In order to make satisfactory progress, continue in, and graduate from the BSN/ABSN program, a BSN/ABSN student meets University, School and program standards relative to scholarship and performance in pursuit of the BSN degree and must:
- Earn a 2.0 or above in all graded classes (see University definition of low scholarship) or “Credit” in non-graded classes;
- Meet the Essential Qualifications of Candidates for Undergraduate Admission, Continuance and Graduation at all times during the program; and
- Satisfactorily complete the first 45 credits of the BSN program within two years of initial enrollment.
The BSN Coordinating Committee (BSNCC) monitors satisfactory progress of all BSN/ABSN students. If BSNCC is concerned that a student is not making satisfactory progress as defined by the criteria above, the committee:
- Reviews the situation, with particular attention to evidence that student is not meeting Essential Qualifications or is performing at a level that poses a safety risk to patients.
- Considers action needed. Actions may consist of but are not limited to:
- Place the student on Essentials or Academic (course) Warn.
- Outline in writing specific requirements the student must meet for the remainder of the program in order to continue in and graduate from the program.
- Provide the student with information about support systems to enhance satisfactory progress, including regular tutoring, counseling, and/or advising appointments.
- Require the student to repeat a course or courses, take a remedial course or complete additional remedial sessions associated with a course.
- Require the student to attend the program on a reduced program schedule.
- Require the student to take a leave of absence.
- Dismiss the student from the program.
Students are encouraged to seek support through Student and Academic Services, as well as through counseling services as needed.