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Requirements for Undergraduate Graduation Subsection: 5.2.31
Section 5.0 - Student Policies Originating Date: October 1998
Responsible Reviewing Agency:
Undergraduate Admission, Progression, Graduation and Scholarship/Grant Committee
Revised: December 1988
Revised: May 2000
Revised: January 2008
Reviewed: November 2012
Revised: March 2020


  1. The degree is granted by the Board of Regents of the University of Nebraska to those candidates who have been recommended for the degree by the faculty of the College of Nursing.
  2. The faculty of the College of Nursing establish the requirements for graduation.
  3. Requirements for graduation are as follows:
    1. Maintain a cumulative University of Nebraska grade point average of 2.0 or above.
    2. Each student who expects to receive a degree must file an application for candidacy for the degree by the published deadline.
    3. Successfully complete the course of study for the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program.
    4. Earn 30 hours of the last 36 hours at the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC). Registered nurse students must complete a minimum of 20 hours of UNMC nursing courses (plus any additional requirements) to receive a BSN degree.
    5. Discharge all indebtedness to the University of Nebraska prior to graduation.
    6. Attendance at graduation ceremony is highly encouraged. Formal commencement ceremonies are held in May and December. Those graduating at other times will receive diplomas when requirements are fulfilled and have the privilege of participating in the next formal commencement.


  1. Deadline for application for graduation is posted on the Academic Records website.
  2. The application will be filed through the Academic Records Office on the UNMC campus.