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1 HOW TO CALCULATE A NURSING GPA Created by the Academic and Career Engagement Center of Northwestern State University of Louisiana May 2013

2 GPA REQUIREMENTS FOR THE BSN PROGRAM* A very important factor in determining a students eligibility for enrollment in clinical nursing courses is grade point average (GPA). A minimum GPA of 2.7 is required in all courses for the degree. Students must also earn a minimum grade of C in all required biology, chemistry, mathematics, and nursing courses. *Refer to your University Catalog for a comprehensive list of requirements for admission, progression, dismissal, and graduation (starting on pg. 104 in University Catalog). To help illustrate this point, consider the example below: Sally Mae hopes to formally apply to the BSN program within the next semester or two. On the following slides, view her fall and spring grades to calculate her GPA and see if she meets the minimum requirements for enrollment in clinical nursing courses.

3 SALLY MAES FALL AND SPRING SEMESTER FALL 2012 CourseCreditsGrade Quality Points BIOL 22203C6 BIOL 22211B3 COMM 10103B9 ENGL 10103A12 FA 10403B9 MATH 10203C6 UNIV 10001A4 Total Credits = ___ Total QP = ____ SPRING 2013 CourseCreditsGrade Quality Points ALHE 10202A8 BIOL 22303A12 BIOL 22311B3 CHEM 10703D3 ENGL 10203A12 MATH 10603C6 Total Credits = ____ Total QP = ____

4 To calculate GPA, divide the total quality points by the total quality (credit) hours: QP/QHS = GPA What was Sallys fall GPA? What was Sallys spring GPA? fall GPA ______ spring GPA______ Using the grades on the previous slide, calculate Sallys fall and spring GPA.

5 SALLY MAES FALL AND SPRING SEMESTER FALL 2012 CourseCreditsGrade Quality Points BIOL 22203C6 BIOL 22211B3 COMM 10103B9 ENGL 10103A12 FA 10403B9 MATH 10203C6 UNIV 10001A4 Total Credit Hrs = _17_ Total QP = _49_ SPRING 2013 CourseCreditsGrade Quality Points ALHE 10202A8 BIOL 22303A12 BIOL 22311B3 CHEM 10703D3 ENGL 10203A12 MATH 10603C6 Total Credit Hrs = _15_ Total QP = _44_ 49/17 = /15 = 2.933

6 To the right is an example of the BSN curriculum worksheet. Sallys fall and spring grades have been entered in the appropriate spaces. Note the following: The D in Chemistry Per the University Catalog (pg. 106) a minimum grade of C is required of all biology, chemistry, mathematics, and nursing courses. The power of a 1-credit class. The student earned an A in University Studies This A, although only from a 1-credit class, generated 4 total quality points (which is greater than the Chemistry 1070 quality points earned). Notice the total hours, total quality points, and GPA at the bottom left corner.


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