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:
|Total Raw Score||GPA||Grade||Grade Description|
|93 - 100%||4.0||A||Superior|
|89 - 92%||3.5||B+||Excellent|
|85 - 88%||3.0||B||Very Good|
|82 - 84%||2.5||C+||Average|
|78 - 81%||2.0||C||Passing|
|WA||Student stopped attending class without a formal withdrawal|
|WD||Formal withdrawal from a class|
|WF||Withdrawal while failing|
Other symbols used in the official recording of grades include:
|AU||Course audited; no credit|
|IC||Incomplete in course requirements|
|IP||In progress; course runs beyond the normal end of term|
|IT||Incomplete because of late submission of grade by instructor|
|P||Pass without a specific grade being given|
|WD||Formal withdrawal from a course|
|FA||Student stopped attending course without formal withdrawal, neglected to complete course work and arrange with the instructor for a designation of IC, or exceeded the number of permitted absences. Assignment of the grade of FA is at the discretion of the instructor.|
Students must achieve a 2.0 grade in all Holy Name nursing and Saint Peter's courses.
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 withdrawal status.
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.
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 completed.
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.
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.
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 affiliated agencies.
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.
Semester Honor Roll: Any student with the grade point average of 3.5 or better will be eligible.
At graduation, it will be announced if a student has a two (2) year average of:
|3.85 - 4.00||Summa Cum Laude|
|3.70 - 3.84||Magna Cum Laude|
|3.5 - 3.69||Cum Laude|
Classes and clinical practice are based on an academic calendar, and recesses are planned at intervals throughout the year.