Nursing Student Handbook 2023-2024

Ron and Kathy Assaf College of Nursing (ACON) 2023–2024 112 approved LOA may be granted for up to 180 days within a 12-month period. For more details, including the Leave of Absence Request Form, visit the Office of the University Registrar’s website at /policies/leave-of-absence-policy.html. The student should be told by the program director that, upon return from leave, the student will need to meet at the start of the term with financial aid and report this meeting to the program director. A student is not eligible to take an LOA if the student has not completed at least one full semester at NSU. In this situation, standard withdrawal or incomplete policies that are appropriate should be followed (see below). All leave time is counted toward the graduation requirement of completing the program within 150 percent of the time for the program’s curriculum, starting from the date of matriculation into the ACON or, for transfer students, the date of matriculation into their original college of nursing. 2. Administrative Break in Enrollment An administrative break in enrollment may be voluntary or may be imposed by the dean. A student requesting a voluntary administrative break in enrollment must complete the proper paperwork Administrative Break (AB) Form obtained and guided by the program director. The program director will refer the student to financial aid and then, with this information, establish the parameters of the administrative break. A student will not be able to obtain financial aid during an administrative break in enrollment regardless of the reason for the administrative break in enrollment. The AB Form must detail any dialogue and agreement of the administrative break and should be signed and dated by the program director, department chair, and student, indicating the anticipated time for return. The administrative break plan should indicate that the student agrees to meet with the financial aid office prior to resuming the first day of class and should report on the meeting to the program director. During an administrative break in enrollment, the student must follow the prescribed instructions and requirements associated with the administrative break in enrollment and, if applicable, complete rehabilitation or treatment for the reason that precipitated the necessity for the administrative break in enrollment. To resume the program, the student may be required to meet with the program director and show that the preestablished instructions/requirements/documented plan memorialize on the AB Form have been met and that the student shows a reasonable likelihood that previous problem(s) will not recur. The program director will make a recommendation to the dean as to whether the student may resume the program. 3. Course Status During an Administrative Break in Enrollment If a student will be on an administrative break in enrollment for 50 percent or more of any course and is in passing status (i.e., miss half or more of a course), the student will be withdrawn from the course(s) (see the Withdrawal from a Course section in this handbook). In all such cases, a grade of withdrawal (W) will be noted on the student’s transcript. In such cases of withdrawal from a course, the student must repeat the course in its entirety during the next course offering, after returning from an administrative break in enrollment, and will receive the earned grade. Until the course is repeated, the student may not progress to the next class year of study. If a student did not begin one or more courses during the semester in which the student begins the administrative break in enrollment, those courses will not be reflected on the student’s academic record and transcript.