In early 2014, a complaint was filed by several individuals regarding Excelsior’s associate degree program in nursing and Clinical Performance in Nursing Examination (CPNE). Today, the College announced a settlement agreement with the plaintiff class, approved at a hearing on July 15, 2015.
The dismissal of the complaint will allow Excelsior College and its School of Nursing to once again fully commit its resources on educating and producing high quality graduates capable of delivering competent nursing care. To date, there are more than 45,000 Excelsior associate degree in nursing graduates worldwide.
In issuing the order, the Honorable Jack B. Weinstein, United States District Judge, stated “Excelsior College is now in a position to carry forward its work supporting an effective nursing profession and assisting competent and dedicated nurses in increasing their contribution to good medical practice in the United States.”
As the college looks ahead, it stands by its School of Nursing, continuously accredited since 1975 by what is now known as the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), and the quality of its associate degree program in nursing.
For more information on Excelsior’s School of Nursing, a three-time Center of Excellence in Nursing Education by the National League for Nursing, or its associate degree program in nursing, visit the College’s website.
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