A press report on guilty pleas in the nationwide nursing school fraud scandal cites federal authorities as confirming that the charges focus on students from South Florida's Haitian-American community. Nurses on the FBI informants' lists, alleged to have bought false credentials, have taken nursing licenses nationwide. But many do appear to be Haitian or African immigrants. And the several schools the FBI implicated are all access schools in Florida, generally serving underprivileged or working populations.
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The Great Value of Access Programs
Most aspiring professionals would probably prefer to attend a large, traditional state or private college or university for their professional education. Most professional students would probably prefer to do nothing other than study through their professional program. But that's not possible for a large number of students who have families and must work for an income through professional school. Access programs like the nursing schools the FBI closed in its Operation Nightingale action design their programs to create access for non-traditional students. Access programs fulfill a critical role in expanding professional education to diverse and underprivileged populations.
The Different Nature of Access Programs
Access programs aren't just hugely important. They're also different from traditional programs. Access programs must adapt their schedules to meet the challenges of working students and students with families, offering evening, weekend, extended, and compressed programs. Access programs must also adapt their delivery methods to reach students with those other responsibilities and who cannot afford to travel to school, using remote and online education when appropriate. Access programs may also need to provide educational services, tutoring, counseling, and remediation that traditional programs don't.
Undermining Access Through Enforcement Overreach
Read closely, between the lines, and you can readily see how the FBI's Operation Nightingale can, in overreaching its proper bounds, undermine access to professional education. While some of the nursing students on the FBI informants' lists, especially those who never managed to pass the NCLEX, may have done as the FBI alleges. But surely not all of those thousands of nursing students who graduated, passed the NCLEX, and took nursing employment, and yet had the FBI informants put their names on their lists, did as the FBI alleges. And yet all those nurses on the FBI informants' lists now face the loss of their education, license, job, and career. The FBI's enforcement action is having an enormously negative impact on access to professional education.
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