Course Policies


University and College of Nursing Course Policies

ATTENDANCE

Requirements for class attendance and make-up exams, assignments, and other work in this course are consistent with university policies that can be found at: https://catalog.ufl.edu/ugrad/current/regulations/info/attendance.aspx

ACADEMIC HONESTY

UF students are bound by The Honor Pledge which states, “We, the members of the University of Florida community, pledge to hold ourselves and our peers to the highest standards of honor 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.” The Honor Code specifies a number of behaviors that are in violation of this code and the possible sanctions. Furthermore, you are obligated to report any condition that facilitates academic misconduct to appropriate personnel. If you have any questions or concerns, please consult with the instructor or TAs in this class.

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

Students with disabilities requesting accommodations should first register with the Disability Resource Center (352-392-8565, www.dso.ufl.edu/drc/) by providing appropriate documentation. Once registered, students will receive an accommodation letter which must be presented to the instructor when requesting accommodation. Students with disabilities should follow this procedure as early as possible in 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 professional and respectful feedback on the quality of instruction in this course by completing course evaluations online via GatorEvals. Guidance on how to give feedback in a professional and respectful manner is available at https://gatorevals.aa.ufl.edu/students/. Students will be notified when the evaluation period opens, and can complete evaluations through the email they receive from GatorEvals, in their Canvas course menu under GatorEvals, or via https://ufl.bluera.com/ufl/. Summaries of course evaluation results are available to students at https://gatorevals.aa.ufl.edu/public-results/

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