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  1. A grade of "B" or better is required in all graduate nursing courses. If a grade of B is not obtained in a course, the student cannot progress in the graduate nursing program.
  1. If a student does not successfully obtain the grade of B or above in any course, the student must request consideration of their situation by the Graduate Admission and Progression Committee. The student must submit the letter to the Admissions and Progression Committee requesting to repeat the course during the semester prior to anticipated enrollment.
  1. A total of one readmission is allowed in the MSN/Post MSN APRN Certificate program (including course failures and withdrawals with or without evaluation).     

  2. A cumulative GPA of 3.0 is required for graduation from the MSN and Post MSN APRN Certificate programs.
  1. Students must complete degree requirements within six years of first enrolling in the graduate program.
  1. Refer to the Readmissions Policy in the Graduate Bulletin.

Delay in Progression

Progression through the graduate nursing program may be delayed if a student:

  • Withdraws from a nursing course (with or without evaluation). If progression is approved, course sequencing is dependent on course availability.
  • Postpones enrollment in any nursing course. Course sequencing is dependent on course availability.
  • Fails to achieve a “B” or higher in a nursing or pre-requisite course. If progression is approved, course sequencing is dependent on course availability.


  • Any aforementioned circumstances require readmission into the Graduate Nursing Program, and a change in plan of study (POS). A Request for Readmission form must be submitted by the student to
  • Chair of the Admissions and Progression Committee for review, no later than 15 business days after the conclusion of the course in which these circumstances occur.
  • The Graduate Nursing Admissions and Progression Committee will review the student request, and the student will be notified of the decision to accept or deny readmission.
  • Students may only be readmitted to the Graduate Nursing Program one time. Readmission to the Nursing Program is not guaranteed.
  • Readmission will require a revised POS and may delay the student’s graduation date
    Licensure and graduation papers will not be completed until the final semester of the program.

Factors that will be considered in the decision to readmit a student include, but are not limited to:

  • Availability in courses.
  • Course sequencing.
  • Student performance including academic integrity, professional behavior, course grades, and clinical performance/evaluations.
  • Pre-existing Performance Improvement Plans.