STUDENT RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Cass Career Center’s Practical Nursing Program is designed to provide an environment conducive to learning. Students in the Practical Nursing Program have the right to be treated with respect and dignity. They have the right to pursue the Grievance Procedure for issues that have not been resolved through the informal review process of the Practical Nursing Program. Each student is encouraged to communicate his/her learning needs to the faculty.
Practical Nursing students are expected to conduct themselves in a professional manner at all times. Students will follow the rules and guidelines in the Cass Career Center Student Handbook. Students are subject to the same disciplinary actions as outlined in the Cass Career Center Student Handbook. Additional rules of conduct will be added for the clinical setting, and situations, which apply only to the Practical Nursing program.
Practical Nursing students will abide by the following Code of Ethics as established by the National Association for Practical Nurse Education and Service (NAPNES) in 1972.
The Licensed Practical Nurse shall:
- Consider as a basic obligation, the conservation of life and the prevention of disease.
- Promote and protect the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual health of the patient and his family.
- Fulfill all duties faithfully and efficiently.
- Function within established legal guidelines.
- Accept personal responsibility for his/her acts and seek to merit the respect and confidence of all members of the health care team.
- Hold in confidence all matters coming to his/her knowledge, in the practice of his/her profession, and in no way at no time violate this confidence.
- Give conscientious service and charge just remuneration.
- Learn and respect the religious and cultural beliefs of his/her patient and of all people
- Meet his/her obligation to the patient by keeping abreast of current trends in health care through reading and continuing education.
- As a citizen of the United States of America, uphold the laws of the land and seek to promote legislation, which shall meet the health needs of its people.