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    A grade of “C” or higher on a physical assessment course which includes content for both adult and child (Applies only to Practitioner and Educator Tracks).

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    A grade of “C” or higher on a graduate level pathophysiology course (Applies only to Practitioner and Educator Tracks).

Provisional Admission: Students who meet all requirements for admission to the graduate program in nursing, but do not have a grade point average of 3.0, will be considered for provisional admission if the student has a grade point average of at least 2.75 on a 4.0 scale on all upper division courses most recently taken.

Students with Provisional Admission will be granted Full Admission after com- pleting at least 9 semester hours of course work with at least a grade of “B” on all courses and by meeting other requirements for progression. Students who are provisionally admitted and who do not make a grade of at least a “B” or better on all courses in the first 9 semester hours of work will be dropped from the pro- gram.

In order to progress in the program, the student must maintain an overall GPA of 3.0. Students must demonstrate a safe level of practice at all times in order to remain and progress in the program. Clinical performance will be evaluated on a satisfactory/unsatisfactory basis.

Students must have all grades of “I” removed on prerequisite courses before pro- gressing into subsequent courses.

Students must demonstrate a safe level of practice at all times in order to remain and progress in the program.

Degree Requirements: A candidate for the Master of Science in Nursing degree is required to meet the following:

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    Graduate students take all core courses, role specific courses, a research option, and electives to total 43 semester hours.

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    The student must pass a written comprehensive exam during the last semes- ter of the student’s plan of study. The examination covers all major field courses including transfer and off-campus work. To take the comprehensive exam, the candidate must be enrolled in, or have completed, the final course work and have a 3.0 average.

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    A grade point average of at least 3.0 is required in the major field and overall.

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    The student may elect a thesis or project for degree completion.

Non-Degree Students. The non-degree student is a student enrolled in graduate courses and who has not been admitted to a degree program in the School of Nursing. Students wishing to enroll as non-degree students in selected School of Nursing courses must seek admission to Delta State University and obtain School of Nursing permission to enroll in the course. A non-degree student may com- plete no greater than six credit hours of non clinical course work prior to accep- tance into the degree program.

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