LAS VEGAS (KSNV & MyNews3) -- A local nursing school may be on the verge of shutting its doors if it can't keep the approval of the Nevada State Board of Nursing.
News 3's Marissa Mike reports on a list of deficiencies state regulators found while surveying the school.
The deficiencies include inappropriate and unprofessional sex education talk conducted by ITT students to a child while faculty was present; Heparin, a blood thinner medication, given to the wrong patient; and a faculty member required to submit to a drug test for cause.
Those are some of the deficiencies identified at Breckenridge School of Medicine by a state education consultant with the Nevada State Board of Nursing.
Debra Scott, the executive director of the board explains why they revoked the school's program approval.
“This decision by the board was based on the mission of protecting the public,” Scott said.
Adding to the concerns, the board learned the nursing school's most recent pass rate was 54.55 percent.
It was supposed to achieve an 80 percent first-time pass rate for one full year and obtain nursing accreditation by December of 2014.
“The board really believes the public was in danger that's why they revoked their approval,” Scott said.
The students may end up being the biggest losers who may be out $30,000 to $50,000 in tuition a year. If the school does not get re-approved, according to law, those nursing students seeking graduation from Breckenridge's Henderson Campus can't get a nursing license in Nevada.
Despite multiple calls to Breckenridge School of Nursing, News 3 has not heard back or do we know if they'll refund their students.
The board has learned the nursing program intends to apply for reconsideration of approval.