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Fay W. Whitney School of Nursing|College of Health Sciences

School of Nursing
BSN Program Scholastic Requirements

University and College of Health Sciences policies governing scholastic requirements, including major changes, probation and dismissal, apply to students enrolled in the School of Nursing. In addition to university/college requirements, the School of Nursing has the following scholastic requirements:

  1. Grade of at least a C in all required courses with one exception. Grade of B or better is required in CHEM 1000 (Introductory Chemistry).

  2. Prerequisites must be met with C or better prior to entering each nursing course.

  3. A cumulative Nursing G.P.A. (NGPA) of 2.75 (Basic BSN and BRAND) or 2.50 (RN/BSN) based on required courses is the minimum required for admission to the nursing major.

  4. Students must attain a 2.00 (C) or S in each nursing course, as well as a cumulative Nursing G.P.A. (NGPA) of 2.75 (Basic BSN and BRAND) or 2.50 (RN/BSN) based on required courses to progress.

  5. Single prerequisite, requisite, core, or nursing major course may not be repeated more than once.

  6. Total of four prerequisite, requisite, or core courses may be repeated.

  7. Total of two nursing courses in the major may be repeated.

SCHOOL OF NURSING POLICIES:

  • All nursing theory and combined courses must be taken for a grade.

  • Clinical courses are graded S/U only.

  • Students may petition an exception to the same School of Nursing policy only one time.

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Approved at AP Meeting 3/31/2010

Approved: Basic BSN Meeting 9/4/2013 & Prelicensure Meeting 9/25/2013

 


 

UW REPEAT POLICY AND HOW IT AFFECTS GPA CALCULATIONS:

  • UW policy in effect for courses completed prior to Fall 2006:

    • First repeat: only the second credit and grade is used to calculate the cumulative GPA.

    • If repeated more than once, the second grade and all subsequent grades together with the grade points of these attempts will enter the computation of the cumulative average.

    • If a mark of W, S, or U is assigned in a repeated course, the previous grade assigned will stand except when an S or U is earned repeating a previous S or U. (See UW Catalog).

  • UW policy in effect for courses completed Fall 2006 forward:
    Students may repeat course work; however, credit earned in any given course (or equivalent course) is applicable toward a degree requirement only once. All grade entries remain on the student's record, but only the last grade earned will be calculated in the UW cumulative grade point average. (see UW Catalog)

  • Students with repeated courses completed prior to and/or after fall 2006 may see both variances of the UW repeat policy reflected on their transcript. Courses repeated prior to fall 2006 will remain coded based on the previous policy.

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Approved at AP Meeting 3/31/2010

 



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