Nursing Student Handbook 2023-2024

Ron and Kathy Assaf College of Nursing (ACON) 2023–2024 109 Readmission Following Dismissal M.S.N.—Traditional students who have been dismissed from the program or withdrawn due to academic inactivit may reapply for admission to the program after a minimum of one year. B.S.N., A.P.R.N., D.N.P., and Ph.D. students—once dismissed—will not be able to reenter the program. Ph.D. students who fail the comprehensive exam will not be eligible for readmission. Prior to application, the applicant must meet with the program director and petition for readmission. The applicant must submit to the program director a written statement along with the application establishing that the factors that caused the prior inadequate academic performance, inappropriate conduct or professionalism issues, or reason for academic inactivity, have changed significantly so that there is reasonable expectation that the applicant can perform satisfactorily if permitted to resume studies. This should be documented in the student’s file. Readmission will be at the discretion of the program director. Transfer Credits Undergraduate general education credits are evaluated and transferred through the Transfer Evaluation Services. Nursing courses will be evaluated for credit toward the B.S.N., M.S.N., A.P.R.N., D.N.P., and Ph.D. by the program director and approved by the designated department chair. 1. No more than 12 nursing credits may be transferred into any program, excluding the entry B.S.N. and the accelerated B.S.N., from other comparable programs. Students must follow the program approval policy and time lines. 2. Entry-level students may only transfer 6 nonclinical nursing credits in the B.S.N. track. 3. To be considered for credit, a course must have been taken at a regionally accredited program and be the equivalent of a course offered in the NSU program. 4. The student must have earned a passing grade (C or higher for undergraduate, or B or higher for graduate) in the course. 5. S tudents must submit the syllabus of any course for which they are seeking credit directly to the program director to assure course equivalency. Additional documentation may be required by the program director before credit may be granted. 6. Only courses completed prior to matriculation into a program will be considered for transfer credit. 7. T he program director and the associate dean must approve the transfer credits. 8. A transfer credit form will be submitted to the Office of the University Registrar. 9. A copy of the transfer credit form with all supporting documents (e.g., syllabus, assignments, etc.) will be placed in the student file. The ACON does not transfer B.S.N. nursing credits from clinical nursing courses from other nursing programs.