Specifically, LAO suggests the legislature let the law giving CSU's authority to run a doctoral program - Doctor of Nursing Practice - sunset. The LAO report cites three reasons:
- The state is No Longer Facing Nursing Shortage
- CSU Continues to Report Trouble With Attracting Doctorally Prepared Nursing Faculty
- Only a Few DNP Graduates Helping CSU With Regular Hiring Needs
It suggests - guess what! - that if CSU is having trouble finding faculty for its non-doctoral nursing programs, there is no need for CSU to produce them. It could just pay better and attract qualified candidates.
You can find the LAO report at: http://lao.ca.gov/reports/2017/3521/Doctor-of-Nursing-Programs-010517.pdf