Associate Of Science In Nursing Student Handbook


DEPARTMENT OF NURSINGASSOCIATE OF SCIENCE IN NURSINGSTUDENT HANDBOOKNOTICE: The provisions described in this handbook are not to be regarded as an irrevocable contract between thestudent and the College. The College reserves the right to make changes and designate effective dates of changes incurricula, course offerings, requirements for graduation, and other regulations at any time as such changes areconsidered to be desirable or necessary. This handbook is revised annually with the final version posted in August.

I solemnly pledge myself before God and in the presence of thisassembly, to pass my life in purity and to practice my professionfaithfully. I will abstain from whatever is deleterious andmischievous, and will not take or knowingly administer anyharmful drug. I will do all in my power to maintain and elevate thestandard of my profession, and will hold in confidence all personalmatters committed to my keeping and all family affairs coming tomy knowledge in the practice of my calling. With loyalty will Iendeavor to aid the physician, in his work, and devote myself tothe welfare of those committed to my care.Lystra Gretter, 1893ASSOCIATE OF SCIENCE IN NURSING STUDENT HANBOOK2

Albany State UniversityDarton College of Health ProfessionsDepartment of NursingAssociate of Science in Nursing Student HandbookSection I: History, Mission, Vision, Philosophy, and AccreditationIntroduction .7Greetings from Chair .8Albany State University (ASU)History of ASU .9Mission Statement of ASU .11Vision Statement of ASU.11ASU College of Sciences and Health Professions, Department of NursingHistory of ASU Department of Nursing .13Nursing Pin and History.14Statement of Philosophy .15Conceptual Framework .19Program Outcomes.20Statement of Purpose .20Accreditation and Approval of Program in Nursing .21Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS)Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)Georgia Board of Nursing Approval of ProgramSection II: Associate of Science in Nursing (ASN) Academic PoliciesStandards of Conduct .22Academic Honor CodeAcademic Honor Pledge .22Student Responsibility .22Zero Tolerance Policy .23Student Code of Conduct Violations .23Assault.23Dangerous, Threatening, and/or Unsafe Behavior .23Harassment (Verbal or Physical) and/or Bullying .23Retaliation .24Bad-Faith or False Complaints .24Sexually-Based Bullying .24Alcoholic Beverages .24Alcohol/Drug Intoxication .25Drugs (Illegal) and/or Drug Paraphernalia .25Misuse of Electronics of Social Media .25Academic Integrity.26Academic Dishonesty .26Forgery, Dishonesty, Fraudulent Acts, and/or Misrepresentation .26Cooperative or Collaborative Effort in Coursework .27Abuse of Academic Materials .27Theft .27Student Misconduct Withdrawal Policy (Suspension and Expulsion) .27Class and Clinical Attendance Policy .28ASSOCIATE OF SCIENCE IN NURSING STUDENT HANBOOK3

Classroom .28Clinical .28Procedures for Interventions Related to Essential Functional .28Standard and Clinical Performance .28Identification .28Evaluation Referral and Treatment .29Return to Clinical Practice .29Appeals .29Appeal Processes and Procedures .30Chain of Command .30Appeal of Numerical or Non-Numerical Grades .31Professional Behavior .32Definition of Unprofessional Conduct .32Social Media Policy .33Cheating Policy .34University Policy on Cheating and Plagiarism .34Department of Nursing Policy on Cheating .34Dismissal Policy.34Appeal of Admission/Dismissal Status .35Student Email Address Policy .35The Right to Share in Policy Making .35Academic Advising .35Student Disability Services .36Additional Student Resources .36Student Success Program .36Writing Center and Math Center.37Smarthinking .38Peer Tutors .38GeorgiaView Orientation .38Student Health Services .38Non-Discrimination/Equal Opportunity Policy .38Section III: Associate of Science I Nursing (ASN) Program CurriculumASN Program Curriculum .39Nursing Academic Requirements/Degree Audit .39General Education Requirements .39Nursing Program Curriculum .40ASN Traditional Program Courses .41ASN Traditional Program of Study .41ASN Healthcare Bridge Program Courses .42ASN Healthcare Bridge Program of Study .42Admission Requirements ASN Program .43Advanced Placement for Licensed Practical Nurses and Advanced Naval CorpsmanHospitalman .43Admission Criteria for Credit by Examination Option .44Healthcare Professional to RN Bridge .44Hybrid Nursing Program.44Additional Nursing Program Requirements.45Additional Cost and Fees .46Graduation Requirements .46ASSOCIATE OF SCIENCE IN NURSING STUDENT HANBOOK4

