Undergraduate Clinical Attendance Policies
Absence Policies from On or Off-Campus Clinicals
- Students are required to attend all scheduled on and off-campus clinicals.
- Students who must unexpectedly miss a clinical experience must adhere to the notification requirements outlined in Section III below.
- An absence (and any associated written assignment[s]) will be made up in accordance with Section IV below.
- A maximum of two clinical makeups is allowed.
- Students with excessive absences in any given course will receive a clinical course failure. A clinical course failure equates to an automatic course failure with a grade of F.
- Excessive absence is defined as more than two absences, with the exception of absences due to religious holiday in accordance with Section V below.
- All clinical absences will be documented on the student’s clinical evaluation form.
Punctuality Policies for On and Off-Campus Clinicals
- All students are expected to arrive 15 minutes before the start of the scheduled on and off-campus clinical days. As a component of the NYU Meyers Technical Standards, punctuality is a professional responsibility. Students cannot interrupt or delay other students and faculty once the clinical experience has begun, which will cause the loss of valuable clinical time. It is also disruptive to the hospital staff who expect students to be on time in order to fulfill their clinical responsibilities.
- Students expecting to arrive late to the clinical experience must adhere to the notification requirements outlined in Section III below.
- Tardiness is defined as arriving after the scheduled clinical start time by no more than 30 minutes.
- The first time a student is tardy, they will receive a written warning from the Clinical Instructor and a review of the punctuality policy. The Course Coordinator will also be notified.
- Students with excessive tardiness will receive an Action Plan from the Clinical Instructor, who will also notify the Course Coordinator.
- Excessive tardiness is defined as more than one tardy, without exception.
- Failure to comply with an Action Plan through continued tardiness could result in clinical course failure.
- All clinical tardiness will be documented on the student’s clinical evaluation form.
- If a student arrives more than 30 minutes after the scheduled clinical start time, the student will not be allowed to participate in the clinical experience and will be sent home. This will be counted as a clinical absence, requiring the student to comply with the clinical absence policies as described in Section I above, including immediate notification in accordance with Section III below and the requirement of clinical make-up experience in accordance with Section IV below.
Notification of Absence or Lateness
- Clinical Absence Notification
- Students who must unexpectedly miss a clinical experience must contact their Clinical Instructor and the Course Coordinator prior to the start of the scheduled clinical experience.
- Notification includes the date and time of the message, the date and time of the absence, and the emergency circumstances requiring absence from the clinical experience.
- For every missed on or off-campus clinical, students must also complete the electronic clinical absence notification form within 24 hours of the date of the missed clinical.
- Clinical Tardiness Notification
- Students who are expecting to be tardy for the clinical experience must contact their Clinical Instructor immediately upon learning of the arrival delay and prior to the start of the scheduled clinical experience.
- Notification includes the date and time of the message, the emergency circumstances leading to the tardy, and an expected time of arrival.
- If expected arrival is more than 30 minutes after the start of the clinical day, the student will not be admitted into the clinical experience per Section II above. The student will receive a clinical absence and must complete the clinical absence form using the link provided above.
- Failure to Notify
- Students who fail to provide proper notification for clinical absence or tardiness as described above will receive a written warning from the Clinical Instructor and a review of the Undergraduate Clinical Attendance Policies. The Course Coordinator will also be notified.
- For failure to provide proper notification a second time for a clinical absence or tardiness, students will receive an Action Plan from the Clinical Instructor, who will also notify the Course Coordinator.
- Failure to comply with an Action Plan due to continued failure to provide proper notification could result in clinical course failure.
Clinical Makeup Policies
- Every absence (and any associated written assignment[s]) will be made up through a plan developed by the Course Coordinator and the Director of the Clinical Simulation Learning Center (CSLC). The make-up will be developed based on learning outcomes comparable to those of the missed experience.
Religious Holiday Policies
- Students missing on- or off-campus clinical due to religious holiday must complete the clinical absence form (see Section I) and notify the Course Coordinator, on and/or off-campus instructor(s), Director of Clinical Affairs, and the Director of the CSLC during the first week of the academic term so that a makeup clinical experience can be arranged in advance.
- Regardless of the number of on and off-campus clinicals missed, a maximum of two clinical makeups for religious holiday will be required. Also, students must meet the clinical learning outcomes of the course as determined by the on and/or off-campus clinical instructor(s) in consultation with the Course Coordinator.
Clinical Return After Hospitalization or Injury
- In the event of hospitalization or injury requiring boot, crutches, rolling scooter, etc, students are required to obtain return health clearance by contacting the Director of Clinical Affairs.
- For hospitalization, students must submit the Clearance Form: Post Procedure/Hospitalization.
- For injury, students must submit the Technical Standards for Core Professional Nursing Competency Performance Health Clearance Form.
CLINICAL FAILURE, COURSE FAILURE, FAILING GRADE: A Grade of F