Warning Status Issued To BCC’s Nursing Program
The nursing program at Berkshire Community College has been placed on warning.
iBerkshires.com reports the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing cited the college on a number of issues, which college officials have characterized as "housekeeping," and dropped the state accreditation to "approval with the warning."
In 2017, 46 students graduated from the program and only 33 of them passed on the first exam. Urbani said the other 13 later passed the exam but the college is judged on those who pass the first time.
College officials have now created a blueprint to address the cited issues and are hoping to be back into the board's good graces as early as January.
The state has scheduled another visit to the college on Oct. 23. The state has set deadlines and will be reviewing the 2018 report in January. But there is no specific timeline on when the college can get back to the approved status.