Magazine article Black Issues in Higher Education

S.C. State Overhauls Troubled Nursing Program. (Noteworthy News)

Magazine article Black Issues in Higher Education

S.C. State Overhauls Troubled Nursing Program. (Noteworthy News)

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ORANGEBURG, S.C.

South Carolina State University has teamed up with two health schools to overhaul its troubled nursing program, which saw half of its graduates fail the state nursing exam last spring.

The state Board of Nursing earlier this month approved the closing of the university's old nursing program and waived the 18-month waiting period to implement the new one. The university will share faculty and research with the nursing and public health schools at the University of South Carolina and the Medical University of South Carolina.

"I can't imagine not having all kinds of positives coming out of this collaboration with these larger universities that obviously have more money than we do," says Sam Glover, South Carolina State trustee.

The school's nursing department is struggling amid a statewide nursing shortage that is expected to worsen as the population ages and many nurses retire. The majority-Black Orangeburg campus also is a potential source of Black nurses at a time when their numbers lag behind the state's minority population.

Nationwide from 1998 through 2000, about 89 percent of recent nursing graduates passed the National Council Licensing Examination the first time they took it. …

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