Nursing Student Handbook 2023-2024

Ron and Kathy Assaf College of Nursing (ACON) 2023–2024 133 Academic Dismissal Academic dismissal is the final and most severe step in the levels of academic discipline. Dismissal is stipulated when students are unable to improve their academic performance or are unable to meet the conditions of their probation, as described above. A student who fails two courses in a program may be dismissed with the second failure. A student who fails a course in a program will be referred to the student’s adviser and/or the CSP and may be subject to dismissal from the program. Please see the CSP procedures in this handbook. A student who is dismissed should refer to the college’s individual program policies regarding readmission, because exceptions or additional restrictions may apply. Behavioral Warning/Probation/Dismissal The purpose of this policy is to ensure adherence to the university’s Student Code of Conduct and Academic Responsibility, Academic Dishonesty, and Student Disciplinary Policies located elsewhere in this Ron and Kathy Assaf College of Nursing Student Handbook and in the NSU Student Handbook, and the National Student Nurses’ Association (NSNA) Code on Academic and Clinical Conduct, and provide guidance to students who may be in violation of the code. This code seeks to promote high standards of behavior and academic integrity by setting forth the responsibilities of students as members of the university community. Abiding by the code ensures a climate wherein all members of the university community can exercise their rights of membership. The ACON has adopted disciplinary standards designed to identify those students who are in violation of the student conduct policies, and to provide timely intervention through advising and support. The policy addresses disciplinary conduct at three levels—warning, probation, and dismissal. The university reserves the right to take additional disciplinary action as it deems appropriate. Behavioral Warning Behavioral warning is the least severe of the three levels of disciplinary action and will not appear on the official transcript, but will be placed in the student’s program file. Behavioral warning serves as an opportunity to address code infractions with the goal of preventing a student from being placed on Disciplinary Probation. It is a written notification that any violation of applicable conduct policies may result in additional disciplinary action. It is a disciplinary sanction serving notice to a student that the student’s behavior has not met university standards. This sanction remains in effect for a designated number of semesters of attendance, after which it is expunged from the student’s file. 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.