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. Nursing students who have already repeated one NUR course must receive a C+ or above in all future NUR courses to remain in 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

Practical Nurse students who receive a grade of C or below in any nursing (NUR) course they are repeating will be dismissed automatically from the Practical Nurse program.