To earn the Master of Science Degree, the student must maintain a minimum cumulative Grade Point Average of 3.00 and receive no more than two grades of “C” in Program courses. If a student receives a grade of “C” in NUR 607, Advanced Pharmacology, NUR 611, Advanced Pathophysiology, or NUR 612, Advanced Health Assessment and Diagnostic Reasoning, the course must be repeated; and a minimum grade of “B”must be earned in order to progress in the Program. Students will be dismissed from the Program if more than two grades of “C” are earned. The maximum period of candidacy spent in pursuit of the Master of Science degree is five years. Exemption to this time limitation must be applied for in a written request to the Division Dean. Graduation from the Program is contingent upon submitting a signed Application for Graduation form to the Registrar on or before the date specified in the Academic Calendar and completing all Program requirements while maintaining a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00.
Upon acceptance into the Master of Science Degree Program in Nursing, students must be continuously enrolled during the academic year, i.e., Fall and Spring semesters. Students not pursuing course work during either the Fall and/or Spring semesters need to apply for a Leave of Absence (please refer to the Leave of Absence section of the catalog).