Attendance Policy - Graduate Studies in Nursing
Because of the delivery method of adult and graduate programs, attendance is required and monitored. Students are expected to be present for onsite class sessions and participate in online activity. Absences are allowed as follows:
If a student exceeds the allowed absences and does not contact the Office of Student Services to officially withdraw before the last class session, the instructor is directed to issue the grade of "F". Students who never attend a class and do not withdraw will be administratively withdrawn from the course and from all subsequent courses. Student must then go through the normal readmittance process.
Students who must miss a course due to unavoidable circumstances must arrange for a withdrawal with the Office of Student Services prior to the beginning of the course. Students needing to withdraw while in a course may do so by arrangement with the Office of Student Services prior to the end of the course, but the regular refund and academic withdrawal policies apply. Students will be charged a $100 withdrawal fee.
Faculty members reserve the right to factor lateness, early departures, and class attendance into a student's grade, as long as it is addressed in the syllabus.
Onsite Attendance Policy The nature of the adult and graduate programs requires students to attend all class sessions. Class attendance records are maintained by the faculty member and submitted to the Office of Student Services. Students are expected to be present when class begins, and remain the entire workshop. To be counted present, a student must attend a total of three hours or more of a class that is four hours in length. Only under emergency circumstances, a student may be allowed one absence in any clinical course.
Online Attendance Policy: Attendance is determined by activity during a workshop, either through discussions or submission of assignments. A student is reported absent for a workshop if there is not at least one submission (or posting) of an assignment or in a discussion forum assigned during that workshop.