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Progression Requirements

In order to continue in the Carthage BSN Program, students must meet the following progression requirements:

Cumulative GPA of 2.75 or better
Students must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.75 or better for the duration of their program. A student who falls below the required cumulative GPA will have one term to raise his or her GPA. Students who are unable to raise their cumulative GPA to 2.75 or better may be dismissed from the program. Students who do not raise their GPA to 2.75 the following term may be granted an extension by the faculty IF the student is showing favorable academic progress. All students, however, must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 to graduate from the program.

Grade of “C” or better in all courses
All courses must be passed with a grade of “C” or better. A C-minus is not a passing grade in the BSN Program. Students must receive a “pass” for all clinical experiences. 

  • A student who receives a C- in any course must repeat that course or successfully complete its equivalent when the course is next offered.
  • If a student receives a grade lower than C in the didactic portion of a clinical course (NSG 2012, 3012, 3014, 3020, 3022, 4020, 4022, 4026), or if a student receives a “No Pass” for the clinical practicum of the above-mentioned courses, the student will not be able to progress in the program.
  • Students who receive a grade lower than C or a “No Pass” for a clinical course will be allowed to repeat the course one time when the course is next offered. For clinical courses, both the didactic and clinical portions must be repeated regardless if the clinical or the didactic were previously passed
  • A student who receives a second non-progressing grade in a clinical course may be dismissed from the program.