CON Evaluation of Masters and Post-Masters Progression to Graduation version February 2013

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UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA MEDICAL CENTER
COLLEGE OF NURSING
Evaluation of Master’s and Post-Master’s Progression to Graduation Subsection: 5.3.11
Section 5.0 - Students Originating Date: May, 1982
Responsible Reviewing Agency:
Professional Graduate Nursing Program Admission, Progression, Graduation & Scholarship Committee
Revised: December, 1987
Revised: January, 1999
Revised: April, 2008
Reviewed: January, 2011
Revised: July, 2012
Revised: February 2013
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Policy:

  1. A minimum grade of B (3.0) or higher is required for graduate credit in each 600 and 700 level course within the student’s area of specialization.
  2. A minimum grade of C may be acceptable for graduate level courses, but a receipt of 2 C’s may be cause for dismissal.
  3. Any grade below a C is not acceptable for graduate credit.
  4. A student whose overall GPA is below 3.0 will be placed on academic probation and have 2 semesters to meet the 3.0 GPA criteria.
  5. All students must apply for candidacy 1 semester before filing for graduation.
  6. The following criteria for candidacy have been established by the Professional Graduate Nursing Program Admission, Progression, Graduation & Scholarship Committee:
    1. Completion of one year of graduate study or its equivalent
    2. Grade Point Average of 3.0 or above
    3. Full graduate standing
    4. Completion of one course in their nursing specialty area
    5. All deficiencies removed
  7. No less than 50% of the course work must be completed at the University of Nebraska campuses after being formally admitted to UNMC College of Nursing. Appropriate courses may be taken within other departments of the University of Nebraska under guidance of the specialty coordinator or advisor.
  8. A student’s progress will be reviewed each semester by his/her faculty advisor, and academic concerns will be submitted each semester to the Professional Graduate Nursing Program Admission, Progression, Graduation and Scholarship Committee.

Procedure:

  1. Student Services will run a query each semester to identify students with semester course grades below 3.0 and overall GPAs below 3.0. Faculty advisors will be notified.
  2. If the above situation occurs, the faculty advisor in conjunction with the specialty coordinator and specialty faculty will recommend to the Professional Graduate Nursing Program Admission, Progression, Graduation and Scholarship Committee the progression of the student, with rationale, to 1) continue in the program; 2) repeat the course: 3) dismiss the student.
  3. If the student has a GPA below 3.0 a plan for self or directed remediation must be included.
  4. All students who have a GPA below a 3.0 will be placed on academic probation for a period of 2 semesters. A letter will be sent from Student Services or Associate Dean for Academic Programs.