College of Nursing and Health Sciences

Makassed University of Beirut
College of Nursing and Health Sciences
Academic Rules and Regulation

I. Attendance:

  1. Attendance is obligatory for all courses, lab hours and field work assigned by college faculty. Any absenteeism does not excuse students form their responsibility to make up for the work and any assignments or announcements made during their absence.
  2. Control of absenteeism from either clinical assignments, lab or lecture hours, should be made under direct supervision from either class coordinator and/or administration.
  3. If absent without a valid excuse, the student shall receive a written notice, a zero for missed assignments/exams and will have to work double the missed clinical experience.
  4. Absence from announced quizzes or final examinations is not allowed unless the student presents a valid excuse. The student may then be allowed to sit for a make-up examination if a decision to that effect is made by faculty and administration.
  5. Absence of more that one fifth of the credit hours of a course ( 9 hrs for 3cr courses or  5 days of practicum for 6cr courses) will result in a decision by college faculty and administration to drop the student from that course.

II. Examinations and Make-ups.

  1. A passing grade of 65 is required for major and basic science courses for first year B.S students.
  2. A passing grade of 70 is required for major and other required courses for second and third year B.S students.
  3. A passing grade of 60 is required for nursing and other courses of the practical nursing program.
  4. A student is not allowed a make-up for a failed course unless his/her final course average is above 55/100 for major specialty courses and 50/100 for all other required courses.
  5. A pass (P) or fail (F) grade is given for make-up exams. The original grade obtained will remain on the students’ transcript and will be used to compute the cumulative average.
  6. When a course is repeated, the grade obtained last will be used to compute the cumulative average.

III. Evaluations and Promotions.

The Student’s evaluation is comprehensive to include performance in class, clinical assignments, professional attitude and mannerisms.
A semester and yearly average of 60 for practical nurse, 65 for first year B.S students and 70 for second, and third year B.S students, is required for students` promotion.

IV. Probations and Failures.

    A. Placement on Probation.
 A student will be placed on probation for any of the following 
          reasons, if he/she fails:
  1. Two make-ups of failed courses at the end of a semester or summer session.
  2. To attain the minimum required semester or yearly average.
  3. The practicum of a major specialty course.
  4. The make-up of a major specialty course unless the faculty decides otherwise.

  N.B:  The probation is the last chance for a student to make-up any 
             deficiencies. A probation period may be extended only once. This 
             is made exceptionally by a decision from faculty members and 

    B. Removal from Probation.

        At the end of a semester or summer session, probation may be 
        removed if the student:
  1. Achieves the minimum required average for the following semester or summer session.
  2. Passes all courses taken during the following semester or summer session.
  3. achieves the minimum yearly average required if the semester failed is the last one of a student`s academic year.

    C. Repeating the year.
    A student will be required to repeat the year if he/she fails:
  1. The make-up of a major specialty course.
  2. The practicum of a major specialty course.
  3. To remove a probation within two semesters.
  4. To attain the minimum yearly average.
N.B:  A student repeating the year is required to attend classes 
     regularly, and repeat all failed courses required for that academic year.

V. Dismissal from the college.

     A student may be dismissed upon a decision made by the faculty 
     members and administration if he/she:
  1. Fails to meet the requirements of repeated year.
  2. Fails to remove probation within two semesters.
  3. Engages in behavioral misconduct or has not shown professional performance acceptable by college standards.
N.B:  A warning and a notice holds valid for the three academic years of 
         a student. Any three warnings whether for academic or behavioral 
         reasons may result in a decision for dismissal from college.

VI. Graduation with Distinction and Awards.

     A student may be awarded his/her degree with distinction if he/she has:
  1. A cumulative yearly average of 85 or more during the second and third year of the BS program. 81 or more is required for BP program.
  2. No disciplinary action made against him/her.
  3. Been recommended by college faculty and administration for the Distinction Award.

The Lion`s Award:  

This is a non-monetary award offered by the Beirut Lions Club to a nursing student who has been distinguished for his/her academic achievement and professional mannerisms and nominated by faculty and administration to receive the award.