Grades are based upon the total number of points earned on all examinations and assignments assigned in the course. Theory, lab, and clinical components of a course are taken consecutively and in order to progress to the next term, all components must be passed. If a student does not pass one component dismissal will occur. Upon re-enrollment or track change, the student will be required to retake all components simultaneously.
Students must have a cumulative grade point average of “C” or above to graduate and complete all graduation requirements.
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. Prior to administering the remediation exam, the student must successfully complete all outstanding graded assignments for that course.
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. Any examinations not completed prior to the start of the next term will be forfeited. Students may take up to two (2) remediation examinations. The maximum grade that will be entered into the student’s grade record for any remediated course will be 75%. 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 failes 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 and Remediation Policy
Students who fail to achieve a minimum of 94% probability 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 all the lab and clinical courses for each nursing course and completion of all assignments assigned. Students must receive a PASS in all nursing lab and 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.
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 summative exam or assignment and will be considered to have successfully remediated the course when they have achieved a passing score on the alternate exam or assignment. Prior to administering the remediation exam or assignment, the student must successfully complete all outstanding graded assignments and/or examinations for that course. Remediation of any failed general education course must be performed prior to the start of the next term or the remediation is forfeited and the student will be dismissed. Regardless of the score achieved on the remediation, 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.
Blended and Online Courses
Blended and online distance education courses are delivered through the university’s learning management system, Edverum. Students participating in these courses are expected to be in attendance, and complete all course activities, in accordance with the syllabus. Blended learning courses may erquire a set number of academically related activites (ARAs) for each online instructional week. Please note, all exams are taken on campus for all courses.
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.