SALEM, W.Va. (AP) - A state board is withdrawing its approval of Salem International University's associate degree in nursing program.
The Board of Examiners for Registered Professional Nurses says Salem didn't correct deficiencies that it had identified in February. The university also didn't stop admissions into programs progressing toward a nursing degree until it complied with state requirements.
WBOY-TV (http://bit.ly/14dUxWV ) reports that the board notified Salem of its decision in a letter sent last week. The withdrawal of approval is effective Aug. 31.
In the letter, the board says Salem hasn't maintained at least an 80 percent passing rate by first-time candidates taking the licensure examination. It also says the nursing department lacks decision making authority.
Salem officials didn't immediately respond to a telephone message Monday.