Accelerated BSN:
Progression & Withdrawal Policies

Progression Policy

 

Students enrolled in the Accelerated BSN Program must meet the following minimum standards in order to progress through the 15-month program:

  1. The student must maintain a cumulative GPA equal to or higher than 2.75 in each semester to progress to the next semester. Any student who does not achieve a cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher at the end of any semester will be dismissed from the program. Cumulative GPAs are calculated to three decimal places and are not rounded when determining progression in the nursing program. Any student who does not achieve a cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher at the end of any semester will be dismissed from the program.
  2. The student must earn a C+ or higher in all nursing courses to progress to the next semester. Any student who does not obtain a C+ may not progress and will be dismissed from the accelerated program. The student may apply to another nursing program at DeSales or re-apply to the Accelerated BSN Program for admission in a subsequent cohort. There is no guarantee of student placement in any nursing program at DeSales University.
  3. To pass a nursing course with a minimum of a C+, the student must pass both the theory portion of the course as well as the clinical component of the course. A student failing either the theory or clinical component of a nursing course will fail the entire course, and the student may not progress in the Accelerated BSN Program. Failure of a nursing course is defined as any grade below the minimum progression requirement of C+.
  4. If the student fails to meet the clinical hour requirements of any clinical experience, they are automatically dismissed from the program.
  5. The student must follow the 15-month program plan. Failure to adhere to the curriculum plan may result in dismissal from the program.
  6. Students are required to participate in the Kaplan Review Course during their senior year of nursing courses. As part of the Kaplan Review Course, students are required to take the Kaplan NCLEX Readiness Test and achieve a minimum score of 65%. All remediation requirements must be satisfactorily met in order to receive permission to take the NCLEX-RN exam as assigned.
  7. All nursing students must adhere to and abide by content in the Nursing Student Handbook. Any deviation may warrant dismissal from the nursing program.
  8. Any dismissed, withdrawn, or inactive student, as defined by University policy, must formally reapply to the nursing program. Re-admission is not guaranteed. Re-admitted students will be required to repeat all nursing coursework and are subject to the progression policies outlined in the Undergraduate Catalog under which they are re-accepted.
  9. Requested academic references for students who have been dismissed from the nursing program will include only the dates of attendance.
  10. Refer to the Undergraduate Catalog for further information

Withdrawal Refund Policy

 

A student considering withdrawal from a course should note that the summer term is subject to a different withdrawal calculation than the fall and spring terms, due to a difference in the structure of the courses offered. The Accelerated Program’s tuition is comprised of four, flat, term rates charged during the course of the approved 15-month Accelerated BSN curriculum. Refunds are based on the flat term tuition rate, and as such students withdrawing from one or more courses are not eligible for a prorated refund based on number of courses from which they withdrew.

The Accelerated BSN degree tuition refund policy for the summer terms is as follows:

  • 100% refund of the term tuition – Any withdrawal received prior to the first day of class. The first class is defined as the first didactic/lecture held for the term.
  • 60% refund of the term tuition – Any withdrawal received after the first class day has commenced and prior to the fourth day of class in the term. Class is defined as the didactic/lecture portion of a course and does not include laboratory or clinical days.
  • 0% refund of the term tuition – Any withdrawal received after the fourth day of class in the term.Class is defined as the didactic/lecture portion of a course and does not include laboratory or clinical days.

The tuition refund policy for the Fall and Spring terms is as follows:

  • 100% refund of the term tuition – Any withdrawal received prior to the first day of class. The first class is defined as the first didactic/lecture held for the term.
  • 60% refund of the term tuition – Any withdrawal received after the first class day has commenced and prior to the sixth day of class in the term. Class is defined as the didactic/lecture portion of a course and does not include laboratory or clinical days.
  • 0% refund of the term tuition – Any withdrawal received after the sixth day of class in the term. Class is defined as the didactic/lecture portion of a course and does not include laboratory or clinical days.

All drop and withdrawal requests must be received by the Accelerated BSN Program Coordinator, dated, and signed by the student and the Program Coordinator by the appropriate deadline.  Registration for the Accelerated BSN program implies that a student is academically responsible for completion of the required course load, as well as the satisfaction of all related financial obligations.  If a registered student does not withdraw from courses but simply does not attend, a grade of “F” will be assigned to these courses and the student will remain responsible for payment of the tuition related to those courses.

Refer to the Undergraduate Catalog for further information.


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