Go to the Government’s Occupational Outlook Handbook at www.bls.gov/ooh and research the job predictions and role of a Registered Nurse (RN). In addition, we strongly recommend contacting a local hospital to request an RN job shadow. Some hospitals may permit persons interested in nursing to shadow an RN.
NOTE: Local hospitals may be limiting or restricting RN shadows for safety of patients/visitors during the pandemic.
There are some differences between the College and the UPMC Jameson School of Nursing grading scales.
At the College, a course grading scale is determined by the professor of the course and is most like typical grading scales seen in high schools (A= 90-100%, B= 80-89%, etc.). A grade of C- (1.7) is acceptable to progress to the next course but is considered inferior performance. Students are required to maintain a minimum GPA of 2.0 within their major. As part of the Collaborative Nursing Plan, the UPMC School of Nursing at Jameson required college-level courses are: BIO 135, BIO 136, BIO 137, WRI 111, PSY 225 and PHI 240. These college-level courses must be completed with an earned grade of C or better by the end of Year Three. If a C is not earned in any of these six courses, it must be retaken which may affect the student’s ability to graduate in as little as four years.
At the UPMC Jameson School of Nursing (courses N 101 through N 360), a student is required to maintain an overall grade of C (76%) to progress to the next nursing course. This grade is not rounded. A student who does not earn at least 76% in one course may repeat it the next time it is offered. Only one nursing course may be repeated. The UPMC Jameson Grading Scale is as follows:
Imagine yourself as a Registered Nurse (RN). RN’s with a BSN degree have numerous options in nursing to choose from including medical-surgical nursing, intensive care, trauma nursing, pediatrics, obstetrics, oncology, home health care and community-health nursing. In addition, many RN’s continue their education to earn a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN), Doctorate of Nursing Practice (DNP) or a Doctorate of Philosophy (PhD) degree. Registered Nurses can also earn professional certifications to become nurse anesthetists (CRNA), nurse practitioners (CRNP) and nurse educators (CNE). The profession of nursing IS more rewarding than you can imagine.
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