Grading for non-nursing courses is according to the grading policy of HudsonCountyCommunity College.  A student must achieve a 78 in a nursing course and pass the clinical component to pass the course.  Clinical failure or a grade of less than 78 in theory will result in a failure (F) for the nursing course.

The theory grade for a nursing course will be based on quizzes, exams, a final exam and paper/project(s), as per the course syllabus. A student must pass both the theoretical and clinical components of the course. A student who fails either the theoretical or clinical component of the course will receive a grade of “F”, and must repeat the course in its entirety.

Students enrolled in a nursing course must meet the clinical objectives of the course in order to pass the clinical portion of the course.

Students will fail clinical if they do not successfully pass the medication competency test, because they will be deemed unsafe to administer medications and, therefore, will not meet the clinical objectives of the course.

Grading System

Hudson County
Community College
CarePoint Health School of Nursing
A = 4.0 92 to 100
A- = 3.7 89 to 91
B+ = 3.3 86 to 88
B = 3.0 83 to 85
B- = 2.7 80 to 82
C+ = 2.3 78 to 79
C = 2.0

F     =     0.0                                   

Theory grade of less than 78 and/or clinical failure

C- = 1.7
D+ = 1.3
D = 1.0
F = 0


Students are promoted on the basis of scholastic achievement and clinical performance. Requirements for graduation are:

  • Completion of the Academic Program as outlined in the curriculum plan;
  • Cumulative grade point average of 2.3 or above, with a 78 or higher, in all Nursing     Courses and a C or higher, in all the science courses;
  • Fulfill all financial obligations;
  • Satisfactory score on a standardized comprehensive nursing readiness exam;
  • Completion of the required NCLEX-RN Review Course and NCLEX-RN preparation  requirements


To determine the grade point average (GPA) multiply the number of grade point equivalents for each grade received by the number of credits for the course, then divide the total number of grade points by the total number of credits attempted.


All students must pass nursing courses and course requirements in order to progress to the next nursing course.  A student must achieve a C+ (78) in a nursing course and pass the clinical component in order to pass a nursing course.

A student will be dismissed from the CarePoint Health School of Nursing for failure of more than one nursing course, unless they are returning to the last nursing course (NSG220).  A student who fails the theory component of Nursing 220 which results in a second failure in the nursing program will be given an opportunity to repeat the Nursing 220 course upon review of the request by the Guidance and Promotion Committee and approval by Administration of the CarePoint Health School of Nursing.  The student must be in a good clinical standing without any clinical warning in Nursing 220.  This option is only given to those students who fail the theory component of Nursing 220.

If approval is granted, the student must repeat both the theory and clinical components of Nursing 220 in the Day division the next time the course is offered.  A delay of more than one year will not be permitted.

After readmission, failure in either the clinical or theory component will constitute dismissal from the nursing program.

All graduation requirements must be completed for eligibility to exit the program

Contact information

  • CarePoint Health School of Nursing169 Palisade Avenue
    Jersey City NJ 07306
    Phone: 201.795.8360