Prior to the end of the seventh week of the semester, faculty are required to report to the registrar the name of each student making unsatisfactory progress in any nursing course. Students who receive warnings are advised to consult with their academic adviser. Warning notices are to be taken seriously. They may be issued for a variety of reasons, including poor attendance, failure to submit assignments on time, inadequate preparation for the level of coursework expected, or an inability to demonstrate a reasonable grasp of the subject matter.
A warning is not a final determination of a grade. With proper advice and sufficient effort, students receiving such a notice may be able to improve their performance to an acceptable level. On the other hand, failure to receive a warning notice does not imply that a passing grade will be awarded at the end of the semester.