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Appendix V

Bylaws, Regulations, and Procedures of the School of Nursing

Bylaws of the Faculty of the School of Nursing

(University of California, San Francisco)

PART I. FUNCTIONS

1. The Faculty of the School of Nursing shall govern and supervise the School in accordance with San Francisco Division Bylaw 95 (Powers of the Faculties).

PART II. MEMBERSHIP AND VOTING PRIVILEGES

2. The full Faculty of the School of Nursing shall consist of:
    1. The President of the University;
    2. The Chancellor at San Francisco;
    3. The Dean of the School of Nursing;
    4. All members of the Academic Senate who are members of the departments assigned to the School of Nursing;
    5. Faculty appointed in the Adjunct, Health Sciences Clinical Professor, Clinical Professor (Volunteer) and Professional Research series assigned to the School of Nursing.
3. Faculty functioning as the full faculty of the School of Nursing have the privilege of the floor for discussion and may make and second motions, and may vote on issues pertaining to School of Nursing policy, unless a specific reference is made to the Faculty as a Committee of the Division.
4. The Faculty of the School of Nursing (San Francisco), functioning as a Committee of the San Francisco Division of the Academic Senate shall consist of: [Senate Bylaw 45]
    1. The President of the University;
    2. The Chancellor at San Francisco;
    3. The Dean of the School of Nursing;
    4. All members of the Academic Senate who are members of the departments assigned to the School of Nursing.
5. When the Faculty is functioning as a Committee of the San Francisco Division of the Academic Senate, only members of the Faculty who are voting members of the Academic Senate shall be eligible to vote and hold office (Senate Bylaw 45).

PART III. OFFICERS

6. Chair - The Chair of the Faculty shall serve as Chair of the Faculty Council and must be a member of the Academic Senate (Bylaws 14 and 15).
7. Vice Chair - The Vice Chair of the Faculty shall serve as the Vice Chair of the Faculty Council and must be a member of the Academic Senate.  (Bylaws 14 and 15).
8. The Office of the San Francisco Division of the Academic Senate provides professional, analytical, and administrative support; guidance; coordination; communication; and assistance (Division Bylaw 25).  Its duties shall include:
    1. Maintaining proper records.
    2. Sending advanced notice (call) for meetings and presentations to the Faculty, in advance of any meetings, or adequate information regarding matters to be considered.
    3. Recording minutes of each Faculty Meeting.
    4. Conducting all elections that require mail ballots.
    5. Keeping a valid roster of voting members of the Faculty.

PART IV.  DUTIES OF OFFICERS

9. The Chair shall preside at all meetings of the Faculty and of the Faculty Council.  The Chair shall consult with the Dean in arranging the agenda of meetings of the Faculty Council and the Faculty.
10. In the absence of the Chair, the Vice Chair shall preside at meetings of the Faculty and the Faculty Council.

PART V.  MEETINGS OF THE FULL FACULTY

11. Meetings of the Faculty shall be held at least once a quarter and at other times as determined by the Faculty.  A faculty meeting may be called by the Chair, Vice Chair, or upon written request of five voting members of the Faculty without regard to Senate membership.

PART VI.  QUORUM OF FULL FACULTY MEETINGS

12. A quorum shall consist of twenty members without regard to series.  If the Faculty is functioning as a committee of the Division, those twenty members must be members of the Academic Senate.  [Am. 5/14/04]

PART VII.  ORDER OF BUSINESS

13.  The order and conduct of business of Faculty meetings shall be guided by the provisions of Divisional Bylaws 45, 50, and 55.

