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Graduation, Degrees, & Diplomas

Graduation from the Practical Nursing Program

Simply enrolling in a program of study does not guarantee graduation. To be eligible for graduation and have your final transcript sent to the Board of Nursing the student MUST:

  1. Successfully complete the curriculum by earning at least a minimum passing academic grade of 80% in each course
  2. Achieve a satisfactory on each clinical course
  3. Demonstrate satisfactory attendance as evident by 90% attendance of each course
  4. Successfully complete designated Standardized Comprehensive Exams at the established benchmark stated in the Integrated Nursing Concepts Course Syllabus.
  5. Meet all financial obligations.
  6. All requirements for program completion shall be met by the last official day of Integrated Nursing Concepts Course.

A student who has not met the requirements may not participate in the public graduation ceremony. The diploma and pin will be awarded when all requirements have been met.

The Director of Nursing Education or designee shall submit documentation of program completion and completed transcripts for each graduate to the Board of Nursing as required in State Regulations. After ALL program requirements have been met, the graduate is eligible to file an application to take the NCLEX-PN for licensure in the state where the graduate intends to practice. Satisfactory completion of the NCLEX-PN qualifies the applicant to practice as a Licensed Practical Nurse in the state they applied for licensure in.

An applicant may be denied the right to take the NCLEX-PN in Virginia due to conviction of felony or misdemeanor involving moral turpitude, or for other reasons cited in Section 54.1-3007 of the Code of Virginia

Graduation from the LPN to RN Transition Program

A student will be awarded an Associate’s in Applied Science Degree in Nursing if the following requirements are met:

  1. Satisfactory completion of the program with a grade of “80%” or above in all courses and satisfactory clinical evaluations.
  2. Successfully complete designated Standardized Comprehensive Exams at the established benchmark stated in the Integrated Nursing Concepts Course Syllabus.
  3. Recommendation by the Faculty.
  4. Returns of all school property and meets all financial obligations to the college
  5. All requirements for program completion have been met by the official last day of academic activity for the program for which the student is enrolled in.

A student who has not met the requirements may not participate in the public graduation ceremony. The diploma and pin will be awarded when all requirements have been met.

The Director of Nursing Education shall submit documentation of program completion and completed transcripts for each graduate to the Board of Nursing as required in State Regulations. After ALL program requirements have been met, the graduate is eligible to file an application to take the NCLEX-RN for licensure in the state where the graduate intends to practice. Satisfactory completion of the NCLEX-RN qualifies the applicant to practice as a licensed Registered Nurse (RN) in the state they applied for licensure in.

An applicant may be denied the right to take the NCLEX-RN in Virginia due to conviction of felony or misdemeanor involving moral turpitude, or for other reasons cited in Section 54.1-3007 of the Code of Virginia

Financial Obligations

Students are expected to settle all financial obligations to Standard College before graduating from a Nursing Program.

Final Approval for Graduation

Students are given final approval for graduation by the Office of the Registrar following receipt of current grades, and the posting of other requirements.

No student should be included in these final graduation lists whose completion of all requirements has not been confirmed.

Replacement Diplomas

Replacement diplomas can be ordered if the original was lost, stolen, or destroyed.  To request a replacement diploma, please complete the following: