General Requirements For Progression

The following general requirements must be met for progression into and throughout the nursing major.

    1. A minimum grade of C in all required NURS and HEAL courses and in the following courses. Grades of C-, D+, D, F and WF are not acceptable.
    2. A minimum grade of C in the following courses:
      BISC 1015 - Principles of Human Anatomy and Physiology
      BISC 1060 - Chemistry for Health Professions
      BISC 2070 - Biochemistry
      PHIL 2310 - Theory of Ethics
      PSYC 1001 - General Psychology
      PSYC 2101 - Introduction to Life-Span Developmental Psychology
    3. A minimum grade of D is required for all other required courses not listed above.
    4. Students must maintain a term and cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher; freshmen completing their first semester must earn a term GPA of at least 2.0.   
    5. Any incomplete grade which is not removed by the required time (see academic calendar) will be viewed as an F. 
    6. A student who earns less than the required grades in one required course as defined in 1-3, withdraws from or takes audit status in one required course academic reasons as defined in 1-3, or falls below the minimum term or cumulative GPA as defined in 4 receives a warning letter and is placed on academic probation by the college.
    7. A student who earns less than the required grades and/or withdraws from or takes audit status for academic reasons in two required courses will have a College Academic Alert (CAA) placed on his/her record. Once the alert is placed, the student is dismissed from the college but may appeal this decision. Note: A student can earn a CAA after failing one required course or cognate and withdrawing from another required course or cognate for academic reasons, and/or after withdrawing from or failing two required courses or cognates for academic reasons.
    8. Students can only repeat a maximum of two different required or cognate nursing courses. This includes repeating a course for any grade less than a C and/or withdrawing for academic reasons. Note: After earning less than a C or withdrawing from one required course, a student is placed on academic probation by the college; a student who withdraws from a second required or cognate course for academic reasons or fails to earn the minimum grade receives a CAA.
    9. Permission to repeat a required nursing course must be formally requested from the associate dean for undergraduate programs by the student before beginning the repeated course.
    10. Students can only withdraw from a required or cognate course for academic reasons one time. Withdrawing from two courses results in a CAA (see item 6).
    11. All students are required by the Undergraduate Program and Curriculum Committee to complete external, standardized, comprehensive nursing examinations as a condition of graduation. (Fee required for these examinations.)
    12. Students must meet health requirements and complete a criminal background check and CPR certification.
    13. A student who withdraws from a theory course that has a corresponding clinical course must also withdraw from that clinical course.
    14. Juniors and seniors may enroll in no more than two NURS theory courses at one time, except when necessary to enroll in Nursing Research during their junior year.
    15. All required NURS courses must be taken at Marquette University. Exceptions must be approved by the associate dean.

Progression Into NURS 2001

The following required courses or their equivalents must be completed prior to entering NURS 2001: BISC 1060 Chemistry for the Health Professions, BISC 2070 Biochemistry, BISC 1015 Principles of Anatomy and Physiology, PSYC 1001 General Psychology, NURS 1001 Nursing and Health in the Jesuit Tradition, and NURS 1002 Dimensions of the Nursing Profession in the Jesuit Tradition.

Progression Into NURS 2002

The following required courses or their equivalents must be completed prior to entering NURS 2002:  NURS 2001 Foundation I: Health Assessment and Fundamentals, NURS 2100 Pathophysiology I, and HEAL 2045 Normal and Therapeutic Nutrition. NURS 2200, 2500, 2110 may be taken concurrently.

Progression Into NURS 3201 Through NURS 3984

The following required courses or their equivalents must be completed prior to entering courses NURS 3201 through NURS 3984:  HEAL 1025 Culture and Health, NURS 2002 Foundations II: Health Assessment and Fundamentals, NURS 2110 Pharmacology, NURS 2200 Pathophysiology II, NURS 2500 Concepts and Interventions for the Promotion of Mental Health, PSYC 2101 Intro to Life-Span Developmental Psychology.

Progression Into NURS 4000 or Higher Nursing Courses

The following required cognate and nursing courses or their equivalents must be completed prior to entering NURS 4000 or higher nursing courses: NURS 3201 Evidence Based Practice and Nursing Research, NURS 3800 Maternity Nursing and Women’s Health, NURS 3964 Family and Community Centered Nursing - Practicum, NURS 3600 Community and Population Health Nursing, NURS 3700 Nursing Concepts and Interventions for the Care of Adults/Older Adults I, NURS 3984 Nursing Care for Persons with Chronic Conditions - Practicum, and NURS 3900 Family Centered Nursing of Children.

All other required courses must be completed prior to graduation.