Due to the anxiety that was generated by university life, Burbella admits to struggling academically, earning average to below-average grades.
When she failed one required course, Burbella claims she was pressured into retaking it and began failing the course again.
The lawsuit claims that the school did not do enough to accommodate Burbella’s special academic needs. During finals, the professor was supposed to be available for Burbella to ask questions, but Burbella claims she called the professor several times and no one answered.
Because Burbella failed the course again, she was unable to earn a nursing degree, the lawsuit alleges.
Burbella is no longer a student at the university.
Jennifer Burbella, who was a nursing student, said she often struggled in class and that she would like a chance to take the exam again.