CNEI’s intellectual community is based on principles of honesty, transparency, and integrity. To protect its commitment to quality nursing education, all courses are subject to academic integrity.
- Course participants will submit only their own original work.
- If a portion of another’s work is included, that portion is duly credited to the creator.
- Any participant suspected of academic dishonesty will have the work assessed by CASN to determine an appropriate course of action.
CNEI is committed to the fundamental principles of freedom of expression, equality, and human dignity.
- No participant shall be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), sex, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations.
- No participant shall be discriminated against for reasons of required and approved accommodation.
Special accommodation is made available to participants in order to maintain fairness within its offerings.
- CNEI will provide reasonable accommodation to its participants.
- It is the responsibility of the participant to notify CNEI of the required accommodation.
- Requests for accommodation should be made prior to the start of the course.
- A health professional must confirm the need for accommodation.
- Special accommodation requests shall be made in writing, and include an explanation the reason for accommodation, a confirmation of why the accommodation is required, and the details of the participant’s specific needs.
- Accommodations related to language requirements will be met on a case by case basis.
Participants who do not successfully complete a course
CNEI respects the successes of its participants. To do so, it must maintain a high standard of success.
Certificates of completion will be provided for educational activities where there are specific completion requirements (e.g., attendance, participation, assignments, exam).
- Any participant not meeting the passing standard as indicated in the course syllabus will not be successful in the assignment/exam/course.
- If no passing standard is indicated, the required pass is 70%.
- No make-up assignments will be administered. No late submissions will be accepted.
- A participant may take a course up to three times.
- Any unsuccessful participants may not use the appropriate designation after his/her name.
- Participants who wish to retake the course in which they were unsuccessful will pay the full registration cost.
The CNEI appeals process provides participants with a fair and timely process to appeal decisions that impact their academic results.
- Participants must approach the instructor first if they feel the result of their assignment/exam/course needs to be addressed. The instructor must inform CASN staff of any requests to review results and inform CASN of the results of the review in writing. If a solution cannot be reached between the instructor and the participant, the participant may move forward with a formal appeal of the result. CASN will provide information about the appeal process to the participant.
- Participants of a CNEI course who wish to appeal their course result must do so within 10 business days of receiving the result by completing the appeals form. Appeals must be made on the basis of medical reasons, compassionate reasons, or grading or process error.
- The appeal will be brought to the CNEI Advisory Board sub-committee of appeals.
- Both the participant’s appeal and the instructor’s reasons for their decision will be examined by the sub-committee, who will make the final decision.
- The sub-committee’s decision will be communicated to the participant within five business days of the meeting.
- There is no further appeal if the applicant is unsuccessful with the appeal at the sub-committee level.
CNEI recognizes that regular attendance is essential to successful completion of courses.
- Participants who do not attend all mandatory sessions (without approval from the course instructor/CASN liaison) may be excluded from receiving their certificate.
- Participants who are unavoidably absent because of illness, disability, or emergency should notify their instructors and CASN liaison at the earliest opportunity.
- A participant who is absent for more than 30% of the course, for any reason beyond the aforementioned, will not be successful in the course, unless the syllabus indicates otherwise.
- A participant who is absent with approval may receive the session recording. The recording will be made available for two business days starting on a mutually agreed upon time after the session is held.