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Commission reps reviewing Owens' nursing accreditation

(Toledo News Now) -

Representatives from the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission are on the campus of Owens Community College Wednesday.

They will be reviewing documents, plus speaking with teachers and administrators to decide if the nursing program should get its accreditation back.

The college could find out around June.

Owens lost its accreditation from the commission in the summer of 2009, after it failed to meet the agency's standards. Owens' accreditation had been renewed in 2006 with conditions, but the agency did not feel the college met them. One condition was to make sure more faculty and adjunct faculty held a master's degree with a major in nursing.

Nursing students filed a lawsuit a couple months after the school lost its accreditation and it was determined their coursework could not be transferred to another school and did not count for anything. Students were shocked when they found out their two-year nursing degrees would come without national accreditation.

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