Academic Calendar 2021-2022

Academic Regulation 1: BNSc Degree Requirements

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1.1 - Degree Requirements

Candidates must meet all course requirements. Students must achieve a GPA of 1.7 (60%) or greater in all courses.

BNSc Degree requirements are completed within 4 years for a student registered in the Four Year BNSc Program and 2 years for students registered in the Accelerated Standing BNSc Program. The Associate Director (Undergraduate Nursing Programs) may grant a Leave of Absence (LOA) for documented health issues and extenuating circumstances.  A LOA may be granted for a maximum of one year.

Any student who does not successfully complete a course in any given term or misses an academic term for any reason will be on an altered plan of study. The student will be required to complete a mandatory clinical preparation  module (clinical practice days) prior to returning to the next clinical course. All students who are on an altered plan of study will normally extend the length of their program by a minimum of one year.

Any student who has not been enrolled and participated in a clinical course for over 1 calendar year, will be required to audit a previous clinical course, before progressing in clinical courses.

Students in the 4 year track must complete a minimum of 50 percent of the total number of required credits for the BNSc degree plus 3.0 credits through Queen's University. Students in the Accelerated Standing Track must complete all courses at Queen’s University.

1.2 - Application for a Degree

Students must formally apply to graduate by filling in the ‘Application to Graduate’ online within a specified time period. Refer to Sessional Dates.

1.3 - Honours Requirements

All students eligible for the BNSc Degree are eligible to graduate with honours. Please see Academic Regulation 23.