Satisfactory Academic Progress Terms
Students may progress in the Baccalaureate degree program when they:
- Maintain current licensure to practice as a registered nurse in their state of residence or practice. New or international graduates must be eligible to sit for the NCLEX-RN.
- Earn a minimum grade of “C” (2.00) in each Baccalaureate degree program course and maintain a minimum Baccalaureate degree Nursing program GPA of 2.50. Evaluation of the nursing GPA occurs when 20 Baccalaureate degree Nursing program credits have been completed.
- Earn a minimum grade of “C” (2.00) in each cognate and general education course.
- Successfully repeat all courses in which the minimum grade of “C” (2.00) was not achieved. No more than two courses may be repeated, only one of which may be a nursing course. Courses may be repeated in the following combinations: one nursing course and one cognate course, one nursing course and one general education course, two cognate courses, or two general education courses.
Items to Be Fulfilled for Completion of the Program
Adventist University of Health Sciences will consider students for graduation and conferral of a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing when they have met the general requirements for graduation (see Graduation in Academic Information section) and when they:
- Complete a minimum of 127 trimester hours of credit.*
- Complete the prescribed course of study for the degree with a minimum nursing GPA of 2.50 and a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.50 (see Curriculum in the Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing section).
- Achieve a minimum grade of “C” (2.00) in each nursing, cognate, and general education course.
- Successfully complete a minimum of 36 college-level credits at Adventist University to satisfy the Adventist University Residency Policy.
- Complete 30 hours of service learning. Service learning is part of the curriculum in selected courses and is validated by the instructors of those courses and by the department in which those courses are taught. Courses that include service learning hours must be taken at Adventist University to meet the service learning requirement.
*This includes a maximum of 72 Associate degree nursing and general education credits.
This policy applies to students wishing to withdraw from all courses in a given trimester, or from a program, or from the University. Such students must:
- Obtain a Drop/Add/Withdrawal Form.
- Meet with their appropriate department representative(s).
- Meet with representative(s) from Financial Aid and/or Financial Services.
- Submit the Drop/Add/Withdrawal Form with all required signatures to the Office of the Registrar.
Students who temporarily leave the University will be given a withdrawn status if they are gone for more than two academic periods. Students who attend other institutions after leaving will be asked to provide updated official transcript(s) for evaluation upon re-entry to Adventist University.