Bachelor of Nursing (Regular Track and Post-Diploma) 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 Terms.
In order to obtain satisfactory standing in the Qatar Faculty, students must attain a minimum grade of "C" in all nursing courses with a laboratory component, “C-“ in all nursing theory courses, and must attain a "credit" grade in all practice nursing courses. Students will not be permitted to withdraw from practice nursing courses in order to avoid a failing grade.
Students who fail to attain satisfactory standing as defined above in a nursing course with a laboratory component, a nursing theory course, or a nursing practice course will be required to repeat the course and normally the corequisite courses. The students must meet with the Associate Dean, Academic to discuss to determine a progression plan. Students must clear all unsatisfactory grades before they may progress to any further nursing courses.
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 units of 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 of Calgary in Qatar transcript of record and for progression in the Nursing Programs as outlined in 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.
In science and mathematics courses, a minimum grade of "C" is required for successful completion and progression. Students may progress to the next course upon successful completion of a course.
English language students take two English language courses per level (academic reading and academic writing). A minimum grade of "C" is required for successful completion and progression. A student must successfully complete both courses to progress to the next level. Students who do not receive a "C" in both courses will be required to repeat the level before advancing to the next level.
All students are permitted two attempts in any course. Two unsuccessful attempts may result in the student being withdrawn from the Nursing Foundation Program.
Students should complete the Nursing Foundation Program within four terms. Students who do no successfully complete the program in four semesters may be required to withdraw from the Nursing Foundation Program.
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.