Office of the Registrar
School of Nursing (2006/2007)
3.3 Academic Standards and Promotions
  1. The School constitutes the examining body for all School of Nursing examinations. The standing of every student will be assessed at the end of each academic semester by the Committee on Undergraduate Studies, and a grade report will be issued by the Registrar to the individual student.

  2. Students in the Bachelor of Nursing Program are required to achieve a grade of at least 65% or a grade of PAS as appropriate in each of the required Nursing courses.

  3. Students failing to achieve the requirements outlined in Clause 2. are permitted to repeat the given nursing course only once. A second failure in a given nursing course results in withdrawal from the Bachelor of Nursing (Post-RN) Program.

  4. Failure in excess of two nursing courses during the program results in withdrawal from the Bachelor of Nursing (Post-RN) Program.

  5. A student may be required to withdraw from a Nursing course with a clinical component or from the program at any time on the recommendation of the Committee on Undergraduate Studies of the School of Nursing, if the student is deemed unlikely to profit from continued attendance in the Nursing course or program and/or is deemed unsafe in a clinical setting. Students who are required to withdraw from the program for reasons outlined in this Clause will not be eligible for future admission/readmission to the program.

  6. Students who are required to withdraw from the program under Clause 3. may appeal for readmission after a lapse of two semesters by writing to the Chair, Committee on Undergraduate Studies. Students who are required to withdraw from the program a second time will not be eligible for future admission/readmission to the program.

  7. Students appealing matters such as admission, readmission, examinations and promotion must make their appeal in writing, clearly stating the basis of the appeal, to the Chair, Committee on Undergraduate Studies of the School of Nursing. Appeals cannot be made on the basis of grades awarded in individual courses, as the student will normally have had the opportunity of contesting a grade after notification.

  8. In special cases the Committee on Undergraduate Studies may waive the course requirements that apply only to the School of Nursing.