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A letter to future UIC Nursing students on the importance of letter grades

 

Dear Prospective Students,

We hope this message finds you and those around you to be well.

We understand that during these unprecedented times, many of your schools may be allowing students to take courses as Credit (CR) or No Credit (NC).  The UIC College of Nursing strongly prefers that students retain a letter grade for their science prerequisite courses in spring 2020. Should you be given the option, we ask that you opt to retain a letter grade for these classes. 

A strong foundational knowledge in the sciences is key to your success as a future UIC Nursing BSN student and a future healthcare provider. As we review applicant transcripts, a letter grade in the foundational science courses helps us to gauge readiness to begin professional coursework and guides us in ensuring your overall success in our program.

We are very excited for the day when you join us and take another step in your journey to becoming a hero of healthcare, as the world now understands nurses to be.

If you have further questions, please feel free to contact Clare K. Delaney at clared@uic.edu.

 

Catherine Vincent, RN, PhD
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
Associate Professor, Department of Women, Children and Family Health Science
University of Illinois at Chicago College of Nursing
Secretary of UIC Senate and Chair of UIC Senate Executive Committee