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Fayetteville state university student press
FOR Students, by students
September 7, 2011 • Vol. 3, Issue no. 2
FSU’s nursing progrann returns
to begin in 2013
by Nathalie Rivera
After a two-year hiatus, Fayetteville State
University’s new generic bachelor of science
in nursing program was approved in May by
the North Carolina Board of Nursing.
In 2007, FSU’s passing rate for the national
board exam was 64 percent and was followed
by a sharp decline in 2008 with a 39 percent
In May 2009, Chancellor James Anderson
suspended the program because of its lack of
internal organization and low test scores on the
nursing board exams.
The UNC system requires that each nursing
class have a passing rate of at least 75 percent
to remain accredited. If the percentage falls be
low 75 percent for two consecutive years the
North Carolina Board of Nursing reserves the
right to shut down the program.
However, because of its recent improvement
in test scores of over 90 percent passing rate
FSU has been given the opportunity with a
new nursing program to replace the old one.
The new nursing program is here and will
start admitting students into upper division
courses in 2013.
“I’m excited to be here,” says Dr. Arhin,
chair of the program. She says that she chose
to lead the program because she likes challeng
es. She is very optimistic about the program.
The program has adopted a “caring philos
ophy” according to the chair, by fostering an
environment where every student is important
and will be given the tools they need in order to
not just be successful in the program, but also
in the health care field. The program is more
See NURSING, page 3
illustration by Jovian Tumbull
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