Requirements for Progression
- Earning a D or an F in any graduate level course will result in administrative withdrawal from the nursing program at the end of the semester in which the grade was received. Any student desiring retention to the nursing program following failure of a nursing course must initiate the process with the instructor whose course was failed. Completion and filing of the "Request for Retention Form" is the responsibility of the student.
- Graduate nursing students may repeat a nursing course only one time.
- Students may make changes in their schedules during the drop/add periods of the fall, spring and summer semesters. A fee is charged by the university if changes are made after that period. If a student withdraws from a course after the drop/add period, the progress of the student at the time of withdrawal from the course will be indicated on the record as Withdrew Passing (WP) or Withdrew Failing (WF).
- The Department of Nursing reserves the right, and matriculation by the student is a concession of this right, to request the withdrawal of any student whose performance at any time does not comply with the Missouri State Board of Nursing Practice Act (February 2010) and the American Nurses' Association Guide to the Code of Ethics for Nurses (2008).
- If a student for any reason wishes to withdraw from the program, notification should be made to the nursing Graduate Coordinator before the expected date of withdrawal. Students who have withdrawn from the program must apply for readmission according to regular admission policies.
Students who find it necessary to interrupt their programs of study should request in writing a leave of absence addressed to the nursing Graduate Coordinator. A maximum of one calendar year's leave may be granted; this will be counted toward the total time allowed to complete the program.