Probationary Status

Students who earn a “C-” or below in a nursing course, withdraw in failing status (withdrawal in failing status is considered a failure in the School of Nursing), or receives a Performance Progression Alert (PPA) for a major violation or 3 minor violations are subject to RAP review and may be placed on probation in the School of Nursing. Students may repeat a failed nursing course, or enroll in other subsequent nursing courses, only after a review by the RAP committee.

If, while on academic probation, a student earns a “C-” or below in any nursing course, or withdraws in failing status, that student will be dismissed from the School of Nursing. If, while on professional conduct-related probation, a student receives a Performance Progression Alert (PPA) for a major violation or receives an additional 3 Performance Progression Alert (PPA) for minor violations, the student will be dismissed from the School of Nursing.

Each situation is individually evaluated, and permission to continue and/or repeat is not automatically granted. Generally, students will remain on probation for one calendar year from the date of the RAP review.

Graduate students must maintain a grade point average of 3.0 in all graduate work. Graduate- level credit will not be given for any class in which the grade earned is lower than a C (2.0). A graduate student whose grade point average falls below 3.0 is placed on academic probation and
is subject to dismissal from the program. A student’s academic probation may be lifted once his or her cumulative GPA meets the minimum standard. If, while on academic probation, a student receives a grade of less than C, the student is subject to dismissal from the program. A graduate student cannot earn a master’s or DNP degree with less than a 3.0 cumulative grade point average in all graduate-level work.