Academic Calendar 2024-2025

Academic Regulation 17: Immediate Effect of Orders to Protect Patient Safety

Refer to Queen's University Senate Student Academic Appeals Policy.

Some academic experiences involve student interaction with third parties and are subject to laws and regulations such as the Regulated Health Professions Act or regulations of the College of Nurses of Ontario. Without excluding other possible circumstances, there are requirements in Nursing where the interests of third parties would justify immediate removal of a student from a situation, course, or portion of a program. If a student is removed from a situation, course or, portion of a program, an investigation will be conducted by the Course Coordinator and Course Instructor/Clinical Instructor, in consultation, as appropriate, with the Associate Director (Undergraduate Nursing Programs). The student will not be permitted to return to the clinical setting during the investigation. The student will receive a written decision following the conclusion of the investigation, outlining the facts and circumstances that led to their removal, the outcome of the investigation, and the reasons for the outcome. One or more of the following consequences may be imposed:

  1. Continue in the program with close supervision
  2. A failing grade in the course
  3. Requirement to Withdraw from the School of Nursing

If the outcome results in a failure in the course or a Requirement to Withdraw from the School of Nursing, the student cannot drop the course, irrespective of the course drop deadline. The course failure may be appealed and/or a request made to waive the Academic Regulation for the Requirement to Withdraw but the student may not return to the course during the appeal and/or request process. Refer to Procedures for Regulation Waiver Requests and Appeals (see Academic Regulation 21).

The student may request that the Chair of the UAPGC expedite the Regulation Waiver Request and/or the appeal. The student may appeal directly to the University Student Appeal Board (USAB) without an intermediate level of appeal. Refer to Queen's University Senate Student Academic Appeals Policy.

Any student who had a failing grade imposed as the consequence for being removed for safety must meet with the Associate Director (Undergraduate Nursing Programs) PRIOR to enrolling in any further courses.