This story is a big shock to everybody. The University of Miami is one of the largest and most expensive private universities in the country, and one that has a pretty good reputation too. But, according to the report, they have been put on probation because of rampant cheating and dismal student performance on the NCLEX.
The problems for UM's nursing program started a few years ago when they began to expand the program. They were taking in far more students than faculty could handle, and they were also in a rush to set up their CRNA program, which also cost them a bundle. They claim to be planning a comeback to regain full accreditation, so I guess this means they are going to either hire more faculty or admit fewer students.
I wonder though about some of these nursing students. They pay $34,000+ a year to get a good education, and yet they are cheating themselves out of it. No wonder they perform so poorly on the state boards. Still, I hope the university survives this. With so many students waiting for a chance to get in it would be a shame if the BON shuts them down.