NSU considers closing 2-year nursing program

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Norfolk State University officials are considering closing the school’s troubled two-year nursing program.

The Virginia Board of Nursing last spring barred the university from accepting new students into its associate-degree nursing program because of graduates’ low passing rates on a national licensing exam.

The university initially said it improve the program.

Now university spokeswoman Cheryl Bates-Lee tells The Virginian-Pilot (http://bit.ly/1fGWofD ) that discussions are under way to determine the feasibility of eliminating that program and expanding the four-year program. The university’s governing board would have to approve the decision.


Information from: The Virginian-Pilot, http://pilotonline.com

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