Graduate students must maintain an academic grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.0 (B) during their enrollment in the program. In order to graduate, students must have at least a 3.0 (B) GPA.
A graduate student will be placed on Academic Probation at the conclusion of any semester in which the student’s cumulative GPA is less than a 3.0(B). The student has the following one semester (or two courses) to raise the cumulative GPA to a 3.0. A graduate student will be dismissed from the program if the student does not raise the cumulative GPA to a 3.0 within one semester (or two courses) of being placed on Academic Probation. A graduate student placed on Academic Probation more than one time during the program will be dismissed from the program. A graduate student earning one grade of “F” in any graduate course will be dismissed from the program. A student who receives one grade of “C+” or lower will be placed on Academic Probation but may progress with coursework. A subsequent grade of “C+” or lower will result in dismissal from the program regardless of GPA. A course in which a student receives a grade of “C” must be successfully repeated before the student can continue in higher level coursework. Students dismissed from the MSN/DNP program may appeal the action to the School of Nursing Admissions Committee.