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General Description
Requirements
Policy Provisions
Performance Evaluation
Subject Experts
Accepted Standard of Care
Policy

Document Number: NURS--118 Revision #: 1.0
Document Owner: Executive VP Date Last Updated: 07/11/2013
Primary Author: Dean of the School of Nursing and Health Sciences and Health Sciences Status: Approved
Date Originally Created: 01/10/2012

General Description
Description:

Information about accepted standards of care relative to Nursing students.


Purpose:

Delineation of policy.


Scope:

Students


Responsibility: Academic Affairs
Deans
Faculty
VP for Academic Affairs

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Requirements
Relevant Knowledge: In order to comply with this policy you should know:
Current University policy
Standard company policies
Standards of good practice

Terms and Definitions: Additional training

Corrective Action

Loss of privilege, general

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Policy Provisions
1.

Accepted Standard of Care


Accepted Standard of Care describes professional behavior or nursing interventions that exhibit nursing practice that is not threatening or potentially threatening to the well-being of clients, clients' significant others, staff, other students, or Faculty.  Such behavior adheres to accepted professional practice: thus it is the practice of a reasonably prudent nurse.  Because students are in the developmental phase of becoming professional nurses, they receive necessary information to enable them to follow accepted professional practice through course content, orientation to clinical agencies, and instruction and guidance from Nursing Faculty.  Failure to follow the Standard of Care is recorded as a critical incident in the School of Nursing and Health Sciences. (See Appendix D) Students receiving more than 2 Critical Incident points in a given clinical rotation will receive an “F”.  As per SON policy an “F” in a clinical rotation results in an “F” in the course.  Students who receive more than 2 “F”’s will be dismissed from the program.

 


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Performance Evaluation
Performance Metrics: Compliance with standard policy and procedure

Consequences: Further training
Loss of privileges

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Subject Experts
The following may be consulted for additional information.
Dean of the School of Nursing and Health Sciences and Health Sciences

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