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University and Academic Policies

Departments in the School of Nursing follow the general University policies and regulations. However, as a professional program of study, nursing departments may establish academic policies and regulations consistent with professional standards of nursing education and practice. It is the responsibility of the student to know and comply with all academic policies and regulations of the University and the department.

Departments in the School Nursing reserve the right to change, modify or improve any program requirements or policies at its discretion without prior notice.

Program Completion Requirements

  • Successful completion of all BSN requirements.
  • Students are financially responsible for the cost of all computerized testing.
  • Students are required to complete a departmental approved NCLEX Review Course following completion of their last semester.
Please refer to the Nursing Student Guidelines and Policy Manual for a complete list of Academic Policies.
  • A grade of C+ or higher in all nursing courses. A student is permitted to repeat only one nursing course for a grade less than a C+ or WD.
  • Degree requirements must be completed within seven years from the start of the program. This time limit includes leaves-of-absence. Students who do not complete the program requirements within this time frame may be required to complete additional coursework.
  • Students must maintain a 2.75 cumulative GPA throughout the program. Students whose cumulative GPA falls below 2.75 will be placed on academic probation for one semester. Failure to raise the cumulative GPA to a 2.75 by the end of that semester shall result in dismissal from the BSN program without a chance of re-admission. Students dismissed from the program are counseled to enroll in another program at the university where they may be successful.
  • Students must maintain health clearance, liability insurance and CPR certification in order to go into clinical practice.
  • Adherence to a criminal history background check as required by a clinical agency. The agency reserves the right to exclude a student from their site. Such exclusion shall result in the student being dismissed from the nursing program.
  • Proof of membership in the National Student Nurses Association (NSNA) and New Jersey Nursing Student Association (NJNS).
  • Standardized testing is used throughout the curriculum. Specifics in the use of standardized testing are contained within individualized course syllabi.
  • Students may be required to participate in remediation programs throughout the curriculum.
  • The letter to the Board of Nursing that the student has completed the program will be released when all program requirements are met. The program Associate Dean will send a letter to the State Board of Nursing verifying that the student has completed all program requirements.

New Jersey Board of Nursing Requirement The New Jersey State Board of Nursing requires that applicants to the Nursing Program be informed of the following:  13:37-1.11  

Any complaints regarding the program may be sent to the NJ Board of Nursing at 124 Halsey Street, Newark, NJ 07102.