2019-2020 Course Catalog

RN-BSN Academic Standing and Progression Policy

All RN-BSN students are required to complete a minimum total of 120 credit hours in college level courses. To progress toward the BSN degree students must earn a minimum grade of C- (70%) or better in a graded course, or a grade of pass in pass/fail courses, in all courses and maintain a minimum GPA of 2.0 or higher. Failure to meet these standards could result in the following academic actions:

  1. A student will need to retake any required core RN-BSN course(s) with an earned grade below C- (70%) in a graded course or a grade of fail in pass/fail courses and earn a passing grade. A second earned grade below C- (70%) in a graded course or fail in pass/fail courses in ANY required core RN-BSN course in a subsequent session or semester will be cause for dismissal from the program.
  2. A student who earns a GPA below 2.0 in any session (subterm), unless they are only enrolled in a pass/fail course, will be placed on Academic Warning. A student will also be placed on Academic Warning if they withdraw from the same required core RN-BSN course two times. The student must earn a GPA above 2.0 in the subsequent session (subterm), or successfully complete the course from which the student withdrew, in order to return to good standing.
  3. A student who earns a GPA below 2.0 in two consecutive sessions (subterms), or has a cumulative GPA below 2.0, will be placed on Academic Probation. A student placed on Academic Probation is strongly advised to meet with their Nursing Academic Advisor and the Office of Academic & Accessibility Resources (OAAR) to design a plan that will enable the student to return to good academic standing. The student must earn both a session (subterm) and semester (term) GPA of 2.0 or higher in order to have the probationary status removed.
  4. A student who earns a GPA below 2.0 in three sessions (subterms), consecutive or not, or has a cumulative GPA below 2.0, will be placed on continued Academic Probation. A student on continued Academic Probation is required to create and complete a remediation plan with their Nursing Academic Advisor and collaborate with the Office of Academic & Accessibility Resources (OAAR) for the next enrolled session. The student must earn both a session (subterm) and semester (term) GPA of 2.0 or higher in order to return to good academic standing. Students unable to meet the requirements of continued Academic Probation are subject to Academic Suspension and Dismissal as described in the Chatham University Course Catalog.