Spencerian sues over RN program probation

Grover Potts
Grover Potts

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LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - A local college put on probation by the state for poor performance is fighting back. Spencerian College's Registered Nursing program was put on probation by the state Board of Nursing earlier this year. Now, the schools attorney has filed a lawsuit to have that decision overturned.

On April 26, Spencerian College filed a lawsuit in Jefferson County Circuit Court accusing the Kentucky Board of Nursing of unfairly targeting Spencerian because it is a for profit school. The lawsuit notes seven other schools had test scores below the state minimum, but didn't get the same punishment.

"We had the highest rating of that group of seven," said Grover Potts, Spencerian's attorney, "and yet were the ones they put on probational approval status."

Spencerian also filed for an temporary restraining order to stop the Board of Nursing from blocking the school from accepting new students, which is a condition of the probation.

The Board of nursing said Spencerian has uninterested teachers, poor curriculum and below average test scores. On April 29, the board reiterated that the action it took is in the best interest of the public.

Meanwhile, we have continued to work on behalf of Spencerian students who want their tuition money back by putting them in touch with the Kentucky Board of Proprietary Education to file a complaint.

Spencerian's RN program costs more than $20,000 to attend. 

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