Waiting to start, degree inflation

On Community College Spotlight: California students face long waiting lists to get into community college classes, forcing some students to delay college or commute between different campuses to pick up a class here and a class there.

Some 80 percent of new nurses should earn a bachelor’s degree before entering the profession, urges a new report. Nurses with two-year degrees would have to earn a bachelor’s within five years. Community college leaders charge degree inflation: Associate-degree nurses are just as likely to pass the licensing test as nurses with four-year degrees.

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