Brown Mackie College is facing a lawsuit by several former nursing students for the inadequate nursing training the students received from their Tucson location.
According to the students, they received such poor training that they were unable to obtain employment after graduating from the for-profit school.
A nursing board investigation into the college found that the school was using veterinary supplies to teach nursing students how to care for humans, subsequently deeming the school's faculty unqualified.
At the time, there were 11 students set to graduate from their licensed practical nurse program, when the board of nursing refused to permit the students to sit for the exam and demanded that Brown Mackie retrain the students at company expense.
The college is also accused of scamming prospective nursing students who sat for the admissions test because everyone who applied was admitted regardless of their score on the test.
The administration is accused of faking documentation stating that the nursing students had successfully passed skills check off demonstrations with faculty present. The school is being sued for damages such as lost wages, earning potential and emotional stress.
Unfortunately, once the nursing students were retained by the college they were still unable to sit for the licensing exam because they were found to be deficient.
The complaint says, “The students have nothing at all to show for nearly two years of effort and sacrifice, and must start all over again or abandon their hopes of becoming nurses."
It goes on to say, the students were referred to a suicide hotline, because they were extremely "devastated."
The students were each charged $30,000 for the inadequate course.
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The spokesman for the college refused to comment due to ongoing litigation.
Education Managment agreed to forgive $2.7 million in student loans between the years 2006 and 2014
The board of nursing has placed the school on two years probation and the school has agreed to refrain from registering new students during the probationary period.
It isn't clear whether the school will face accreditation issues because of their actions. The executive assigned to answer media questions, Anthony Bieda has not responded to repeated attempts to speak with him.