Earlier this week the West Virginia Board for Registered Nurses announced that it is withdrawing the approval for the RN Program at Salem International University. 5 News talked to many nursing students over there and Thursday the President of the university spoke out.
On Monday, the Vice President said that he believes everything is a misunderstanding and the President agreed.
John Luotto said they received a letter from the board in February saying that there was some issues they needed to fix. He said they addressed all the problems and gave them written answers. He believed that everything was right on track, andeven went to Charleston to make sure of it.
"On June 12, Wednesday, I went down to Charleston and sat in on the meeting. A meeting of which the morning of the board voted unanimously to continue our provisional approval. So when we got notification that they had withdrawn that it was sudden and a bit confusing for us," said John Luotto, Salem International University's President.
The president's goal is to fix the current problem and get the students back to class as soon as possible. He said that he has many hopes, but the main one is to have all the students who have started the RN program be able to finish it. He sent a extensive letter to the board to do just that.
Stay with 5 News to see what will happen with RN Program at SIU.