Admission, Progression, and Graduation Policies Effective Fall 2012
Effective for Fall 2012, to be accepted as a nursing major, students must have a minimum SAT score of 950 combined Critical Reading and Math. Students with SAT scores between 860 and 940 can be accepted as a pre-nursing major.
For pre-nursing majors, academic performance will be reviewed at the end of the second semester. Approval for a change of concentration to nursing requires:
- Overall Holy Family GPA is at least a 2.75 or above
- No more than one Science, Math, or English course failure
- Successful completion of core science course (a grade of "C" or higher)
- Successful completion of at least one concentration-related science course (BIOL 206, BIOL 207, or BIOL 208 with a grade of "C" or higher)
- Successful completion of core mathematics course (a grade of "C" or higher)
- Science and Mathematics GPA 2.75 or above (courses included in this GPA are BIOL 206, BIOL 207, BIOL 208, core science course, and a core math course.
Transfer students must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 for admission and a science and math GPA of 2.75 (courses include BIOL 206, BIOL 207, BIOL 208, core science, core math, and MATH 130).
Progression for Students Admitted Fall 2012
To be eligible to enter 200-level Nursing courses students must achieve an overall grade point average of 3.0.
To be eligible to enter 300-level Nursing courses students must:
- Complete all required clearances by the end of NURS 204 (Refer to BSN Student Handbook accessed at www.holyfamily.edu)
- Have a clear FBI background check and clear drug screen
- Complete all prerequisite courses with a minimum grade of C
- Student may repeat only one concentration-related science course (BIOL 206, BIOL 207, BIOL 208)
- Complete a minimum of 60 semester credit hours
- Achieve a 90% proficiency on the 200-level med-math competency test.
Progression and Graduation
- To progress in the BSN program, students must achieve a minimum grade of C in all nursing courses.
- The 300 level courses must be completed before taking the 400 level courses.
- Students must progress by taking all required nursing courses each semester, as outlined on the sequence sheet.
- Students may withdraw from only one nursing course during the program.
- Students may not withdraw from a course that is being repeated because of previous withdrawal or failure.
- In courses containing theory and clinical experiences or lab, all components of the course must be passed simultaneously. A failing or unsatisfactory grade in any component of the course constitutes a failure for the course. A student who fails the clinical component of any course is automatically dismissed from the nursing program.
- Students are required to complete the program in five calendar years from the time they take the first 300 level clinical nursing courses. Students who drop out of the program for a semester need to be reviewed by the BSN Chair. Qualified candidates may be readmitted to continue on a space available basis.
- Students must demonstrate a minimum score of 90% on the 300 and 400 level med-math competency tests.
- Students who drop out of the program for a full calendar year or more must follow University policy for readmission to the University and re-apply to the nursing program.
- Students are responsible for reading and adhering to all policies and procedures outlined in the BSN Student Handbook.
Graduation from Program
To graduate from the Nursing program, a student must:
- Achieve a 90% on the 400 level medication math competency test.
- Pass a comprehensive examination (BSN Handbook Volume VIIIB, Policy 8.18)
- Attend a live review course prior to the last semester of the program.
- Attend an IV therapy course prior to the end of the program.
Dismissal from the Nursing program occurs when the student:
- Fails the clinical component of a nursing course.
- Fails two nursing courses.
- Fails any required course for the second time.
- Fails any required level medication math competency exams by the third time.
- Withdraws from a second nursing course
- Withdraws from a nursing course being repeated due to past failure or withdrawal.
- Fails to demonstrate safe clinical practice.
- Fails to meet policies for clinical compliance and health regulation.
- Does not have a clear state criminal background, child abuse, or FBI background check.
- Does not have a clear drug screen.