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Catalog and Student Handbook 2019-2020

Re-entry/Readmission to the Nursing Program

Readmission or re-entry to the Nursing Program is not guaranteed. In addition to what is outlined in the general readmission policy, the Division of Nursing Student Handbook states that a nursing student who successfully completes a nursing course and decides not to progress to the next course may, after approval from the Academic Review Committee, re-enter, on a space available basis, for up to one calendar year. If the student does not re-enter within one year, the student may be required to re-start the nursing course sequence to ensure current nursing knowledge and skills.

Extenuating Circumstances Policy for Nursing

Repeat Course or Readmission Due to Extenuating Circumstances: Division of Nursing

  1. Students who are dismissed from the nursing program and wish to be considered for readmission due to extenuating circumstances will be required to submit a letter requesting readmission consideration to repeat the course or courses in which they were unsuccessful or withdrew, along with all remaining curriculum coursework.
  2. Students will be required to write an essay describing the extenuating circumstance(s) and how the event(s) impacted their ability to be successful in the nursing program. Complete documentation supporting the extenuating circumstance(s) (e.g., legal documents, medical documentation) must be included.
  3. The extenuating circumstance(s) must have occurred during the semester of a course failure or withdrawal. Extenuating circumstances include, but are not limited to, medical emergencies, death of spouse/parent/child, and loss of home due to circumstances beyond student’s control.
  4. A written, detailed self-evaluation and plan for success (no more than 500 words) is required.
  5. Any student requesting readmission consideration due to extenuating circumstances must submit the required documentation to the Division of Nursing Office within 7 days from the date of receiving the letter/email.
  6. The Division of Nursing Academic Progression Review Committee, comprised of the Chair of Nursing, Assistant Chair of Nursing, Standardized Test Coordinator, Advisor, and science or nursing faculty, will review all documentation submitted by students requesting to return due to extenuating circumstances.
  7. Any student readmitted to the nursing program due to extenuating circumstances will be held to the standards, policies, and procedures of the nursing program at the time of readmission.
  8. Students may only submit an application for readmission for extenuating circumstances one time during their entire time at Labouré College.