AOSVN Grading Policies

Grading

Grades are based upon the total number of points earned on all examinations and assignments assigned in the course.  In accordance with program requirements, a student must pass both the theory and clinical components of a course to be allowed to continue with the program. If a student fails either the theory or clinical component, they must repeat both components of the course and successfully pass these courses before progressing to the next term.  Students must have a cumulative grade point average of “C” or above to graduate and complete all graduation requirements.

Nursing Theory Courses

Students will be given a grade based on points earned on all assignments, quizzes, presentations, and examinations in the theory component of each nursing course.  Nursing students must earn a minimum grade of a 75% in the theory component of all nursing theory courses to progress in the program.

Remediation for unsatisfactory course performance is required in the event a nursing theory course is failed.  The student will be expected to take an alternate exam on the material covered in the original course exam and will be considered to have successfully remediated the course when they have achieved a passing score on the alternate exam.  Remediation of any failed course must be performed within fourteen (14) days of the end of the course or prior to the start of the next term, whichever is shorter.  Students may take up to two (2) remediation examinations.

AOSVN Theory Course Remediation Policy

Remediation actions for unsatisfactory academic progress are required to be allowed to continue in the program. The student will be expected to take an alternate exam on the material covered in the original course and will be considered to have successfully remediated the course when they have achieved a passing score on the alternate exam. Regardless of the score achieved on the alternate exam, the maximum grade that will be entered into the student’s grade record for any remediated course will be 75%.

Students may take up to two (2) remediation examinations. If a remediation examination is not performed within fourteen (14) days of the end of the course or prior to the start of the next term, the examination is forfeited.  If a course is not successfully remediated, the student’s failing grade will be recorded as the grade for the un-remediated course and the student will be dismissed.

An exception to this policy is the ATI Comprehensive Predictor Assessment for AOSVN students. This assessment has only one (1) remediation attempt. If a student fails to successfully remediate the ATI Comprehensive Predictor Assessment, they will be dismissed with the opportunity to re-enroll.

Students may not remediate more than two (2) nursing courses in the program.  If a student fails a third (3) course the student will be dismissed from the program.

ATI Comprehensive Predictor Assessment Remediation Policy

Students who fail to achieve a minimum of 92% probability (an individual score of 72%) on the Comprehensive Predictor Assessment must print their assessment performance profile and complete an active learning template (ALT) for each topic missed on the assessment. Students must make an appointment with the Program Director or designee to review the completed ALTs. Once the ALTs have been deemed as satisfactory, the student can schedule the assessment retake with the Student Services Officer. Remediation of the Comprehensive Predictor Assessment must be performed within fourteen (14) days following the first attempt.

Nursing Lab and Clinical Courses

Students will be given a PASS or FAIL grade based on the demonstration of clinical objectives in the clinical component of each nursing course. Students must receive a PASS in all nursing clinical courses to progress in the program.  Remediation for a failed lab or clinical course is not available.

Performance and practice of clinical skills constitute a large portion of the student’s time in the program.  Students unprepared for the clinical experience will be asked to leave the clinical setting and time lost will be considered a clinical absence. The student is permitted to remediate a maximum of one (1) day of clinical absences during each term.

Content Mastery Series Assessments (CMS)

In addition to passing each course with the minimum passing grade, students will have two attempts to pass the ATI Comprehensive Predictor Assessment (in accordance with the scoring rubric of the examination). To pass, the student must achieve a minimum of 92% probability (an individual score of 72%) on the Comprehensive Predictor Assessment. If the predicted probability of passing the licensure examination is not calculated, the required minimum score for passing is at or above the National Mean for that version of the examination.

Pre-Core General Education Courses

Remediation for unsatisfactory course performance is required in the event a general education course is failed.  The student will be expected to take an alternate exam on the material covered in the original course exam or complete a remediation assignment and will be considered to have successfully remediated the course when they have achieved a passing score on the alternate exam or assessment.  Regardless of the score achieved on the alternate exam or assignment, the maximum grade that will be entered into the student’s grade record for any remediated course will be 75%.

Remediation of any failed course must be performed within fourteen (14) days of the end of the course or prior to the start of the next term, whichever is shorter.  If a remediation examination is not performed within fourteen (14) days of the end of the course or prior to the start of the next term, the examination is forfeited.  If a course is not successfully remediated, the student’s failing grade will be recorded as the grade for the un-remediated course and the student will be dismissed. Students may take up to two (2) remediation examinations.

Students may not remediate more than two (2) pre-core general education courses in the program.  If a student fails a third (3) pre-core general education course the student will be dismissed from the program.

Blended and Online Courses

Blended and online distance education courses are delivered through the university’s learning management system, Edverum, which provides students access to course instructions, syllabi, discussion forums, slides, and videos as well as exams and assignments for each course. Students participating in the university’s blended or online distance education courses are expected to be in attendance, and complete all course activities, in accordance with the syllabus.

Satisfactory Academic Progress Requirements

Student progress will be measured at the end of each term. To maintain satisfactory academic progress, students must meet the university’s Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) policy.