School of Nursing Faculty are responsible for determining when a student is unable to function at a safe level in the clinical area. The Faculty member is responsible for notifying the student of all incidents of unsafe nursing practice. The student may be asked to leave the clinical site, depending upon the gravity of the situation.
If alcohol or other drugs are suspected, the student will be asked to undergo immediate laboratory testing. Positive laboratory results will result in immediate dismissal of the student from the School of Nursing. Refusal to submit to laboratory testing will also result in immediate dismissal from the School of Nursing. A student believed to be under the influence of alcohol or other drugs will be required to leave the clinical facility.
Within 24 hours of the incident, the Clinical Instructor responsible for the student will submit a written report to the Dean. The Dean will then notify the Vice President of Academic Affairs. The Clinical Instructor, Course Coordinator and Dean will schedule a conference with the student to be held within forty-eight (48) hours of the incident. At that time, the student will have the opportunity to explain or defend his/her behavior.