Nursing Student Handbook 2023-2024

Ron and Kathy Assaf College of Nursing (ACON) 2023–2024 130 have virtual appointments. The student will only be permitted to report to class or a rotation/clinical experience if cleared by the NSU Student Assistance Program and the associate dean/designee of the ACON. Disclosures of drug/alcohol screening results may also be made to Intervention Project for Nurses (IPN) or the Board of Nursing, when appropriate. The ACON utilizes a third-party laboratory company to process drug and alcohol screening tests. The urine sample and/or specimen collected will be maintained by the laboratory company for a one-year period of time from the date it is received by the laboratory company, and then will be discarded. Requests for the urine sample must be made by the student directly to the laboratory company within this time frame. NSU is not responsible for the maintenance, production, or analysis of the urine sample and/or specimen for the presence of drugs or alcohol. The student pays for repeats. Behavioral and Academic Disciplinary Policies and Procedures Committee on Student Progress The ACON has a Committee on Student Progress (CSP). It is the CSP’s responsibility to conduct proceedings to examine the status of students who are experiencing academic problems or who have violated any regulation, policy, and/or professional or behavioral codes of conduct. The CSP examines individual cases and makes appropriate recommendations to the program director/designee. At the discretion of the academic program, violations of college or university conduct/behavioral policies may be referred to the NSU dean of students to be addressed under the conduct procedures detailed in the NSU Student Handbook. Records of dismissal, suspension, or leave of absence and the date of each determination shall be placed in the student’s permanent records. The CSP shall have nonexclusive authority to evaluate all alleged student violations of misconduct, whether academic, moral, professional, or ethical. Exceptions to this authority include, but are not limited to, the following: • Nothing shall limit the right of the Ron and Kathy Assaf College of Nursing to immediately remove a student from the college who has been accused of a violent act, a threat, or any act that constitutes a violation of state, local, or federal criminal law subject to further proceedings consistent with these rules. A student who has been removed from the college shall not return until given permission to do so by the dean. • Nothing shall prevent the dean from taking action deemed necessary, including removing a matter from the committee’s consideration, whenever, in the dean’s judgment, such action may prevent harm to the health, safety, and welfare of any individual; to school property; or to the integrity of the educational process. • Nothing shall limit the right of the college or any of its representatives or students to file a report with any law enforcement or civil agency.