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General Description
Policy Provisions
Performance Evaluation
Subject Experts
Student Classroom and Lab Conduct Policy

Document Number: NURS--119 Revision #: 1.0
Document Owner: Executive VP Date Last Updated: 08/31/2015
Primary Author: Dean of the School of Nursing and Health Professions Status: Approved
Date Originally Created: 01/10/2012

General Description

Information about unsafe or unacceptable Nursing practice policy and its consequences.


Delineation of policy.



Responsibility: Academic Affairs
VP for Academic Affairs

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

Terms and Definitions: Additional training

Corrective Action

Loss of privilege, general

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Policy Provisions

Unsafe or Unacceptable Nursing Practice Policy

School of Nursing Faculty are responsible for determining when a student is unsafe to him/herself or others in the classroom. The student will be required to leave the classroom or lab accompanied by the instructor.  Other  students wait for the instructor in the classroom or lab. E&A Solutions, Inc. 615-804-0506 (cell phone ) will be called immediately for an onsite drug screen. Student will not be allowed to drive home but must be accompanied by a responsible adult.


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 SON.


Within 24 hours of the incident, the Faculty member responsible for the student will submit a written report to the Dean.  The Dean will then notify the Vice President of Academic Affairs. The Faculty member, 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.






Grave incidents such as (but not limited to) assault/battery of a client, staff member, another student or Faculty, attempting to deliver care while impaired by alcohol/drugs (as documented by various laboratory tests) will result in dismissal from the School of Nursing.


Serious incidents which may result in disciplinary action by the School of Nursing may also be subject to disciplinary procedures by the University.  Such policies are found in the current Cumberland University Student Handbook.


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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 Professions

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