Attendance and Participation

Every student is expected to participate in each of his/her courses through regular attendance at lecture and laboratory sessions. Students are responsible for notifying the instructor in advance of any expected absence and arranging to make up any missed work. The Nursing Department expects that its students will recognize that they are in a profession in which commitment to full participation in the learning environment is an essential component of life-long learning, and professional standards.

Outside conflicts need to be avoided; for example, students must not schedule work hours or other obligations during synchronous class sessions, which could be in person or online. Students should not schedule leisure activities/vacations during the scheduled academic session course dates. It is expected that every student will be present, on time, and prepared to participate when scheduled class/laboratory/clinical sessions begin.

It is the belief of the Graduate Nursing faculty that as a graduate student, you are joining a community of learners and scholars. Your timely presence for all course sessions and/or activities is crucial for your own learning and the learning of your classmates.

Class participation is expected in order to foster a learning experience for all students. Class participation is defined as introducing new ideas, stimulating discussion, and utilizing information from assigned reading and other resources. 

Students wishing to request a Leave of Absence must follow the policy outlined in the Graduate Catalog.

To the extent possible, electronic devices should be turned off or placed in silent mode while in the classroom, laboratory, and/or clinical settings.