I am recently in the LPN program in Kansas. I have one month left until graduation. I have straight A's this semester and am very proud of it. I received an email this morning from the clinical director (who has never really liked me) saying that due to too many missed clinical hours(12 to be exact) without "extreme circumstances" they were failing me for my med-surge II clincals and administrativly withdrawing me from all other classes. I do however have circumstances, just not to their knowledge. I was going through a miscarriage while starting this semester, and have recently left the father of my child, which leads to me being a single mom. Just wanting some advice as to what I should do? Thank you for your time.
Apr 18, '13
by Still Standing
You need to check your policy for your program which it should have been thoroughly explained to you in orientation and you should have a copy of it. There's nothing you can do now about but repeat the course why didn't you have a written excuse when you missed and worked it out at that time?
At my school you are allowed 25NI's (needs improvement) scores during clinical rotation for the semester for 2 classes. If your late that's 4.333, if you don't show with a call that's 6, if you don't call that's an auto U ( unsatisfactory), you get 2 U's you fail clinical and if you fail the clinical you fail the course. Clinical day has to be made up depending on how many NIs you accumulated you could possible still pass with missing 2 days that's if your assignments are perfect and you don't make big mistakes on the floor. And our school follows contact hour policy by state guidelines you only can miss 1 day of class without having to make it up anything else has to be made up before finals or you fell the theory as well.
If you weren't gonna show to clinical you had to call them to let them know that day before the end of the shift. If you have to miss a class day and if it just so happens to be a test day or checkoff you had to call them or send an email to them letting them know you won't be there and why, in order to make up the exams.
Last edit by Still Standing on Apr 18, '13