Course Policies

University and College of Nursing Policies

ATTENDANCE

Students are expected to be present for all scheduled classes, other learning experiences, and examinations. Students who have extraordinary circumstances preventing attendance should explain these circumstances to the course instructor prior to the scheduled class or as soon as possible thereafter. Instructors will then make an effort to accommodate reasonable requests. A grade penalty may be assigned for late assignments, including tests.

ACADEMIC HONESTY

The University of Florida Student Conduct and Honor Code may be found at http://www.dso.ufl.edu/index.php/sccr/process/student-conduct-honor-code/

Students are also expected to abide by the UF Honor Code. The following is the UF Honor Pledge: “We, the members of the University of Florida community, pledge to hold ourselves and our peers to the highest standards of honesty and integrity by abiding by the Honor Code.”

On all work submitted for credit by students at the University of Florida, the following pledge is either required or implied: “On my honor, I have neither given nor received unauthorized aid in doing this assignment.”

UF GRADING POLICY

Please visit the following URL to understand how the University uses the course grade to compute your overall GPA: https://catalog.ufl.edu/ugrad/current/regulations/info/grades.aspx

ACCOMMODATIONS DUE TO DISABILITY

Each semester, students are responsible for requesting a memorandum from the Disability Resource Center (http://www.dso.ufl.edu/index.php/drc/) to notify faculty of their requested individual accommodations. This should be done at the start of the semester.

RELIGIOUS HOLIDAYS

Please see the University policy on attendance and religious holidays: https://catalog.ufl.edu/ugrad/current/regulations/info/attendance.aspx#religious

COUNSELING AND MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES

Students may occasionally have personal issues that arise on the course of pursuing higher education or that may interfere with their academic performance. If you find yourself facing problems affecting your coursework, you are encouraged to talk with an instructor and to seek confidential assistance at the University of Florida Counseling and Wellness Center, 352-392-1575, visit their web site for more information: http://www.counseling.ufl.edu/cwc/.

STUDENT HANDBOOK

Students are to refer to the College of Nursing Student Handbook for information about College of Nursing policies, honor code, class demeanor and professional behavior. http://nursing.ufl.edu/students/student-policies-and-handbooks/ .

FACULTY EVALUATION

Students are expected to provide feedback on the quality of instruction in this course based on ten criteria. These evaluations are conducted online at https://evaluations.ufl.edu. Evaluations are typically open during the last two or three weeks of the semester, but students will be given specific times when they are open. Summary results of these assessments are available to students at https://evaluations.ufl.edu .

 

SECURITY REQUIREMENTS FOR STUDENTS (policy S1.17)

All College of Nursing students must meet security requirements prior to beginning initial nursing courses and periodically as required by clinical agencies. This includes compliance with all requirements including the Health Information Portability Accountability Act. Prevention is key. Therefore, do not access any computer system that contains protected health information when away from the clinical agency.

 

STUDENT USE OF SOCIAL MEDIA

Please refer to CON Policy S1-20 for the Student Social Networking policy