College of Nursing

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Integrity Defined

Academic regulations of the University of Saskatchewan apply to all students and courses in the BSN program. For general University of Saskatchewan regulations, refer to the University of Saskatchewan course catalogue. If you have specific questions or concerns, contact the College of Nursing Associate Dean.

Academic Appeals

University of Saskatchewan Student Conduct & Appeals website

  1. Instructor: Informal Consultation
    1. Should occur within three days after grades are available
  2. Formal Re-Assessment (Re-read) at the College level
    • Complete a ‘Request for and Report of Re-Assessment Form' within two days of the informal consultation with the instructor
    • Notification of the mark will be within 5 days

Supplemental Final Exams

  • Request for supplemental within 3 days of receiving final grade.
  • Dates/times for supplemental exams will be determined by the College of Nursing Associate Dean.

Academic Integrity
What is Academic Honesty?
The Guidelines for Academic Conduct from University of Saskatchewan Council gives the following description of honest behaviour at the university:

  • Honesty and integrity are expected in class participation, examinations, assignments, patient care, and other academic work.
  • Perform your own work unless specifically instructed otherwise.
  • Use your own work to complete assignments and exams.
  • Cite the source when quoting or paraphrasing someone else's work.
  • Follow examination rules.
  • Be truthful on all university forms.
  • Discuss with your professor if you are using the same material for assignments in two different courses.
  • Discuss with your professor if you have any questions about whether sources require citation.
  • Use the same standard of honesty with fellow students, lab instructors, teaching assistants, sessional instructors, and administrative staff as you do with faculty.

What is Academic Misconduct?
"Academic Dishonesty" is what the university calls cheating. Types of cheating are listed in the Student Academic Dishonesty Rules of the University of Saskatchewan Council. These rules were approved by University Council on September 16, 1999, with latest revisions approved in February 2005.

When a professor believes a student has cheated, the Rules list two procedures which can be followed. Rule One "Informal Procedures" are the procedures followed when a professor feels that a student has cheated inadvertently or without intending to do wrong. This can be handled between the professor and the student with a discussion and a warning. The informal procedure could result in the requirement that the student revise and resubmit an assignment before the professor will grade it. Rule Two "Formal Allegations of Academic Misconduct" are the procedures followed when a professor feels that the cheating requires a penalty, perhaps ranging from a mark of zero in an assignment up to being expelled from the university. The Rule Two procedures require that the student have a hearing. If the student is judged guilty of the offense, a penalty will be applied. The student may appeal.

Note: Students in the Post-Degree BSN Option should be aware that the timelines provided within U of S policies regarding appeals, deferred exams and supplemental exams relate specifically to students following a regular academic schedule. Therefore students who wish to pursue any of these processes must see the College of Nursing Acting Associate Dean immediately to discuss timelines that will not jeopardize progress in this option.

For more information please see the Academic Integrity Awareness Resources and Integrity Defined