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Remediation/Readmission and Transfer

Remediation/Readmission and Transfer

The following information pertains to former nursing students who wish to gain readmission to the program, or new students wishing to transfer into the program.

Remediation/Readmission Policy

Policy

  1. Once admitted to the Brookhaven College (BC) Nursing School, a nursing student who earns a grade lower than a "C" in a RNSG course in the Nursing Program must apply for remediation/readmission to be considered for remediation/readmission.
  2. A student may be readmitted to the Nursing Program one time only. Second readmissions are NOT granted under any circumstances.
  3. A minimum overall grade point average of 2.75 or better (in the nursing courses) is required for readmission.
  4. Remediation/Readmission is dependent on clinical space availability.
  5. Remediation/Readmission applicants are considered and assessed by the remediation/readmission committee on GPA, number of "C" or below a student has on their academic record, academic history at Brookhaven College and the professional judgment of the remediation/readmissions’ committee members that the applicant will be successful if readmitted to the Nursing Program and will be successful on the NCLEX-RN examination.
  6. The student is responsible for notifying the Remediation/Readmission Committee Chair each semester of his/her continued interest in pursuing readmission.
  7. Faculty reserve the right to require a student to repeat one of more nursing courses to ensure continuity of content.
  8. A skills and math competency check off is required for students who have been out of the program a semester or more.
  9. A student who has withdrawn from the Nursing Program due to medical reasons will be required to have a release from the physician who treated their medical issues, which was the cause for the student's withdrawal.
  10. A drug screen, criminal history and physical and mental examination must be repeated prior to readmission if a nursing student has been out of school for a semester or more. Students must have a negative drug screen, negative criminal history and a physical and mental exam signed by a MD, PA or NP that indicates that the student is physically and mentally fit to attend nursing school.
  11. CPR and all immunizations must be current.
  12. A student may be denied readmission to the Brookhaven College Nursing Program. Readmission to the Brookhaven College Nursing School is not a right and is never guaranteed.
  13. A nursing student who has been out of the Brookhaven College Nursing Program for one year or more can ONLY be readmitted into first semester.
  14. A semester of remediation is REQUIRED before one can be readmitted to the Brookhaven College Nursing Program except for readmission applicants for first semester. Readmission applicants for first semester are NOT required to do a semester of remediation before being readmitted to first semester.


Remediation/Readmission Process Steps

All steps must be completed by Dec. 1 for consideration for spring remediation/readmission; May 1 for summer remediation/readmission; and Aug. 1 for fall remediation/readmission.​

  • Send a letter of intent to the Chair of the Readmissions Committee, explaining the reason for earning a grade lower than "C" in a RNSG course and stating the nature of the circumstances for which consideration should be given.
  • Submit documentation of your exit interview with the course instructor.
  • Submit a copy of your advising report.
  • Submit documentation of completion of readmission requirements or contracts to the Nursing Program’s Readmission Committee. Address all correspondence to the Chair of the Readmission Committee.
  • These readmission process steps must be repeated each time a student applies for readmission.


Remediation/Readmission Priority

The Readmission Committee will make a decision to approve or deny readmission. Those approved for readmission will be ranked after the completion of each semester for available readmission spaces for the next semester according to the following priority order:

  1. First Priority:
    Students who withdraw or “layout” from a nursing course for personal or health reasons and are in good academic standing. Examples may include family crisis, pregnancy, illness or financial difficulties.
  2. Second Priority:
    Students who withdraw or fail a nursing didactic course or support course for academic reasons. Examples may include low theory grades in nursing or failing or withdrawing from a required support course as listed in the curriculum plan.
  3. Third Priority:
    Students who withdraw from a nursing clinical course with a needs improvement (NI) or who fail a nursing clinical course for reasons of unsatisfactory (U) clinical performance. Examples may include behavioral problems or unsafe performance in the clinical setting.

All materials should be submitted to the Nursing Readmission Committee chairperson at the time of exit.


Transfer

Please note: The Brookhaven College Nursing Program no longer accepts transfer students who were nursing students in other nursing programs AND left those nursing programs for academic non-progression reasons.


Policy

  • Transfer Policy Steps: All steps must be completed by Dec. 1 for consideration for spring admission; May 1 for summer admission; and Aug. 1 for fall admission.
    • Seek advisement by an admissions nursing advisor at the advising office.
    • Have all official college transcripts sent to the Registrar’s office.
    • Request course substitutions for courses wanting to transfer into the Brookhaven Nursing Program. Course substitution forms may be obtained from the Nursing Program office.
    • Submit a letter of intent to the Chair of the Readmissions Committee explaining the circumstances of failing to graduate from another nursing program, reasons for wanting to transfer to the Brookhaven Nursing Program and reasons why the student believes he/she will be successful if admitted to the program.
    • Complete and submit the transfer application form.
  • Transfer students must earn a grade of "C" or better for each course in the curriculum.
  • Transfer students must have at least a 2.75 GPA in the Brookhaven Nursing Program’s prerequisites: English 1301, Biology 2401 or SCIT 1407, Chemistry 1405 or Chemistry 1411 and Psych 2314 to be admitted to the Brookhaven Nursing Program.
  • Courses must be completed before or during the semester that they are scheduled in the curriculum at the Brookhaven Nursing Program.
  • Transfer students must take at least 18 hours or 25 percent of their coursework at Brookhaven College in order to graduate from Brookhaven College.
  • A drug screen, criminal history and physical and mental examination must be repeated prior to admission if a nursing student has been out of school for one semester or more. Students must have a negative drug screen, negative criminal history and a physical and mental exam signed by a MD, PA or NP that indicates that the student is physically and mentally fit to attend nursing school.
  • A student who has withdrawn from the Nursing Program for medical reasons will be required to have a release from their physician who treated their medical issues which was the cause for the student’s withdrawal.