Office of the Registrar
School of Nursing (2008/2009)
5 Promotion Regulations

These regulations apply to all programs except as noted below.

  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 University Registrar 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. Except in the Bachelor of Nursing Fast-Track Option, students failing to achieve the requirements outlined above are permitted to repeat the given nursing course only once. A second failure in a given nursing course will result in withdrawal from the program. In the Bachelor of Nursing (Collaborative) Fast Track option students may be permitted, with special permission from the Directors, to resume 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. Failure in excess of two nursing courses during the program will result in withdrawal from the Bachelor of Nursing (Collaborative) four year program, the Bachelor of Nursing (Post-RN), or the Bachelor of Nursing (Post-RN) Nurse Practitioner Primary Health Care Option programs.

  5. Students who are required to withdraw from the Bachelor of Nursing (Collaborative) four year program, or the Bachelor of Nursing (Post-RN) program, as outlined above in the two preceding clauses, 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.

  6. 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 any of these reasons will not be eligible for future admission/readmission to the program or the School of Nursing.

  7. Students who fail to complete a nursing course in any program, other than the Bachelor of Nursing (Post-RN) program, for a period of three consecutive semesters will be considered to have withdrawn from the program. Students who have not completed a course in the Bachelor of Nursing (Post-RN) program within the last 6 consecutive semesters will be considered to have withdrawn from the program and must apply for re-admission. Students in the Bachelor of Nursing (Post-RN) Nurse Practitioner Primary Health Care Option program who fail to complete a nursing course will be considered to have withdrawn from the program and must apply for re-admission.

  8. Students in the Bachelor of Nursing (Collaborative) and the Bachelor of Nursing (Collaborative) Fast-Track Option programs 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.

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

  10. Students in the Bachelor of Nursing (Collaborative) program, the Bachelor of Nursing (Collaborative) Fast-Track Option program, or the Bachelor of Nursing (Post-RN) Nurse Practitioner Primary Health Care Option program who voluntarily withdraw from the program at the conclusion of the first semester of the program, or later, and who wish to return to the program, must appeal for readmission. The letter of appeal must be directed to the Chair, Committee on Undergraduate Studies.

  11. Students in the Bachelor of Nursing (Collaborative) four year and two year Bachelor of Nursing (Collaborative) Fast-Track Option program 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 or clinical courses.