PART VIII.  FACULTY COUNCIL

14. Membership:
The Faculty Council shall consist of the following members/ representatives: [Am. 5/21/93, 5/20/94]
    1. The Dean, considered an ex officio, non-voting member, or an alternate designated by the Dean;
    2. Two elected representatives from each of the four departments within the School, at least one of who must be a member of an Academic Senate series.  The other representative may be a member of the Clinical, Adjunct, or Research series; [Am. 5/20/94]
    3. One graduate nursing student, who is a non-voting member, selected by the Nursing Student Council; [Am. 5/14/04]
    4. When the Faculty Council functions as a Committee of the Academic Senate, only members of the Academic Senate may vote.  Each department shall have one vote only.  All other members and representatives of the Faculty Council may have the privilege of the floor for discussion.  In all other matters, all members have full privileges.  [Am. 5/20/94]

15. Officers of the Faculty Council and Faculty:  The Chair and the Vice Chair shall be chosen from among the elected voting Academic Senate members of the Faculty Council by all voting members of the Faculty Council at the first meeting of the fall academic term.  [Am. 5/20/94 & 5/14/04]
16. Terms of Office:
    1. The elected Faculty Council members shall hold office for a full term of two years beginning with the first day of September.  They shall not serve for more than two consecutive full terms, except the immediate past Faculty Council Chair who may serve two additional years.  [Am. 5/20/94 & 5/14/04]
    2. The student member shall serve a term of one school year commencing with the Fall Quarter.
17. Nominations and Elections:
    1. Election of officers
      1. The Faculty Council will annually elect a Chair and a Vice Chair.  [Am. 5/20/94 & 5/14/04]
      2. These officers will serve for one-year, and may be re-elected to no more than three additional consecutive years.  [Am. 5/20/94]
      3. All voting members of the Faculty Council must have the opportunity to vote for the Chair, and Vice Chair.  [Am. 5/20/94 & 5/14/04]
    2. Members elected within departments
      1. Each department shall elect two representatives to the Faculty Council at the beginning of the spring academic term, staggering the elections so that one of the two representatives shall be elected one year and the other the next year.  [Am. 5/20/94]
      2. Responsibility for nomination and election of the departmental representatives is delegated by the Chair of the Faculty to the incumbent departmental representatives.  Each department may determine its own procedure for nominations and elections.  [Am. 5/20/94]
      3. The incumbent representative will report the results of the election to the Chair of the Faculty.  Each department will be accountable, upon request, to report its election process to the Faculty Council.  [Am. 5/20/94]
18.Vacancy:
The Departments shall hold a special election to fill interim vacancies in the elected membership of the Faculty Council for unexpired terms of four months or more.  Members elected to fill a vacancy shall take office at once and serve for the full remaining term. The person elected will be eligible to be elected subsequently to two full terms.  [Am. 5/20/94]
19. Meetings:
The Faculty Council shall meet regularly during the academic year with meeting dates to be determined by the Chair in cooperation with the Office of the Academic Senate. Additional meetings may be called by the Chair, the Dean, or any three members of the Faculty Council or upon written request of five members of the faculty, without regard to Senate membership. [Am. 10/10]
20. Quorum:
A quorum shall consist of any five voting members, one of whom is an officer of the Faculty Council, and the Dean or Dean Designate.
21. Duties and Powers:
    1. In accordance with Division Bylaw 95 and in concert with the Graduate Council, the Faculty Council shall have the authority to administer the rules and policies established by the Faculty in the following matters: [Am. 2/93]
      1. Approving petitions of students to graduate under suspension of the regulations.
      2. Approving the award of degrees, certificates, and honors at graduation.
      3. Exercising jurisdiction over scholastically disqualified students.
      4. Dismissing students for causes other than scholastic disqualifications.
      5. Recommending the awarding of posthumous degrees to the Graduate Division (see Section X of these bylaws).
    2. The Faculty Council may act:
      1. For the Faculty with respect to any subject delegated to it by the Faculty.
      2. On any subject which in times of emergency or crisis merits Faculty Council action, and which lies within the province of Faculty powers delegated by The Regents.
      3. To establish and maintain liaison with members of the Departments within the School of Nursing, with other Schools of the Division, and other Divisions of the Senate.
      4. To appoint the Chairs and members of Standing Committees of the Faculty.
      5. To establish Special Committees of the Faculty and appoint members to such committees.  [Am. 2/93]
      6. To receive proposed (new or revised) regulations or bylaws from Faculty members or Faculty committees.  [En. 5/14/04]
      7. To review the proposed regulations and bylaws for their conformity to the code of the Academic Senate.  [En. 5/14/04]
      8. To keep the Faculty informed of University wide and campus changes in bylaws and regulations and revise those of the School to conform to these changes as necessary.  [En. 5/14/04]
      9. To serve as a resource for the Faculty concerning bylaws and regulations. [En. 5/14/04].
All actions carried out under these provisions shall be reported to the Faculty at the subsequent Faculty meetings.

