Neosho County Community College fails entire Chanute nursing program class

Student confirms 22 were in the class.
Neosho County Community College Log

CHANUTE, Kan. – An entire class of nursing students at Neosho County Community College fails in the program.

22 students at the Mary Grimes School of Nursing in Chanute were failed this fall.

We have reached out to the college, and officials have not said why the students failed, if they were failed out of the program entirely, or what course of action the students have now.

The college did send us a statement from President Brian Inbody.

“NCCC and the Mary Grimes School of Nursing is taking this matter very seriously. While four of the five cohorts of nursing at NCCC had rather normal levels of program retention, this class did not, although we can’t comment on specific student performance. Nursing program administrators have met with many of the students in this class, and will be working with them to address their comments and requests. We have established a process and a timeline to hopefully agreeably resolve the immediate situation for the students and provide a long-term plan for program improvement at the LPN level at Chanute. Something like this has never happened before in the decades-long history of Mary Grimes School of Nursing and we will ensure that doesn’t happen again.

As this is an on-going situation, there will be no further comment from NCCC.”

We also reached out to a student who was in the program. Speaking for the entire class, they said they don’t want to comment publicly until they’ve given the college an opportunity to work out the issue for them and future students. The student did however confirm that it was the entire class of 22 students.

We have also reached out to the Kansas Board of Regents, which oversees the state’s 32 higher-education institutions, and the Kansas Board of Nursing for more information.

We have asked the college a number of questions, such as how many students were in the class, why the students were failed, if they were failed out of the program entirely, and what course of action the students have now.

The college has not responded to those questions as of January 5th.