Chicago colleges nursing programs on life support

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As work continues on a new $251-million dollar nursing facility for the City Colleges of Chicago, two of its nursing programs have been placed on probation after students failed to pass a required licensing test two years in a row.

The work is being done across the street from the west side campus of Malcolm X College, which is one of the two on probation by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation. The other is Richard J. Daley College on the southwest side.

For the past five years the program that awards associate nursing degrees at Malcolm X campus has failed to meet state standards.

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