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Lawsuit filed against Bellevue University for allegations of misleading students

Posted at 5:39 PM, Feb 25, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-25 18:53:46-05

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — Nebraska Attorney General (AG) Doug Peterson has filed a lawsuit against Bellevue University for allegations of misleading registered nursing students who were furthering their education.

The complaint, filed by Peterson's office, alleges that the university "made false, deceptive, and/or misleading statements to prospective and current students regarding the accreditation status of its RN to BSN (Bachelor of Science in Nursing) program and the value of a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from an unaccredited nursing program." It says that although a bachelor's degree program isn't required to be accredited, an unaccredited BSN is "significantly less valuable than a BSN from a college or university with an accredited nursing program."

Between 2012 and March 2017, approximately 179 students were said to have participated in the program.

You can read the full court documents here.