PART IX.  STANDING COMMITTEES

22. Standing Committees shall be authorized by the voting members of the Faculty.
23. Members of Standing Committees shall serve a term of at least two years starting September 1 and ending August 31.  The selection of members shall be staggered so that half of the members shall be selected one year and the other half the next year.  [Am. 5/20/94]
24. Chairpersons and members of Standing Committees shall be appointed by the Faculty Council.
25. Each Standing Committee may appoint such sub-committees or ad hoc committees, as it deems necessary to conduct its business.
26. Standing Committees shall give a report of their activities to the Faculty at least once a year.
27. The Standing Committees shall be: The MS Program Council, MEPN Program Council, Doctoral Program Council, Research, Recruitment and Retention, Faculty Practice and the International and Global Health Nursing Committee. [Am. 10/10]
    1. Membership in the Standing Committees shall be governed as follows unless otherwise specified later in this Section:
      1. Standing Committees shall each consist of a faculty member, without regard to Academic Senate membership, from each of the four departments, at least one student representative from the program addressed by each Council, and the Associate Dean for Academic Programs, ex officio.  [Am. 2/93]
      2. At least one member of the MEPN Program Council shall be a Faculty of Record for a MEPN course.  [En. 11/91, Am. 2/93 & 6/99]
      3. The MS Program Council shall include two representatives from each department, with the exception of Social and Behavioral Sciences which shall have one representative, and each clinical department must include a Nurse Practitioner as one of their representatives.  [En. 10/10]
    2. The MS Program Council, the MEPN Program Council, and the Doctoral Program Council shall, in concert with the Graduate Council, perform the following functions:
      1. Review and approve courses for the Consent Calendar submitted to the Faculty for their approval;
      2. Plan, implement and evaluate the programs in Nursing leading to graduate degrees;
      3. Consider implications of policies and program development on recruitment and retention of  students in programs in Nursing leading to graduate degrees;
      4. Develop guidelines for reviewing, and implementing, and/or discontinuing specialty areas; [En. 5/14/04]
      5. Communicate and consult with other Program Councils on matters affecting students across Programs or when addressing issues that affect multiple Program Councils; [En. 5/14/04]
      6. Review curricular issues and concerns cross program, department, School, and institutional lines.  [En. 5/14/04]
    3. The Research Committee
      1. Membership: [Am. 5/14/04]
        1. The Research Committee shall consist of a one representative from each department in the School, one doctoral student, and one representative from the Medical Center to be appointed by the Dean.  At least one member of this committee should be a member of the Academic Senate. [AM 10/10]
        2. Each department representative should be a former or current principal investigator with an externally funded research project.
        3. Ex officio members to this committee include a School of Nursing representative to the Academic Senate Committee on Research (COR) and the School of Nursing Associate Dean for Research.
      2. The function of the Research Committee shall be to:  [Am. 5/14/04]
        1. Advise the Office of Research on development and implementation of research policies and procedures to assist faculty research (such as HIPAA guidelines, Data Safety Monitoring Plans, etc.).
        2. Conduct scientific reviews of intramural research proposals submitted by faculty in response to an annual School of Nursing Call for Proposals and make recommendations for funding to the Office of Research.  The Office of Research will distribute and monitor the use of research funds and report appropriately to the Committee.  [Am. 2/93]
        3. Participate in scientific review process for UCSF campus-wide collaborative nursing research proposals.
