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Owens nursing program loses accreditation

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FINDLAY, Ohio (WTOL) - Owens nursing students have concerns about their education after the community college lost its accreditation from the National League for Nursing.

The students had a meeting with administrators Monday, Oct. 12. Many wondered if they'll be able to get a job with their current education. Also, they wanted to know how this could have happened.

School leaders say they are working to get that accreditation back and to make sure it doesn't happen again. "Our students can continue to sit for national exams. They can continue to, if they pass, be registered nurses," said Owens Vice Provost Renay Scott.

Our media partner, the Findlay Courier, reports that it could take up to two years to get accreditation back, according to Mathew McIntosh, who is the dean of the School of Health Sciences for Owens.

Owens lost its accreditation from the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission this summer after it failed to meet standards of the agency, according to the Courier. Its accreditation had been renewed in 2006 with conditions, and the agency did not feel the college met those conditions, one of which was to make sure more faculty and adjunct faculty hold a master's degree with a major in nursing.

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