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Each student must have a cumulative minimum average score of 75% on all course exams and quizzes to pass the course unless there is a specific statement in the syllabus stating otherwise. Points for the ATI Exam and any other course assignments will be averaged in for the final grade but will not count toward meeting the minimum cumulative exam average.

1. Students should arrange themselves in the classroom to provide space between students.

2. Time allowed for each test will be communicated by the faculty.

3. Students will complete course exams in person, on campus or via Proctorio. Students will need to bring a laptop or tablet to complete online exams in the designated USI classroom. Students are not permitted to take exams remotely without faculty approval and proctoring. Students who access the test remotely without faculty approval and appropriate proctoring will be in violation of the University’s Academic Integrity and Appeal Policy.

4. Students will not be allowed to have any electronic storage devices in their possession during an exam or test review other than the device they are using to complete an online exam. This includes but is not limited to cell phones, IPADs, advanced capability watches (Apple watch), activity trackers, etc. Simple wristwatches may be utilized during testing. During an exam, if a student is found with an electronic device on his or her person or work area, a 10% deduction on the exam or quiz will occur on total exam points.

5. Students are not permitted to keep any examination paper.

6. Academic honesty is an expected behavior of all students. Academic dishonesty may include, but is not limited to, cheating, plagiarism, fabrication, utilizing AI to complete assignments, and knowingly assisting others in an act of academic dishonesty. Students who engage in academic dishonesty in any form, even as a first offense, place themselves in jeopardy of receiving a failing grade for the assignment or course, as well as dismissal from the nursing program and University. Policies and procedures governing academic dishonesty can be found at the University’s Academic Integrity and Appeal Policy Academic Integrity.

7. If a student is going to miss an exam, the student must notify the course coordinator prior to the start of the exam. Failure to notify the faculty prior to the exam start can result in a “0” grade on the exam or quiz. With prior notification of the absence, the faculty will administer an alternate test within one week of the student returning to class.

8. Test review will be scheduled by the course coordinator. Test review is offered with the intent to clarify and dialogue about concepts evaluated in each
exam. There will be no test review of final exams. Students will not be allowed to take notes or images during test reviews. No electronic devices may be used or present in the student work area.

9. Computerized exams are arranged by the course faculty. All online/ computerized exams are closed-book unless otherwise designated and reflect only individual effort unless designated as a group exam. Downloading or reproducing any exam or part of an exam is considered academic dishonesty and will result in disciplinary action.

10. No students may ask a question during an examination except for clarification about a typographical or grammatical error.

11. English as a second language students may use an electronic translator for classroom tests until their last two semesters after translator is approved by a faculty.

12. Exams may not be reviewed after subsequent exams are given. For example, exam one cannot be reviewed after exam two is administered.

13. Students who need to leave the room during an exam must first ask permission of the instructor. Faculty reserve the right to accompany students out of the room.

14. No food will be allowed during testing.

15. No hats/caps are allowed to be worn during testing. Cultural practices should be communicated with faculty.