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                 <td>Revised: December 1987<br />Revised: January 1999<br />Revised: April 2008<br />Reviewed: January 2011<br />Revised: [[CON Evaluation of Masters and Post-Masters Progression to Graduation version July 2012|July 2012]]<br />Revised: [[CON Evaluation of Masters and Post-Masters Progression to Graduation version February 2013|February 2013]]<br />Revised: [[CON Evaluation of Professional Graduate Student Progression to Graduation version April 2014|April 2014]]<br />Revised: [[CON Evaluation of Professional Graduate Student Progression to Graduation version April 2016|April 2016]]<br />Revised: [[CON Evaluation of Professional Graduate Student Progression to Graduation version May 2016|May 2016]]<br />Revised: [[CON Evaluation of Professional Graduate Student Progression to Graduation version October 2016|October 2016]]<br />Revised: January 2018</td>
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                 <td>Revised: December 1987<br />Revised: January 1999<br />Revised: April 2008<br />Reviewed: January 2011<br />Revised: [[CON Evaluation of Masters and Post-Masters Progression to Graduation version July 2012|July 2012]]<br />Revised: [[CON Evaluation of Masters and Post-Masters Progression to Graduation version February 2013|February 2013]]<br />Revised: [[CON Evaluation of Professional Graduate Student Progression to Graduation version April 2014|April 2014]]<br />Revised: [[CON Evaluation of Professional Graduate Student Progression to Graduation version April 2016|April 2016]]<br />Revised: [[CON Evaluation of Professional Graduate Student Progression to Graduation version May 2016|May 2016]]<br />Revised: [[CON Evaluation of Professional Graduate Student Progression to Graduation version October 2016|October 2016]]<br />Revised: [[CON Evaluation of Professional Graduate Student Progression to Graduation version December 2017|December 2017]]<br />Revised: [[Con Evaluation of Professional Graduate Student Progression to Graduation version March 2018|March 2018]]<br />Revised: [[CON Evaluation of Professional Graduate Student Progression to Graduation version April 2020|April 2020]]<br />Revised: [[CON Evaluation of Professional Graduate Student Progression to Graduation version March 2021|March 2021]]<br >Revised: March 2022</td>
 
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===Policy===
 
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<li style="margin-bottom:15px;">Students are expected to perform at a B or above for all courses. A grade of B- or lower will not be acceptable.</li>
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<li style="margin-bottom:15px;">Students are expected to perform at a B (83.0%) or above for all courses. A grade of B- or lower will not be acceptable and the student must repeat the same course at the earliest offering. The course(s) may be retaken one time and the student must achieve a grade of B or higher, or the student will be dismissed.</li>
<li style="margin-bottom:15px;">If a B- or below grade is received, the student will remediate by repeating the course at its earliest offering. The course may be retaken one time and the student must achieve a grade of B or higher.</li>
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<li style="margin-bottom:15px;">A receipt of two B- grades or lower will be a cause for dismissal.</li>
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<li style="margin-bottom:15px;">If a B- or below grade is received, the student will remediate by repeating the course at its earliest offering. The course may be retaken one time and the student must achieve a grade of B or higher. Students may be given the opportunity to repeat no more than two courses during their professional graduate program.</li>
<li style="margin-bottom:15px;">To retake a course, a student must obtain the approval of the student’s advisor/supervisor, course instructor, and the Associate Dean for Academic Programs. A student reregistering for a course must notify the Office of Academic Records. Both grades will appear on the transcript but only the retaken course grade will be used in determining the GPA.</li>
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<li style="margin-bottom:15px;">Because scholarly activities comprise a major part of the endeavors, excellence is expected of all students. Therefore, a failing grade in any portion of the scholarly activities (DNP scholarly project or clinical) may be grounds for dismissal. </li>
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<li style="margin-bottom:15px;">A maximum of two separate courses can be retaken. The timeline clock/time of completion does not get adjusted/altered to allow time for completion of the necessary retaken courses.</li>
<li style="margin-bottom:15px;">A student whose overall GPA is below 3.0 will be placed on academic probation and have two semesters to meet the 3.0 GPA criteria. At the time that a B- or below is received, a student is not in good academic standing until the student remediates by retaking the course and achieving a grade of B or higher.</li>
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<li style="margin-bottom:15px;">To retake a course, a student must obtain the approval of the student’s advisor/supervisor, course instructor, and the Associate Dean for Academic Programs. A student reregistering for a course must notify the Office of Academic Records. Both grades will appear on the transcript but only the retaken course grade will be used in determining the grade point average (GPA).</li>
 
