Academic Standing is monitored at the end of each semester by the Registrar, who notifies the student, the academic advisor, and Program Director/Coordinator when the student’s performance is found to be unsatisfactory. Progression in a Linfield Graduate Degree Program is dependent upon a student’s ability to master appropriate learning content in courses as demonstrated by achieving minimum evaluation standards.
Master of Science in Nursing: In order to progress in good standing, a student must maintain a minimum 2.700 GPA across the Program of Study.
ACADEMIC PROBATION (School of Nursing)
Academic Probation indicates that a student’s performance is unsatisfactory. A student will be placed on probation if they:
- earn a single final course grade in the C range (C+ to C-),
- have two unresolved incomplete grades, or
- fail to maintain the minimum cumulative GPA required for good standing in their program.
ACADEMIC DISMISSAL (School of Nursing)
A student will be dismissed from the program if they:
- earn two or more final course grades in the C range (C+ to C-) in one or more semesters,
- earn a single final course grade below C-,
- have three unresolved incomplete grades, or
- fail to meet conditions stipulated in a probation letter.
PROFESSIONAL DISMISSAL (School of Nursing, Graduate Education)
A student may also be dismissed from a graduate program for reasons including but not limited to:
- Loss of their Registered Nurse license or teaching license for any reason, or
- Evidence of unethical behavior, gross neglect of duty, or gross unfitness that violates the Oregon Teacher Standards and Practices Commission Ethical Educator & Professional Practices, unprofessional behavior with children, family members, district staff, Linfield staff, student peers, or others, illegal behavior that results in a situation in which a student may not participate at a clinical site, presents a potential danger to others, or is outside the scope of teaching practice.
- Evidence of unsafe nursing practice, unethical behavior that violates the ANA code of ethics, unprofessional behavior with patients, patient family members, agency or clinical staff, faculty, Linfield staff, student peers, or others, illegal behavior that results in a situation in which a student may not participate at a clinical site, presents a potential danger to others, or is outside the scope of nursing practice. For more information, please see the School of Nursing M.S.N. Student Manual.