GUIDELINES FOR ADMISSION, PROMOTION, RETENTION, DEBARMENT AND GRADUATION
Section 32. Policy on the Admission of BSN Level I
All incoming freshmen (BSN l) students should be under the BSN Program of the College of Nursing in accordance with the University’s policy on admission and guidelines of the College for admission and subsequent retention
Section 33. Admission Requirements
First Year (BSN Level I)
Students seeking admission to the College of Nursing should meet following requirements:
- The applicant must have a general average of 85% in his/her final rating.
- The applicant should not have any physical defect.
- Must be at least five feet in height.
- Must pass the College Admission Test given by the University Testing Center (covering the following areas: English, Science, Mathematics, Inductive Reasoning).
- Must pass the personal interview before the release of qualified. will not applicants.
- Four2x2 ID pictures.
- Certificate of good moral character.
- Must pass the physical and other screening and laboratory examinations in the University Clinic(Tuberculosis, Hepatitis B and other communicable disease).
- Married applicants can be considered, provided they are not pregnant at the time of enrollment, (NB: see policy for married students)
Section 34. Guidelines on Retention for the First Year and Second Year
The following rules and standards of retention shall be strictly observed:
- Scholastic achievement in the first and second year of both semesters with
the weighted average that meets the cut-off set by the college.
- Certification of satisfactory attitude from the First-Year professors.
- Must pass all the required subjects in First Year.
- A grade of 79% (3.0) and below in any of the major and professional nursing subjects will automatically drop the students from the roll.
- Must have passed the psychological examination given by the University psychometrician and Guidance Counselor.
- Any student who is found and proven guilty of any act of immorality, and with notorious and disgraceful conduct will be dismissed from the College.
- Must have been cleared as physically fit by the University Physician
particularly on Hepatitis B screening and Chest X-ray examination.
Section 35. Guidelines for Deliberation prior to Capping and Pinning Ceremony of Second Year before they can be Promoted to Third Year
Capping and Pinning Ceremony is conducted during the 2nd Semester of the sophomore year (Level II). The Capping and Pinning is a solemn ceremony where putting of caps among girls and pins among boys is made. Caps and Pins signify their full acceptance of their responsibilities as a future public servant in the field of nursing, where giving of SERVICE is the heart and the primary concern of the nursing profession.
Students are required to pass all the general subjects, health sciences subjects and professional nursing subjects from First Year up to the Semester of Second Year. Likewise, students who are candidates for capping and pinning ceremony must pass the Comprehensive Nursing Aptitude Test (CNAT) with a general average of 80%.
CNAT is a 500-700 multiple choice examinations lifted from the previous examinations in health sciences and professional nursing subjects. CNAT is a qualifying exam prior to Capping and Pinning Ceremony, hence, any student who failed in CNAT will not be included in the roll of candidates for Capping and Pinning Ceremony.
Further, the following guidelines must be strictly followed:
- Must have completed and passed all the general education including PE and NSTP, Health Sciences (Anatomy and Physiology & Microbiology and Parasitology), Social Sciences and Professional Nursing Subjects such as :
Theoretical Framework in Nursing, Fundamental of Nursing Practice, Health
Assessment, NCM 101-Care of Mother, Child and Family, Community Health Nursing.
- No Incomplete grade in both theory and practicum/RLE component.
- No grade of 3.0 for two minor subjects.
- No grade of 2.75 for any professional nursing subjects including Anatomy and Physiology.
- General average of 85% during First Year (First Semester and second Semester) and First Semester of Second Year.
- No record of unbecoming conduct during the first one and a half year (First Semester and Second Semester of First Year and First Semester of Second Year) in the nursing program.
- Must have been cleared as Physically fit by the University Physician particularly for the test of antibody titer for Hepatitis-B and repeat Chest X-Ray examination
Furthermore, students found to be guilty of deception of misinformation in the needed requirements stated above will not qualify to join the ceremony and will not be allowed to go on clinical duty in the succeeding semesters.
Financial transaction or amount incurred for the Capping and Pinning Ceremony (including expenses for paraphernalia) will be made through the Marketing Office of the University.
Section 36. Guidelines on Promotion/Retention to Third and Fourth Year
Third Year (Level Ill)
1.Scholastic achievement in the second year and third year with a weighted average that meets the cut off set by the college.
- Must pass the Comprehensive Nursing Aptitude Test (CNAT) given before the end of the Semester of their 2nd year.
- Must pass all the subjects in the first two years (First Year and Second Year) of the Nursing Program.
- Must pass all the pre-requisite subjects with no Incomplete (INC) grade
- Must have been recommended by the following people:
- Class Adviser
- Guidance Counselor of the College and University
- Dean of the College
- Must pass the Psychological Examination prior to clinical exposure affiliation with the National Center for Mental Health (NCMH)
- Must have passed all the subjects from Level 1 to Level 3 with no Incomplete grade or dropped remarks.
- Must have completed the Level II and Level Ill RLE Component
- Must be physically fit as assessed by the University Physician
- No failing grade in any subject from previous enrolment.
- General weighted average equivalent to 85%.
- Must submit Birth Certificate from NSO
Section 37. Class Attendance
- Prompt and regular attendance in all classes is required of all students from the first meeting of every course.
- A student is considered absent from class if he is not present within the first third fraction of the scheduled class time.
- A student is considered late or tardy and shall receive a half-absence if he arrived in class during the first third fraction of the scheduled class time.
- Although members of the faculty are expected to begin their classes promptly, various contingencies which are sometimes unavoidable may cause some faculty members to be late for the class. In such cases, the following guidelines are to be observed.
4.1 For sixty (60) minutes classes, students should not leave until
every twenty (20) minutes have passed; for ninety (90) minute
classes, student should wait for forty (40) minutes.
4.2 In cases where instructors are late for class, students should not
leave the classroom until the first third fraction of the scheduled class
time has passed. Professors arriving late within the time schedule
may mark students absent if they leave their classes earlier than the
4.3 In cases a professor who has not sent any prior notice fails to
arrive within the required waiting, a class representative should
inform the Dean’s office about this before class is dismissed.
- Students render themselves ineligible for a passing grade in a given subject for the semester if they are absent from class for an equivalence of two-and-one-half (2-1/2) weeks, such as: more than 12-1 / 2 times in a class meeting five times a week; more than 10 times in a class meeting four times a week; more than 7- 1/2 times in a class meeting three times a week; more than 5 times in a class meeting two times a week; or more than 2 times in class meeting once a week.
Section 38. Guidelines for Transferees and Shifters
Students who have attended another college or university prior to
entering Nueva Ecija University of Science and Technology and/or those students
who began a course of study other than transfer/shifted program should meet the
requirements as stated in admission policy and must comply with the following
- Submission of honorable dismissal, certificate of good moral character transcript of records and birth certificate.
- General weighted average equivalent to 85% or 2.25.
- No failing grades in any subject from previous enrollment.
- Must be physically fit as assessed by the University Physician
Section 39. Academic Overloading
No student is allowed to take more than the required load as prescribe the BSN Curriculum. In some cases, an extra 3 unit load will be allowed if
the student is a candidate for graduation at the time the request is made.
Section 40. Residency Requirements
As a general rule, a candidate for graduation must have taken their
curricular year level in the college/university. The student shall be evaluated to
according to the criteria or system of evaluation required by the college to
determine his/her proficiency in all academic/professional nursing subjects.