Academic Success Coaching
The rigorous nature of the nursing curriculum warrants high expectation of our nursing students. Students are being prepared to think like a nurse which means they are required to understand course content, not just memorize it. As a result, the college has an academic progression policy that is referenced below and in the student handbooks.
As a supplement to the progression policy, the college also offers Academic Success Coaching. Coaches are available at all campus locations and students can self-enroll or be referred by a faculty member. If a student scores below 77% on an exam that accounts for 10% of their grade, they will be referred.
Learn more about our coaches and how to connect.
Academic Progression Policy for Pre-licensure Students
This policy delineates the academic standards required of students admitted to the pre-licensure* undergraduate nursing program, which includes two options: General Bachelor of Science in Nursing (GNURS), and Second Degree Bachelor of Science in Nursing (SCND). A student is limited to two attempts for any prerequisite or required nursing course.
**Attempts are defined as earning a grade in a course or late-dropping the course.
A course attempt in one pre-licensure option (GNURS, SCND) applies to all pre-licensure options. Academic Renewal does not negate previously attempted nursing courses. In a situation where the student withdraws from the University (Policy 56-30) courses will not be counted as one of the two attempts for the prerequisite or nursing course.
Overall Academic Requirements:
- Successful completion of the following major requirements (BIOL 161, BIOL 162, BIOL 163, BIOL 164, PSYCH 100, HDFS 129, NUTR 251, CHEM 130 or CHEM 110 and CHEM 111, MICRB 106, MICRB 107, SOC 001 or SOC 005, STAT 200 or STAT 250) is defined as a grade of “C” or better according to the University grading scale.
- Successful completion of required Nursing courses is defined as a “C” or better according to the Ross and Carol Nese College of Nursing Grading Scale.
- All major requirements and required Nursing courses may only be attempted two times.
- A student who attempts** (see definition above) or earns a “D” or “F” in the same major requirement or required Nursing course for a second time will be dismissed from the Nursing major. Academic advising relative to other majors/options will be provided.
- A student who attempts** or earns a “D” or “F” in two different required Nursing courses will be dismissed from the Nursing major. Academic advising relative to other majors/options will be provided.
- Students who wish to return to the University after a leave of absence or re-enroll after withdrawing from the University will follow the Ross and Carol Nese College of Nursing Re-enrollment/Re-entry policy available in the Student Handbook .
- Any exceptions to the two-attempt limit must be approved by the Dean of the Ross and Carol Nese College of Nursing.
* Pre-licensure refers to students who do not have an RN license.
Senate approval: Spring 2016
Senate approval of revisions: Fall 2016
Revised course list: Fall 2019
The Ross and Carol Nese College of Nursing’s Academic Progression Policy supersedes University policy on Academic Warning for General BSN and Second Degree Students.
Academic warning serves as official notification that the student has failed to earn a 2.00 cumulative grade-point average. A student placed on academic warning will have a hold placed on registration and will be required to meet with an academic adviser in order for this registration hold to be removed.
The Ross and Carol Nese College of Nursing’s Academic Progression Policy supersedes University policy on Academic Suspension for General BSN and Second Degree Students.
Academic suspension is an official notification that a student has earned a semester grade-point average of less than 2.00 while on academic warning. A student who has been academically suspended may not schedule courses at the University for two consecutive semesters (Note: Summer session is equal to one semester and includes all courses offered after Spring semester and before Fall semester). A student returning from academic suspension must apply for re-enrollment as defined in policy 58-00 (or admission, if he/she is a degree-seeking provisional student) and returns to the University in warning status, with his/her former cumulative grade-point average, and with a hold placed on the registration. The student must receive written support obtained in the college/major (or DUS) the student intends to pursue.
A student can be academically suspended from the University two times. If, after two suspensions the student fails to achieve at least a 2.00 semester GPA, the student is subject to academic dismissal (54-50). A student may apply for academic renewal four years after academic dismissal.