College in Iowa Revamps Nursing Program

DAVENPORT, Iowa — Eastern Iowa Community Colleges is revamping its nursing program after a wave of resignations from staffers alleging the college overworked faculty, didn’t invest in new equipment and ignored teachers trying to make improvements.

The nursing program is the college’s largest career program with more than 300 students, offered at all three campuses in Clinton, Muscatine and Scott, the Quad-City Times reported.

Former staffers said their resignations are a sign the nursing program is in jeopardy, pointing to a recent internal review highlighting their complaints. Nicole Tucker resigned Aug. 1, the day EICC announced to students it had hired a new nursing program director.

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