All students enrolled in the program must keep their RN license current/active.
A cumulative GPA of 2.5 must be maintained in order to continue in the program.
Email is the preferred and quickest method of communication for the RN-BSN program as it provides a written record, time stamp, and can be sent directly to the people that can best assist in a particular situation. Additional communications between students and university personnel may be arranged directly.
The College of Nursing requires that current students only use their PNW student email accounts to contact university personnel.
Given the nature of the situation, the College of Nursing asks for a minimum of 48 business hours in order to receive an email reply.
Nursing Core courses need to be completed in 22 months unless prior approval is obtained from the program director.
If a student receives a grade less than C (2.0) in a nursing course, a first fail letter will be issued and the course must be repeated.
A second fail, a grade less than a C (2.0), received for that course again or any other nursing course, will result in dismissal from the program.
The College of Nursing requires that all students receive a C (2.0) or higher in both non-nursing pre-requisite courses to NUR 39000.
Statistics courses cannot be over 5 years old.
Students in this program may not enroll in traditional 16 week classes offered at PNW simultaneously with accelerated, online RN-BSN courses in a current semester.
Students cannot maintain their original tuition rate (the rate they were given upon their admissions) if they sit out (not taking any courses, nursing or non-nursing, from PNW or any other school) for more than 2 consecutive 5 week sessions.
If the absence is more than 2 consecutive sessions, students will resume at the current tuition rate upon their re-entry, which may differ from the original admission rate.
In the event of extended absence, student status will remain active for one year from the last course taken. If an absence extends over one year, then the student must re-apply through PNW admissions in order to resume.
Depending on the student’s progression, sitting out of sessions may prolong the duration of the program, as students may have to wait in order to take required classes.
If, for any reason, you decide not to enroll in the nursing classes for an admitted start date, please inform your academic advisor to discuss your options.