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In two weeks many college graduates with their caps, gowns and diplomas in hand will find themselves unemployed.

But nursing students are the exception.

Yakima Valley Community College will graduate almost 30 registered nurses.   Look in the want ads and you'll see plenty of jobs for them. But some have other worries besides finding a job and school loans. 

"Not being prepared as a nurse, says Olivia Moreno."

Olivia Moreno is a second year nursing student.  

She's not worried about getting a job.

YVCC nursing program director Rhonda Taylor has some good news.

"They can expect to get hired in any profession they choose, said Taylor." 

The YVCC nursing program always runs at capacity and each quarter administrators have to turn away as many as fifty qualified students.

"It's competitive, all nursing programs around the state are competitive, says Taylor.">

As far as her future, Olivia isn't worried about getting a job.

"None of my friends and I are worried getting a job anywhere, you can go anywhere and get a job, anywhere, anywhere, says Moreno."