Administrative and Academic Policies and Procedures

The Bridgeport Hospital School of Nursing Administration reserves the sole right to make changes in academic, administrative and general policies and procedures along with readjustment of tuition, fees and schedules at its discretion, with or without prior notice.

Nondiscriminatory Policy

Bridgeport Hospital School of Nursing does not discriminate, nor will tolerate discrimination from other disciplines, on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, age, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, handicap or veteran status in the administration of its educational policies, admission policies, scholarship and loan programs and other programs administered by BHSN.

Grading Policy click here for details in the Student Handbook.

Criteria for Promotion

The following criteria must be met to be promoted to the next course:

  1. A minimum course grade of 75 (C)
  2. Satisfactory completion of all course work
  3. Satisfactory classroom/clinical laboratory performance
  4. Completion of required clinical hours
  5. Completion of standardized testing
  6. Verification of successful completion of required college co-requisites
  7. Financial obligations to BHSN & Bridgeport Hospital have been satisfied

Attendance Policy

Students are expected to attend all classes, classroom labs, and clinical lab experiences in order to meet course requirements. Click here for details.

School Delays and Cancellations
Classes and clinical experiences are delayed or canceled only under severe weather conditions. Students should use discretion in determining whether to travel to and from school during inclement weather. Delays or cancellations will be posted on Click on “IAN cancellations” and then “schools”. Look for message next to Bridgeport Hospital School of Nursing. A separate announcement may be posted for evening sessions. Class schedule and/or the academic calendar may change as a result of delays or cancellations.

Student Work Policy

All student activities associated with the curriculum, especially while students are completing clinical rotation, will be educational in nature. Students will not be paid by the clinical affiliation site during any BHSN educational experience, nor will the student be substituted for paid personnel within the clinical institution.

Refund Policies

Refunds are based on BHSN policy and the Return of Unearned Title IV Funds as required by the U.S. Department of Education.

Institutional Refund Policy- for those students not participating in Federal Title IV Financial Aid only

A student who completes registration and has paid in full for all prescribed tuition and fees for the semester and who then withdraws or is dismissed from BHSN within the first five weeks of the semester or less is entitled to a proportional refund. Refunds are granted if the student complies with the leave of absence (LOA), withdrawal or dismissal procedures. The schedule of refunds is as follows:

Withdrawal before classes start
1st week
2nd week
3rd week
4th week
After 4th week

Refunds take approximately 10-14 days to process.

Federal Refund Policy for students receiving financial aid under any of the Title IV programs which include, Federal Pell Grants, Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants and Direct student loans.

If a student participates in Federal Title IV Financial Aid, BHSN will first calculate the Return of Title IV and then apply the Institution Refund Policy. The school must return any unearned portion of monies received under any of the Title IV programs. Federal guidelines require that any unearned Title IV funds be returned to the program(s). Therefore BHSN will calculate the unearned portion of monies received under any of the Title IV programs based on the parameters set forth in section 668.22 (e)(1) of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended. This is a proportional calculation based upon the student’s date of withdrawal. Students will be notified of any balance owed to the school as a result of the refund calculations.