SC State plans to phase out nursing program - WCIV-TV | ABC News 4 - Charleston News, Sports, Weather

SC State plans to phase out nursing program

Posted: Updated:

ORANGEBURG, S.C. (AP) - South Carolina State University plans to close one of its three nursing degree programs but will allow some of those already in the program to finish.

The Times and Democrat of Orangeburg reported the university presented a plan to the state Board of Nursing.to close its generic Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree.

The program is for students with no nursing background. State officials say rising juniors and sophomores can finish, but freshmen and sophomores will not be allowed to major in nursing starting this fall.

The plan cites students' first-time pass rates on a national test to license registered nurses as well below state and national levels as the reason for ending the program. In 2011, only 7 of 34 students passed the test.

Powered by WorldNow

ABCNews4 WCIV-TV

888 Allbritton Dr.
Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464
843-881-4444 | Advertising Information

Public Information File

For assistance with accessing WCIV-TV's public information file, click here.

Advertising

Advertising Credit Application and Terms and Conditions PDF.

Powered by WorldNow
All content Copyright © 2014 WCIV and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.