Some Miss. nursing schools struggle

Published 10:44 pm Monday, April 20, 2009

A recent report from the state College Board of Mississippi shows that half of Mississippi’s universities and colleges that offer nursing programs did not meet all of the state’s standards last year.

Eleven schools had to implement program improvement plans following changes on the national standardized nursing exam and increased demands from the College Board.

Failure to make the needed improvements could eventually lead to loss of accreditation.

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Most of the schools have as few as one or two standards that were not met.

Martha Catlette, director of Nursing Education for the state College Board, said Coahoma Community College failed to meet 10 of the state’s 13 annual accreditation standards but the school is working to remedy the problems.