BOWLING GREEN, Ohio — After Gov. Mike DeWine signed a bill on March 27 allowing nursing school graduates to apply for temporary licenses to immediately join the medical workforce without first passing a licensing exam, a number of Bowling Green State University Students are doing just that, according to the university.
Eleven seniors in Bowling Green’s nursing program will graduate early and join the health care workers in the fight against COVID-19, the university said.
The 11 nursing students have completed all of their coursework and final exams, which is required under the bill signed by DeWine.
The bill, signed on March 27, was a direct response to help increase the number of health care workers as the state prepared for the potential surge in hospitalizations due to COVID-19.
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