Attendance Policy

Students are expected to attend all of their scheduled University classes and to satisfy all academic objectives as outlined by the instructor. The effect of absences upon grades is determined by the instructor, and the University reserves the right to deal at any time with individual cases of nonattendance. Students are responsible for arranging to make up work missed because of legitimate class absence, such as illness, family emergencies, military obligation, court-imposed legal obligations, or participation in University-approved activities. Examples of University approved reasons for absences include participating on an athletic or scholastic team, musical and theatrical performances, and debate activities. It is the student’s responsibility to give the instructor notice prior to any anticipated absence and within a reasonable amount of time after an unanticipated absence, ordinarily by the next scheduled class meeting. Instructors must allow each student who is absent for a University-approved reason the opportunity to make up work missed without any reduction in the student’s final course grade as a direct result of such absence.

Nursing Practice Attendance Policy

  • Attendance is required for all nursing practice experiences.
  • Students need to practice, synthesize, and integrate the knowledge learned in the classroom.
  • Time is needed to complete all of the nursing practice course objectives.
  • To meet State and National Accreditation guidelines, a student must have a specified minimum number of nursing practice hours—this is accomplished by attending all nursing practice experiences.
  • It is expected that students attend all nursing practice experiences. Absences should be rare and for exceptional circumstances only.
  • Absences may affect a student’s grade and ability to complete course objectives and pass the course.
  • To protect patients, students with communicable diseases/illnesses should not attend nursing practice experiences.