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Completion Requirements

Arts and Sciences Credits
English ¹ 6
Sociology 3
General or Introductory Psychology 3
Science 2  12
Total Credits:  24 
Nursing  
Level 1 Theory (NUR 180-185) 6
Level 1 Clinical (NUR 191-192) 4
Level 2 Theory (NUR 220, 222-224, 243) 5
Level 2 Clinical (NUR 231-232) 4
Level 3 Theory (NUR 240, 245-248, 266-267) 7
Level 3 Clinical (NUR 255-258) 3  4
Level 4 Theory (NUR 260-265) 6
Level 4 Clinical (NUR 271, 291, 295-298) 3  6
Total Credits:  42 
Total Program Credits  66 

Notes:

¹  Developmental/Tutorial English courses, English as a Second Language, and English for Foreign students do not satisfy the English requirement. 

²  Two (2) semesters of Human Anatomy and Physiology, and one (1) semester of Microbiology, with laboratories, are required. 

3 Of the four specialty clinicals, only two will be required at each level. 

Academic Requirements

In addition to the requirements outlined in the Academic Rules, the following requirements apply to students matriculated in the Nursing program:

A. Matriculated Status 

Because of the limited enrollment capacity of the Nursing program, a matriculated Nursing student in good academic standing who discontinues enrollment for reasons other than graduation for two or more consecutive terms (summer and winter sessions excluded) will be placed on inactive status. Readmission to the program is required and will be considered by the Nursing department.

B. Withdrawals 

A student will not be permitted to withdraw from a Nursing theory course after a failing grade has been earned. A student who has demonstrated a failing grade in a NUR clinical course during clinical week #3 or after will not be allowed to withdraw from that clinical course.

C. Grading 

  1. Grading System
    The quality point system used to determine academic standing for students in the Nursing program is as follows:
    Exceeds Mastery………………………………………….EM = 4.0
    Mastery +………………………………………………….M+ = 3.5
    Mastery…………………………………………………….M  = 3.0
    Mastery - …………………………………………………..M- = 1.0
    Non Mastery……………………………………………….NM = 0.0
    The grade of IP (In Progress) does not carry quality points.
  2. Repeated Courses
    A student is allowed to repeat a course with NUR prefix only once.
    Students who fail to receive M or better for a repeated NUR course will lose matriculation in the program.

D. Academic Standing 

  1. Loss of Matriculation
    A student in Nursing who receives two final grades of NM in clinical courses, including extended and elective clinical courses, will lose matriculation.
  2. Reinstatement in Same Curriculum
    Contact the Nursing department for specific guidelines.

E. Degree Requirements 

Students matriculated in Nursing must achieve a minimal grade of M in all NUR courses and a minimum grade of C in all other required courses, except BIO 171, 172, and 205 for which a minimum of C+ is required.

Note: When a grade of C is required, a grade of C- is considered below minimum standards; when a grade of C+ is required, a grade of C is considered below minimum standards.

Graduation Requirements*

  1. All requirements outlined for the A.A.S. degree in the the College catalog.
  2. A grade of M (Mastery) or B or better in all required Nursing (NUR) courses.
  3. A grade of C or better in all required Liberal Arts and Sciences courses except BIO courses.
  4. A grade of C+ or better in BIO 171, 172, and 205.
  5. Consistent demonstration of:
    a) entry-level clinical skills
    b) safe professional judgment
    c) academic and professional integrity

Note: When a grade of B or C is required, a grade of B- or C-, respectively, is considered below minimum standards; when a grade of C+ is required, a grade of C is considered below minimum standards.

* The ever-changing nature of nursing and/or refinements in instructional methods may necessitate changes in nursing curriculum requirements and policies. The faculty reserves the right to make such changes with adequate notice given to students active in the curriculum. In addition, the faculty reserves the right to review the current knowledge and skills of students who have taken a course with a NUR prefix five or more years before.