From a press release
This suspension will not affect the status of those students currently enrolled in the program.
Dr. Yolanda W. Page, Vice President for Academic Affairs, stated such an assertive approach is necessary to allow administrators to thoroughly review all aspects of the program, including curriculum, staffing, and support mechanisms.
“Dillard University is home to Louisiana’s first BSN program,” said Dr. Page. “We owe it to our alumni and current students to ensure that the Dillard legacy of excellence in nursing remains intact.”
While suspending the program was a difficult decision, this action serves as an indicator of the University’s commitment to ensuring the program’s viability in the future.
School of Nursing Chair, Dr. Sharon Hutchinson added: “The School of Nursing has been working with and will continue to work closely with the Louisiana State Board of Nursing in getting the program back to the lofty status it has had historically.”
Because the suspension will affect students enrolling for Fall 2016, making the announcement at this time allows prospective freshmen and their families the opportunity to make a decision about selecting another major.
The baccalaureate nursing program currently has the conditional approval of the Louisiana State Board of Nursing and is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).