Information regarding various programs both locally and nationally are found on this page. The information is listed chronologically.
The Research and Planning Group for California Community Colleges (RP Group) recently concluded a 5-year, comprehensive study of student transfer between California's community colleges and universities in 5 career majors, including nursing. The report features a number of key findings about nursing transfer in California's community colleges. Read the report. You can also visit their web site at www.rpgroup.org
AB 2400 and Fact Sheet-Background Information provided by Louise Timmer, Ed.D, RN.
AB 2400 (Block, Anderson, and Hill): Public Post-secondary Education Community Colleges: Baccalaureate degree pilot program.
AB 1455 (Hill): Community Colleges: Baccalaureate degree-pilot program.
SB 1393 (Scott) Nursing Programs (a matriculation bill): This bill would prohibit a campus of the CA State University or California Community College systems from requiring a student of a registered nursing program with a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution to complete any coursework other than that which is unique and exclusively required to earn a nursing degree from that institution. This bill specifies that a district is prohibited from either excluding an applicant on the basis that the applicant is not a district resident or has not completed prerequisite courses in that district, or from implementing policies, procedures, and systems, including, but not limited to, priority registration systems, that have the effect of excluding an applicant or student who is not a resident of that district from a registered nursing program of that district. This bill has been chaptered.
CAL-ANSWERS CA Workforce Issues: "The Nursing Shortage in California: The Public Policy Role of The California Strategic Planning Committee For Nursing" by Sara Keating RN, Ed.D, FAAN; Karen Sechrist. RN, PhD, FAAN.
The Higher Learning Commission North Central Association of Colleges and Schools-Task Force Baccalaureate Education in the Community College Setting. Read the Task Force Executive Summary February 23, 2001. Read the Task Force Meeting Report from October 31-November, 2000.
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