Student Resources FAQ
What is the process for academic appeals? The procedure for academic appeals can be found in the respective program handbook.
What is professional liability? Students at Saint Louis University Health Sciences Campus are covered by the voluntary professional liability program begun in 1976. Under this program, Saint Louis University, subject to the provisions and limitations of a Letter of Indemnity, heretofore executed by the University setting forth the terms of the program, will pay "all sums those protected may become legally obligated to pay as compensatory damages because of injury or death to any person arising out of the rendering of or failure to render health care services."
This protection is provided under this agreement to any student performing health services without remuneration, on or off the University premises, upon recommendation of the Director or her designate. In other words, this protection applies under the terms of this agreement only when performing health services under the supervision of a faculty member as part of specific course requirements in the School of Nursing. The student must be registered for the class to be covered by the liability program.
This protection does not apply to injury or damage resulting from the acts or omissions of a student while intoxicated, under the improper influence of drugs or narcotics, engaged in a criminal act, or willfully or intentionally causing harm.
Upon becoming aware of any alleged incident to which this protection applies, written notice containing detailed information should be forwarded to the Dean's Office.
The extent of annual protection provided to students shall be $10,000,000. per occurrence per student with a maximum annual total of $10,000,000 per student. A complete copy of the letter of indemnity may be examined in the Director's office.
How do I register for graduate level courses? All students should contact their advisors prior to registration each semester to ensure progression through the program. Pre-registration periods for the Summer Sessions and the Fall Semester and for Spring Semester are scheduled by the Office of the Registrar, generally for the months of April and November, respectively. Billing statements are sent to pre-registered students at the end of the pre-registration period. Students enrolling after that period must initiate contact with the Office of Student Accounts to make financial arrangements. If financial arrangements are not made by the close of these periods, registration will be cancelled.
Please click here for a detailed explanation of registering for graduate nursing courses in Banner.
How do I establish a preceptor?
- Student obtains information regarding guidelines for preceptor selection from the course materials and/or course faculty members. General information and Preceptor Information Forms are also available here.
- Student obtains tentative approval of preceptor from course coordinator/specialty coordinator.
- Student downloads the Preceptor Information Form to give to preceptor. The form is available here, and within each clinical course.
- Preceptor completes the form (either on the computer and prints, or prints and fills out by hand.)
- Student or preceptor faxes completed form to course faculty with copy of the preceptor's license, state recognition documents and certification. (Fax number in course syllabus).
- When form and copies have been verified as current, a letter of agreement or contract and letter of Indemnity is sent to preceptor/agency.
- Faculty member gives student permission to begin clinical experiences.