Graduate Entry Degree Requirements

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Time Frame for Completion of Degree

  • The MN curriculum is two years in length. The curriculum must be completed within 4 years of initial enrollment.
  • Please refer to the websites of the MSN | School of NursingDNP, and PhD programs for information regarding time frame for completion of those degrees
  • Records of students who do not complete the program within the specified timeframe will be re-evaluated in terms of the curriculum in effect at the time of review. The student may be required to take additional course work to graduate.

For students with experience in the armed forces of the United States, or in the National Guard or in a reserve component,  the Graduate Entry/MN or BSN program will (a) Review the individual's military education and skills training; (b) Determine whether any of the military education or skills training is substantially equivalent to the curriculum established in Chapter 4723-5 of the Ohio Administrative Code; and (c) Award credit to the individual for any substantially equivalent military education or skills training. (In accordance with Ohio Revised Code 4723-5)

Progression in the Program

Satisfactory Academic Standing

‌To maintain satisfactory academic standing, students enrolled for the pre-licensure (Master of Nursing-MN) component of the Graduate Entry Nursing Program must attain and maintain a GPA of 3.0 or above. C, the lowest passing grade, is viewed as borderline performance. An overall GPA of 3.0 is required to progress to the MSN program.

If a student’s semester GPA is less than 3.0 or the overall GPA is less than 3.0, the student will be placed on probation and an individualized plan will be developed and documented. The student will be removed from probation when the overall GPA is 3.0 or higher. If the student is on probation for two semesters, the student’s record will be reviewed by the Executive Committee to determine whether extenuating circumstances warrant an additional semester of probation or whether the student should be separated from the program.

When a student receives a grade of F for a required course, the student must register for that course the next semester in which the course is available. MN students who receive two failing grades indicating unsatisfactory performance (F, NP, or U) in required courses will be excluded from FPB. Progression from one semester to the next in the Master of Nursing program is contingent upon passing grades in all courses taken in the preceding semester.

The grade of incomplete (I) will be given at the discretion of the instructor for work not completed in the semester. A grade of I must be removed by the end of the semester following the one in which the course was taken or before the student enrolls in a course for which the initial course is a prerequisite. No credit is given for an I grade. The I will remain a permanent part of the transcript if the student fails to complete course requirements within the next semester.

Please refer to the MSN | School of Nursing, DNP, and PhD program websites for policies regarding progression in those programs.

Approval of RN Licensure Applications

The School of Nursing has the right to determine a student's readiness to sit for the NCLEX-RN exam and also reserves the right to restrict testing until the student demonstrates a readiness to pass the examination.

In order to have the "Program Completion" section of the application for RN licensure approved by the Program Director, students must meet the following criteria:

  1. Have been awarded the Master of Nursing (MN) degree.
  2. Demonstrate readiness to take the NCLEX-RN© examination by achieving at least a minimum score on a faculty-selected, standardized NCLEX-RN© predictor exam.

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Graduate Entry Program Contacts

Program Director

Dr. Molly Jackson
216.368.4788
mjj22@case.edu

Department Assistant

Anne Watson
216.368.8858
acw@case.edu

Office of Admissions

Kristi Lehmer, Director
216.368.2529
admissionsfpb@case.edu


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