A certificate of completion (Bachelors of Science in Nursing) will be presented to the student who has:

  1. Completed all required courses within the program with a minimum grade of “C” or 70%,
  2. Fulfilled all monetary obligations to the school, and
  3. For nursing program graduates, passed a comprehensive exit


  • Clock Hour: A period of 60 minutes with a minimum of 50 minutes of faculty facilitated classroom instruction, supervised laboratory, or supervised clinical activities. Clock hours are awarded for non-degree certificate or diploma programs
  • Semester Credit Hour: Academic credit is calculated on a semester credit hour basis. A semester credit is an amount of work represented in intended learning outcomes and verified by evidence of student achievement that is an institutionally established equivalency that reasonably approximates not less than: (i) one hour of classroom or direct faculty instruction and a minimum of two hours out-of-class student work each week or (ii) At least an equivalent amount of work as outlined in item (i) for other academic activities as established by the institution including laboratory work, practicum, and other academic work leading to the award of credit


Credit Hour Conversion: Minimum in-class equivalent work is calculated under the following formula for each semester credit:

15 classroom lecture hours = 1 semester credit hour

30 laboratory hours = 1 semester credit hour

45 externship/clinical/practicum hours = 1 semester credit hour


Jay College also expects each student to do outside work each week to support his/her classroom time. This work includes, but is not limited to, assigned reading, research, homework, test preparation, projects, group assignments, practicing learned skills, writing papers and other activities as assigned and documented on course syllabi. The combination of in-class and out-of-class work for each semester credit represents a minimum of 45 total hours or its recognized equivalent. Semester credit hours are awarded for all degree programs.