REDDING, Calif. - The governor is calling for more health care workers to fight the coronavirus through a new initiative called the California Health Corps. It's aimed at bringing in more health care workers to help fight the coronavirus.
Action News Now reached out to Nursing Program Director Laurie Meyers at Butte College.
Meyers believes that the new plan would not help solve graduation requirements for nursing students because it's not definitive.
Ellen Limpin, a nursing student at Samuel Merritt University feels the new initiative has
“I feel like a lot of the nurses won't time to babysit them or walk them through the policies they need to learn,” said Limpin. “If it's a good idea, I think it depends on how confident they are in their skills.”
The Governor's Office says the Department of Consumer Affairs and Board of Registered Nursing is considering a waiver for nursing students who are working during the pandemic, where they could then apply that work towards graduation.