In accordance with the University Policy 10.2.7 Course Attendance, attendance at all regularly scheduled meetings of a course is
expected. Faculty will define classroom attendance expectations. A student
shall be permitted to make up required exercises and examinations missed as a
result of absences when these are authenticated. It is the policy of the university and School of Nursing not to cancel classes on religious holidays;
students who are absent because of religious observances are excused without
penalty and will be allowed to make up work missed because of such
The president of the university or an official appointed by him or
her is authorized to cancel classes at the university or any part thereof in
the event that weather conditions so dictate.
When classes have been canceled by the university, all School of Nursing
classes, including clinical classes are canceled.
The recognized grounds for absences are:
Absences from the Classroom
- Illness requiring
- Curricular or
extracurricular activities approved by the faculty.
- Personal obligations
claimed by the student and recognized as valid.
- Recognized religious
- Severe inclement weather
causing dangerous traveling conditions.
It is expected that all students attend classes. It is the right of individual faculty to set
their own classroom expectations.
Student Absence from Clinical
expected to attend every session of a clinical practicum. Should an absence
occur, the student must make up the missed time. The specific nature of the makeup
assignment is at the discretion of the faculty member or preceptor. Arrangements for making up
clinical time are based on availability of the clinical site, faculty, specific
learner needs, and student availability. Progression to the next level may be
delayed until these accommodations can be made.
Students must personally notify the clinical faculty/preceptor
and/or clinical site in which they are placed if absence from a clinical day is
necessary. Specifics of this notification process will be supplied by the
clinical faculty. Students who miss more than one clinical day may be required to
be evaluated by the program director or associate dean.