Nursing Student Handbook 2023-2024

Ron and Kathy Assaf College of Nursing (ACON) 2023–2024 131 Process and Procedure • Except in cases of first-time course failure, when informed of the alleged violation or academic deficiency by the program director and/or the department chair, the chair of the CSP will conduct a preliminary investigation. The student is informed of the option to attend the CSP. For alleged violations of academic honesty only, the Academic Honesty Committee (AHC) will conduct the preliminary investigation prior to the CSP, as outlined under the Academic Honesty Committee section below. • The CSP chair will then call a meeting of the committee and shall notify the student in question. The student shall receive written notice of the time, place, and subject of the meeting. Legal representation or any other form of representation is prohibited during the hearing. • If necessary, the student will provide the CSP chair with a list of any witnesses the student may have, in writing, no less than two business days before the hearing date. The student will be responsible for ensuring the presence of the witnesses. Character witnesses are not permitted. • Witnesses will be called in individually, if necessary, to be questioned and to provide any statements. Any witness may be asked to remain outside the meeting room for later recall. The student will not be present during the questioning of any witness. • The student will be given an opportunity to present statements to the committee. The student will only be present during the student’s statement and to respond to any questions from the committee. • The CSP chair will dismiss the student and any witnesses and close the meeting for discussion. • At the conclusion of the discussion, the committee shall make recommendations to the program director. • The program director and the department chair, or designee, shall review the committee’s recommendations, make a final decision, and notify the student, in writing, by certified mail (return receipt requested), and by email with response requested. • The recommendations of the CSP and all reports, letters, and investigative records shall be maintained by the program for not less than five years. This information is not part of the student’s permanent record or the student’s transcript. Students have the right to appeal the decision within five business days of notification to the ACON’s College-Wide Appeals Committee (CWAC). The date and time of the CWAC meeting will be provided. A request for appeal must follow the procedures outlined in the Ron and Kathy Assaf College of Nursing Student Handbook section titled Student Appeals. Student Code of Conduct, Student Academic and Disciplinary Procedures, and Academic Dishonesty All ACON students are required to abide by the NSU Code of Student Conduct and Academic Responsibility, Academic Dishonesty, and Student Disciplinary Policies located elsewhere in this Ron and Kathy Assaf