Posted: Mar 20, 2013 4:54 PM
Updated: Mar 21, 2013 11:25 AM
CORPUS CHRISTI - A Nueces County Judge dismissed a lawsuit against Del Mar College today that was filed by nine former nursing students.
The students claim they were forced to take an "all or nothing" exam one day before they were to graduate in the fall of 2011.
If they passed the test they were allowed to graduate, if they failed they could not graduate, even if they had passed all other classes and tests.
The students filed a request, with 94th District Judge Bobby Galvan, asking for a temporary restraining order against Del Mar College. The order would have forced Del Mar to acknowledge that they had completed their nursing program, which would have allowed the students to take their licensing exams.
After a hearing Wednesday afternoon, Judge Galvan dismissed the case.
In response, Del Mar College released the following statement:
"We were disappointed that this issue ended up in court, but believe the court made the correct decision today," said Del Mar College President Mark Escamilla. "The College considers the duty of preparing nurses to care for our family members as a solemn public trust."
College attorney Augustin Rivera, Jr., said, "The plaintiffs failed to demonstrate to the court today that they had a legal right to pursue a lawsuit against the College. 94th District Court Judge Robert Galvan correctly dismissed their suit."
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