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2009-10 Online Catalogue

College of Nursing and Health Sciences Undergraduate Degree Requirements

Requirements for admission, retention and graduation are requirements for admission, retention and graduation are detailed below for each of the undergraduate degree programs. The College of Nursing and Health Sciences reserves the right to require the withdrawal of any student whose academic record, performance, or behavior in the professional programs is judged unsatisfactory. All candidates for admission and continuation must be able to perform the essential clinical as well as academic requirements of CNHS programs. These requirements include: the capacity to observe and communicate; sufficient motor ability to perform physical diagnostic examinations and basic laboratory and clinical procedures; emotional stability to exercise good judgment and to work effectively in stressful situations; and intellectual ability to synthesize data and solve problems. CNHS students must be able to meet these technical standards either with, or without, reasonable accommodations. Some professional licensing examiners, clinical affiliates and/or potential employers may require students and graduates to disclose personal health history, substance abuse history, and/or criminal convictions, which may, under certain conditions, impact eligibility for professional examinations, licensing, clinical affiliation, and/or employment. Some programs have additional clinical requirements such as CPR certification. Students who matriculate in the College of Nursing and Health Sciences are required to complete a Criminal Record Check prior to the start of the second year of the professional program. The College of Nursing and Health Sciences Office of Student Services will notify all admitted students of the procedure to complete this requirement. Evidence of a criminal record may prevent students from being eligible for clinical placement, and/ or professional licensure.

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