SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) — Marywood University in northeastern Pennsylvania has regained accreditation for its nursing program.
The Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing had revoked Marywood's accreditation in April. Marywood didn't disclose the reasons for the lost accreditation but appealed the decision.
The Times-Tribune of Scranton (http://bit.ly/16lxNDf) reports the commission has notified Marywood that after reviewing the appeal, it decided to accredit the nursing program for 12 months. The program will be reviewed again in spring, with a final determination made next summer.
The nursing program is also under provisional status from the state because fewer than 80 percent of its students passed board exams.
Ten former nursing students have sued Marywood over claims that it failed to disclose the nursing program's accreditation was at risk.