We are a proprietary nursing school that is doing a bang up job producing well respected graduates. Our first time pass rate is 91.4%. Our placement rates are excellent. Our students are in high demand and doing well. 4 of our best decided to earn a little money and then go right back to school at our local university. They all did well and are about to graduate with their BSN's.
Suddenly that nursing program (whose NCLEX pass rate is significantly less than ours) has decided they don't want to accept credits from our school. Just ours. Credits from other ADN programs... no problem. Ours, not so much. And (isn't this wonderful) after our students have been there, meeting all requirements, doing very well academically... the University told them... ah, too bad guys. We've decided we don't like your credits after all and we're not going to give you the degrees we promised you.
You would think this was a University Campus-wide policy. But it isn't. Credits from schools like ours are accepted in any other department. It is only the School of nursing doing this, and it is only doing it to us.
I agree it's likely all about accreditation. The proprietary schools are typically not regionally accredited -- is yours? I agree it's unfortunate that your graduates got close to graduating at the uni before they were told it wasn't going to work, but it was probably some sort of glitch on the uni's part that they got accepted in the first place.
And I also agree that NCLEX pass rate, by itself, isn't everything. One needs to know the attrition/retention rate in order for the NCLEX pass rate to be meaningful. We all know there are schools "out there" that keep their NCLEX rates high by finding a way to flunk out anyone who they suspect might not pass on the first go-round.
Or maybe the nursing program has decided it has some particular beef with your school, since you say other divisions of the uni will accept your school's courses ...
Last edit by elkpark on Apr 11, '12