You're ExcusedWhy nursing students should receive excused absences for their clinical hours
Mandatory Attendance Policy for Liberty University General Education Classes
There are excused absence forms for...
Even Debate Students
But not for...
Nursing students must complete clinical hours
Clinical hours are the most important part of a nurse's education
In clinicals they learn the skills they will use the rest of their career
How to properly start an IV
How to correctly document patient information
"The purpose of clinical instruction is to give the student opportunities to bridge didactic information with the realities of practice." - Martha Bradshaw
If you miss a clinical, you will be put on clinical probation...
You may only miss clinicals for these reasons...
You are communicably ill
You have experienced the illness or death of a close family member
You are excused by the University for a University Event etc
Medical missions' trip
-Liberty University Nursing Student Handbook 2015-2016
OTHER CLASSES ARE NOT AN EXCUSE
Clinicals take place on Mondays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays.
Problem for scheduling classes?
Therefore, the nursing department and Dean Britt should consider creating an excused absence form for nursing students to be able to be excused from general education classes in order to attend their clinicals.