Office of the Registrar
School of Nursing (2007/2008)
2.2 Academic Standards and Promotions
  1. The Memorial University of Newfoundland School of Nursing 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 of Memorial University of Newfoundland to the individual student.

  2. Students 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. must withdraw from the Bachelor of Nursing (Collaborative) Program Fast-Track Option. They may be allowed, with special permission from the Directors, to resume their studies within the regular stream of the Bachelor of Nursing (Collaborative) program and are subject to all its academic standards. Accordingly, invoking this Clause carries over to the Bachelor of Nursing (Collaborative) program as a first failure in the relevant course(s).

  4. 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, 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.

  5. Students who fail to complete a nursing course for a period of three consecutive semesters will be considered to have withdrawn from the program.

  6. Students who wish to take a leave of absence from the program may do so only with the written permission of the Director (or delegate). A leave will be granted for a maximum period of three consecutive semesters. Students on leave who plan to resume their studies, must notify the Director in writing one semester prior to registration.

  7. Students who voluntarily withdraw from the Fast-Track Option prior to the conclusion of the first semester of the first year and who wish to return to the Bachelor of Nursing (Collaborative) Program Fast-Track Option must re-apply in competition as a new applicant.

  8. Students who voluntarily withdraw from the Fast-Track Option at the conclusion of the first semester of the program, or later, and who wish to return to the Bachelor of Nursing (Collaborative) Program Fast-Track Option, must appeal for readmission. Such letters will be sent to the Chair, Committee on Undergraduate Studies. If readmitted, Clause 9. will apply.

  9. Students who are readmitted to the program following a period of absence, either as a result of a leave of absence or a withdrawal from the program, may be required to do remedial work upon the recommendation of the Committee on Undergraduate Studies. Remedial work may include the repetition of classroom and/or clinical courses.

  10. 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. 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.

  11. In special cases, the Committee on Undergraduate Studies may waive the course requirements that apply only to the Bachelor of Nursing (Collaborative) Program Fast-Track Option.