Students in the Bachelor of Science Program (RN4) must obtain a B- or higher in Anatomy and Physiology, Chemistry, Microbiology, Introduction to Psychology, and Statistics and a *B- or better in all nursing courses and maintain a 2.75 CQPA in order to progress in and graduate from the program. All Lienhard School of Nursing undergraduate RN-4 students are required to complete the University core curriculum according to the framework outlined in the curriculum worksheet.
Students in the Accelerated Bachelor of Science Degree, Nursing major (ABS) program must obtain a *B- or higher in all nursing courses and maintain a 2.75 CQPA in order to progress in and graduate from the program.
Students in the RN to BS in Nursing online program (RN-BS) must obtain a *B- or higher in all nursing courses and maintain a 2.5 CQPA in order to progress in and graduate from the program.
Students in the RN4, ABS, and RN-BS programs who fail two courses, whether the same or different nursing courses, will be dismissed automatically from the program.
Students in all undergraduate nursing courses must achieve a B- grade in the didactic and clinical portions of a course in order to pass a nursing course and progress in the nursing program. Students in the RN4 program and the ABS must pass a clinical calculation examination for each nursing course with a clinical component. Failure in any portion of the clinical component of the course results in a failure in the entire course.
Education regarding child abuse is provided to RN4 and ABS students during the pediatric course. All students are referred to the LSN Student Handbook for all other academic policies including education about child abuse, barrier precaution, and infection control.
*In order to pass a nursing course with a B- or higher, the cumulative course grade must greater than or equal to 80%. A student who earns a cumulative course grade average of less than 80% will fail the nursing course.