BHSN is required by the Higher Education Act to recalculate the eligibility for federal Title IV student financial assistance for students who withdraw, drop out, are dismissed, or take a leave of absence, prior to completing 60% of a semester.

Documentation of attendance at academic lectures is not required; however BHSN requires mandatory attendance at academically-related activities (refer to Attendance Policy). Attendance at academically-related activities will be taken in order to monitor a student’s enrollment status. Also, BHSN may use the last date of attendance at a documented academically-related activity as a student’s withdrawal date as appropriate.

The attendances at academically-related activities that will be documented are: First day attendance for each course, Clinical post conferences, Classroom laboratory, Simulation, NU205 class seminars, and Examinations. These activities are integrated throughout the program and will capture the first week, up through the 60% point-in-time and after the 60% point in each payment period.

The following is a fall semester example of academically-related activities that will be documented and used for a payment period in the course NU204:

Week 1 Clinical post conference
Week 2 Clinical post conference, Classroom laboratory
Week 3 Clinical post conference, Classroom laboratory
Week 4 Exam #1, Classroom laboratory
Week 5 Clinical post conference, Classroom laboratory
Week 6 Clinical post conference, Classroom laboratory
Week 7 Exam #2, Clinical post conference
Week 8 ATI Exam, Classroom laboratory
Week 9 Exam #3, Clinical post conference
Week 10      ATI Exam, Clinical post conference, Classroom laboratory, Simulation

Documentation of a student’s attendance at an academically-related activity must be provided by an official of BHSN. The Course Leader is the responsible official for tracking student attendance and maintaining documentation.

The Course Leader will:

  • Set up a sub-folder called, “Attendance”, in the electronic course file
  • Provide a class roster for attendance for each academically-related activity including the first day attendance for the course
  • Have all students sign their name on the class roster
  • Scan the completed signed roster and place in the “Attendance” subfolder in the electronic course file on the School shared drive
  • All absences are recorded in the electronic class “Absences” file
  • All students are required to make-up a missed academically-related activity
  • Absences are monitored and communicated to the:
    • Associate Director who determines the need for a written plan of action,
    • Education Finance Specialist/Registrar who re-evaluates the determination of federal financial aid eligibility for that payment period