Health Sciences
2012-2013 University Calendar

8 School of Nursing : 8.3 Registration and Regulations

Please read section 3 “General University Information and Regulations” for more details.
Students admitted to the B.Sc.(N.) and B.N. (Integrated) programs are advised to refer to the website for newly admitted undergraduate students at for information on ­Discover McGill activities.
New undergraduate nursing students may obtain information related to registration and/or academic advising on the web at
Official registration through Minerva must be completed by the Orientation Session in August. Students registering late for reasons unrelated to the admission procedure are subject to the late payment and registration fees. See section 3.3.1 “Registration” for more information.
Returning students are responsible for ensuring that registration is complete as per University timetables (see However, the deadline for registration for Fall NUR1 331 and NUR1 431 clinical courses to guarantee placement is June 15.
Degree Evaluation
Students are responsible for ensuring that they are taking the required courses as set out in their program of study to meet the degree requirements. Students can check their degree requirements at
General Course Requirements
Students are informed at the beginning of any course of the course objectives and requirements as well as the methods of evaluation and the contribution of each method of evaluation to the final grade in the course. Students will not be permitted to write an examination in any course unless they have fulfilled the requirements of the course, including attendance.
Regulations Concerning Final Examinations
See section 3.6.1 “Examinations: General Information”.
Leave of Absence
Exceptionally, students may require a Leave of Absence (LOA) for personal illness or for compassionate reasons or extenuating academic circumstances. Students must receive permission from the Program Director for any leave of absence. Supporting documentation may be required. Generally, students are granted no more than one leave of absence during the program of study. A student returning from a LOA due to illness must provide supporting documentation indicating that the student is able to resume studies.
Any student who has been granted a leave of absence for one academic year and who does not resume studies in the following semester, must withdraw from the School of Nursing. Such students may apply for readmission within one year after withdrawal.
Ordre des infirmières et infirmiers du Québec (OIIQ) (Order of Nurses of Quebec) Regulations
N.B. When students interrupt their studies for more than a year, the OIIQ will automatically delete their file and they must request registration (immatriculation) with the OIIQ again. In such cases, proof of registration previously held by students returning to the program will be considered invalid. Students will also be required to return their proof of registration (immatriculation) with the OIIQ when they interrupt their studies.
Permission must be obtained from the Program Director prior to withdrawing from a required course. Students considering withdrawal from the Program are advised to discuss their situation with the Director of their program prior to making a final decision.
Deadlines are noted at, and will be in accordance with section 3.4.7 “Fees and Withdrawal from the University”.
N.B. Students who withdraw from their Fall term courses are considered as withdrawn from the University unless a leave of absence is recorded on their transcript.
Students who decide to withdraw from nursing or transfer to another McGill program are required to return their proof of registration (immatriculation) to the OIIQ.

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