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Policies for Continuance & Progression

During the first two years, nursing students must successfully complete the required liberal arts, science, and nursing courses. These courses provide the foundation needed for the junior and senior level clinical nursing courses. There are specific criteria that must be met to satisfy prerequisite requirements and before students are allowed to profess from one level to the next. these criteria are outlined below.

Progression criteria for students entering sophomore-level course sequence:

To progress to NURS-110, BIO-240, and BIO-329, (all offered in the sophomore year) students must meet the following requirements:

  1. Cumulative GPA of 2.70 or higher
  2. Cumulative GPA of 3.00 or higher in all science courses (BIO and CHEM designations.)
  3. Achievement of at least a "C" orbetter in all science and nursing courses
  4. Successful completion of recommended first-year courses, including a minimum of two of the prerequisite science courses
  5. None or only one repeated science course

Progression criteria for students entering junior-level course sequence:

To progress into the 300-level clinical nursing sequence, students must meet the following requirements:

  1. Cumulative GPA of 3.00 or higher
  2. Cumulative GPA of 3.00 in all science courses
  3. Achievement of at least a "C" or better in all science and nursing courses.
  4. Successful completion of all core and secondary requirements
  5. None or only one repeated science or nursing course

Progression Criteria for students entering senior-level course sequence:

To progress to the 400-level clinical nursing sequence, students must meet the following requirements:

  1. Cumulative of 3.00 of higher
  2. Achievement of at least a "C" or better in all nursing courses
  3. None or only one repeated science or nursing course

Probation:

If a student achieves a grade of a "C-,"D+,""D," or "F" in any science or nursing course, the course must be repeated and a "C" or higher must be achieved to satisfy the prerequisite requirements. A maximum of one science or nursing course may be repeated once throughout the nursing program. Additionally, a student who achieves a grade of a "C-,"D+,""D," or "F" in any science or nursing course, will be placed on probation in the nursing major for the remainder of the program. Students who are on probation in the nursing major are not allowed to take science or nursing courses off campus.

Dismissal from the nursing major:

Students who earn a second grade of a "C-,""D+," "D," or "F" in either a science or nursing course will be automatically dismissed from the nursing program. Students who are dismissed from the nursing major are not eligible for readmission to the major.

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