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<li style="margin-bottom:15px;">A student whose overall GPA is below 3.0 will be placed on academic probation and have two semesters to meet the 3.0 GPA criteria. At the time that a B- or below is received, a student is not in good academic standing until the student remediates by retaking the course and achieving a grade of B (83.0%) or higher.</li>
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<li style="margin-bottom:15px;">Scholarly activities comprise a major part of the graduate curriculum endeavors, excellence is expected of all students. Therefore, a failing grade in any portion of the scholarly activities (DNP scholarly project or clinical) may be grounds for dismissal. </li>
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<li style="margin-bottom:15px;">Grading:
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        <li>Students must maintain a cumulative average of 83.0% in courses that use examinations with 50 or more multiple choice questions as a method of evaluation. The weighted average of all examinations will be calculated first without rounding. If the average of the examination grades is less than 83.0%, that resulting value will be the final course grade.<br /><br />
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If the examination average is greater than or equal to 83.0% (without rounding), then other course assignments will be included in the final student course score.
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              <li>The additional graded items for assignments and group work scores will be added to create the final student course score.</li>
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              <li>The final student course score must be an average of 83.0% or greater to successfully complete and pass the course.</li>
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              <li>Only the final course score will be subject to mathematical rounding to the nearest whole number. This whole number will be based on consideration of the numeric value of the first decimal number only (i.e.: final student course grade 87.4 = 87%; 87.5 = 88%).</li>
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<li style="margin-bottom:15px;">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 Affairs Committee.</li>
 
<li style="margin-bottom:15px;">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 Affairs Committee.</li>
 
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<li style="margin-bottom:15px;">The MSN, Post MSN DNP, and Post Graduate Certificate programs must be completed within 5 consecutive calendar years. BSN to DNP program must be completed within 7 consecutive calendar years.</li>
<li style="margin-bottom:15px;">The MSN, Post MSN DNP, and Post MSN Certificate programs must be completed within 5 consecutive calendar years. BSN to DNP program must be completed within 7 consecutive calendar years.</li>
 
 
<li style="margin-bottom:15px;">All students must apply for candidacy one semester before filing for graduation.</li>
 
<li style="margin-bottom:15px;">All students must apply for candidacy one semester before filing for graduation.</li>
 
<li style="margin-bottom:15px;">The following criteria for candidacy have been established by the Professional Graduate Nursing Affairs Committee:
 
<li style="margin-bottom:15px;">The following criteria for candidacy have been established by the Professional Graduate Nursing Affairs Committee:
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<li style="margin-bottom:15px;">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.</li>
 
<li style="margin-bottom:15px;">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.</li>
<li style="margin-bottom:15px;">If the above situation occurs or a grade of C is received in a course, the faculty advisor in conjunction with the specialty coordinator and specialty faculty will recommend to the Professional Graduate Nursing Affairs Committee the progression of the student, with rationale, to 1) continue in the program; 2) repeat the course when next offered; 3) dismiss the student.</li>
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<li style="margin-bottom:15px;">If the above situation occurs or a grade of C is received in a course, the faculty advisor in conjunction with the specialty coordinator and specialty faculty will make recommendations to the Professional Graduate Nursing Affairs Committee on the progression of the student, with rationale, to 1) continue in the program; 2) repeat the course when next offered; or, 3) dismiss the student.</li>
 
