Ripped-off nursing students may get payback
Nursing students who paid real tuition to a fake nursing school may get their money back in a $500,000 settlement deal announced by the California attorney general.
RN Learning Center of Los Angeles billed itself as a fast-track school where students could get a bachelor’s degree in nursing in less than two years. Most of the 300 students were Filipino-Americans and already working in healthcare. Students paid $20,000 each in tuition. The fake school held classes in anatomy and other basic sciences, with the promise the degree would: “Advance your education. Increase your earnings. Secure your financial future.” It even conducted graduation ceremonies.
Instead of fulfilling dreams, school operators gave hundreds of aspiring nurses nightmares. Because the school was not accredited, none of the coursework can be transferred to legitimate schools for course credits.