Progression and Re-Admission
- Evidence of valid, unencumbered (no limitations or sanctions) license to practice as a Registered Nurse; Students who have graduated from an Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) or Diploma program but are not yet licensed as a Registered Nurse must obtain R.N. licensure during the first semester of full or part time enrollment in the RN-BSN program in order to remain in the program.
- Students may not progress beyond the first semester of upper division nursing courses (NSG 303, 307, and 311) if a valid, unencumbered R.N. license has not been obtained.
- Prior to enrollment in a practicum course, the following are required: R.N. licensure without limitations or sanctions; Cardio-pulmonary Resuscitation certification (Health Care Provider Level); evidence of health insurance; a criminal background check through PreCheck, Inc. at the student's expense (some practicum sites require a criminal background check through another agency – see advisor for details); toxicology (drug screen) if required by the practicum faculty, at the student's expense; and professional liability insurance with a minimum of $1 million/$3million coverage, and current health record with documentation of immunizations.
- Successful completion of the Critical Writing, Reading, and Thinking Examination (CWRTE) prior to or during the first semester in the RN-BSN program. Students not passing the CWRTE will be required to successfully complete a college-level Reading course in order to continue in the nursing program.
- Students are required to obtain a grade of no less than a "C" in all required nursing courses. If a student obtains a grade of less than "C" in a required nursing course, the student may not continue in the program. A student must request re-admission by submitting a written action plan to the Division of Nursing Chair that includes a plan of action designed to promote the student’s success if re-admitted. The Division Chair will review the student’s file and written request to determine whether the student will be re-admitted. Re-admission is not automatic. If the student is re-admitted he/she must repeat the course for an acceptable grade. A second grade of less than "C" will result in exclusion from the program. The student will be eligible to take other courses not requiring the course in which the student received an unacceptable grade as a prerequisite.
- The student must maintain a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 in all required core and upper division nursing courses required for the degree. Students not meeting this requirement will receive a letter from Thomas University indicating academic probationary status. A student may not continue for more than two semesters on academic probationary status in the Nursing Program.
- A student’s continued enrollment in the Nursing Program is based on physical as well as emotional health. If the student demonstrates evidence of a physical or emotional illness, the student may be referred to an appropriate resource. If, in the opinion of the faculty, the student’s illness impairs ability to implement nursing responsibilities safely, the student may be asked to withdraw from the program until the student can resolve the situation. Reinstatement will be considered on an individual basis by the Division Chair.
- Each student is expected to demonstrate behaviors that support and contribute to a positive professional learning environment in the classroom, university, and community in congruence with the mission and philosophy of the university and nursing program. In accordance with the policies of Thomas University, the Nursing Division Chair, upon recommendation of the nursing faculty, reserves the right to dismiss a student whose scholarly (e.g. cheating, plagiarism) or professional conduct, scholastic standing, or violation of the Georgia or Florida Nurse Practice Act make it inadvisable to retain the student in the program.
The program of study sheet (in PDF format) lists required courses and electives. It also allows students and advisors to track progress toward the RN-BSN degree.