<li style="margin-bottom:15px;">If the student has an overall GPA below 3.0 a plan for self or directed remediation must be included and a letter from the Associate Dean of Academic Programs will be sent to the student.</li>
 
<li style="margin-bottom:15px;">If the student has an overall GPA below 3.0 a plan for self or directed remediation must be included and a letter from the Associate Dean of Academic Programs will be sent to the student.</li>
 
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UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA MEDICAL CENTER
COLLEGE OF NURSING
Evaluation of Professional Graduate Student Progression to Graduation Subsection: 5.3.11
Section 5.0 - Student Policies Originating Date: May 1982
Responsible Reviewing Agency:
Professional Graduate Nursing Affairs Committee

Final Reviewing Agency:
Graduate Faculty Organization
Revised: December 1987
Revised: January 1999
Revised: April 2008
Reviewed: January 2011
Revised: July 2012
Revised: February 2013
Revised: April 2014
Revised: April 2016
Revised: May 2016
Revised: October 2016
Revised: December 2017
Revised: March 2018
Revised: April 2020
Revised: March 2021
Revised: March 2022


Policy

  1. Students are expected to perform at a B (83.0%) or above for all courses. A grade of B- or lower will not be acceptable and the student must repeat the same course at the earliest offering. The course(s) may be retaken one time and the student must achieve a grade of B or higher, or the student will be dismissed.
  2. A maximum of two separate courses can be retaken. The timeline clock/time of completion does not get adjusted/altered to allow time for completion of the necessary retaken courses.
  3. To retake a course, a student must obtain the approval of the student’s advisor/supervisor, course instructor, and the Associate Dean for Academic Programs. A student reregistering for a course must notify the Office of Academic Records. Both grades will appear on the transcript but only the retaken course grade will be used in determining the grade point average (GPA).
  4. A student whose overall GPA is below 3.0 will be placed on academic probation and have two semesters to meet the 3.0 GPA criteria. At the time that a B- or below is received, a student is not in good academic standing until the student remediates by retaking the course and achieving a grade of B (83.0%) or higher.
  5. Scholarly activities comprise a major part of the graduate curriculum endeavors, excellence is expected of all students. Therefore, a failing grade in any portion of the scholarly activities (DNP scholarly project or clinical) may be grounds for dismissal.
  6. Grading:
    1. Students must maintain a cumulative average of 83.0% in courses that use examinations with 50 or more multiple choice questions as a method of evaluation. The weighted average of all examinations will be calculated first without rounding. If the average of the examination grades is less than 83.0%, that resulting value will be the final course grade.

      If the examination average is greater than or equal to 83.0% (without rounding), then other course assignments will be included in the final student course score.
      1. The additional graded items for assignments and group work scores will be added to create the final student course score.
      2. The final student course score must be an average of 83.0% or greater to successfully complete and pass the course.
      3. Only the final course score will be subject to mathematical rounding to the nearest whole number. This whole number will be based on consideration of the numeric value of the first decimal number only (i.e.: final student course grade 87.4 = 87%; 87.5 = 88%).
  7. 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 Affairs Committee.
  8. The MSN, Post MSN DNP, and Post Graduate Certificate programs must be completed within 5 consecutive calendar years. BSN to DNP program must be completed within 7 consecutive calendar years.
  9. All students must apply for candidacy one semester before filing for graduation.
  10. The following criteria for candidacy have been established by the Professional Graduate Nursing Affairs 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
  11. 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. Graduate certificate course work requires a minimum of 12 credits with the option of one third of the coursework in collateral departments of relevant disciplines.

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 or a grade of C is received in a course, the faculty advisor in conjunction with the specialty coordinator and specialty faculty will make recommendations to the Professional Graduate Nursing Affairs Committee on the progression of the student, with rationale, to 1) continue in the program; 2) repeat the course when next offered; or, 3) dismiss the student.
  3. If the student has an overall GPA below 3.0 a plan for self or directed remediation must be included and a letter from the Associate Dean of Academic Programs will be sent to the student.