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Delay in Progression

Progression through the nursing program will be delayed if a student:

  • Withdraws from a nursing course (with or without evaluation)
  • Postpones enrollment in any nursing course
  • Fails to achieve a “C” or higher in a nursing or pre-requisite course

Policy Regarding Incomplete

An "incomplete" will be used only in cases of true hardship when extenuating circumstances have resulted in the student's being unable to complete course requirements by the end of the semester. An "incomplete" may be granted at the discretion of the faculty in consultation with the Program Chair for Nursing.

In rare instances in which this occurs, the following policies are in effect:

  1. All University policies regarding incomplete are applicable to nursing courses. Refer to the USI Bulletin.
  2. An “incomplete” will not be used to allow for remedial work; student work must be passing.
  3. Students are required to remove the incomplete before enrolling in the next clinical nursing course.


Any of these circumstances require readmission into the Nursing Program, and a change in plan of study. The student must submit a Request for Readmission form to the Chair of the Admission and Progression Committee for review, no later than 5 business days after the conclusion of the course in which these circumstances occur.

The Undergraduate Nursing Admission and Progression Committee will meet to review the request, and the student will be notified of the decision to accept or deny readmission.

Students may only be readmitted to the Nursing Program one time. Readmission to the Nursing Program is not guaranteed.
Readmission will likely delay graduation date and will require a revised plan of study.

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