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Sep 8, 2015 1:55 PM

Nursing students sue Colby-Sawyer college after failing overbooked course

The Associated Press

NEW LONDON (AP) — Three nursing students are suing a New Hampshire college after failing a course that was overbooked.

The students from Maine, Massachusetts and Rhode Island say Colby-Sawyer College needed to "thin the herd" of nursing students, so it failed them.

Colby-Sawyer requires its nursing students to complete a course that includes classroom instruction, lab work and a clinical internship. The course is limited to 36 students; the lawsuit says 51 students applied for it in 2014.

The college offered a summer course for the remaining students, including the three who sued.

The lawsuit claims the school assessed the three unfairly and didn't provide appropriate evaluations or plans to improve performance.

Brad Cook, a lawyer for the private college, says Colby-Sawyer treated the students fairly and went out of its way to help them meet requirements.


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