — Thousands of California nursing students left in limbo over the past month by the coronavirus pandemic will have a path toward graduation after state regulators took action late Friday. Because of the outbreak, hospitals began shutting down hands-on training for medical students — a key requirement for graduation — because of the risk of spreading the COVID-19 virus. That left up to 10,000 nursing students who were close to graduating without a way to complete their degree requirements and enter the workforce at a time when California is seeking more medical workers to fight the virus. Students already nearing graduation will now be able to fulfill up to half of their clinical requirements through simulations and lab-based training,
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