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Withdrawal Policy

See University guidelines for the procedure that must be followed regarding withdrawal. Students who do not follow the required University procedure to officially withdraw from a course will receive an "F" grade.

Dismissal Policies

Additional policies regarding dismissal:

1. Falsification of records and reports and cheating on an examination, quiz, or any other assignment will be a basis for dismissal from the program.
2. Plagiarism, as defined in the University Bulletin, is the intentional reproduction of another person’s ideas, words, or statements without acknowledgment.
Students must give credit when using the works of others and are expected to properly reference the use of: 1) direct quotes; 2) another person’s ideas or opinions; or 3) any borrowed statistics, facts, or other materials. Failure to properly give credit to others’ work is a form of academic dishonesty (University Bulletin, Student Rights and Responsibilities).
3. Academic honesty is an expected behavior of all students. Academic dishonesty may include, but is not limited to, cheating, plagiarism, fabrication, utilizing AI to complete assignments, and knowingly assisting others in an act of academic dishonesty. Students who engage in academic dishonesty in any form, even as a first offense, place themselves in jeopardy of receiving a failing grade for the assignment or course, as well as dismissal from the nursing program and University. Policies and procedures governing academic dishonesty can be found at the University’s Academic Integrity and Appeal Policy Academic Integrity
4. Violation of client and/or agency confidential information may result in dismissal from the program.
5. The Faculty reserves the right to dismiss any student whose personal integrity, health or behavior demonstrate unfitness to continue preparation for the profession of nursing and/or violate the Code of Ethics.
6. Students considered by Faculty to be unsafe practitioners or whose progress in meeting program objectives is judged unsatisfactory will be dismissed from the program.

Faculty who meet with students who are delayed or dismissed from the program will complete the Exit Questionnaire and submit to the Program Chair.