2018-2019 ABSN Program

Fall 2018
August
Wednesday, 22 New Student Orientation
Wednesday, 22 ABSN Orientation
Wednesday, 22 Convocation for graduate and professional school students at 4 p.m.
Thursday, 23 ABSN student BLS certification
Scrubs & Stethoscopes
Monday, 27 Fall 2018 classes begin; Drop/Add continues
September
Monday, 3 Labor Day. No classes/clinical
Friday, 7 Drop/Add ends
Friday, 28 Founders' Day Convocation at 5:30 p.m.
Sunday, 30 Founders' Day
October
Friday, 5 Fall break begins at 11 p.m.
Saturday, 13 Classes resume at 6:30 a.m.
Wednesday, 31 Registration begins for Spring 2019
November
Wednesday, 14 Registration ends for Spring 2019
Thursday, 15 Drop/Add begins for Spring 2019
Tuesday, 20 Thanksgiving recess begins at 11 p.m.
Monday, 26 Classes resume at 6:30 a.m.
Friday, 30 Graduate classes end
(Applies to any ABSN student enrolled in a graduate course)
December
Saturday, 1 Classes end for ABSN students
Monday, 3 - Tuesday, 4 Mandatory NCLEX Live Review for 4th semester students only
Tuesday, 3 - Friday, 7 Final examinations
Friday, 7 Final examinations end
Saturday, 8 School of Nursing Hooding & Recognition Ceremony at 11 a.m.
Duke University Chapel
Spring 2019
January
Monday, 7 New Student Orientation
Tuesday, 8 ABSN Orientation continues
Scrubs & Stethoscopes
Wednesday, 9 BLS certification
Wednesday, 9 Spring semester begins
(Both Monday & Wednesday classes meet)
Drop/Add continues
Monday, 21 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Holiday
No classes/clinical
Wednesday, 23 Drop/Add ends
February
Thursday, 14 Last day of 1st six week courses (2nd semester cohort only)
Monday, 18 Registration begins for Summer 2019
Monday, 18 Final Exam 1st week courses (2nd semester cohort only)
Wednesday, 20 First day 2nd six week courses (2nd semester cohort only)
March
Friday, 8 Spring recess begins at 11 p.m.
Monday, 18 Classes resume at 6:30 a.m.
April
Wednesday, 3 Registration begins for Fall Semester 2019
Summer 2019 registration continues
Friday, 12 Registration ends for Fall Semester 2019
Summer 2019 Registration continues
Sunday, 14 Classes end for ABSN students
Monday, 15 - Tuesday, 16 Mandatory NCLEX Live Review (4th semester students only)
Tuesday, 16 - Friday, 19 Final exams for 2nd six week courses and full-term courses
Wednesday, 17 Graduate classes end
(This applies to any ABSN student enrolled in a graduate course)
May
Friday, 10 Commencement weekend begins
Sunday, 12 Duke Commencement Exercises at 5 p.m.
School of Nursing Hooding and Recognition Ceremony
Duke University Chapel
Summer 2019
May
Wednesday, 15 First day of classes
Wednesday, 15 First day of graduate classes
(This applies to any ABSN student enrolled in a graduate course)
Monday, 27 Memorial Day. No classes/clinical
Wednesday, 29 Drop/Add ends for Summer 2019
June  
Tuesday, 25 Last day of 1st six week classes (2nd semester cohort only)
Wednesday, 26 Final exams 1st six week classes (2nd semester cohort only)
Thursday, 27 First day of 2nd six week classes (2nd semester cohort only)
July
Thursday, 4 Independence Day Holiday. No classes/clinical
August
Thursday, 8 Classes end for ABSN students
Thursday, 8 Graduate classes end
(This applies to any ABSN student enrolled in a graduate course)
Friday, 9 - Saturday, 10 Final exams 2nd six week courses and full-term courses
Sunday, 11 Final examinations end
(This applies to any ABSN student enrolled in a graduate course)

*Note: Once a semester has started, it is expected that students will be available if needed (even if prior to designated class days).

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