Academic Standing and Dismissal in the Master of Science in Nursing: Leadership and Education Program

  1. Students must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher to remain in good standing in the Master of Science in Nursing Program at Northwest Nazarene University.  If a student drops below a cumulative GPA of 3.0, the student will receive a warning letter from the program director and be placed on academic probation for one semester.  Academic probation includes an academic plan for improvement created collaboratively and signed by the student and the program director.  The student must earn a minimum GPA of 3.0 for the semester of probation.  If the cumulative GPA still falls below the required 3.0, or if the student fails to meet the requirements of the academic improvement plan, the student may be academically dismissed from the program.  Students are notified of academic dismissal by the program director in writing.
  2. Students must pass all MSN courses with a grade of 2.0 (C) or better.   Students who fail to meet this expectation must re-enroll and pass the class with a 2.0 (C) or better in order for the course to contribute toward graduation requirements for the program.  Students may only repeat a course one time.
  3. Students who earn lower than a 3.0 in two courses may be placed on academic probation as outlined above.