Sanction lifted from Cleveland State Nursing, now accepting students

CLEVELAND, Tenn. (WDEF) — The Tennessee Board of Nursing (TBN) has lifted its sanction on the Cleveland State College Nursing Program.

According to a press release from the college, the decision was made at the TBN board meeting in Nashville on Wednesday and means the Nursing program is now able to accept summer and fall students.

The release says the program has not been able to accept students since last summer.

Cleveland State says the decision was based on the college’s first-time pass rate of more than 85 percent in 2017.

The college says 85 percent is the benchmark on the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX).

In a release, Cleveland State President Dr. Bill Seymour said, “The Tennessee Board of Nursing expressed best wishes to CSCC upon voting unanimously to grant full approval to its Associate degree program in Nursing. This is the formal approval we have been looking for and assures our ability to enroll new cohorts as early as this summer.”

Cleveland State says a federal grant allowed the Nursing program to hire a tutor and completion coach for their students.

The Nursing Department will be hosting a Nursing Information Session on Monday, March 19 at 5 p.m. in the George R. Johnson Cultural Heritage Center. Anyone planning to apply to the CSCC Nursing program this summer or fall should attend this Nursing Information Session. Members of the Nursing Admissions Committee will explain the admissions requirements and the admission process.


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