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Nursing Co-op Policies

Nursing Co-ops

Students in the 5 year BSN are required to complete three co-ops: Level 1, Level 2, and Level 3. Students must pass Nursing 200 and 201 clinical courses with a ‘C’ or better* to be eligible for a Level 2 co-op job. Job levels are structured and explained in the Co-op 101 class as well as in the Nursing Student Handbook.

*Note: Failure of any clinical course may affect your ability to participate in co-op.

Academic Standing

Students in the BSN program must maintain a 2.0 or better GPA and “C” or better in all nursing courses to participate in the co-op experience.

Nursing Policy on 5yr and 4yr Concentrations and Co-op Plans of Study

All students in the BSN program complete co-op experiences as part of their plan of study. Students who wish to switch between the five and four year options must do so prior to the summer (vacation) term of the freshman year. Once students enter the sophomore year, changing between the five and four year co-op programs is not possible. Only one change is permitted in the program.

Transfer students complete a minimum of three years in the BSN 4COP co-op program, depending on the number of transfer credits and completion of pre-requisite courses. The five and four year options are not choices applicable to transfer students.

Failure of Co-op

The failure of a co-op placement/job (termination, dismissal, abandonment, etc.) is equivalent to a nursing course failure and will be investigated by the department’s Academic Progression Committee in conjunction with the SCDC. See the Nursing Student Handbook for policy on course failures and their impact on student progress.