Ron and Kathy Assaf College of Nursing (ACON) 2023–2024 101 Mission Statement It is the mission of the Ron and Kathy Assaf College of Nursing to provide quality undergraduate and graduate educational programs within an atmosphere of scholarly inquiry, professional values, interprofessional collaboration, and community service. Vision Statement The Ron and Kathy Assaf College of Nursing will be nationally and internationally recognized for preparing transformational leaders in health care who are valued for excellence in nursing practice, education, and research. Core Values • Integrity is the quality of consistently adhering to a code of honesty, accountability, and being ethically moral. • Creativity is the ability to transcend traditional ideas, patterns, and rules as well as having the capacity to construct meaningful new ideas, methods, and interpretations. • Courage is the aptitude to uphold one’s convictions and demonstrate confidence to speak and act in accordance with one’s beliefs and responsibilities. • Stewardship is advocating and protecting resources entrusted to one’s care. • Compassion is an active desire to alleviate another’s distress through caring, empathy, and supporting and helping others. • Competence is having the expertise, knowledge, and skills to successfully and efficiently perform the roles of the profession. Reservation of Power The Ron and Kathy Assaf College of Nursing Student Handbook is not intended to be a contract or part of a contractual agreement between Nova Southeastern University and the student. The Ron and Kathy Assaf College of Nursing Student Handbook is available on at nova.edu/publications/nursing /student-handbook/index.html. Adequate notice of anticipated changes will be given to the student, whenever possible. This Ron and Kathy Assaf College of Nursing Student Handbook supersedes all previous Ron and Kathy Assaf College of Nursing handbooks, documents, and directives where they may be in conflict. The Ron and Kathy Assaf College of Nursing Student Handbook is the governing document for all program-related information. Please become familiar with the policies and procedures listed within. Failure to read this handbook and the preceding NSU Student Handbook and Health Professions Division section does not excuse students from the rules, policies, and procedures contained in it. Students are expected to be familiar and comply with all the policies and procedures contained herein, including any revisions or modifications.