BN – Regular Program and Post-Diploma Program and Diploma in Nursing Program
The academic performance of students registered in the Qatar Faculty is assessed at the end of each Fall, Winter and Spring/Summer Terms. Students in the Post-Diploma program will have unofficial reviews at the end of each term, with official reviews completed upon completion of 18, 30 and 45 units (3.0, 5.0 and 7.5 full-course equivalents).
In order to obtain satisfactory standing in the Qatar Faculty, students must attain a minimum grade of "C" in all laboratory nursing courses, “C-“ in all nursing theory courses, and must attain a "credit" grade in all clinical nursing courses.
A grade of "C-" or lower in a laboratory nursing course must be cleared and satisfactory standing achieved before a student may progress to any further nursing courses. Students will not be permitted to withdraw from laboratory nursing courses in order to avoid a failing grade.
A grade of "D/D+" or lower in a nursing theory course must be cleared and satisfactory standing achieved before a student may progress to any further nursing courses.
Students who fail to attain satisfactory standing as defined above in either a clinical nursing course or a corequisite theory nursing course may be required to repeat both courses, and will meet with the Associate Dean (Academic) to determine their progress through the program.
"F" grades in all required nursing courses must be cleared by repeating those courses before students may progress to any further nursing courses. "F" grades in required support courses must be cleared by repeating those courses. "F" grades in optional support courses must be cleared by repeating those courses or by substituting other approved options in their place.
Students may repeat a course previously failed or one in which a higher grade is sought. However, students usually will be permitted to repeat a particular course only once. Exceptions to this regulation may be made only in unusual circumstances and at the discretion of the Associate Dean (Academic).
Students will not be permitted to withdraw more than once from a particular course. Students will be required to withdraw if they have accumulated a total of more than 30 unit (5.0 full-course equivalents) withdrawals while in attendance at the University of Calgary in Qatar.
All grades (including original grades in repeated courses) are used in the calculation of grade point averages for purposes of the official University transcript of record and for progression in the Nursing programs as outlined in the sections "Students Previously in Satisfactory Standing" and "Students on Probation."
Nursing Foundation Program
The academic performance of students enrolled in the Nursing Foundation Program will be evaluated at the end of each term of instruction.
Science and Mathematics courses are graded courses with a minimum grade of "C" required for successful completion and progression. Students may progress to the next course at any time in the term upon successful completion of a course.
Students should complete the Nursing Foundation Program within four semesters. Failure to successfully complete the program in four semesters may result in being required to withdraw from the Nursing Foundation Program.
English language courses are graded courses with a minimum grade of "C" required for successful completion and progression.
EAP students who achieve a grade of “C” or better in all corequisite courses of a specific tier will be permitted to advance to the next tier. Students who achieve a grade of “C-“ or lower in one or more corequisite course of any tier will be required to repeat and successfully complete all of the tier before advancing to the next tier. All students are permitted to take corequisite tier courses twice. After two unsuccessful attempts to complete corequisite tier courses, the student must re-take the EAP Program language assessment.
Students repeating courses will not have the original grade removed from the transcript of record. The transcript of record will indicate both the original grade and the repeated courses with the final grades in the term(s) in which they were taken.