Nursing students left questioning their future after their university lost its accreditation will be able to complete their degrees.
After losing accreditation for its nursing program, Marywood University in Pennsylvania has announced a plan to allow third-year nursing students to complete their degree with the University of Scranton.
Marywood is making the announcement less than a month after the National League of Nursing Accreditation Commission informed the school it was denying accreditation to the nursing program. Marywood is appealing and has reapplied for accreditation.
Marywood University President Anne Munley announced the agreement with the University of Scranton on Wednesday.
Under the arrangement, third-year nursing students in good standing at Marywood can apply for transfer to Scranton's nursing program based on an evaluation. Accepted students will have the ability to graduate in May or August of 2014.
Marywood hasn't described the reasons for the lost accreditation.
The most recent Marywood nursing program handbook states: “The philosophy of the faculty of the Nursing Program concerns the inter-relationships among people, health, nursing, education and the environment.”
The nursing program has about 120 students in it.