Student Progression with Course of Study
Confidentiality and Release of Student Records
The Duke University School of Nursing adheres to the Duke University policy of compliance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act. A full explanation of the Duke Student Records Policy is available on the Office of the University Registrar website.
Most courses in the School of Nursing must be taken for a grade. Grades will be assigned as follows:
Final Course Percentage
69 and below
Certain courses have a designation of “credit.” These courses include, but are not limited to, directed scholarship, independent study, MSN clinical and synthesis courses, and the DNP Project. These courses are graded “Cr” or “NCr.” The designation “Cr” indicates that the student has successfully completed all the requirements for those credits registered. The designation “NCr” indicates that the student has failed the course and “NCr” is the equivalent of an F grade.
Incomplete Coursework (I Grade)
In cases where coursework cannot be completed on schedule, it is the student’s responsibility to negotiate with the instructor for an I (incomplete grade) and adjustment of the deadline for completion of work. All coursework must be submitted on or before the adjusted due date. At most, students have one calendar year from the date the course ended to remove the I, and if it is not removed in one calendar year, the grade will be an F. Students may not graduate with incomplete grades on their transcript.