FSU fights to bring back its 4-year nursing program
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FAYETTEVILLE – There's good grades and good news for Fayetteville State University as it struggles to get its nursing program back on its feet.
A year and a half ago, FSU suspended its nursing program because too many students failed the National Council Licensure Examination. However, students already enrolled in the program continued their studies and the final class had a pass rate of 100 percent.
Now, the university is working on getting the program going again by hiring new staff and tweaking the curriculum.
"Our relationship with the Board of Nursing is what we have to work on,” said David Barlow, the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. “In order to bring this program back we have to convince the North Carolina Board of Nursing that we have done what we need to do to ensure a quality program."
FSU has continued its program for registered nurses seeking a four year degree. The program began in 1992.