A faculty member has the authority to remove a student from an academic activity upon observing student behavior representative of irresponsible, unsafe or unprofessional conduct in class, laboratories or clinical practice.
The nursing faculty believes that each student is responsible for his/her own educational development. Each student is encouraged to meet this expectation by way of individual creative and intellectual endeavors. Any form of academic dishonesty, whereby one student achieves success through the expense and work of another individual, is unacceptable.
Academic dishonesty may be defined as, but not limited to, the following:
Obtaining help from another student during an examination.
Giving help to another student during an examination.
The use of notes, books or any other unauthorized sources of information during an examination.
Obtaining, without authorization, an examination or any parts thereof prior to the taking of the examination.
Submitting a report, notebook, speech, outline, theme or other problem for credit that has been knowingly obtained or copied in whole or in part from another individual's composition, compilation or other product. This is considered PLAGIARISM. When incorporating ideas or phrasing from any other author in his/her work, the student must acknowledge and document this source. This is done through a citation specifying the source and author of the material using APA format.
Submitting or participating in the submission of a report, project, product or examination paper falsely represented as being solely the result of the original efforts of the submitting student(s). This is also considered plagiarism.
Altering the record of any grade in any grade book, any office or any other official college record.
Any other type of misconduct, offense or manifestation of dishonesty or unfairness in or relating to the academic work.
The instructor handles situations in which academic dishonesty is suspected. Academic dishonesty may result in immediate dismissal from the College of Nursing.
Statement of Scholarly Work
All formal papers required in the program are to be written in a scholarly manner using the following technical standards.
All work is to be properly documented within the body of the paper as well as reflected in a complete reference list.
Correct composition and grammar must be followed throughout the paper including correct sentence and paragraph structure, spelling and punctuation.
Guidelines as outlined in the 6th edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association(APA) are to be used for all formal papers. Students are required to purchase a copy of the manual at the beginning of their enrollment in the BSN program.