11: School of Nursing

General Information | B.S. in Nursing | Course Descriptions | Faculty

Philosophy | The Nursing Major | Purpose and Objectives of the Undergraduate Program
Facilities and Resources | Cooperating Institutions and Agencies | Counseling
Student Activities and Honors | Awards and Honors | Additional Expenses | Part-time Employment
Special Student Status | Academic Standing | Readmission after Suspension or Voluntary Withdrawal
Leave of Absence | Course Load | Credit/No Credit Grades | Professional Status upon Graduation

Awards and Honors

Sigma Theta Tau   Students demonstrating superior scholastic achievement (3.0 or above), professional leadership potential, and desirable personal qualifications are eligible to apply for membership in Sigma Theta Tau, the national honor society of nursing.

Outstanding Senior Student Awards   Annual awards have been established in recognition of excellence in academic and clinical achievement, and outstanding service to the University and the School of Nursing. The names of the students so honored are engraved on a plaque displayed in the School of Nursing. Students are chosen by faculty/student vote. The awards are presented at the pinning ceremony on graduation weekend.

Dean's List   Full-time students who demonstrate academic excellence while taking a minimum of 12 credits of graded course work are eligible for the dean's list at the end of each semester. Courses taken on a CR/NC basis may not be counted toward the 12-credit minimum. A minimum current grade point average of 3.4 is necessary to be eligible for the dean's list. Any student receiving an F, NC, or NG during the semester is not eligible to be on the dean's list.

Intermediate Honors   Students who enter the University directly from high school or preparatory school and who, after four regular semesters have completed 58 credits of course work and have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.4, are awarded a Certificate of Intermediate Honors. The notation "intermediate honors" is also placed on each student's official academic record.

Diploma with Distinction   Diplomas inscribed "with distinction" are awarded to graduates who have earned a grade point average of at least 3.5 in courses offered by the School of Nursing.

Diploma with Honors   Diplomas inscribed "with honors" are awarded to graduates who have earned a grade point average of at least 3.75 in courses offered by the School of Nursing.

Shannon Scholar Award   The Shannon Scholar Award is presented annually to a graduate in recognition of outstanding academic and clinical achievement.


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