CON Undergraduate Progression Policy version April 2014

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UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA MEDICAL CENTER
COLLEGE OF NURSING
Undergraduate Progression Policy Subsection: 5.2.18
Section 5.0 - Policy Originating Date: November, 1971
Responsible Reviewing Agency:
Undergraduate Admission, Progression, Graduation and Scholarship/Grant Committee
Revised: April 1999
Revised: November 2000
Revised: April 2002
Revised: May 2003
Revised: March 2008
Revised: October 2012
Revised: May 2013
Revised: April 2014
J:/RESOURCE MANUAL/Table of Contents College of Nursing Resource Manual


Policy:

  1. The student must maintain a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 in order to progress.
  2. In a theory or theory/clinical courses, the student must receive a minimum grade of C in pre-requisite, transferred, or required courses in the nursing major in order to progress to the next level. A student who receives a grade of C- or below in a required non-nursing or required nursing course may not continue into any nursing course which has as a prerequisite the course in which the non-passing grade was received.
  3. In a clinical course, the student must receive a grade of “Pass” or “P” in pre-requisite, transferred or required courses in the nursing major in order to progress to the next level. A student who receives a grade of “Fail” or “F” in a required non-nursing or required nursing course may not continue into any nursing course which has as a prerequisite the course in which the non-passing grade was received.
  4. The Patient-Centered Care classroom and clinical courses are considered co-requisite courses. If a student does not receive a passing grade in either the classroom or clinical component of any of the Patient-Centered Care Courses, both courses must be repeated the next time they are offered, even if the student received a passing grade in one of the courses.
  5. Grades of Withdrew Failing (WF) are considered the same as failures for the purpose of progression in the nursing program.
  6. The student must provide documentation of the following items prior to progression in the nursing major. Failure to provide appropriate documentation of immunizations and current CPR certification will result in the student being dropped from all clinical nursing course(s) at the end of the sixth day (except d) of the semester and not reinstated for that semester:
    1. A series of three immunizations for Hepatitis B are required. Proof of a positive Hepatitis B titer must be documented. If the titer results are negative, the series must be repeated followed by a titer.
    2. Annual completion of a test for tuberculosis.
    3. Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation certificate that will remain current through each semester the student is enrolled.
    4. Annual flu immunization should remain current through each semester the student is enrolled.
  7. All students must complete compliance requirements as assigned.
  8. The student may be allowed to progress in the next semester the course is offered as space is available and compliance established. Failure to complete compliance requirements will be grounds for disciplinary action or dismissal.