Code of Student Conduct
All nursing students are expected to abide by the Code of Student Conduct, which delineates professional standards for behavior. The Code was developed by students and faculty. Each student is required to sign the Student Honor Statement upon admission to the School of Nursing and to be familiar with its contents. The Code in its entirety can be found on the School of Nursing Homepage under the section on Student Information.
Policy on Cheating and Plagiarism
Any student who is determined by a faculty member to have cheated, plagiarized, fabricated documentation, or cheated on any assignment or examination will have the paper confiscated and will be given a grade of “zero” on the assignment. This type of behavior is considered to be a violation of the integrity of the School of Nursing. Such violations of ethical conduct are grounds for disciplinary action, which may result in dismissal from the program. Refer to the School of Nursing Code of Conduct on the School of Nursing Website under “Student Information” section.
Faculty reserve the right to request an electronic copy of all written assignments completed by students for earning course credit or completed as an agent of or on behalf of LSUHSC School of Nursing. This work is subject to evaluation for copyright violation or plagiarism through appropriate means to be determined by the School of Nursing. Faculty reserve the right to evaluate all course assignments for copyright or plagiarism violations.
Academic Grievance and Review Procedure
The faculty of the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center School of Nursing believes in the interactive process between the teacher and the student, which enhances mutual acceptance, awareness, and respect. In such an atmosphere of open expression, faculty members and students are usually able to quickly resolve academic disagreements. However, when mutual exchange is not effective, a mechanism for adjudicating student grievances is available.
The Academic Grievance and Review Procedure affords students, with just cause, the means to initiate an academic grievance and request a formal hearing before an impartial faculty/student panel. The Academic Grievance and Review Procedure also assure students that they will receive a fair grievance hearing within the School of Nursing without fear of retribution. The procedure is explained in detail in the LSUHSC School of Nursing Student Handbook.