Students not meeting clinical expectations may be formally notified of their deficiencies and an improvement plan developed that addresses these deficiencies. The improvement plan should include measurable student outcomes, a timeline, and reflect expected outcomes of the course.
Course faculty will prepare the course improvement plan, review it with the student, and secure the student’s signature. Copies of the completed plan will be added to the student’s file. The student will also receive a copy. Any email communication with the student should also be recorded in the student’s file.
Faculty are responsible for sharing the course improvement plan with the Program Chair prior to discussing with the student. No greater than three course improvement plans should be present in a student’s file in one year before student progression in the program is formally reviewed by the Admissions and Progression committee.
In a course, a student may receive one PIP. This PIP will include a written plan that specifies specific behaviors in which the student must meet in addition to all of the clinical objectives by the end of the course. Failure of the student to meet the objectives outlined in the PIP or failure to meet any of the clinical objectives will result in a course failure.
If a student receives a 3rd PIP at any time during the program the student’s individual case will go before the Undergraduate Admission and Progression committee who will render a decision regarding the student’s progression in the nursing program.