Academic Progression Policy | MSN-Clinical Nurse Educator
The Carroll University Department of Nursing Academic Progression Policy applies to all coursework taken during the academic year and summer sessions. The policies of the Graduate School on Academic Standing, Academic Dishonesty, and Student Conduct are all followed by the Department of Nursing.
The academic progress of students in the Nursing program is evaluated at the end of each semester. Progression standards are subject to change based on regulatory, licensing, and/or certification needs. Satisfactory progress is contingent upon satisfying the following academic requirements:
- A student must obtain a grade point average of 3.0 or better each semester. If a student earns a semester grade point average between 2 to 2.99, he/she is placed on academic probation. To meet academic standards for progression, the student must earn a grade point average of 3 or better in the following semester. If a practicum course is scheduled during the next semester, the student must earn a satisfactory (S) grade in the practicum course and a semester grade point average of 3or better in the semester following the practicum to be removed from academic probation. If a student is on academic probation the last semester of the program, the student must earn a grade of S in the practicum.
- If a student is placed on academic probation a second time during his or her tenure in the graduate nursing program, he/she will be dismissed from the program. If a student fails to meet the criteria for removal from academic probation, he/she will be dismissed from the program. If a student earns a semester grade point average of 1.99 or less, he/she will be dismissed from the program.
In addition to Nursing Program Academic Progression policy and Graduate School Academic and Progression policies, the Department of Nursing may generate a warning letter and may recommend that a student be dismissed from the program for any of the following reasons:
- A pattern of course withdrawals, incompletes, and/or grades below "B"
- Unprofessional behavior in academic, laboratory, or practicum settings
- A term without substantial and visible progress toward completion of program requirements