Nursing Student Handbook 2024-2025

Ron and Kathy Assaf College of Nursing (ACON) 2024–2025 133 Behavioral Probation Behavioral probation is one disciplinary level higher than Disciplinary Warning and appears on the student official transcript. Probation serves as an opportunity to address serious disciplinary difficulties with the goal of preventing expulsion from the program. It is a disciplinary sanction serving notice to a student that the student’s behavior is in serious violation of university standards. A time period is indicated during which another violation of any applicable conduct policies will automatically raise the question of a more severe sanction (i.e., expulsion) if the student is found in violation. Behavioral Dismissal Behavioral dismissal is the final and most severe step in the levels of disciplinary recourse. Behavioral dismissal is stipulated when students continue to violate any applicable conduct policies and/or do not meet the conditions of their probation, as described above. Depending upon the nature and severity of the violation, a single act can subject a student to behavioral dismissal. Process and Procedure Academic dishonesty is addressed in the university-wide section of this student handbook, under NSU Student Code of Conduct and Academic Responsibility. The following policy and procedure applies specifically to the ACON as a supplement to the policy in the university-wide student handbook. Program directors with reasonable cause to believe that a student has committed an act of academic dishonesty as outlined under the Academic Standards in the university-wide section of this handbook, must refer the infraction directly to the AHC. The AHC will review the allegations of academic dishonesty and make a determination as to whether the behavior constitutes academic dishonesty. The AHC will provide the determination to the program director. If academic dishonesty is found, the program director will communicate the decision to the CSP, who will then follow the process outlined under the Committee on Student Progress section of this handbook. If the behavior is not found to constitute academic dishonesty, the CSP will not hear the case. The AHC is composed of faculty representatives from each discipline within the ACON. Student Appeals Policy and Procedure for Appeals The Student Appeals Hearing is a proceeding conducted by the ACON’s CWAC upon the written request of the student in question. This written request must be received by the chair of the CWAC within five business days of student notification from the chair of the department. Participation by legal representatives with regard to preparation of the written request is prohibited. No rules of evidence will be used. The hearing shall be internal, private, and closed to those not associated with the university. Nonuniversity personnel are not available for consultation during these hearings. Legal representation or any other form of representation during the appeal hearing is prohibited. No recording devices will be permitted during the hearing process. All procedures and actions are aimed to safeguard and preserve the educational and developmental mission of the ACON. The purpose of the CWAC is to review decisions to ensure the policies and procedures of the university, HPD, and the ACON have been followed. Only evidence which was presented to the CSP will be considered by the CWAC.