Nearly 40 students are in limbo with the suspension of a respiratory therapy program at the College of the North Atlantic.

The Newfoundland and Labrador college announced the suspension Wednesday, saying the program has had its accreditation withdrawn by the national group that oversees educational standards for the program.

The Council on Accreditation for Respiratory Therapy Education placed the respiratory therapy program on a one-year probation in 2016.

The Canadian Society of Respiratory Therapists says it is the first time the group’s accrediting arm has pulled the rug out from a training program.