Nursing Student Handbook 2023-2024

Ron and Kathy Assaf College of Nursing (ACON) 2023–2024 132 College of Nursing Student Handbook and in the NSU Student Handbook. Additionally, nursing students are expected to adhere to the National Student Nurses’ Association (NSNA) Code on Academic and Clinical Conduct. Academic and disciplinary status may impact a student’s eligibility to be awarded honors recognition or serve in any leadership position. To be eligible to participate in any of the above mentioned, students must be in good academic and disciplinary standing and must maintain the required GPA each term/semester. Academic Warning/Probation/Dismissal The purpose of this policy is to identify and provide assistance to students who are not making satisfactory academic progress. To enhance students’ chances of achieving the best academic outcomes, the ACON has adopted academic standards designed to identify those students who are experiencing academic difficulty, and to provide timely intervention through academic advising and academic support programs. The policy addresses academic discipline at three levels—academic warning, academic probation, and academic dismissal. The university reserves the right to take additional action as it deems appropriate. Individual program policies may affect interpretation of these policies, and the student is therefore subject to the program’s policies. Academic Warning Academic warning is the least severe of the three levels of academic discipline. Academic warning will not appear on the official transcript, but will be placed in the student’s program file. Academic warning serves as an opportunity to address difficulties with the goal of preventing a student from being placed on academic probation. It is a written notification that any continuation of substandard academic performance may result in additional disciplinary action. If course remediation is permitted, an academic warning will be issued when a student successfully remediates the course. Academic warnings are effective the subsequent semester and will be lifted at the end of the semester if the student successfully completes all courses. A student who fails any course in a program will be placed on academic probation. The issuance of an academic warning will result in the student being referred to the student’s program director and/or the CSP. Academic Probation Academic probation is one disciplinary level higher than academic warning and appears on the student’s official transcript. Probation serves as an opportunity to address serious academic difficulties with the goal of preventing a student from academic dismissal. It is a trial period during which a student has the opportunity to demonstrate that the student can succeed academically. A student who fails any course in a program will be placed on academic probation. The academic probation may be lifted when the student successfully completes the failed course the next time it is offered. Upon being placed on academic probation, the student will be referred to the student’s adviser and/or the CSP.