        4. Facilitate faculty research development activities by providing workshops, training seminars, and other mechanisms to improve the expertise in research methods [En. 5/91, Am. 2/93].
        5. Facilitate recognition and professional awards to faculty for their contributions to research by:
          1. Annually soliciting nominations for the Helen Nahm Research Lecture Award and selecting the awardee.
          2. Working with the School of Nursing representative to the Faculty Senate Committee on Research (COR) to solicit nominations for annual Faculty Research/Clinical Lecturer awards.
        6. Advise the Office of Research on administrative matters [En. 5/91, Am. 2/93].
        7. Solicit, review and choose students for support at the Western Institute of Nursing (WIN) conference.  [AM. 10/10]
    4. Recruitment and Retention Committee
      1. Membership:
        1. This committee shall consist of Faculty members without regard to Senate membership.  Representation will include: one Faculty representative from each of the four departments; at least one student representative, the Associate Dean for Academic Programs, ex officio, and the Assistant Dean for Academic Services, ex officio.  [Am. 2/93]
      2. The function of the Committee on Recruitment and Retention shall be to:
        1. establish and monitor recruitment and retention of underrepresented Faculty and students.  [Am. 2/93]
    5. The Faculty Practice Committee [Am. 5/95 and 5/14]
      1. Membership:
        1. The Faculty Practice Committee shall consist of the following members, without regard to Academic Senate membership: the directors of each of the School of Nursing’s faculty practices and one representative from each department that does not have a director of a faculty practice (if any), one representative from the School of Nursing administration to be identified by the Dean; and one student representative from the Master of Science of PhD Program. [Am 10/10]
      2. The functions of the Faculty Practice Committee shall be to:
        1. Provide oversight of the faculty practice credentialing, risk management and performance improvement policies;
        2. Prepare an annual report for the Dean;
        3. Develop School of Nursing faculty practice policies that articulate the integration of practice, service, education and research;
        4. Apprel all faculty practice policies; and
        5. Provide guidance and consultation for new and existent faculty practices and provide recommendations to Faculty Council. [Section Am 10/10]
    6. International and Global Health Nursing Committee
      1. Membership:
        1. This committee shall consist of faculty members without regard to Academic Senate membership.  Committee Membership shall consist of at least the following: one faculty representative from each of the four departments; one faculty representative from the Institute for Health and Aging; at least one student representative, and the Associate Dean for International Programs as ex officio.  The Chair shall be appointed to serve as Chair for a term of two years.
      2. The functions of the International and Global Health Nursing Committee shall be to:
        1. Collaborate closely with the Associate Dean for International Programs;
        2. Collaborate closely with the UCSF WHO Center Network;
        3. Integrate international/global health nursing programs and activities into the fabric of the School;
        4. Develop and oversee policy affecting international student placements;
        5. Guide policy in the area of international agency/institutional affiliations;
        6. Guide policy in the area of recruitment and retention of international MS and PhD students;
        7. Provide leadership in developing intra and interschool collaborative research programs/networks; Chair or designee shall represent the School of Nursing on University or campus International and Global Health working groups as necessary;
        8. Sponsor international speakers and programs;
        9. Assist in identifying /publicizing grant opportunities for School of Nursing faculty and Dean’s Office and, in general, research possible sources of funding to enhance international/global health programming opportunities. [Am. 09/06]

