Promotion and Retention Requirements
Students must maintain satisfactory standards to progress in the nursing program
and must be recommended by nursing faculty for promotion and eligibility to graduate.
- A minimum grade of C (75) is required in all nursing courses. In general, satisfactory
completion of nursing courses in one semester is required before enrolling in subsequent
semesters. Nursing courses are taken in sequence according to the degree plan.
- Students who withdraw or receive a final grade of D or F in a nursing course for the
first time will be allowed to repeat the course after formal review by the Nursing
Student Affairs Committee. The committee will consider academic performance in other
courses, recommendations of faculty, and space availability in the course.
- To remain in the program after review and retention by the Nursing Student Affairs
Committee the student must:
- Adhere to the UIW student code
- Demonstrate a pattern of safe clinical practice commensurate with the educational
- Demonstrate behaviors and attitudes expected of professional nurses
- Comply with Nursing Student Affairs Committee directives as described in the letter
- Students who receive two grades of D or F or two withdrawals (W) in nursing courses
or a combination of D or F and a withdrawal will not be eligible to continue in the
program, even if the student has already repeated one of the courses and received
a grade of C or above. Students will be notified by the Dean of the School of Nursing
of ineligibility to continue in the nursing program. A petition process is outlined
in the UIW BSN Student Handbook.
- As part of the preparation for the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered
Nurses (NCLEX-RN), nursing students in their final semester of study in the traditional
BSN program are required to achieve a satisfactory score(s) on comprehensive diagnostic
examination(s) in order to receive approval for graduation.