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    RN-BSN

    Nursing Student Handbook

    2017-2018

  • RN-BSN Student Handbook, 2017-2018; 2

    Revised: 9/29/2017

    Contents

    INTRODUCTION .......................................................................................................................... 5

    PREFACE ................................................................................................................................... 5

    DISCLAIMER ............................................................................................................................ 5

    STUDENT RESPONSIBILITY ................................................................................................. 5

    WELCOME LETTER .................................................................................................................... 6

    HISTORY ................................................................................................................................... 7

    APPROVAL AND ACCREDITATION .................................................................................... 7

    SCHOOL OF NURSING FACULTY ........................................................................................ 7

    ADMINISTRATIVE FACULTY ........................................................................................... 8

    FACULTY .............................................................................................................................. 9

    NURSING PROGRAM .................................................................................................................. 9

    VISION ....................................................................................................................................... 9

    MISSION .................................................................................................................................... 9

    VALUES ................................................................................................................................... 10

    PROGRAM/STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES OF THE BSN PROGRAM................... 11

    PROGRAM OUTCOMES (ACEN) BENCHMARKS ............................................................ 12

    PLAN OF STUDY FOR THE RN-BSN PROGRAM .............................................................. 12

    GENERAL INFORMATION ....................................................................................................... 12

    ADDRESS/NAME CHANGE .................................................................................................. 12

    STUDENT EVALUATION OF COURSE AND FACULTY ................................................. 12

    COMMUNICATION ................................................................................................................ 13

    GUIDELINES FOR RESOLVING STUDENT ACADEMIC CONCERNS OR

    COMPLAINTS ......................................................................................................................... 13

    STUDENT CONDUCT ............................................................................................................ 13

    PROFESSIONAL BEHAVIOR & CLASS CONDUCT ...................................................... 14

    1. Begin with a greeting .................................................................................................. 15

    2. State your purpose ...................................................................................................... 15

    3. Add your closing remarks .................................................................................................. 15

    4. End with a closing ...................................................................................................... 15

    SOCIAL MEDIA ...................................................................................................................... 16

    SCHOOL OF NURSING SOCIAL MEDIA POLICY ............................................................. 17

    PURPOSE ............................................................................................................................. 17

    GENERAL INFORMATION ............................................................................................... 17

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    POLICY: ............................................................................................................................... 18

    PROCEDURE/CONSIDERATIONS ................................................................................... 19

    CONSEQUENCES ............................................................................................................... 19

    TECHNOLOGY REQUIREMENTS WITH BRIGHTSPACE/D2L: ...................................... 20

    COMPUTER REQUIREMENTS ......................................................................................... 20

    PRIVACY OF RECORDS ....................................................................................................... 21

    GIFTS OF APPRECIATION ................................................................................................... 21

    POLICY ON CELL PHONES AND OTHER PERSONAL ELECTRONIC DEVICES ........ 21

    IMPORTANT LEGAL INFORMATION ................................................................................ 22

    ADMISSION AND PROGRESSION POLICIES ........................................................................ 22

    ADMISSION CRITERIA ......................................................................................................... 23

    PROGRESSION AND GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS .................................................. 23

    WITHDRAWAL PROCESS .................................................................................................... 23

    LEAVE OF ABSENCE ............................................................................................................ 23

    LEAVE OF ABSENCE GUIDELINES ............................................................................... 24

    REPEATING A COURSE .................................................................................................... 24

    READMISSION ....................................................................................................................... 24

    PROGRAM DISMISSAL ......................................................................................................... 25

    COURSE/CLASSROOM POLICIES AND INFORMATION .................................................... 25

    ILLNESSES .............................................................................................................................. 25

    CLASS ATTENDANCE AND PUNCTUALITY.................................................................... 25

    TESTING .................................................................................................................................. 26

    TESTING – MAKE-UP EXAM POLICY ............................................................................... 27

    TESTING PROCESS................................................................................................................ 27

    TEST REVIEW ........................................................................................................................ 28

    LATE ASSIGNMENTS ........................................................................................................... 28

    LEARNING ACTIVITIES ....................................................................................................... 29

    SERVICE-LEARNING ........................................................................................................ 29

    PORTFOLIOS ...................................................................................................................... 29

    GRADING ................................................................................................................................ 30

    POSTING GRADES ................................................................................................................. 30

    GRADE APPEAL ..................................................................................................................... 31

    ACADEMIC INTEGRITY ....................................................................................................... 31

    INTRODUCTION: ............................................................................................................... 31

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    DEFINITIONS:..................................................................................................................... 31

    PROCEDURE: ...................................................................................................................... 32

    ACADEMIC ALERT AND WARNING ................................................................................. 34

    ACADEMIC ALERT ........................................................................................................... 34

    ACADEMIC WARNING ..................................................................................................... 35

    CLINICAL/LABORATORY POLICIES ......................................................