Ohio college hopes to regain nursing accreditation

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — A northern Ohio community college hopes to regain accreditation for its nursing program more than three years after it was pulled.

Owens Community College near Toledo says a review team will come to its campus this week to meet with staff and students.

The school lost accreditation in 2009 because it didn't have enough faculty members with master's degrees in nursing and failed to properly track the program's effectiveness.

The Blade newspaper in Toledo (http://bit.ly/13UdwGy) reports that school officials believe the nursing program has benefited because more faculty members have been hired and there is now has a full-time adviser for nursing students.

The school should know this spring if the program is given accreditation.

Some lawsuits filed by students over the lost accreditation are still pending.

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Information from: The Blade, http://www.toledoblade.com/

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