Nursing Dept. Req. for Progression & Retention
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Requirements for progression and retention in the nursing major
  1. A minimum CGPA of 2.75 (calculated at the end of spring for progression into fall semester and end of fall semester for progression into spring).
  2. If a student has a CGPA at the conclusion of a semester of 2.70-2.74 and has successfully passed all nursing courses with a C or better, they may be granted one probationary semester to achieve the CGPA progression requirement.  If unsuccessful in meeting the progression requirement in any subsequent semester, the student will be dismissed from the nursing program.
  3. Earn a grade of "C-” or better in each of the required social and natural science support courses.
  4. Earn at least a "C” grade (2.0) in each nursing course. Students who achieve less than a "C” grade in a required nursing course must successfully repeat the respective required nursing course before progressing in the program. Readmission to the major is not guaranteed and is handled on a space available basis.  No more than one required nursing course may be repeated throughout the nursing curriculum with the exception noted in number 6 below.  All students must inform the Registrar’s Office when they are repeating classes.
  5. A student who is granted a medical incomplete or medical withdrawal may repeat only one semester of nursing courses. Readmission to the major is not guaranteed and is handled on a space available basis.
  6. A student may only re-enroll in one nursing course. The exception to this is if a student is granted a medical withdrawal for all nursing courses in a single semester. The student may re-enroll in all courses on a space available basis.  If the student drops or fails any of the courses during the re-enrollment, the student will be dismissed from the program. Note that a student has four (4) years to complete the nursing program from the time of entering the first nursing course.
  7. Achievement Tests will be given upon the completion of the courses listed below.  Each test score will count as 10% of the final grade.
              Nurs 200 Introduction to Contemporary Nursing Practice
              Nurs 312 Family Health Nursing          
              Nurs 314 Child Health Nursing          
              Nurs 316 Mental Health Nursing
  8. It is the responsibility of the student to provide documentation of their health examination, immunizations, CPR for the Health Professional and the initial and annual TB testing to the Lang Health Center. It is the responsibility of the student to immediately notify the instructor if the TB test converts to a positive reaction. Students who fail to complete the clinical requirements as listed below will be dropped from clinical courses, which will impact progression in the program.
  9. Students who are diagnosed with any type of communicable disease may be required to make-up clinical time or be dropped from a clinical course. Each case will be evaluated on an individual basis. 
  10. To progress in the nursing curriculum, the student must be able to perform all of the essential capabilities (with or without accommodations).  See Appendix A for Essential Capabilities of Nursing Majors.
  11. Students licensed as Registered Professional Nurses (R.N.) in the BSN Completion program must submit a current copy of the active Illinois license prior to enrolling in the first day of classes of any clinical course. Students will be removed from clinical courses if current active Illinois licenses are not maintained.
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