Nursing Program Operates Despite Accreditation Loss
Grossmont College's nursing program will remain open despite its decision to not apply for renewal of its national accreditation, the San Diego Union-Tribune reports. The National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission informed the college that it would have to hire more faculty members to maintain its accreditation status.
Regardless of its national status, the school has the approval of the state Board of Registered Nursing.
The nursing program has about 300 students. Grossmont officials said that there is a shortage of teachers because teaching salaries are lower than those for field work.
Debbie Yaddow, the program's director, said that national accreditation is "desirable but not necessary." The school will reapply for accreditation after hiring more faculty, she said.
School officials told students that the loss of accreditation will not impact their job prospects (Krueger, San Diego Union-Tribune, 12/13).