​​​​​​​Academic Standards

Advancement of each DNAP CRNA completion program student to the next higher level or semester occurs at per semester intervals, upon faculty members’ verification of the student’s successful completion of each semester’s course requirements. In order to progress unencumbered to the next higher level or semester, the student must meet the following conditions:

  • MTSA expects that all DNAP level coursework should result in a minimum earned grade of “B” (80%-89%).
  • Students will automatically be dismissed from the program and referred to the MTSA Progressions Committee for receiving a failing course grade for any course. Failing is defined as any grade below 80%. (See: Student Advancement)
  • Students who are placed on any type of probation greater than one (1) time will be dismissed from the program.
  • Students have the right to appeal decisions of the Progressions Committee by following the MTSA appeal process.
  • Each student is carefully evaluated for academic achievement on a regular and continuing basis. Academic grades are published per semester on the academic transcript. Students shall be advised by their DNAP Program Administrator/Advisor concerning their academic progress no less than per semester.
  • Each student will have access to a grade sheet (MTSA Transcript) reflecting academic progress, with current and cumulative GPAs at the end of each semester.
  • Students must keep a current RN license and APN/APRN (as applicable) license for the state in which they reside on file with MTSA during the entire program. The student must also possess a current RN license for any other state in which he chooses to participate in educational experiences related to the DNAP program, such as the Scholarly project.
  • During NAP Council meetings, general observations about each DNAP Completion Degree student are discussed. Any recommendations by that committee are given to the Program Administrator. The Progressions Committee makes the final decision relative to any action regarding performance. Should it be determined that there may be a negative decision by the Progressions Committee (i.e., probation), the student will be offered the opportunity to discuss his performance with the Progressions Committee, prior to any decision.