Grading (Policy SON-12)
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Last Revision Date
Faculty, Adjuncts, and Program Directors, Administrative Leadership Team, Divisional Dean, Chief Nurse Administrator
Scope and Audience
Students enrolled in the School of Nursing Programs.
1. Policy Purpose
To define the grading criteria required for progression in School of Nursing Programs.
2. Policy Statement
Undergraduate Passing Grade
The following grading scale is utilized in the School of Nursing undergraduate programs. A student must receive a 75% as a final grade in courses with an NURS, NURS-RN, or HLTH designation for progression in the nursing program. A final course grade of 74.9% will NOT be rounded up to 75%.
Graduate Passing Grade
The following grading scale is utilized in the School of Nursing. A student must receive an 83% as a final grade in courses with a NURS designation for progression in the nursing program. A final course grade of 82.9% will NOT be rounded up to 83%.
For DNP Students
Designated assignments in the DNP program must be successfully completed and receive a grade of 83% or better in order to progress in the program, irrespective of whether the final course grade is 83% or better.
A = 93-100 C = 75-77
A- = 90-92 D+ = 70-74.999
B+ = 88-89 D = 68-69
B = 83-87 D- = 63-67
B- = 80-82 F = < 63 C+ = 78-79
BSU: Calculation of GPA (Policy 3230), Grade Exclusion (Policy 3160), Changes in Final Grades (Policy 3180), Course Repetition — GPA Relationship (Policy 3190)
SON: Undergraduate Progression (Policy UG-03), Graduate Progression (Policy GRAD-02), Incompletes (Policy SON-13)
Last Review Date
Spring 2013, July 2021, 4/1/2022