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How to handle missing classes for a learning challenged nursing student?

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by Chris Larson Chris Larson (New) New

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My son is in his junior year of nursing school.

In the first semester of this year, he got C in med surg 1. A large about of the cohort, perhaps 30%, did not pass.

The school is offering to have him, and the others take med surg 1 in Spring 2020, starting in 2 weeks.

He is learning challenged, including ADHD. He is eligible for accommodations, but he did not receive them until halfway through the Fall 2019 semester.

For the Spring 2020 retake of med surg 1, the class is weekly, 8:00 am-1:00 pm.

Due to the Passover holiday, he will be missing two classes consecutively, and it will be hard to catch up.

Does anyone have ideas or suggestions on how to handle this?

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Here.I.Stand has 16 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in SICU, trauma, neuro.

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This would be an excellent conversation for him to have with his instructors.

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verene is a MSN and specializes in mental health / psychiatic nursing.

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If he hasn't already, have your son reach out to Disability Accommodations at his school  - he doesn't have to share his disability(ies) with his instructors but this will allow him access to resources and supports and Disability Services can speak with teachers about the accommodations that would benefit him.

Schools are obligated to allow students to miss class for Religious Holidays - I recommend that your son reach out to his instructors in advance of missing class and see what they recommend - he may have to make up class another time, study independently, or complete alternative assignment(s) to make up for missed time, or they may just want him to get notes from a classmate.

He may want to speak to both instructors and disability services about resources to support student learning - many schools offer free tutoring, writing assistance, open lab time, etc -- and knowing (and utilizing) the resources available could really help him improve his study habits and scores in school. 

 

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On 1/4/2020 at 8:21 PM, Chris Larson said:

Due to the Passover holiday, he will be missing two classes consecutively, and it will be hard to catch up.

Does anyone have ideas or suggestions on how to handle this?

To be frank: The best way to handle it is to skip the holiday celebrations in favor of attending his classes.

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