The faculty believes that all scheduled learning activities, both class and clinical, are essential and valid. Students are strongly encouraged to attend all scheduled learning activities. Attendance policies of the Department of Nursing fall within the general guidelines of the college attendance policy. Within the Department of Nursing, a clinical absence policy has been established which includes possible course failure for excessive absences. Please refer to individual course syllabi for details regarding clinical attendance.
College Attendance Policy
Students are expected to attend all scheduled class and examination meetings. Students are also expected to maintain satisfactory progress in each of the classes in which they are enrolled. Thus, whenever absences become excessive and, in the instructor‘s opinion, minimum course objectives cannot be met due to absences, the student may, at the discretion of the instructor, be withdrawn from the course. If a student is withdrawn by the instructor for excessive absences, a grade of "WT" (withdrawn by teacher) will be recorded on his/her permanent record. Instructors are responsible for clearly stating their attendance policy and administrative drop policy in the course syllabus, and it is the student‘s responsibility to be aware of those policies.
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Updated September 2011