Academic Policies

Progression Policy

The nursing curriculum builds on a broad liberal arts foundation and is supported by behavioral and life science courses. Nursing students progress from wellness emphasis to life-threatening situations and address individuals, families, and communities as clients.

Nursing skills require practice. Students will be provided with the opportunity to learn and practice their skills in a lab setting. Nursing students must then pass skill return demonstrations before they utilize those skills in a clinical experience.

There is an expectation of normal course progression in the ABSN program at Huntington University. Normal course progression requires passing lower-level courses before taking upper level course work. Prerequisite course requirements are closely adhered to. To enroll in the nursing clinical portion, a student must have at least a cumulative grade point average of 2.75.

In order to progress to the next course level, all students must receive a grade of C or higher in each nursing course (NUAxxx) and in each of the supporting courses and maintain a GPA of 2.75 or better. If a student fails to receive a C or higher in a nursing course or GPA falls below 2.75, the student may not advance in the nursing curriculum. The student may be considered for probation for one semester by filing a written petition with the director of the department of nursing if the cumulative grade is 2.700 or above. Petitions will be reviewed on an individual basis and the student notified of the outcome in writing. Admission into the next available course offering is not guaranteed if the class is at maximum capacity. The student will be considered along with all students vying for a position in the class. The students will be admitted to the class according to the guidelines in the Admission, Transfer, and Progression Policies stated in the Student Handbook.

Repeating Classes

In the event that a student needs to repeat a class due to failure there is no guarantee of an opening for them in the next class.

Students may not repeat more than one nursing course which has a lab and/or clinical. Students may not enroll in any nursing course more than two times, and the student will be disenrolled from the nursing major.