Nursing Student Sues University After Failing Class Twice

Jennifer Burbella suffers from anxiety and depression, and claims her Misericordia University professor didn't do enough to accommodate her special needs.
2:00 | 05/13/15

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Jennifer Burr bella Strasburg says she wants to be a nurse. For bella was enrolled at his recording a university in luz -- county that her attorney says because of disabilities including anxiety depression and stress. She needed help. She didn't want to speak on camera but her attorney did. She has some disabilities and under the section finals for the Americans with disabilities act of 1970 tree. You can make certain accommodations. According to the federal lawsuit for bella says she asked for help including extended time to complete exams and communication with the professor during a test. She says it is a recording officials didn't follow through on those things so she failed to pass the required course not once but twice. At one point according to the lawsuit for bella tried to call her professor during the examination. But not professor didn't take up a witness sauber bella on several occasions during the exam breaking down in crying. As a recording university officials told news watch sixteen quote we do not comment on matters application. But others. Are talking about it right. Think that it's very important that students get accommodations when they need them so I think that's where my mind went first. That's true that if you're going to into a medical program that if you need that certain kind of time. My opinion is maybe not it's not for you. Bergalis attorney says his client disabilities shouldn't keep her from being a nurse I think many people suffer from anxiety. Depression. And most two things who are doctors lawyers nurses. According to the lawsuit rebel is seeking in excess of 75000. Dollars in damages but her attorney says what she wants more than anything. Is a chance to take the exam again. She's looking for a fair opportunity which the statute provides to take the easier if she feels it. That's her own problems to choose to do. Jennifer Preval is no longer a student at mr. recording a university. Ceremony out ski news watch sixteen. Lucerne county.

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