Attendance is mandatory in all scheduled classes and practica. Absences place students in academic jeopardy. If absent, progress and continuation in the course may be at risk. Students who anticipate missing one or more class periods should contact the instructor ahead of time, just as they should contact their instructor as soon as possible after an absence. Students are responsible for monitoring their absences during the term.
An instructor or college office may withdraw a student from a nursing theory (non-clinical) course due to excessive absences and assign a grade of WA (Withdrawn-Excessive Absences) if the following maximums are exceeded:
In a 2 credit course, maximum of two class hours.
In a 3 credit course, maximum of three class hours.
In a 4 credit course, maximum of four class hours.
Tardiness of greater than ten minutes is counted as one absence.
An instructor or college office may withdraw a student from a nursing laboratory or clinical course due to excessive absences and assign a grade of WA (Withdrawn-Excessive Absences). Generally any absence in an undergraduate lab or clinical courseis considered excessive.
Tardiness of greater than 30 minutes in a scheduled nursing laboratory or clinical experience to be counted as one absence at the discretion of the instructor.
Note: Regardless of attendance, a student may fail a practicum at any time during the semester for either a pattern of unsafe nursing behavior or a particularly serious incident of unsafe nursing behavior. At the faculty’s discretion a learning plan may be put in place based upon the student’s performance. Once a student is informed that s/he is failing a clinical course withdrawal from that course is no longer an option.
The student has the responsibility of notifying the course instructor of any absence and negotiating make-up work if feasible.
For additional information, refer to the University Attendance Policy.