The University is a four quarter, year-round operation system that provides an essential flexibility for adult students. Each quarter is 3 months in length with the equivalent of 11 weeks of classroom instruction conducted in a 3 day block each month. AUHS’ credits are expressed in a quarter unit; one-quarter unit normally represents no less than one hour of class work and two or more hours of outside study per week for one quarter. One and one-half (1 ½) quarter units are equivalent to one (1) semester unit, and one (1) quarter unit is equivalent to 2/3 of a semester unit.
After the completion of the final exams on the 11 weeks of each quarter, a break is given in between quarters for a minimum of one (1) week to a maximum of two (2) weeks long.
Definition of Quarter Credit Unit
One (1) quarter credit hour equals 10 hours of lecture, 20 hours of laboratory work and 30 hours of externship/field instruction. One hour lecture consists of a 10-minute break.
All courses require a minimum passing grade of B or higher.
APPLICATION DEADLINES (After the deadline, applications may still be accepted depending on the seat availability.)
1. Progression within a course, from course to course and level to level is governed by the general faculty in concert with the Director of Advanced Practice Nursing. Student is responsible for completing courses at the designed class level before going onto the next class level.
2. Faculty may review a student’s record on the basis of classroom and/or clinical performance, professionalism, attendance or tardiness. The Director may choose to put the student on probation, make conditional requirements, and/or dismiss the student. The Director in concert with the Faculty will give a letter to the student stating the action of the Faculty. Appeal of this action by student is made to Director.
3. A minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) must be maintained throughout the program.
A grade of “B” or better must be achieved in all courses. A student receiving a grade below a “B” in any course is considered to have failed that course. Student then must remediate and pass that course
1. Student is only permitted to fail one course in the process of completing the MSN program. Student may retake the failed course(s). If the student failed the second repeated course after retaking, the student may not continue in the program.
2. Student may not drop a course to avoid receiving a failing grade. Student must seek counsel from the faculty or the Director before dropping a course.