Nursing Program at Fayetteville State University Suspended

Plagued by poor pass rates on the state licensing examination, the nursing school at Fayetteville State University, the historically black educational institution in North Carolina, will be suspended. No new students will be enrolled in the four-year nursing program until current students graduate and the school can be overhauled.

In 2008 only 24 of the 61 Fayetteville State nursing students passed the state licensing examination, a pass rate of 39 percent. Statewide the average pass rate is 88 percent.