Requirements for Graduation
The student must meet academic requirements for graduation as found in the Undergraduate Bulletin of The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Criteria for Dean’s List eligibility are published in the Undergraduate Bulletin of The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Academic Performance and Progression
To remain a student in good academic standing, a C- or above must be earned in all required nursing courses. A student who earns less than a C- in any required nursing course will be placed on academic probation for a minimum of one semester, and academic progression review will be initiated by the Academic Standards Committee. The Committee will also review (1) any student who withdraws from a required nursing course at any time during the semester or is assigned a temporary grade such as IN or AB; (2) is reported to the Program Director by the Office of Admissions and Student Services as non-compliant with health and safety requirements; and (3) any student request for a retroactive withdrawal.
Probationary status requires a student meet regularly with the School’s Academic Counselor to engage in a remediation plan. Removal from probation will be approved by the Academic Standards Committee upon successful completion of the plan and recommendation of the Academic Counselor.
Academic progression review may result in dismissal from the Undergraduate Program in nursing. Conditions for continuance in the program may include, but are not limited to, repetition of previous coursework in which the grade earned was below C-, extended study and tutorial assistance.
Undergraduate Progression Review
The Progression Review Board is composed of three members of the Academic Standards Committee. The chair of Academic Standards Committee chairs the Progression Review Board. A substitute review board chair will be appointed by the chair of the Baccalaureate Executive Committee where the chair of Academic Standards has a conflict of interest. The Chair of Academic Standards may appoint other faculty to serve as necessary. The Director of the Undergraduate Program and the Director of the Office of Admissions and Student Services serve as ex officio members of the Progression Review Board.
The Director of the Office of Admissions and Student Services will notify the chair of Academic Standards Committee and the Director of the Undergraduate Program of names of students with less than a C- or assigned a temporary grade such as an IN or AB in any required nursing course within 24 hours of receipt of the official grade sheets submitted by faculty. Progression Review occurs within two weeks of the report. If a grade is changed as a result of an appeal, the Progression Review Committee will reconvene to reconsider recommendations.
The Director of the Office of Admissions and Student Services will present the academic and clinical records of all affected students to the Progression Review Board meeting. The Director of the Undergraduate Program will present relevant data from course faculty and the Academic Counselor. The Progression Review Board may request additional information regarding a student from any faculty member. The student being reviewed will not be present during the Progression Review Board’s meeting.
A simple majority of the voting members of the Progression Review Board is required for any decision or recommendation of the Board regarding a student’s progression in the nursing program. Following the meeting of the Progression Review Board, the chair of the Progression Review Board will notify the chair of Academic Standards Committee of the Board’s decisions and recommendations within 48 hours. The chair of Academic Standards Committee will send a letter of notification to the student with copies sent to the Office of Admissions and Student Services for placement in the student’s academic file and to the Director of the Undergraduate Program. In cases in which dismissal from the program is the Progression Review Board’s recommendation, the letter also will contain the Academic Standards Committee’s specific requirements for readmission, if applicable. (Adopted by the faculty April 7, 1997.) The student may appeal the Progression Review Board’s decision to the Dean.
The Dean, acting on behalf of the School of Nursing, reserves the right to request the withdrawal of any student who fails to meet the qualifications considered essential for professional nursing, irrespective of grades.
This document last reviewed/modified: April 20, 2009, July, 2010, October, 2011
Adopted by the faculty: April 10, 1988