UCSF assists learners with disabilities to reach their full potential and succeed in our educational environment. UCSF protects the privacy of all learners. Early communications with SDS and your School of Nursing liaison are essential to implementing accommodations in a timely manner.

Accommodations (Quarterly Steps)

  1. Before each quarter in which you would like to use approved accommodations, contact Clay Littrell your SDS advisor, to give him permission to let him know which of your instructors should be notified of your approved accommodations. Please give the faculty and course name(s) as well as their email addresses in your email. Clay will confidentially email your request to the appropriate faculty in a timely manner. He will work in collaboration with you, faculty, and clinical instructors to discuss how the accommodation(s) can best be made in each of your courses.
  2. Students are expected to initiate contact to discuss their accommodation letter with each of their faculty and clinical instructors after Clay has contacted them. It is highly recommended that you do so a couple of weeks prior to the start of the quarter; this is essential to ensure that your accommodations are in place and available to you. 

Accommodations in the Clinical Setting 

***IF YOU HAVE CLINICAL PLACEMENT ACCOMMODATIONS: This needs to be communicated to Clay Littrell as far in advance as possible, as these are much more complicated to coordinate and sometimes cannot be accommodated after you have been assigned placement***

Accommodations in the clinical setting may differ from those for the didactic/classroom setting. SDS will work with Michael Sano or Director Marianne Biangone, the Faculty of Record (FOR), and clinical instructors to determine if the requested accommodations are reasonable and do not alter essential outcomes of the program requirements or technical standards.

If there are any questions or concerns, please contact SDS immediately, and we will engage in the interactive process to resolve the concern.