Academics :: School of Health Professions

Professionalism and Ethics

  1. Students suspected of being under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs will not be allowed to perform in the clinical setting, will be sent for drug testing and will be considered unsatisfactory in clinical. This may jeopardize the student’s continuation in the Nursing Program.
  2. Failure to comply with the VWCC Policies/Procedures for Student Conduct will not be tolerated and is grounds for dismissal. Refer to the VWCC Student Handbook and the Conduct policy on the VWCC website.
  3. Event Report - All medication errors (actual or potential), or incidences that potentially jeopardize client safety, and/or unprofessional behavior will require completion of the VWCC Event Report. This Event Report will be completed by the student and clinical instructor and given to the Program Head within 24 hours. The Program Head may request a conference with the student and/or faculty. This report will become part of the student file. Upon review of the event report, the Nursing Program faculty reserves the right to dismiss a student from the Nursing Program.
  4. Students are to adhere to all privacy, confidentiality and security policies as mandated by federal regulations and the clinical facilities.
  5. At the time of graduation, individuals who have a felony or misdemeanor conviction may or may not be permitted to take NCLEX-RN, as determined by the Board of Nursing when the student applies for the NCLEX-RN. It is the student's responsibility to disclose this to the Board of Nursing.
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