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PROGRESSION POLICY

In order to progress in the nursing program, the student must:

  1. Achieve a grade of C or better in all required general education and nursing courses.
  2. Be acceptable by clinical agencies for clinical experiences.
  3. Maintain the ability to meet essential functions for nursing with or without reasonable accommodations.
  4. Maintain program health requirements.

The following policies apply to situations in which a student fails to progress according to the defined Practical Nursing curriculum.

  1. A total of two unsuccessful attempts in two separate semesters (D, F, or W) in the nursing program will result in dismissal from the
  2. A student may be reinstated to the nursing program only one time. The reinstatement is not guaranteed due to limitations in clinical spaces. All nursing program admission standards must be Reinstatement must occur within one year from the semester of withdrawal or failure.
  3. A student must have a minimum 0 cumulative GPA at the current institution to be considered for

Reinstatement.

  1. If the student has a documented extenuating circumstance that should be considered related to a withdrawal or failure, then this student may request a hearing before the Admission Committee or other appropriate college committee for a decision on repeating a course or readmission to the

Definitions:

Reinstatement: Students who have a withdrawal or failure in a nursing course and are eligible to return to that course will be considered for reinstatement to the program.

Readmission: Students not eligible for program reinstatement may apply for program admission as new students and must submit all application criteria. If accepted as a new student, the student must take, or retake, all nursing program courses.

Reinstatement

Students who experience non-progression in the nursing program and who desire reinstatement in the program must apply for reinstatement to the program. A student must request reinstatement within one year from the term of non-progression to be eligible for reinstatement. Students dismissed from the program for disciplinary reasons and/or unsafe client care in the clinical area will not be allowed reinstatement to the nursing program. Reinstatement to the program will be allowed one time only.

Reinstatement to the nursing program is based on space availability and is not guaranteed. Selection for reinstatement is based on GPA in the nursing program’s required courses. Students must adhere to nursing curriculum and program policies and procedures in effect at the time of reinstatement. Reinstatement can be denied due to, but not limited to, any of the following circumstances:

  1. Space unavailability;
  2. Refusal by clinical agencies to accept the student for clinical experiences;
  3. Twelve months have elapsed since the student enrollment in a nursing course.

Criteria for Reinstatement

  1. Demonstrate a 2.0 GPA in the nursing program required courses and overall 2.0 cumulative GPA at the current institution.

(The academic required courses are ENG 101, MTH 100, PSY 210, SPH 106 or 107, BIO 201 and BIO 202)

  1. The student has had no more than one non-progression since program admission.
  2. Meet acceptability criteria for placement at clinical agencies for clinical
  3. Demonstrate ability to meet essential functions for nursing with or without reasonable
  4. Demonstrate current health requirements and CPR at the health care provider level.

Process for Reinstatement

  1. Students should first schedule an appointment with a nursing faculty/advisor to discuss eligibility for
  2. Students must apply for reinstatement to the nursing program and submit the application by published
  3. Students must apply for readmission to the college if not currently College readmission must be accomplished by published deadlines.
  4. Update all immunizations, CPR, drug testing, and background screening as required for clinical experiences.

Transfer Policy

The transfer policy applies only to students desiring to transfer between Alabama Community College System institutions utilizing the nursing concept-based curriculum (CBC). It. It does not apply to students wishing to transfer from other institutions.

Criteria for Transfer

  1. Must meet minimum admission standards for the nursing
  2. Must possess a grade of C or better in all nursing program required courses taken at another institution and possess a minimum of a 0 cumulative GPA  at the time of transfer.
  3. Dean/Director of the previous nursing program must provide a letter of eligibility for progression in the previous nursing program
  4. Must comply with all program policy requirements at accepting
  5. Complete at least 25% of the nursing program required courses for a degree/certificate at the accepting institution.
  6. Must meet acceptability criteria for placement at clinical agencies for clinical
  7. Acceptance of transfer students into nursing programs is limited by the number of faculty and clinical facilities available. Meeting minimal standards does not guarantee acceptance.
  8. Student selection for transfer is based on GPA in the nursing program required
  9. The last nursing course in which a student was enrolled cannot be more than 12 months old.

Transient Student Policy

The transient policy applies only to students desiring to transfer between Alabama Community College System institutions utilizing the nursing concept-based curriculum (CBC). It does not apply to students wishing to transfer from other institutions.

Criteria for Transient Status

  1. Must meet minimum admission standards for the nursing
  2. Must possess a grade of C or better in all nursing program required courses taken at another institution and possess a minimum of a 0 cumulative GPA.
  3. Dean/Director of the previous nursing program must provide a letter of eligibility for progression in the previous nursing program
  4. A student enrolled at another institution must secure permission from that institution by submitting an application for admission to the College and a   Transient Student Form completed by an official (Nursing Program Dean/Director) of the primary
  5. Transient students must complete a Transcript Request Form at the end of the term before a transcript will be issued to the primary
  6. Must comply with all program policy requirements at accepting
  7. Must meet acceptability criteria for placement at clinical agencies for clinical
  8. Acceptance of transient students into a nursing program is limited by the number of faculty and clinical facilities available. Meeting minimal standards does not guarantee acceptance.
  9. Student selection for transient status is based on GPA in the nursing program                     required
  10. The last nursing course in which a student was enrolled cannot be more than 12 months old.

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