Uncivil, disrespectful, or disruptive expressions of opinions, including obscenities, aggression, physical contact, or implied or direct threats, are not allowed. SS-8 Student Conduct Policy
Code of Student Conduct
All students are expected to abide by the Code of Student Conduct. The Code of Student Conduct delineates professional standards for behavior. The Code of Student Conduct was developed by students and faculty. Each student is expected to read, know the contents, and are required to sign the Code of Student Conduct Statement once admitted.
Policy on Cheating and Plagiarism
Any student determined by a faculty member of cheating, plagiarizing, or fabricating documentation on any assignment or examination will be given a “zero” and may be dismissed from the program. Cheating, plagiarizing, or fabricating documents is considered to be a violation of the Code of Student Conduct and compromises the core values of the School of Nursing. Refer to the Code of Student Conduct for disciplinary actions for ethical violations.
Faculty reserve the right to evaluate any course assignment for copyright or plagiarism violations.
Academic Complaint Procedure
The faculty of the LSUHNO SON believes in the interactive process between the faculty/instructor and the student which enhances stewardship, organizational citizenship, nursing innovation, caring, professionalism, respect, integrity, diversity, and excellence. In such an atmosphere of open expression faculty members and students are usually able to quickly resolve academic or clinical disagreements. However, when mutual exchange is not effective, a mechanism for adjudicating student complaints is available. The Student Complaint Procedure afford students, with just cause, the means to initiate an academic or clinical complaint and request a resolution of such complaint as determined by the Dean. The Student Complaint Procedure also assure students that they will receive an impartial voice for complaints within the SON without fear of retribution.
All complaints, as well as written notification of the final complaint resolution are maintained in a centralized complaint file, housed in the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, Resource Center Building, Suite 824, New Orleans, LA 70112.
Academic Grievance and Review Procedure
The LSUHNO SON believes in the interactive process between the faculty 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 will receive a fair grievance hearing within the School of Nursing without fear of retribution.
Academic Success Program
The mission of LSU Health New Orleans School of Nursing’s Academic Success Program is to provide students with additional support to promote lifelong learning and critical thinking skills. These skills will enable students to negotiate obstacles as they pursue careers in nursing. The Academic Success Program fulfills this mission through collaborative efforts with faculty and staff, with academic coaching, and tutoring opportunities to support active and collaborative learning. The Academic Success Program exists to promote and fulfill LSU Health New Orleans School of Nursing’s mission to launch innovative initiatives and create successful leaders in the field of nursing.