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. (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 Fs will be dismissed from the program.