Grades are assigned on a numerical grade point average system which is based on the percentage of the total raw score of all
tests given in a nursing course:
Withdrawal From Nursing Courses Policy
|Total Raw Score
|93 - 100%
|89 - 92%
|85 - 88%
|82 - 84%
|78 - 81%
||Student stopped attending class without a formal withdrawal
||Formal withdrawal from a class
||Withdrawal while failing
Any student who withdraws from a nursing course after the tenth
(10th) week of a 16-week semester or after the fourth (4th) week
of a 6-week semester with a failing average will be considered to be a withdrawal/failure status.
Any student who withdraws from a nursing course before
the tenth week of a 16-week semester or fourth week of a 6-week
semester, regardless of their academic standing, will be considered a
The withdrawal/failure enables the student to be readmitted
one time only (barring no previous failure from a nursing course).
Readmission will depend on the student's academic and clinical
performance, professional behavior, and ability to benefit from
repeating the course.
Students may be dismissed from the School for failure to comply
with the requirements and regulations as stated in The Student
Handbook. Prior to final action, students may represent
themselves at a meeting with the Director and Faculty.
The readmission procedure includes:
- Students who fail a nursing course may be readmitted one
time only. Readmission will depend on the student's
academic and clinical performance, professional behavior,
and ability to benefit from repeating the course.
Students who fail a college course may repeat that course one
time only. If a student fails a second college course, she/he
may not continue in the School.
Students who withdraw, passing or failing, from the program
may be readmitted one time only, depending on the student's
academic and clinical performance, professional behavior, and
ability to benefit from repeating the course.
- Student's health and clinical requirements will be determined by the health office.
- New admission application
- Personal interview
- Completion of suggested program to assist students with achieving course objectives and thus benefit from returning to the School
- CBC, PPD, urinalysis
- Criminal background check
- Drug screening
Leave of Absence/Withdrawal
- Readmission is contigent upon the availability of space.
- Continuation of St. Peter's courses does not guarantee readmission to the nursing program.
Students in good academic standing sometimes find that they
must interrupt their studies because of personal reasons. A
leave of absence may be granted upon written notification
to the Director of the School. The appropriate form must be
Students wishing to withdraw from the program are
required to communicate their decision in writing to the
Director of the School prior to withdrawal. An exit interview
will be scheduled with the student to discuss unfinished business
with the Registrar and the Financial Aid Officer.
Family Educational and Privacy Act
In compliance with Public Law 93-380, Section 438, the
Family Educational and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA) protects
the student's rights by setting strict limits on disclosure of the
student's educational records without the consent of the student.
Grades or any other protected information will not be disclosed
without the written consent of the student.
Attendance - Classroom and Clinical Requirements
Students are expected to attend ALL classes and clinical
experiences as scheduled. Students are accountable for all
materials presented in class, scheduled experiences and all
assignments. All written assignments are to be submitted
on time. Students are expected to be present at all clinical
experiences. Clinical absenteeism is subject to additional clinical
hours at the end of the semester.
All students are responsible for providing their own
transportation when attending clinical experiences scheduled in
Promotion and Satisfactory Academic Progress Requirement
- Candidates for graduation must receive a cumulative grade
point average of 2.0 in all nursing and college courses and
"satisfactory" in all clinical performances.
- Candidates must provide documentation of at least one
community service activity each school year. This
documentation must be submitted prior to the Management
of Nursing Care rotation.
- Candidates for graduation must satisfactorily complete all the
requirements of the Learning Contract for "NCLEX Preparation"
prior to the end of the spring semester of the second year.
- Candidates must take the mandatory review course.
- All course requirements, outstanding debts, tuition and financial
aid exit interviews must be satisfied prior to graduation.
- A graduate of the Holy Name Medical Center School of
Nursing is eligible to sit for the National Council of State
Boards Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN).
Students must achieve a grade of 2.0 in all nursing and college
courses. In addition, students must achieve a "satisfactory"
clinical grade in each nursing course.
Classes and clinical practice are based on an academic calendar,
and recesses are planned at intervals throughout the year.