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Academic Standards for Progression

The following requirements must be met in order to progress in the nursing program:

1. Maintain a cumulative grade point average of C (2.0) or higher.

2. Achieve a grade of C or higher in each nursing course before proceeding to the next nursing course.

3. Receive a P (pass) grade on the laboratory or clinical component of each nursing course that has either laboratory or clinical experience. A grade of F (fail) in any laboratory or clinical component will result in an F for the course.

4. Only one nursing course may be repeated one time during progression through the nursing program.

5. Maintain current CPR certification, TB (or x-ray) testing, evidence of Hepatitis B vaccination, health insurance, and malpractice insurance while enrolled in the nursing program.

6. Adhere to all policies of the University, Department of Nursing, and clinical agencies.

Because of the nature of nursing, the nursing faculty reserves the right to counsel, suspend or dismiss those students who, in their judgment, do not satisfy the requirements of scholarship, health and personal suitability for nursing and national licensure.

Resources for Student Success

The Department of Nursing offers several services through the Learning Enhancement Center (LEC). There are also several services to enhance student success are available through the Center for Academic Excellence. These services include:

Tutoring is available by subject with peer tutors who show proficiency in courses and have been trained in effective tutoring strategies.  The tutoring sessions can host up to five students per session.  To get the most effective results students should sign up for tutoring as soon as possible.  Students should also come to tutoring sessions with specific questions prepared regarding course material.  The more consistent the attendance to tutoring sessions, the better students will understand the material and perform at a higher level in class.  Sign up for tutoring online at, or in the Center for Academic Excellence office by contacting Courtney Walters at 910-775-4408 or

Supplemental Instruction (SI) is available to assigned classes that present historically difficult material.  An SI Leader is an upperclassman, model student who has taken the course and shown proficiency, and has been trained in effective Supplemental Instruction leadership strategies.  An SI Leader is assigned to the course to attend all lecture sessions and host at least three study sessions per week for students to attend voluntarily.  SI sessions will provide supplemental material for students to use to improve their understanding of the course material.  SI sessions also provide an opportunity for students to ask questions, and gain insight from their classmates.  Students are encouraged to attend as frequently as possible to review the class material consistently.  The more frequent the attendance at SI Sessions, the better students will understand the material and perform in class. For more information regarding SI, please contact Jennifer McNeill at 910-775-4311 or

The Resource Learning Lab offers computer based, self-paced tutoring in basic writing skills from composing sentences, paragraphs, and essays, to addressing common writing problems, basic reading comprehension, and word problem dissection.  These programs are 4 – 8 weeks long and offer non-credit, collectable test performance data on each student during their progression through our programs. The Resource Learning Lab also offers tutoring that improves academic study skills through self-help DVD’s.  These programs are designed to enhance college-level reading comprehension and writing skills, and to improve the areas where students find they have deficiencies.  The Resource Learning Lab is available to all students, whether right out of high school or non-traditional students needing a refresher, by contacting Mark Hunt at 910-775-4393 or

Academic Resource Mentors (ARMs) are available for all students regardless of academic standing or class standing. Participants are matched up with a fellow peer to meet for one 30 minute session each week to discuss progress in current classes and help students further develop their academic skill sets such as time management, test preparation, utilization of text books, note taking, and other valuable skills. Mentors also help students navigate the University’s policies and procedures such as grade replacements and academic appeals. Sign up for services through the Center for Academic Excellence by contacting Jennifer Bruner at 910-775-4391 or Program participation is required for first year students on probation or any student who has been readmitted following suspension


Scholarship, Intern, and New Grad Opportunities

The link below will give you access to the scholarship applications and employment information from academic health centers, including details about new grad training programs, internships, and externships.


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