Academic and Professional Standards

This evaluation system provides for the assessment of the student's performance, progress, and achievement within each program of Columbia University School of Nursing. In theory courses, academic, and professional standards are assessed in various ways: performance is evaluated by examinations and/or written and oral assignments or other means specified in the course syllabi. For clinical performance, grades are determined by the course faculty member.

Professional behavior is expected of each student in Columbia Nursing. This behavior is described in the “Code of Ethics,” and a sense of honor and integrity is expected of all students and faculty. The Faculty of Nursing reserves the right to withdraw, deny admission, or deny graduation to any student who is determined to be unsuited for the study or practice of nursing.