SCSU Nursing Students Get Second Chance for Graduation
The South Carolina Nursing Board today granted juniors and seniors at South Carolina State University a second chance to graduate from the school’s soon-to-be-closed Generic Bachelor of Science nursing program. Students were told earlier this week that consistently low scores on the National Council Licensure Examination by graduates of the program had forced the Nursing Board to cut the program beginning this fall, leaving those close to completing the degree without a way to register and uncertain of graduating.
But the Nursing Board today laid out conditions that would allow students who previously scored low on the national examination a chance to earn their degrees and receive certification. From the Times and Democrat:
But in a special called meeting Wednesday morning, the state Board of Nursing in Columbia ruled that the S.C. State junior and senior nursing students who scored below a Level II in pharmacology will be allowed to repeat the course this fall and must be retested by the end of the semester.
In addition, the board ruled that those nursing students who failed to make Level II in other courses will be required to take whatever remedial programs are offered by S.C. State and also retest by the end of the 2012 fall semester.