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ABSN Academic Calendar 2017-2018

Fall 2017

August

23 Wednesday. DUSON New Student Orientation

23 Wednesday. ABSN Orientation

23 Wednesday. Graduate & Professional Student Convocation (4:00 pm)

24 Thursday. ABSN student BLS certification; Scrubs & Stethoscopes

28 Monday. Fall semester classes begin; Drop/Add continues

September

4 Monday. Labor Day – classes/clinical in session

8 Friday. Drop/Add ends

15 Friday. Commitment to Excellence Ceremony/Reception (N392 Prof. Nursing)

October

5 or 6 Thu or Fri. Founders’ Day Convocation

8 Sunday. Founders’ Day

6 Friday. Fall Break begins (11:00 pm)

11 Wednesday. Classes resume (7:00 am)

November

1 Wednesday. Registration begins for Spring Semester 2018

15 Wednesday. Registration ends for Spring Semester 2018

16 Thursday. Drop/Add begins for Spring Semester 2018

21 Tuesday. Thanksgiving recess begins (11:00 pm)

27 Monday. Thanksgiving recess ends (7:00 am)

27 Monday. Classes end for ABSN students

28-Dec. 1 Tue-Fri. Final exams

December

1 Friday. Final exams conclude

1 Friday. Graduate classes end (applies to any ABSN student enrolled in a graduate course)

4-5 Mon-Tues. NCLEX Live Review for 4th semester students only

9 Saturday, 11:00 am, School of Nursing Hooding & Recognition Ceremony at Washington Duke Inn

Spring 2018

January

8 Monday. DUSON New Student Orientation

9 Tuesday. Scrubs & Stethoscopes; BLS certification

10 Wednesday. Spring semester classes begin; Drop/Add continues

15 Monday. MLK Holiday – no classes/clinical

24 Wednesday. Drop/Add ends for spring 2018

February

2 Friday. Commitment to Excellence Ceremony/Reception (N392 Prof. Nursing)

15 Thursday. Last day of 1st six week courses (2nd semester cohort only)

19 Monday. Summer semester 2018 registration begins

19 Monday. Final Exam 1st six week courses (2nd semester cohort only)

21 Wednesday. First day 2nd six week courses (2nd semester cohort only)

March

9 Friday. Spring Break begins (11:00 pm)

19 Monday. Classes resume (7:00 am)

April

4 Wednesday. Registration for Fall semester 2018 begins; Summer 2018 registration continues

13 Friday. Registration for Fall semester 2018 ends; Summer 2018 registration continues

16 Monday. Classes end for ABSN students

18 Wednesday. Graduate classes end (this applies to any ABSN student enrolled in a graduate course)

17-20 Tue-Fri. Final exams for 2nd six week courses and full-term courses

23-24 Mon-Tue. NCLEX Live Review for 4th semester students only

May

11 Friday. Commencement Weekend begins

13 Sunday. Graduation Exercises; Conferring of Degrees

**School of Nursing Hooding & Recognition Ceremony to be held around or during Commencement weekend (May 11-13). Exact date and location to be determined.

Summer 2018

May

14 Monday. First day of classes

16 Wednesday. First day of graduate classes (this applies to any ABSN student enrolled in a graduate course)

28 Monday. Memorial Day Holiday – no classes/clinical

31 Wednesday. Drop/Add ends for Summer 2018

June

21 Thursday. Last day of 1st six week classes (2nd semester cohort only)

25 Monday. Final Exams 1st six week classes (2nd semester cohort only)

27 Wednesday. First day of 2nd six week classes (2nd semester cohort only)

July

4 Wednesday. Independence Day Holiday – no classes/clinical

August

8 Wednesday. Classes end for ABSN students

9-11 Thur-Sat. Final exams 2nd six week courses and full-term courses

12 Sunday. Graduate classes end (this applies to any ABSN Student enrolled in a graduate course)