Nursing Student Handbook 2023-2024

Ron and Kathy Assaf College of Nursing (ACON) 2023–2024 128 Identification Badges Students must wear identification badges at all times while on campus and at clinical sites. I.D. badges are not transferable. I.D. badges are issued at the One-Stop Shop in the Horvitz Administration Building and the HPD’s Terry Building. Students on our regional campuses can obtain their I.D. badges online. For future information, visit These badges are given to the students at no charge except for replacements. Service Animals The ACON adheres to NSU’s Service and Support Animal policy, which can be located in the NSU Student Handbook portion of this publication. However, clinical rotation sites may also have policies that students are required to follow. The failure to comply with the policies of clinical sites and/or the failure to complete a rotation could impact the student’s ability to complete the program. Classroom Behavior Talking during lectures to those nearby is disturbing to others who desire to hear the lecture. The instructor may dismiss anyone from class who is involved in disruptive behaviors while in class or laboratory. Hats, other than religious cover, are not to be worn indoors. Food and drinks are not permitted in the classrooms, auditorium, laboratories, or library. Netiquette In a traditional classroom, students are reminded that behavior that disrupts the class or interferes with other students and their ability to learn is unacceptable. Any person engaged in disruptive behavior receives a written warning from the instructor. Students who continue to engage in disruptive behavior after this warning may be administratively withdrawn from the course. Similarly, in an online course, any electronic postings, emails, or electronic messages that disrupt the class or interfere with learning goals and objectives are unacceptable. Electronic communication—the backbone of online courses—must be civil, respectful, and cordial at all times. Any posting that disrupts or interferes with learning will be removed, and the author of the posting will receive a written warning. A second disruptive posting will cause the author to be administratively withdrawn from the course. If a class or meeting uses the Zoom platform for delivery, students must have their cameras turned on with a live view and no Zoom background. Social Media Social media outlets are a great tool when used in a way that fosters learning and enhances the educational experience of its participants. The ACON prohibits the posting of messages or photos that incite lawless action, are an expression of intent to inflict physical, emotional harm upon members of the college’s students or faculty body, or that are a violation of any law prohibiting discrimination, defamation, or are otherwise unlawful. Students are prohibited from uploading text, messages, chats, or photos of course and exam content, faculty-generated course content, simulation scenarios, or educational materials that are used exclusively