Nursing Challenge Exam Additional Requirements
Additional Nursing program-specific requirements include:
- Students must be accepted into the nursing program in order to challenge a nursing course.
- Students may not challenge a nursing course where there is evidence that a similar nursing course has been taken in the past for which the grade received was below a C.
- Students who want to attempt a challenge examination for a clinical course must first: 1) transfer in credit for the related theory course or 2) pass the theory course challenge exam prior to attempting the clinical challenge examination.
- Students must satisfactorily meet all prerequisites of any courses prior to taking the challenge examination.
- Students who attempt and did not pass a lower level nursing course with a clinical component may not challenge a higher level nursing course with a clinical component.
- Challenge examinations for pre-licensure courses include HESI, ATI or other similar standardized computer examinations. The grade necessary to pass is outlined in the associated course syllabus.
- Students should acquaint themselves with the syllabus requirements for any course they wish to challenge.
- Nursing students must complete any NURS designated challenge examinations within the first two terms of entering the first nursing (core) course.
- Students must first successfully pass the challenged course prior to being allowed to enroll in a course that has this course as a pre/co-requisite.
- Students, who are unable to successfully challenge the requested course by the start date of that course, must enroll in the course.
- Students who wish to challenge a course must submit their application at least 4 weeks prior to the time when they would like to take the exam.
- Additional information may be required prior to scheduling a challenge examination for clinical courses, such as immunization status, health records, background check, drug screening, fire and BLS cards (i.e.-clinical packet information).