Requirements for Program Completion
The Master of Science in Nursing degree requires completion of a minimum of 35-47 credit hours, depending on the track selected, exclusive of prerequisites or electives. Required coursework includes core courses, courses that support the development of the selected track and specialty courses. Students are required to maintain a cumulative grade-point average (GPA) of 3.0 or better and achieve a grade of B or better in all required nursing courses throughout their program in order to remain in good academic standing. A student whose GPA is less than 3.0 or who receives a C in a required nursing course will be placed on academic probation. One semester of probation is allowed and only one course may be repeated in the graduate nursing program.
While enrolled in clinical nursing courses, all students must carry professional liability insurance through Saint Xavier University, provide evidence of current licensure as a registered nurse, current health insurance coverage and current CPR certification, and meet nursing program health and background check requirements. Additional requirements may be specified by clinical agencies in which the students practice. Students are responsible for complying with the policies and procedures as stated in the current edition of the Graduate Nursing Student Handbook on Canvas.
The School of Nursing and Health Sciences reserves the right to amend policies and procedures, and other program information as necessary. All changes will be communicated promptly.