Prior to registration for the final semester, students must fill out a graduation application from the Office of Student Services and then make an appointment with an advisor for a thorough graduation check before enrolling in the final semester classes. Early in that semester, students should check the graduation list outside the advisors' offices for their name.A meeting will be held early in their final semester to give student information regarding the application for the NCLEX-RN exam in Missouri. If seeking licensure by exam in a state other than Missouri, students should indicate that at this meeting. Information about ordering a College of Nursing pin are also discussed during this meeting.
Graduation Under a Specific Catalogue
Students are bound by graduation policies and requirements found in the University Bulletin or college policies in use at the time of their initial enrollment or readmission to the College of Nursing. Curricular changes may be imposed within the nursing major with the assurance that students will be notified of all changes.
Professional Licensure Examination
State licensure examinations are completed via computer. Application is made during the final semester of senior year and requires the signature of the Program Director or Dean. Earning the Bachelor of Science in Nursing does not guarantee eligibility for completing the examination nor does it guarantee success on the examination. Approval for completion of the examination is the purview of the State Board of Nursing.
Fingerprinting and Criminal Background Check
Initial nurse licensure applicants to the Missouri State Board of Nursing are required to complete fingerprinting for criminal background checks. Information concerning the fingerprint process will be distributed with the NCLEX Application Candidate Bulletin approximately 3 months prior to graduation from the program. Students are responsible for making an appointment with the fingerprinting company and paying for their fingerprinting. Exam applicants will not be allowed to take the licensure exam until the Board office has the results of the background check
Collegiate Learning Assessment
The Collegiate Learning Assessment is a general education test replacing the previous Academic Profile. The CLA has been adopted around the country to measure the value college adds to the knowledge and skills freshmen bring with them. It will be taken by a sample of freshmen and seniors instead of all freshmen and seniors. Students selected to participate will receive invitations from the chancellor. Students who are selected and participate will receive a $50 credit toward their student account. tool used to assess student.
Student feedback is important to the College of Nursing. During their final semester of courses graduating students are asked to participate in an electronic survey that gives them the opportunity to express their opinions about the College of Nursing and the BSN program
To graduate with Latin honors, students must have attended the University of Missouri-St. Louis for at least 56 graded hours and must meet the following qualifications: cum laude 3.2 to 3.49 grade point average; magna cum laude 3.5 to 3.79 grade point average; summa cum laude 3.8 to 4.0 grade point average. If a student has the necessary GPA at UM-St. Louis to qualify for Latin honors but has fewer that 56 graded hours at UM-St. Louis, all credit hours and the associated grades earned within the UM system (UM-Columbia, Rolla or Kansas City) will be included when the total credit hours earned in the UM system are at least 80 graded hours. In determining one's eligibility for Latin honors, all graded hours will be considered, including the original grade in each grade-modified course. No Latin honor higher than that which is consistent with the UM-St. Louis grade point average will be awarded.The University Latin Honors policy specifies only courses taken within the University system qualify for Latin Honors. Courses taken at one of the University's Residential Centers (e.g., St. Charles Community College, University of Rolla, or Portageville) can apply toward Latin Honors. Please refer to the University Bulletin. The University Latin Honors policy excludes coursework taken at another institution. Transfer credits from a previous college or university cannot count toward Latin Honors.
A College of Nursing student who has more than 45 hours but fewer than 56 hours and a cumulative 3.2 grade point at UM-St. Louis is awarded Dean's Honors. Deans Honor recipients are listed in the Commencement Program for the University.