Graduation Clearance.47Application for Degree .47Graduation/Degree Audit .47Post-Graduation Activities .47Student Financial Aid .48Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) .48Components of SAP .48Eligible Coursework Requirement .49Changing Majors .49Remediation/ Learning Support Enrollment .50Repeated Courses .50Completed Programs of Study but No Degree Earned .50Undergraduate Transfer Students .50Study Abroad/Student Exchange Programs/Consortium Courses .50Excessive Elective Courses.51Academic Renewal .51SAP Determination .51Warning Status .51Financial Aid Suspension .51SAP Appeals .52Probation Status .52Student Financial Counseling May Be Required .52Regaining Student Financial Aid Eligibility .52Grading Policies .53Re-Enrollment/Re-Entry Policy .53Withdrawal from University .55Assessment Technologies Institute (ATI) .55Student Notification of Program Requirements .57Section IV: Clinical PoliciesClinical Policies .58Precluded Students from Clinical Institution .58Clinical Policies as Students .58Patient Care .60Health Insurance Portability and Accounting Act (HIPAA) .60Confidentiality and Security Agreement .60Clinical Safety Policy .60Impaired Student Nurse Policy .61Bloodborne Pathogens Exposure Policy .67Return to Clinical .68Student Pregnancy Policy .68Use of Electronic Devices in Clinical Policy .69Clinical Cancellation Guidelines .69Clinical Failure Policy .70Section V: Professional Career Development and AwardsNational Student Nurses Association.71Nursing Student Organization.71Phi Theta Kappa .72ASSOCIATE OF SCIENCE IN NURSING STUDENT HANBOOK5

Who’s Who Certificates .72Section VI: Important Forms and Supplemental InformationDepartment of Nursing Faculty and Staff, 2017 – 2018 Academic Year (pg. 74)Admission Criteria (available pg. 43 of ASN Student Handbook any-traditional-program/ lthcare-professional-rn-bridge-albany/ on the ASU Nursing website)Change of Major Form (available from Registrar’s Office & Online)Change of Schedule Form (available from Registrar’s Office & Online)Grade Point Average Calculation Sheet found A/Math Calculations (See Course Syllabus)Students with Disabilities (see counselor in Student Affairs Office)Students with Special Medical Needs (Student Handbook)Substance Abuse Policy (see ASU Student Handbook)Request to Implement Repeat Policy (pg.76)Curriculum Pattern (pg. 77 – 78)Student Grade Appeal (Numeric) (pg. 79)Student Grade Appeal (Non-Numeric) (pg. 81)Clarification of the Repeat Policy for Nursing Student (pg. 82)Undergraduate Nursing Student Policy Handbook Acknowledgement (pg. 83)ASSOCIATE OF SCIENCE IN NURSING STUDENT HANBOOK6

SECTION IHISTORY, MISSION, VISION, PHILOSOPHY, AND ACCREDITATIONINTRODUCTIONThis handbook is prepared for the students Albany State University’s Department of Nursing,under the Darton College of Health Professions, to provide information related primarily to theassociate program in nursing. Policies set forth in this h

The Department of Nursing in the Darton College of Health Professions offers an Associate of Science in Nursing degree, a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree, and a Master of Science in Nursing degree. The associate