PART X. POSTHUMOUS DEGREES [En. 10/10]

28. The University of California, San Francisco School of Nursing seeks to extend sympathy and compassion to families of deceased students near completion of their degrees and to recognize the academic achievement of these students who would have fulfilled the requirements of the degree.  These actions must also be balanced with attention to academic and institutional integrity.
    1. To be eligible for the posthumous award of a Master of Science or PhD degree from the UCSF School of Nursing, the student generally must have met the following criteria:
      1. The student completed the appropriate core coursework;
      2. The student was in his/her final quarter of coursework or enrolled in courses, which upon successful completion would have culminated in the awarding of the degree; and
      3. The student was in good academic standing and was successfully progressing toward completion of requirements for the degree to be conferred.

        Cases that do not meet the above specified criteria may be considered when extraordinary circumstances prevail.  In such cases, request for award of the degree must be reviewed by the appropriate faculty, department chair, and dean(s) and approved by the School of Nursing Faculty Council.

    2. The process for identifying and considering candidates for the award of degrees posthumously shall be as follows:
      1. A formal request may be initiated by any of the following: a family member, a faculty member, a dean, or a fellow student.  If the request is not made by a family member, the family should be contacted and found to be receptive of the possible award.  The request should be made directly to the Dean of the School of Nursing or the Dean’s designate.
      2. The Dean’s Office is responsible for reviewing the student’s academic record, confirming with the Registrar whether the specified criteria exist, and forwarding the request to the School of Nursing Faculty Council.
      3. Pursuant to San Francisco Division Bylaw 95D, the School of Nursing Faculty Council shall have final responsibility for approving the award of a posthumous degree and communicating its approval to the Registrar, the Chair of the Division, and the Dean of the Graduate Division.  This duty may be delegated to a committee of the faculty or an administrative officer who is a member of the Academic Senate.
      4. Customarily, degrees awarded posthumously will be noted on the commencement program and a member of the deceased student’s family will be permitted to participate.  The student’s diploma will be released or mailed to the person legally authorized to manage the deceased student’s affairs.  The posthumous nature of the award will be indicated on the diploma and in the student’s official transcript.

PART XI. SUSPENSION OF THE RULES

29. The rules of the Faculty may be suspended by vote of the Faculty, provided that no more than two voting members present object to such suspension.  [Am. 2/93]

PART XII. AMENDMENT OF BYLAWS

30. Subject to the Bylaws of the Division, minor revisions to these Bylaws may be amended at any regular or special meeting of the entire Faculty Council.  It is authorized to make editorial and conforming non-substantive changes in the Bylaws and Regulations with regard to numbering, headings, cross-references, organizational titles, details of style, and similar items.  It shall report such changes to the organizations directly concerned, and publish them in the call for the next meeting of the full Faculty.  Minor revisions are of an editorial nature and do not substantively change the meaning or intent of the by-laws.  [Senate Bylaw 312 B] 
31. A proposal for a major revision of these Bylaws shall be voted upon by the entire Faculty  with an oral (or show of hands), written or electronic vote no sooner than one week subsequent to the proposal’s submission to the Faculty. [Am. 10/10]

[Revision approved by the Faculty of the School of Nursing May, 1977; by the San Francisco Division, December 7, 1977. Revised and approved by the Faculty of the School of Nursing 1982 and 1985. Revised and approved by the Faculty of the School of Nursing May and November, 1991. Revised and approved by the Faculty of the School of Nursing February, 1993. Revised and approved by the Faculty of the School of Nursing May 20, 1994 and May 19, 1995. Revised and approved by the Faculty of the School of Nursing May 14, 1999. Revised and approved by the Faculty of the School of Nursing May 18, 2001. Revised and approved by the Faculty of the School of Nursing May 14, 2004. Revised and Approved October 29, 2010.]


Regulations of the Faculty of the School of Nursing, UCSF

(University of California, San Francisco)

I. ADMISSIONS
  1. Undergraduate Program: To be admitted to the School of Nursing an applicant must:
    1. Be eligible for admission to the University (ASR 418-476).
    2. Meet the University requirements for junior standing (ASR 208, July 1960).
    3. Meet the minimum grade point average as determined by the Faculty and published annually in the Announcement of the School of Nursing.
    4. Complete a minimum of 84 quarter or 56 semester units in transferable courses including required courses as approved by the Faculty of the School of Nursing (SR 476).
    5. Be evaluated and accepted by the Admissions Committee of the School of Nursing.
  2. Post-Graduate Professional: To be admitted to a post-graduate program in Nursing an applicant must:
    1. Hold a Master's degree in Nursing or its equivalent from an institution of acceptable standing,
    2. Declare a specified course of study as prescribed by the Faculty of the School of Nursing,
    3. Have completed the specific requirements determined by the Faculty of the School of Nursing as set forth in the Announcement of the School of Nursing and,
    4. Be evaluated and accepted by the Admissions Committee of the School of Nursing.

II. REGISTRATION

  1. Students must register and meet the requirements for registration as defined in the Academic Senate Regulations (ASR 540-546).
  2. New and readmitted students must pass a medical and physical examination (ASR 400).
  3. Study lists must be approved by the appropriate study list authority and filed in the Office of the Registrar by the published deadline date (SR 542).

