Howard University has had a strong reputation as being the “mecca” of the academic collective known as historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs). But somehow there was a major breakdown in the classroom that lead the nursing students out the door and to the streets. The nursing students participated in a formal protest and one student exposed the dean, Beatrice Adderley-Kelly of the College of Nursing and Allied Health Sciences (CPNAHS), saying she simply walked by “without a second glance.”
The nursing students are charging the school with offering an “inadequate education”. A sit-down with faculty to address the student’s issues happened, but the problems were not ironed out. This is not the first time Howard’s medical program has come under fire. The medical school lost accreditation at one time, but Black Issues In Higher Education wrote a riveting story on why that ruling may have been unscrupulous and undermining (if you’re interested read here).
But the nursing students are forging dead ahead to gain control over their education and establish certain “priorities” within their program. Hold your fist in the air for those progressive younguns while reading the full report on their struggle.