Graduation Requirements

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  1. Diplomas are issued to Practical Nursing students with a grade of "C" or better in all PNN and required liberal arts and sciences courses identified in the Practical Nursing curriculum.
  2. An Associate in Applied Science Degree (AAS) is awarded to Associate Degree Nursing Students with a grade of "C" or better in all ADN and required liberal arts and sciences courses identified in the Associate Degree Nursing curriculum. In addition, ADN students must successfully complete the required standardized exit exam taken during Term 5 of the curriculum to earn their degree.

It is the student's responsibility to monitor his/her progress in meeting program requirements.

Track your progress. Any discrepancies regarding meeting requirements must be discussed with the Program Chair as soon you are aware to ensure progression toward graduation as planned. Any discrepancies regarding meeting requirements must be discussed with the Program Chair as soon you are aware to ensure progression toward graduation as planned.

Graduation Application

To qualify as a graduation candidate, a Graduation Application must be filed with the Office of Student Records by established deadlines. There are three reasons why you need to complete the Graduation Application:

  1. To have your academic records reviewed to determine if you are eligible to graduate from DMACC
  2. To determine if you meet the Board of Nursing's requirements for licensure.
    Students must be granted the designated degree or diploma to meet eligibility requirements for licensure by the state boards of nursing. Just completing the required course work is not sufficient to meet licensure requirements.
  3. To indicate if you will or will not be participating in the graduation ceremony.

Students will receive OFFICIAL written notification of their status on meeting graduation requirements.

Graduates Looking for a Job

DMACC Career Center for Employment Assistance:
Ankeny Campus, Building 1, Student Services
515-964-6463 careers@dmacc.edu
Office Hours: 7:30am-4:00pm Monday-Friday

DMACC's College Central Network
Here you will find jobs posted for DMACC students and Alumni. You must log in to the College Central Network to access these postings. Don't have an account? Create one for free today by going to CollegeCentral.com/DMACC and following the on-screen prompts to create a new account.


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