Students Worried After State Board Pulls Quincy College's Nursing Programs

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(Bernice Corpuz/WBZ NewsRadio 1030)

QUINCY (WBZ-AM) -- The State Nursing Board has revoked the nursing programs at Quincy College, which puts students' futures in jeopardy--but the college said it is appealing the decision.

Students like Lauren Mazurkiewicz are just finding out the board is shutting down the college's nursing program at the end of this academic year.

The first-year student tells WBZ NewsRadio 1030's Bernice Corpuz she just completed a final exam--and now feels that the time and nearly $20,000 she's invested on the college are wasted.

"I'm frustrated, disappointed," she said. "It's like you put in all this time and effort, and they want us to just transfer, but nursing credits aren't very transferable, so, we're trying to figure out what we can do."

"People are single moms, people quit their jobs to be here for clinicals," said another student. "You have to start from like, ground zero again, so it's just frustrating."

Prior to this news, she said she's had a good experience at the school--but said the institution could have communicated better about the board's decision.

Students said they didn't find out about the decision directly from the college, and that no emails were immediately sent to them. 

"They could've been, like, a little more transparent," Mazurkiewicz said.

The college said in a statement Thursday that they will appeal the decision.

"Quincy College’s students have always been and always will be our foremost priority," Peter H. Tsaffaras, J.D., President of Quincy College, wrote. "We share their concern and are committed to working with them to ensure they can pursue their course of study--here or through an appropriate partner institution."

WBZ NewsRadio 1030's Bernice Corpuz reports

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