Grambling nursing student frustrated

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GRAMBLING, La (KNOE 8 News) - Grambling State's undergraduate nursing program is shutting its doors and leaving some students in a tough situation.

Switch majors or switch schools are the options for 16 nursing students who will not be able to get their nursing degree at Grambling.

Many nursing students will have to go back at least one level in curriculum if they decide to switch schools, and extending the amount of time in the classroom adds to the already lofty price tag of college.

Much of the financial aid these students had at Grambling is now exhausted and there is no way of getting it back, leaving them no choice but to take out more loans to complete a degree that was halted on them at no fault of their own.

"You know, I wish they would think about if their kid was in this situation, or if you were in this situation," said nursing student Shannon Williams.

Grambling hopes to be able to re-open the nursing program as soon as possible, but unfortunately for students already enrolled in the program - not soon enough.