Maine College of Health Professions
70 Middle Street, Lewiston, Maine 04240
phone: (207) 795-2840 email: admissions@mchp.edu

Requirements for Graduation

Students must earn a minimum cumulative nursing grade point average of 2.0 and a minimum grade of "C" in each required general education course.  Students must complete a minimum of 70 credit hours for the degree as listed in the curriculum plan for the class in which the student is enrolled. A minimum of one year of credits in the nursing major must be sponsored by and taken on the Maine College of Health Professions campus.

Each senior student must take an exit examination selected by the nursing program faculty.  Students who do not meet the national passing score for the examination as established by the nursing program and identified in the syllabus, are required to complete remediation as assigned by nursing program leadership and identified on the syllabus. After completing required remediation activities as assigned by nursing program leadership, students must then retake the examination once. Students may participate in graduation prior to the examination retake, but will not be awarded the associate degree until they have completed the required remediation and have retaken the examination. Students who do not meet the national passing score are strongly encouraged to seek additional remediation, tutoring, or support, to promote their success on the NCLEX-RN examination.


Students will not be issued a degree if they have not met all their financial and library obligations toward the Maine College of Health Professions.