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Nursing Programs Across California Reporting Long Wait Times for Admittance

Collegiate nursing programs across California have long waiting lists, delaying aspiring nurses' careers sometimes for years. For instance, the wait for some students to enter Cabrillo College's nursing program is six years or longer because of a new state-approved multicriteria selection process. Other factors contributing to long waiting lists for nursing programs in the state include insufficient faculty or facilities and budget constraints.

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