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Course Participation

Students are expected to attend and participate in all classes and precepted experiences unless excused by the course faculty prior to being absent. Program-specific information on attendance policies is available in the Student Handbooks.

Religious Observance and Holidays

The Duke University School of Nursing has established procedures for students to notify their instructors of an absence necessitated by the observance of a religious holiday. This policy reflects the School’s commitment to being responsive to our increasing diversity and to enabling students’ spiritual development.

Students desiring to miss classes or precepted experiences to observe a specified religious holiday are expected to make prior arrangements with their instructor to make up any work missed. It is strongly recommended that, as a courtesy, students notify each of their instructors at the beginning of the semester of any religious holiday(s) that will necessitate their absence from classes that semester. Consult the Student Handbooks for additional information.