Academic Progression

Passing Grade

The minimum passing grade required for a nursing (NUR) course is a C+ (75 percent). Any grade below a C+ (75 percent) is a failing grade. In order to pass a nursing course that consists of both didactic and clinical/laboratory portions, students must receive at least a C+ (75 percent) for the didactic portion of the course and a P for the clinical/laboratory portion. A failure in either the didactic or clinical/laboratory portion of a nursing course will result in a failing grade for the entire course. Therefore, only a nursing (NUR) course in which students receive at least a C+ (75 percent) will satisfy the course requirements for the Practical Nurse program. In addition, the minimum passing grade required for Life Sciences and Introduction to Psychology is a C+ (75 percent).

Note that failed courses may lead to repeat fees and may also delay graduation.

Repeating a Nursing Course

Nursing students who receive a grade of C or below in any nursing (NUR) course must repeat that course. A minimum grade of C+ in the repeated course is required to remain in the program. A maximum of one NUR course may be repeated once throughout the Practical Nurse program.

Repeating a Science Course

Students in the Practical Nurse program who receive a grade of C or below in Life Sciences and/or Introduction to Psychology must repeat that course(s) in order to progress in the program. A minimum grade of C+ on the repeated course is required to pass the course.

Note that failed courses may lead to repeat charge fees and may also delay graduation.

Automatic Dismissal

Students who earn a second failing grade in a NUR course, whether in the course they are repeating or in a different course, will be dismissed automatically from the Practical Nurse program.