While pregnancy is not considered a disability, it may impact a student’s educational progression. The school of nursing recognizes that pregnancy is protected under Title IX. Students may voluntarily request accommodations related to pregnancy and childbirth. Students will not be penalized for absences related to pregnancy and childbirth as long as the student’s medical provider deems the absences medically necessary. However, students must meet applicable academic standards to complete the program, so any such absences, missed content, assignments, exams, or clinical experiences need to be made up as they would for any other approved absence. Medical provider clearance may be required in order to return to the patient care setting, and extended absences may affect program progression.