School of Nursing Regulations
  1. Students are required to observe the University Regulations and Academic Regulations as described in this calendar.
  2. Students are assessed in each year on their aptitude and fitness for nursing. Students who, in the judgment of the faculty, fail to attain a satisfactory standard in this assessment may be required to withdraw from the School.
  3. Students are responsible for ensuring that they are registered in appropriate courses throughout the program. Incorrect registration, at any time, could cause conflicts in a student’s year-to-year progression and/or graduation.
  4. Students in the Baccalaureate Program are responsible for (a) the purchase of uniforms including shoes and a watch with a sweep hand or a digital watch with seconds display, (b) cost of accommodation and travel while on clinical experiences. Additional expenses are incurred by students in the Basic Baccalaureate Program for field experience, books, first aid course, CPR course, graduation pin, equipment, and nurse registration examinations and recommended and/or required immunizations and/or testing. Each student must also purchase a name tag from the University.
  5. Because of enrolment limits on class size, part-time students who wish to change to full-time status must present this request in writing to the Assistant Director, Undergraduate Studies by March 1.
  6. Students are assigned to a faculty member from the Undergraduate Student Affairs Committee to help them plan their academic program and to discuss academic progress or difficulties.
  7. Students are permitted to repeat any course (non-nursing, core nursing courses including clinical practice and electives) in the BScN program only once. A second failure in any course (whether the second failure occurs in a previously failed course, or in a course taken for the first time in the program) will result in dismissal from the program for 1 year. Students are permitted to reapply to the program. Readmission to the program is not guaranteed and the applicant must demonstrate their preparation to return to studies.
  8. Students wishing to appeal a decision based on faculty regulations or decisions should follow the School of Nursing Appeal Procedure outlined in the Nursing Student Guide.
  9. Supplemental exams will not be available in any nursing courses.
  10. Because of the nature of the study and practice of Nursing which places Nursing students in a position of special trust, applicants will be asked to complete a screening question related to past criminal convictions which might affect the applicant’s suitability for the practice of nursing. Students accepted into the nursing program who provide false information will be disciplined by the university. It is the student’s responsibility to inform the Assistant Director (Undergraduate Studies) of any new criminal conviction which could affect the student’s suitability for practice.
  11. Once enrolled in the Nursing Program it is the students’ continuing responsibility to inform the Assistant Director Undergraduate Studies of any criminal conviction or any significant personal circumstance which would adversely affect their ability to continue with their studies or which would make them ineligible for registration within CRNNS upon graduation.
  12. Progression in the program requires a C (minimum 60%) in each non-nursing course and C+ (minimum 65%) or Pass (P) in each nursing course. Progression in the program requires a GPA of 2.30 or greater (semester to semester) for all years of the program. F and INC are failing grades. ILL and W are considered neutral.

School of Nursing Appeal Procedure

The University has established a system which allows students to appeal academic decisions made by faculty. Appeals can be heard at different levels within the University: At the School and at Senate. Appeals are heard in the School by the Student Appeals Committee and at Senate level by the Senate Academic Appeals Committee.

Procedure for Undergraduate Appeals

Undergraduate appeals are heard by the Student Appeals Committee of the School of Nursing. Procedures for the undergraduate appeal process are available from the School.

Interprofessional Health Education

Students are required to maintain enrolment in IPHE 4900 (see calendar section on Health Professions, Interprofessional Health Education) for the duration of their studies. Successful completion of this course is a requirement for graduation and will be recognized further with the awarding of a special Certificate in Interprofessional Collaboration to be presented by the Faculty of Health Professions. Students are asked to consult with their individual school/college to determine the specific guidelines and expectations regarding the required portfolio.