TUSCALOOSA | Five years after rebooting the program, Stillman College has decided to cut its four-year nursing degree, leaving the future of many current nursing students up in the air.
The private, historically black college made the decision last week, said Veronica Clark, a Stillman spokeswoman. The decision comes two weeks after the Alabama Board of Nursing decided to remove its approval from the program.
Graduates of programs without board approval are not permitted to sit for the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses, said Genell Lee, the Alabama Board of Nursing’s executive officer.
Stillman’s nursing program was awarded accreditation by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education in 2009. The Alabama Board of Nursing doesn’t accredit collegiate programs, but it does issue an approval ensure the programs meet state requirements. The board granted approval to Stillman in 2006 when the college restarted the nursing program after a 60-year hiatus.
Full article at: Tuscaloosanews.com By Wayne Grayson, Staff Writer