Nursing Academic Requirements
- Students must comply with guidelines published in the Nursing Student Policies. Students are provided with these policies on the first day of class each semester.
- A minimum nursing core grade-point average (NCGPA) of 2.5 is required to enter the Nursing Program.
- Nursing courses are sequential. If a student fails a nursing course, that course must be successfully completed before the student can progress in the sequence. All nursing course and clinical requirements must be met in order to earn a grade of C or better. The theory grading system is: A=90-100, B=80-89, C=75-79, D=60-74, F= below 60. Grades will not be rounded. The clinical grading system is Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory. A clinical grade of Unsatisfactory results in a course grade of “F”.
- A student who is unsuccessful in Nursing 1711 may re-apply to enter the Nursing Program. Re-entry into the Nursing program is competitive. Students that wish to re-enter must meet all current selection criteria, and will be admitted on a space available basis. Returning students ARE NOT guaranteed admission to the nursing program following an interruption in enrollment.
- Students planning to return to a Nursing Course (NURS 1921,NURS 2531, NURS2741), in which they received a grade of D, must have met the following criteria:
- Acceptable Entrance Test Score as determined by the Admissions Committee.
- Maintain a Nursing Core GPA of 2.0
- Participate in a remediation plan for success in the program.
- Readmission to the program is on a space-available basis. Returning students ARE NOT guaranteed admission to the nursing program following an interruption in enrollment.
- A student who has failed one Health Science course at another program may apply, provided the student is eligible to return to the transferring program. A student who has failed two Health Science courses or who is not eligible to return to a transferring program will not be allowed to re - enter the MGC Nursing Program.
NOTE: Reâ€“entry into the Nursing Program is competitive. Students wishing to reâ€“enter must meet all selection criteria, and will be admitted on a space available basis. Returning students ARE NOT guaranteed admission to the Program following an interruption in enrollment.
- The Nursing Program must be completed within FOUR (4) Years.
- Successful completion of a dosage and solutions qualifying examination (D&S Qualifying Exam) is required each term. One reattempt is allowed. Unsuccessful completion of the D&S Qualifying Exam will necessitate withdrawal from the Nursing course.
- Each course in the Nursing Program may involve standardized testing. Requirements for this testing will be explained in the course syllabus distributed to students the first day of class.
- Final Exam Policy: A standardized final exam will be given in the following nursing courses: NURS 1210, NURS 1711, NURS 1921 and NURS 2531. The conversion score (percentage) will be used as the numeric grade for the final exam. Students will be given practice exams and the opportunity to remediate prior to the final exam. A minimum course grade of 75% is required to pass all courses. Grades will not be rounded.
- Exit Examination Requirement: Students enrolled in NURS 2741 are required to take and pass an exit examination. The exam will be given at least three (3) weeks prior to the end of the semester. Students who fail to make the required score of 850 will be given remediation activities prior to repeating the exam at the end of the semester. Students who are unable to make the required score of 850 after the second opportunity will receive a grade of “Incomplete” (I) for the course. Student will then be given an individualized remediation plan to complete. A third exam will be given no earlier than one month after the second attempt only if the remediation plan has been completed. Students who are unable to score 850 on the third attempt will receive a course grade of “D.”
NOTE: If a third attempt is necessary, student will be required to paycost of third exam and will be ineligible to participate in Nursing Pinning/ Spring Graduation. Sitting for third exit exam will delay graduation until the end of summer semester AND delay NCLEX/RN exam licensure.
Nursing program costs in addition to regular MGC fees include:
(*approx-subject to change)
|Student Uniforms and Accessories (2 years)||$250.00*|
|Textbooks & Supplemental course materials (2 years)||$1800.00*|
|Clinical Facility Requirements||$250.00*|
|Liability Insurance||$ 30.00*|
|Transportation to Clinical Facilities||Varies|
NOTE: Travel to clinical sites may be extensive. Nursing travel generally is within a 60 mile radius of class site. Travel expenses are the responsibility of the student.