Compliance Certification Report

3.5.3
The institution defines and publishes requirements for its undergraduate programs, including its general education components. These requirements conform to commonly accepted standards and practices for degree programs. (Undergraduate Program Requirements)
√ Compliant
Partially Compliant
Non-Compliant
Narrative:
The UTMB Schools of Nursing and Allied Health Sciences are the only schools that offer undergraduate programs. Requirements for these programs are outlined in their respective bulletins (1a) (1b) (2a) (2b) (2c) (2d) and conform to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board’s core curriculum requirements (3) and to national accreditation standards from the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (4), National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (5), and the Committee on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (6).

In the School of Nursing, the student must have completed no less than 30 of the final 35 upper-division semester credit hours in residence at the School of Nursing to be granted the Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree. Courses taught off campus or web-based and are the same as those taught at the main campus are considered residence courses and meet criteria for residency. For any course taken outside UTMB, the student must provide, for the university’s records, an official transcript immediately upon completion of that course. Official transcripts for upper-division or graduate work taken at another institution while enrolled in the School of Nursing must be in the permanent file before graduation from the School of Nursing. In addition to fulfillment of all program requirements, graduation with the Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree requires removal of any academic deficiencies. No student may graduate with an incomplete (I) or failing grade (F, WF). Each student must have an overall program GPA of 2.0 or above at the time of graduation (7a) (7b).

Students in good standing in baccalaureate programs in the School of Allied Health Sciences must maintain a GPA of 2.0 during each semester or term, earn either a "C" or better or "P" (satisfactory grade) in all courses, and have a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher (required for graduation). Baccalaureate students who achieve a GPA below 2.0 are placed on academic probation during the subsequent enrollment period and are required to earn a GPA of 2.0 or better during that probationary period in order to remove the academic probation (8).
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Source
1a
UTMB School of Nursing Bulletin, 2007-2009, Baccalaureate Admission Requirements, p. 7
http://www.son.utmb.edu/academic_programs/SON%20Bulletin%202007-2009.pdf
1b
UTMB School of Nursing Bulletin, 2007-2009, Degree Requirements for Bachelor of Science in Nursing, pp. 21, 23, and 24
http://www.son.utmb.edu/academic_programs/SON%20Bulletin%202007-2009.pdf
2a
UTMB School of Allied Health Sciences, 2007-2009, Department of Clinical Laboratory Sciences, Program Prerequisites, p. 38
http://www.sahs.utmb.edu/sahs_bulletin.pdf
2b
UTMB School of Allied Health Sciences, 2007-2009, Department of Clinical Laboratory Sciences, Professional Curriculum, p. 25
http://www.sahs.utmb.edu/sahs_bulletin.pdf
2c
UTMB School of Allied Health Sciences, 2007-2009, Department of Respiratory Care, Admission Requirements, p. 92
http://www.sahs.utmb.edu/sahs_bulletin.pdf
2d
UTMB School of Allied Health Sciences, 2007-2009, Department of Respiratory Care, Academic Performance Standards, p. 84
http://www.sahs.utmb.edu/sahs_bulletin.pdf
3
Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, Rules Currently in Effect, Chapter 4, Subchapter B. Transfer of Credit, Core Curriculum and Field of Study Curricula, Section 4.28, Core Curriculum
http://www.thecb.state.tx.us/Rules/Tac3.cfm?Chapter_ID=4&Subchapter=B&Print=1
4
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
http://www.aacn.nche.edu/CCNE/reports/rptAccreditedPrograms.asp?state=TX&sFullName=Texas
5
National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences Accredited and Approved Programs
http://www.naacls.org/search/programs.asp
6
The Committee on Accreditation for Respiratory Care
http://caahep.org/Find_An_Accredited_Program.aspx
7a
UTMB School of Nursing Bulletin, 2007-2009, Baccalaureate Admission Requirements, p. 7
http://www.son.utmb.edu/academic_programs/SON%20Bulletin%202007-2009.pdf
7b
UTMB School of Nursing Bulletin, 2007-2009, Degree Requirements for Bachelor of Science in Nursing, p. 22
http://www.son.utmb.edu/academic_programs/SON%20Bulletin%202007-2009.pdf
8
UTMB School of Allied Health Sciences, 2007-2009, Department of Clinical Laboratory Sciences, Satisfactory Academic Progress, p. 99
http://www.sahs.utmb.edu/sahs_bulletin.pdf