Academic Regulations
Nursing courses are recorded in terms of semester hours. One course semester hour of credit is equivalent to a 50-minute period of theoretical class work and three-hours of clinical course work per week per semester. A Fall and Spring semester consists of the equivalent of 15 weeks of regularly scheduled student instructional activity and a two-week exam period. Consult the summer schedule for specific information about summer course offerings.

NURSING/SCIENCE COURSE REQUIREMENTS
Students are required to maintain a minimum grade of "C+" in each nursing course and a "C" grade for all science courses. A 2.5 cumulative grade point average (GPA) is required for entrance into all NURE courses. A GPA of 2.75 is required for all students reentering the nursing sequence.

Since the theory and clinical components of nursing courses are not separate, students who repeat a nursing course are required to take both the theory and clinical components of the course.

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS
Eligibility for the Diploma in Nursing and the Associate in Science Degree rests upon the completion of the Cooperative Nursing Program with a cumulative average of 2.5 or higher and satisfactory completion of all required and elective courses. It is the student's responsibility to ascertain that all of the courses required for the diploma and the degree have been successfully completed. The New Jersey Board of Nursing requires a criminal history background check prior to RN licensure.

CRIMINAL HISTORY BACKGROUND CHECK and DRUG SCREEN
A negative criminal history background check and a negative drug screen are required by the School prior to registration for NURE 131 or 212. A criminal history background check is required by the NJ Board of Nursing and is part of the application process to be approved to take the RN-NCLEX licensing examination.


ATTENDANCE POLICY
The School of Nursing and Union County College Student Handbooks outline attendance policies. Consult the respective handbook for details.

WITHDRAWALS
Any student who wishes to withdraw from a nursing course or the program is asked to consult his/her course faculty and complete a withdrawal form. A UCC Counselor may complete withdrawals from Union County College courses. A student with two withdrawals from a NURE course is not eligible for reentry.

INCOMPLETE GRADES
Faculty may assign an "incomplete" grade in cases of illness or extenuating circumstances. A grade reported as "incomplete" at the end of a semester will be permanently recorded as an "F" if the incomplete is not removed within the first six weeks of the next regular semester. It is the student's responsibility to make acceptable arrangements with the instructor to complete the course requirements within this period.

An incomplete grade in a nursing course must be removed before enrolling in the subsequent nursing course. Please refer to the College and Nursing School Student Handbooks for additional information.

PROBATION AND ACADEMIC DISMISSALS
A student may be placed on probation at the end of a semester for academic deficiency. A student will be placed on probation on the basis of an unsatisfactory cumulative grade point average based on the number of credits taken.

Two failures in a NURE course will result in an academic dismissal. There is no readmission with two nursing failures except as noted below.

Readmission into the Nursing Program
Students who have two nursing course failures will not be considered for readmission unless they are re-entering the last course of their specified curriculum (i.e., NURE232/280/290). If a student should fail the capstone course for a second time, he or she is not eligible for readmission.

Re-Entry and Withdrawal
Detailed information on re-entry and course withdrawals may be found on this web site and in the Student Handbook.

APPEALS/GRIEVANCES
A student may file a grievance for a decision made by the Promotion and Evaluation Committee at the School. More detailed information is available in Trinitas Student Handbook online and posted on the ANGEL community shell.

AUDITING
A student may audit a nursing course after discussion and agreement with the Dean of the School of Nursing. No clinical experiences or testing are included in nursing course audits. An auditing fee may be charged.