Quincy College To Reimburse Some Students Of Now-Defunct Nursing Program

(Courtesy of Quincy College via Facebook)
(Courtesy of Quincy College via Facebook)

Quincy College will reportedly provide $4.5 million to help students who were enrolled in its now-defunct nursing program.

Quincy Mayor Thomas Koch — the school's interim president — told the Patriot Ledger the money will come from the school's reserve fund, and will reimburse students who paid for classes which have credits that will not transfer to their new schools.

There are about 250 students in the college's nursing programs who aren't about to graduate and need to complete their education elsewhere, according to the Ledger.

The school has been in tumult since the state Board of Registration in Nursing voted two weeks ago to withdraw its approval of the nursing programs, citing continued low test scores.

Quincy College's president and the chairman of the school's board of governors then resigned, and Koch was granted authority by the board on an interim basis. (The college has "a large degree of autonomy" but remains a city department, according to Koch.)

The school won't appeal the state's decision to effectively shutter the nursing programs.

“It was the premier program at Quincy College for years,” Koch told the Boston Globe. “I’ve got to figure out what happened.”

With reporting by the WBUR Newscast Unit



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