III. DEGREE REQUIREMENTS AND CURRICULA:

  1. Requirements for the Degree of Bachelor of Science in Nursing:
    1. Candidates for the B.S. degree shall have completed a minimum of 180 quarter units with a grade point average of 2.0 or better. Of these units, at least 96 quarter units shall be completed in the curriculum as prescribed by the Faculty of the School of Nursing.
    2. All required courses or their equivalents must be completed with a passing grade. 35 of the last 45 units must be earned in the School of Nursing, San Francisco (ASR 630, 634).
    3. Students must satisfy the University residence requirements (ASR 610, 612).
    4. Residence Requirements: At least one academic year shall be spent in residence in the University of California, School of Nursing (ASR 612).
    5. Students must satisfy the University requirements of Subject A and American History and Institutions (ASR 636, 638).
    6. Transfer of Credit: Courses taken before or after admission to the School of Nursing which are deemed by the Faculty Advisor, upon the advice of the appropriate instructor concerned and with consultation of the Dean of Student Affairs, to be equivalent to those in the nursing curriculum may be credited toward the B.S. degree. Units in such courses to be credited toward the B.S. degree must be in excess of the 84 units required for admission. Up to 15 units of upper division credit may be substituted for elective or specific course requirements. For nursing courses see credit by examination (III, A. 7).
    7. Credit by Examination: The student admitted to the School of Nursing may earn up to, but not exceeding, 38 of the 96 required nursing units of credit by examination (SR 620). This applied to:
      1. Persons possessing RN or LVN Licensure who have graduated from a program accredited by the State board of nursing.
      2. Persons having previous documented educational preparation in accredited schools of nursing.
    8. The candidate shall be recommended for the degree by the Faculty of the School of Nursing (SF Bylaws 95-0).

IV. CLASSIFICATION OF COURSES:

  1. Undergraduate Professional: The courses in the curriculum leading to the degree, Bachelor of Science in Nursing, are classified either as required or as elective courses and are designated by numbers containing three digits: the hundreds digit, the tens digit, and the units digit. All such courses contain a one in the hundreds digit. Pre-requisites for courses must be satisfied by completion with a passing grade or waived by permission of the instructor (ASR 745).
    1. Required Undergraduate Professional Courses: Required courses are numbered 1-3 in the tens digit.
    2. Elective Undergraduate Professional Courses: Elective courses are classified as either regular electives or special study courses and are designated with the numbers 5, 6, 7, 8, or 9 in the tens digit.
      1. Regular Elective Courses: These courses are differentiated from special study courses by the use of the numbers 5, 6, and 7 in the tens digit.
      2. Independent Study Courses: These courses are intended to allow a student or group of students to earn credit for supervised study topics which extend the professional and academic education. A student may not register for more than one special study course having the same name and number, from the same instructor in a given term.
    3. The course number 197 designates group study courses. Each group study course is to be identified by a specific title. This course may be offered by an instructor upon his or joint student initiative. An outline of the general course contents, the instructional procedure which is to be followed, the units of credit to be offered (1-5) must be presented to the chairman of the Curriculum Committee for review and approval. A group study course of specific title and content may not be offered for more than two successive years. Each student must obtain the approval of the instructor (Independent Study Form). A final examination is not required.
    4. The course number 198 designates independent study courses of 1-5 units. The independent study will be a library research and directed reading project under the supervision of the Faculty and with the approval of the Chairman of the Department or his delegate. The student, after consultation with his instructor with whom he wishes to enroll, will present to his instructor a written statement (Independent Study Form) that contains the substance of the course with unit value to be assigned for its completion. This statement will be filed in the student's folder at the beginning of the term. At the end of the term, a copy of the contract will be placed in the student's record. A final examination is not required.
    5. The course number 199 designates independent study courses of 1-5 units. The independent study will be a laboratory research project under the direction of a member of the Faculty and with the approval of the Chairman of the Department or his delegate. The student, after consultation with his instructor with whom he wishes to enroll, will present to his instructor a written statement (Independent Study Form) that contains the substance of the course with unit value to be assigned for its completion. This statement will be filed in the student's folder at the beginning of the term. At the end of the term, a copy of the Independent Study Form, with evidence of completion of the contract, will be placed in the student's record. A final examination is not required.
  2. Postgraduate Professional: The courses in the curricula leading to the completion of the existing programs are classified either as required or as elective courses and are numbered with a four in the hundreds digit (SFR-745).

