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Home » Student Handbook » Clinical Attendance and Late Arrival Policies

Clinical Attendance and Late Arrival Policies

Clinical Schedule

  • Students will be given a clinical schedule for each semester prior to the first day of clinical.
  • Students will have the opportunity to voice any scheduling concerns prior to the schedule being completed, however, there is no guarantee that all requests will be granted.
  • Students are expected to have the designated clinical days free from other obligations.
  • Students are not permitted to attend a clinical rotation that has not been assigned without permission from the clinical coordinator. This includes switching shifts with another student.
  • Students may not attend clinical on a non-clinical day unless making up missed time and permission has been obtained from the clinical education coordinator ahead of time.

Clinical Attendance Policy

  1. After a week's worth of clinical absences per semester, the student will receive a warning letter sent by the Clinical Education Coordinator.
  2. After one additional clinical absences, the student will receive an additional warning letter from the Director of Clinical Education. Because of limited clinical time, excessive lost time in the clinical area could jeopardize the ability to safely care for clients. After receiving a second warning and at the recommendation of the Director of Clinical Education and faculty, the individual student may be referred to the Program Director or Dean of the College for a decision regarding dismissal from the program.
  3. There will be no make-up required of a week's worth of clinical absences. After a week's worth of clinical absences, students are required to make-up all missed clinical time.
  4. There is a requirement that students come to the clinical area prepared to safely care for assigned patients. They must review appropriate clinical skills as taught in skills laboratories and be able to perform an adequate chart review. Students not adequately prepared will be considered unsafe and asked to leave the clinical area. This absence will be counted as a clinical absence.
  5. If a student is called away from clinical for an urgent concern and misses more than 2 hours of a clinical day, the student will be considered absent for the entire shift. The assigned clinical instructor must be notified of the need to leave. The student must follow up with the Clinical Educational Coordinator to discuss this occurrence.

Clinical Call-in Policy

The student must call the clinical site and the student's Clinical Educator Coordinator at least one hour prior to the scheduled beginning of the shift that the student will not be in attendance. It is not acceptable for anyone else to call in for the student. Clinical site contacts and phone numbers for call-ins are located in each clinical course outline.

Failure to call-in or calling in inappropriately will result in the following:

First occurrence: a written warning from the Clinical Education Coordinator.

Second occurrence: a warning letter from the Director of Clinical Education and oral counseling regarding continuation in the program.

Third occurrence: At the recommendation of the Director of Clinical Education and the faculty, the individual student may be referred to the Program Director or the Dean of the College for a decision regarding dismissal from the program.

Clinical Late Arrival Policy

Students should be at their assigned areas and ready to begin work at the beginning of the assigned clinical shift. Failure to do so results in the following consequences:

Between 1-15 minutes late:

First occurrence: a written warning from Clinical Education Coordinator.

Second occurrence: a warning letter from the Director of Clinical Education and oral counseling regarding continuation in the program.

Third occurrence: At the recommendation of the Director of Clinical Education and the faculty, the individual student may be referred to the Program Director or the Dean of the College for a decision regarding dismissal from the program.

Greater than 15 minutes late:

A student who arrives more than 15 minutes late will be sent home and the day will count as an absence. Late arrival policy above applies as well.

Calling-in does not excuse a late arrival. Arriving at clinical sites greater than 15 minutes beyond the assigned time reflects an absence and the Clinical Call-in policy applies.



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