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Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing

Academic Policies

Grade Requirements

All Health Systems Management required courses must be successfully completed with a grade of “C minus” or better. If a student fails to achieve a “C minus” grade, the course must be retaken. A course can only be repeated once.

Academic Probation

Any student whose Cumulative GPA falls below 2.5 will be placed on academic probation. Students are allowed no more than 2 semesters on academic probation.

Dismissal for Poor Scholarship

Per above, any student who fails to achieve a Term GPA of 2.5 or better for the initial probationary semester will be dismissed for poor scholarship from the Health Systems Management Program and the School of Nursing.

Per above, any student who fails to achieve a Cumulative GPA of 2.5 or better after two probationary semesters will be dismissed for poor scholarship from the Health Systems Management Program and the School of Nursing.

Any student who does not achieve a “C minus” or better in 2 or more required Health Systems Management courses will be dismissed for poor scholarship from the Health Systems Management Program and the School of Nursing.

Any student who fails to achieve a “C minus” or better in the same required course twice, will be dismissed for poor scholarship from the Health Systems Management Program and the School of Nursing.

Students who maintain a cumulative GPA of at least a 2.0 may be academically eligible to submit an application for transfer to another school/college within the university.

Dismissal for Reasons Other Than Poor Scholarship

The HSM Program and the School of Nursing reserve the right to dismiss a student regardless of GPA for reasons related to violations in professional role responsibilities, academic integrity or ethical practice.

Support & Guidance

The student who is subject to dismissal from the HSM Program is advised to meet with his or her Academic Advisor for support and guidance.

Appeal Process

Definition: Reinstatement is the process whereby a student seeks to be readmitted to the HSM Program.


The student dismissed from the HSM Program has an opportunity to apply for readmission within one calendar year after dismissal. The student who seeks readmission is required to meet with the HSM Academic Advisor to discuss the process. The Academic Advisor will collect and submit the necessary information to the Chair of the HSM Program Committee. The following materials must be submitted by the student in order to appeal for readmission:


1. Personal Statement
        a. Statement should be no longer than one page single spaced
        b. Statement should include the circumstances that led to your dismissal and the steps you have
        taken that demonstrate your ability to be successful in the HSM program

2. Two Letters of Recommendation from faculty/instructors
        a. Preferably letters should be from HSM faculty
        b. Letters must be in a sealed envelope and included with the appeal materials

3. Transcripts
If you attended another college/university since the time of your dismissal, you must include an
official copy of your transcript in a sealed envelope with your appeal materials. The Student may
request to attend the HSM Program Committee meeting to present the Readmission Application. No one
other than the student may attend the committee meeting when presenting their request. The HSM
Program Committee will inform the student of the final decision within 72 hours of meeting.

Failure to Progress Probation

Any student who fails to show timely progression toward completion of his/her degree requirements per his/her program plan, may at the discretion of his or her dean, be placed on probation. A contract defining the terms under which the student can remove him/herself from probation must be completed by the end of the second week of classes in the next semester.

Appeal to Register for Over 18 Hours

A cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher is required for enrolling in over 18 hours. Students need to submit an Appeal to Register for Over 18 Hours form to the Director of the Health Systems Management program.

HSM Student Handbook

HSM Student Handbook

Loyola

Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing

Undergraduate Programs: 1032 West Sheridan Road, BVM Hall, 8th Floor, Room 800, Chicago, IL 60660 · 773.508.3249

Graduate Programs: Medical Center Campus · 2160 South First Avenue, Building 125-4500, Maywood, IL 60153 · 708.216.9101

Health Sciences Division: Loyola University Chicago, 2160 S. First Avenue, Maywood, IL 60153 · http://www.LUC.edu/hsd

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