V. GRADES AND CREDIT

Except for the following, the regulations of the School of Nursing governing grades shall be as authorized by ASR 775.

  1. Grade Y
    1. A student receiving a grade of Y in any course must raise it to grade D by the end of the next term in which the student is registered and in which the course is regularly given. Grade Y is automatically changed to grade F if the above stated requirements are not met: unless a petition for extension of time has been approved by the Dean and filed with the Registrar before the end of the above-stated term (SFR-775).
    2. If the grade Y is earned in a course prerequisite to required courses in the following term, the student must complete work necessary to change to Y to a D grade before the end of the second week of the following term. Failure to do so constitutes ineligibility to continue in the sequential course.
  2. Grades P and NP
    1. A student in good standing (ASE 902-d) may take courses on a passed/not passed basis (P/NP) with faculty/student agreement (SFR-775).
    2. A Student may consult with his advisor each quarter regarding courses to be taken via passed/not passed.
    3. Students shall be permitted not more than 40% of the units taken while enrolled in the School of Nursing on a passed/not passed basis.
      1. Of the 40/% only one required nursing course that includes a clinical component may be taken per year.
      2. Advanced competency students may complete courses on a passed/not passed basis up to 40% of total units including those courses taken for credit by examination.
        The term "advanced competency students" applies to:
        1. Persons possessing RN or LVN Licensure who have graduated from duly accredited programs.
        2. Persons having previous documented educational preparation in accredited schools of nursing.
        3. Persons exhibiting exceptional ability as demonstrated by achievement in courses completed at UCSF.
  3. GRADE I
    1. A student receiving a grade Incomplete should normally complete the work of a course by the end of the next term in which the student is registered (SFR-775).
      1. Required Course - if the grade Incomplete, in a required course is not removed by the end of the next term in which the student is registered, the student may be required to repeat it as a "specifically named course" [see SR 780, SF Variance (H), (G)] the next time it is possible for the student to register in the course unless a petition prior to that time has been approved for a further delimited period by the Dean and filed with the Registrar. If the Incomplete is not then removed, the student is subject to disqualification (see VI, A, 2 of these Regulations).
      2. If the I is recorded in a course prerequisite to one or more courses required during the following term, work necessary to remove the I must be complete by the end of the second week of the next term. Failure to do so constitutes ineligibility to continue in sequential courses.
  4. Repetition of Courses:
    1. A student may repeat only those courses in which he has received a grade of D, F, I, or NP.
    2. Except as authorized by the Dean, a student may not repeat more than once a course in which he has received a grade of D, F, or NP.
    3. When a course is repeated, the units shall be credited toward a degree only once, but a student's grade point average shall be computed in terms of the total number of units attempted, except as provided in SF 775. [SF 780, SF Variance (G), (H).]
  5. In Progress Grade
    1. For a course extending more than one term, where evaluation of student's performance is deferred, a provisional grade of In Progress shall be assigned for the intervening terms for courses so authorized. Provisional grades shall be replaced by the final grade, when the student completes the full sequence.
    2. If the student does not complete the full course sequence for cause (refer to section VII on withdrawal), the In Progress grade may be changed to the final grade by the student's completion of the sequence in the nest term (or sequential terms) in which he is registered and in which the In Progress course sequence is regularly given.
    3. If a student does not remove an In Progress grade as in 2 above, the student may petition for a grade for the terms of the sequence which has been completed, provided the instructor can assign a grade, including P or NP.
  6. Withdrawal from Courses
    1. A student may not withdraw from courses after the ninth week of the term.

