2020-2021 Catalog


Student Professional Performance Policy

Students are expected to maintain the ethical standards of practice established by American Nurses Association (ANA) Code of Ethics for Nurses with Interpretive Statements. Students whose professional performance affects their ability to be licensed as a registered nurse or advanced practice registered nurse, and/or who do not meet the ethical standards established by ANA, may be recommended for a Performance Improvement Plan (PIP) or other sanction up to and including dismissal from the School of Nursing.

It is the responsibility of each student to be aware of policies regulating academic and professional conduct found in the IWU Catalog, student handbooks, and clinical guidelines, possible sanctions, and the appeals process.

Progressive discipline: The School of Nursing promotes a policy of progressive or corrective discipline, however serious infractions may warrant immediate removal from clinical or academic setting, imposition of a written reprimand, suspension, or dismissal.

Performance concerns may include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Fails to meet generally accepted standards of patient safety, professional conduct, personal integrity, or emotional stability required for professional practice;
  • Fails to demonstrate the effective interpersonal skills necessary to perform professional helping relationships;
  • Fails to adhere to the ANA Code of Ethics;
  • Has been found guilty of criminal misconduct that affects the student’s ability to be licensed as a registered nurse (RN) or advanced practice registered nurse (APRN); or
  • Displays inappropriate or disruptive behavior toward clients, other students, faculty, or staff, which interferes with professional judgment or jeopardizes the best interest of those to whom the student has a professional responsibility.
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