Undergraduate Programs

Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)

Academic Expectations & Progression

After admission to the BSN program, placement in nursing courses for the academic year is based on the following priority ranking:
  1. Full-time, regular progression students
  2. Part-time, regular progression students
  3. Students who have interrupted their studies but are in good academic standing
  4. Students who have withdrawn from one or more nursing courses
  5. Students who have failed and successfully repeated a nursing or required general-education course
  6. Students who need to repeat either a nursing course or a general-education prerequisite or corequisite
  7. Students who have been dismissed and reinstated
  8. Intercampus transfer students
  9. Transfer students from other BSN programs according to admission, progression, and graduation guidelines

If additional criteria are needed to determine placement, the Admission, Progression, and Graduation (APG) Committee considers the date of becoming out of sequence, and the grade point average (GPA). (See an academic counselor with any questions about these requirements.) Students who interrupt their studies for any reason are considered out of sequence and will be accommodated according to the above priority ranking on a space-available basis for the remainder of course work to be completed. Changes in priority rankings remain in place throughout a student’s program.

A BSN student’s failure to register in each sequential semester, excluding summer sessions, constitutes an interruption in a student’s program. Students who have interrupted their program of study for any reason are required to submit a written request to reenter the program to the chairperson of the Core Campus BSN Admission, Progression, and Graduation (APG) Committee. This request must be received by July 1 for fall semester, April 1 for summer, and October 1 for spring. All requests for reentry will be evaluated on the basis of the availability of resources. Reentry of students who have interrupted their study for any reason is not guaranteed. Students who reenter must adhere to the policies and curriculum of the School of Nursing that are in effect at the time of reentry.

Students may progress to the next semester of courses upon the successful completion of all prior semester nursing courses designated on the campus enrolled. Students wishing exception to this practice must petition the Admission, Progression, and Graduation (APG) committee.

Last updated February 18, 2010