VI. DISQUALIFICATIONS: Probation and Dismissal

  1. Academic Probation and Dismissal: Except for the following, the regulations of the School of Nursing governing disqualifications of undergraduate professional students shall be as authorized in SR 900.
    1. A student may be placed on probation if: a. at the end of any term, his/her grade point average for that term, or his/her cumulative grade point average, is less than 2.0 ("C" average);
      1. s/he receives an "f" in any clinical course regardless of grade point average;
      2. s/he receives two "D" grades in any single quarter, regardless of grade point average.
    2. A student placed on probation is subject to supervision by the Faculty through the action of the Student Status Committee and his/her faculty advisor. While on probationary status, limitations may be placed on the number of units for which the student may enroll and courses may not be taken on a Pass/No Pass basis.
    3. A student is subject to academic disqualification from further registration in the University for any one of the following circumstances: a. A grade point average, for any term, if less than 1.5. Only grades for courses on UCSF study lists are used for computation of grade point average considered in academic disqualification;
      1. completion of two consecutive terms on academic probation;
      2. completion with grades of D, Y, NP, or F of any two required courses having a clinical component;
      3. if the grades NP, F, Y, or I in a course required for graduation is not removed within the time limitation described in Section V of these regulations.
    4. A the direction of the Faculty, a student subject to academic disqualification may be: a. permitted to remain in attendance;
      1. dismissed with written provisions for returning;
      2. dismissed (ASR 900A).
    5. Examinations - Faculty responsibility for fair conduct of examinations. Supplementary to other procedures and responsibilities shared mutually by Faculty and Students, the instructor who is responsible for the conduct of an examination must inform the students prior to the examination what materials are necessary and may be in their possession or vicinity while taking the examination. Access to all other materials which may act as an unauthorized aid in the examination is expressly prohibited. Violation of this rule or other substantive evidence of academic misconduct will subject the student to academic disqualification through the procedures involving a preliminary hearing before a recognized committee of students selected by the Associated Students of the School of Nursing. This student committee shall be advisory to the Dean.
  2. Professional Disqualification
    In order for a Faculty to act under this part of the variance of SR 900-A, provisions governing the use of professional disqualification of students in the Schools of Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing, and Pharmacy must be prescribed in the regulations of these representative schools. Also each Faculty must make imposition of any final action upon this provision of SR 900-A contingent upon a fair hearing guaranteeing at least procedural minima of due process to the student (Procedural minima of due process may be taken as containing the elements spelled out in Campus Regulations Relating to Students and Student Organizations, Use of the University Facilities, and Non-discrimination. This document is published under the aegis of the Chancellor and is made available to all students). (See Appendix for full SF Divisional Regulation.)
    In accordance with the provisions of SR 900-A, Variance 3A __ and SFR __ (approved June 4, 1970), a student shall be subject to professional disqualification in the School of Nursing if, after a hearing by the Executive Committee (Bylaw 20-4) of alleged charges it is found that the student:
    1. has manifested or threatened violence against a patient or fellow professional or staff personnel, or others in carrying out his professional assignments; and/or
    2. has abused his professional privileges by taking advantage of professional relationships with patients or others or has abused other privileges of the profession such as access to drugs or equipment; and/or
    3. is physically and/or mentally incompetent to carry out his professional responsibilities; and/or
    4. has been negligent in carry out his professional duties which results in harm to the patient.

VII. WITHDRAWAL:

  1. Subject to the approval of the Dean of the School, a student wishing to withdraw from classes may petition to do so by requesting a leave of absence or an honorable withdrawal. (SR 910-B.)
    1. Brief Leave of Absence. Permission to be absent for a brief period may be granted to a student in case of illness or other emergency. Such leaves may not exceed six weeks in any one academic. An excuse for absence will not exempt a student from satisfactorily completing all work in progress for each course.
    2. Indefinite Leave of Absence. Permission to be absent for an indefinite period from the University may be granted to students in good standing who do not wish to retain class status. A student in good standing is entitled to a certification of honorable withdrawal.
  2. Discontinuance without Notice. A student who:
    1. withdraws from the School without notice, or
    2. fails to report after a brief leave of absence; or
    3. fails to register for any term within one month after the beginning date
    4. is considered to have terminated connections with the School.
[Revised October 29, 2010]
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