College Drops Appeal After Nursing Programs Lose Approval

Quincy College (Credit: Quincy College)

QUINCY, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts college that lost state approval of its nursing programs is dropping its fight to overturn that decision.

Earlier this month, the state Board of Registration in Nursing withdrew its approval of Quincy College's nursing programs, citing graduates' low scores on licensing exams. More than 250 students could be forced to finish their studies elsewhere.

The school had been appealing the decision, but Quincy Mayor Tom Koch tells The Boston Globe that he does not think that appeal had merit. Koch is temporarily leading the city-owned school after President Peter Tsaffaras announced his resignation.

Koch says he is considering offering rebates to students. He also says he has brought in a consultant to help identify the cause of the programs' problems.

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