PRP 3540 - Department of Nursing Academic Good Standing

PRP 3540 - Department of Nursing Academic Good Standing

ISSUED BY: James Mackin, Ph.D., Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

EFFECTIVE DATE: Fall 2008

NOTES: Effective Date: Fall 1999 Approved by CCAA, 11/7/84 Approved by RAX, 11/14/84 Approved by RA, 11/28/84 Revised by BUCC 3/3/93 Revised by BUCC 2/8/95 Submitted to University Forum for information purposes. Revised by BUCC 4/28/99 Submitted to University Forum for information purposes. Revised by BUCC 4/14/04 Reported to University Forum 4/28/04 for information purposes. Revised by BUCC 2/6/08. Reported to University Forum 2/27/08 for information purposes.

Prior version of this policy

A student in the baccalaureate nursing program must maintain the following standards for academic good standing to progress in the Department of Nursing.

1. A student must attain a grade of "C" or above in:

a. Prerequisite natural science courses:

  • 50.173 - Anatomy and Physiology I
  • 50.174 - Anatomy and Physiology II
  • 52.101 - Introductory Chemistry
  • 52.108 - Physiological Chemistry
  • 50.240 - Introductory Microbiology

b. Prerequisite social science courses:

  • 48.101 - General Psychology
  • 48.210 - Life Span Psychology
  • 45.211 - Principles of Sociology
  • or

  • 45.213 - Contemporary Social Problems
  • or

  • 46.200 - Principles of Cultural Anthropology

In order to progress to the sophomore year professional nursing courses a student must:

  • Complete all prerequisite social science courses and prerequisite natural science courses (except 50.240 Introductory Microbiology) by the end of the prior spring semester.
  • Obtain a cumulative GPA of 2.50 (after 24 earned credits).

A student who does not meet the requirements for progression to the sophomore year will be dismissed from the program.

A student seeking readmission from a departmental dismissal must do so in accord with the Departmental Transfer Policy.

A student must attain a grade of "C" or above in all required 82.___ departmental non-clinical professional nursing courses:

  • 82.211 - Nutrition
  • 82.212 - Pharmacology
  • 82.214 - Health Assessment
  • 82.215 - Pathophysiology for Nursing Practice
  • 82.306 - Introduction to Nursing Research
  • 82.310 - Family Nursing
  • 82.414 - Nursing Leadership and Management

A student who does not meet the identified requirements for departmental academic good standing in departmental non-clinical professional nursing courses will be required to eliminate the identified deficiencies through a repetition of the course before progressing in the baccalaureate nursing program.

A student may repeat departmental non-clinical professional nursing courses only once. A student who does not attain a grade of "C" or above in the repeated departmental non-clinical professional nursing course will be dismissed from the nursing program.

A student must attain a grade of "C" or above in the classroom theory portion and "Pass" in the Clinical Evaluation in all required 82.___ departmental professional nursing courses with a clinical component:

  • 82.210 - Professional Nursing
  • 82.213 - Foundations of Nursing Practice
  • 82.311 - Adult Health I
  • 82.312 - Maternal and Child Health Nursing
  • 82.410 - Community Health Nursing
  • 82.411 - Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing
  • 82.412 - Adult Health II

A student who does not attain a "C" or above in the classroom theory portion in an 82.___ departmental professional nursing course with a clinical component and attains a "Pass" in the Clinical Evaluation will receive the letter grade earned through the Class Grading evaluation procedures stated in the course syllabus.

The clinical portion of the course is evaluated as "Pass" or "Fail" using the Clinical Evaluation criteria for each course level (Sophomore Level, Junior Level, Senior Level). A student who attains "Fail" in the Clinical Evaluation in an 82.___ departmental professional nursing course with a clinical component will receive the grade of "E" for the course.

A student who does not meet the identified requirements for departmental academic good standing in professional nursing courses with a clinical component will be required to eliminate the identified deficiencies through a repetition of the course before progressing in the baccalaureate nursing program.

A student may repeat a departmental professional nursing course with a clinical component only once. A student who does not attain a grade of "C" or above in the classroom theory portion and "Pass" in the Clinical Evaluation in the repeated course will be dismissed from the nursing program.

A student may repeat only one departmental professional nursing course with a clinical component. If a student does not attain a grade of "C" or above and "Pass" in the Clinical Evaluation in a second departmental professional nursing course with a clinical component the student will be dismissed from the nursing program.

The department reserves the right and the responsibility to develop procedural guidelines for the implementation of this academic good standing policy. Recommendations concerning academic progression and retention are made to the Department of Nursing Chairperson by the departmental Student Admission, Progression, and Retention Committee. Based upon the recommendations, sophomore, junior and senior students who do not meet the requirements for academic good standing are placed on departmental probation, required to take a departmental leave of absence, or dismissed from the program.

B. Departmental Academic Probation

1. A sophomore, junior or senior student who does not meet the identified requirements for departmental good standing will be evaluated by the Committee on Student Admission, Progression, and Retention and will be immediately placed on departmental academic probation.

2. The student will be notified of this decision by the Chairperson of the Department of Nursing.

C. Departmental Academic Leave of Absence

1. A sophomore, junior or senior student who does not attain departmental academic good standing after one academic period on probation will be required to take a departmental leave of absence.

2. The student will be notified of such actions by the Chairperson of the Department of Nursing.

3. A student on a departmental academic leave of absence is ineligible to enroll in any required course offered by the Department of Nursing. When on departmental academic leave, a student's position will be guaranteed for no more than one calendar year. If at the end of one calendar year the student is not ready to return from departmental academic leave of absence, that student will be dismissed from the program.

January 20, 1984 Incorporated into BU Policies, Rules and Procedures Manual as #3540 effective November 28, 1984.

Revised by Faculty May 1996/April 1999/October 2007