Nursing Student Handbook 2023-2024

Ron and Kathy Assaf College of Nursing (ACON) 2023–2024 121 Ron and Kathy Assaf College of Nursing Hours The ACON schedules classes during the day, evening, and weekend. Due to the variety of class hours, the faculty members will vary their office hours. Appointments with faculty members, program directors, department chairs, associate deans, and the dean can be scheduled at mutually convenient times. Students may have weekend and evening course/clinical requirements. These hours will be posted in advance to assist students with planning. The department will attempt to make every reasonable effort to notify students of class changes as far in advance as possible and feasible. Changes are made to benefit the quality of the education students receive. Community Activities The ACON endeavors to be integral to the community’s health. The college recognizes the importance of community participation. The institution and the college are dependent upon the community for clients, employers, and support, just as the community is dependent on the institution for employment opportunities and for the college’s services. The nursing program participates in service activities that contribute to the community’s health. Students will be given advanced notice so they can plan their schedules accordingly. Undergraduate Service Hours Students in the Ron and Kathy Assaf College of Nursing are required to complete community service hours to graduate. Students are required to complete 25 service hours, at a minimum of 5 hours per semester. Prior to beginning, the hours must be approved per ACON policy. Student Complaints If a student has a complaint that does not fall into the categories of academic issues, grade appeals, or issues related to discrimination and harassment, the student should first try to resolve the issue in a professional manner with the other party involved. If the student is unable to do this, the student should seek assistance from the program director. The program director will meet individually with the student and the individual or individuals involved. Depending on the nature of the complaint, a joint meeting among all parties may be scheduled. If the complaint is not resolved to the student and/or other party’s satisfaction, either party may request a meeting with the designated department chair. The department chair will make recommendations for the complaint resolution to the dean. Resource Requirements General Minimum System Requirements PC/Laptop • operating system—64-bit Windows 10 (must be genuine U.S.-English versions of Windows operating systems)