It is understood that the administration, faculty, staff and student body share in the responsibility of upholding the Mission and Core Values of Mount Carmel College of Nursing. The Code of Conduct, strives to:
- ensure the integrity of the nursing and allied health professions;
- create an academic and professional environment that reflects the College’s Mission and Core Values;
- reflect the policies of the College on standards of conduct; and
- follow the policies on nursing practice from the Ohio Board of Nursing.
In accordance with the above, faculty, staff, and students will commit to:
- Achieving the highest level of academic excellence through honesty and integrity both in and out of the classroom and in clinical settings.
- Striving to embody excellence and providing the highest quality work in the academic and in the clinical settings.
- Acting in a professional manner while in the College of Nursing and in all activities, functions, and clinical sites associated with the College and the profession of nursing.
- Contributing to creating a safe, respectful, and supportive atmosphere for teaching and learning.
- Regarding privacy and confidentiality as essential obligations.
- Communicating with peers, staff, and faculty in a professional and respectful manner.
- Taking responsibility for my words and actions.
- Following the appropriate chain of command.
- Demonstrating a commitment to the attributes of compassion, empathy, altruism, responsibility, and tolerance.
- Demonstrating caring behaviors at all times.
- Respecting individual diversity through a non-judgmental attitude and approach.
- Working to become a creative problem solver.
- Refusing to tolerate discrimination, harassment, retaliation, disrespect, or bullying.
- Committing to bring any act of discrimination, harassment, retaliation, disrespect, or bullying to the attention of the administration.
- Refusing to tolerate incidents of dishonesty or lack of integrity.
- Committing to bringing incidents of dishonesty or lack of integrity to the attention of the administration.
Creating a culture and climate of inclusion that welcomes and celebrates diversity.
Scope and Jurisdiction
All MCCN policies, unless otherwise noted, apply to both on-campus and off-campus conduct, academic, educational, co-curricular, and other MCCN programs in which affiliated faculty, staff, vendors, and students participate. Specifically for Title IX related sexual violence policies, MCCN jurisdiction when the occurrence was alleged to have occurred within the College’s location, events, or other circumstances (including clinical setting) where MCCN has substantial control of the respondent and context for the occurrence. Students are expected to abide by federal, state, and local laws and ordinances, as well as to adhere to all College policies and procedures (at all times during their tenure with the College). In cases where students engage in any prohibited conduct, the student is subject to disciplinary action. The Student Code of Conduct encompasses the following policies:
- Local, state, and/or federal laws.
- Ohio Board of Nursing Laws and Rules. (http://www.nursing.ohio.gov/Law_and_Rule.htm)
- National Student Nurses’ Association Code of Ethics, Code of Professional Conduct, and Code of Academic and Clinical Conduct. (https://www.nsna.org/nsna-code-of-ethics.html)
- College Policies and Procedures as outlined in the College Catalog-Handbook.
- MCCN Compliance Policies, including, but not limited to:
- Sexual Misconduct, Discrimination, Harassment, and Title IX Policy
- Concealed Weapons Policy
- Drug and Alcohol Policy
- General College Policies, as described below:
- Cell Phone Use
- Classroom Recording Policy
- Children on Campus
- Copyright Infringement
- CPR Requirements
- Criminal Background Check
- Dress Code
- Food in Classrooms
- Smoking Policy
- College Technology Policies:
- Technology Policy
- Social Media Policy
- Academic and Professional Standards Policy
- Unprofessional Conduct:
- Any behavior which affects a student’s ability to fully participate in the benefits of the College or negatively impacts the College community, including, but not limited to:
- Failure to show due respect and courtesy
- Engaging in vulgar behavior
- Using obscene language
- Participating in disorderly conduct
- Unprofessional behavior in the classroom, online environment, clinical settings or on/off-campus activities
- Damage: Negligent or intentional damage to personal, public, or College property is prohibited.
- Presenting, using and/or possessing a falsified ID or another’s College issued ID as one’s own.
- Misrepresentation; furnishing false information; and falsification or forgery of documents.
- Any form of Academic Dishonesty, to include, but not limited to: plagiarism, self-plagiarism, cheating, fabrication and using false citations.
- Encouraging, permitting, or assisting another to commit an act that could subject them to discipline.
- Failure to Comply with directions of, or interference with, any College official, Safety and Security officer, or individuals working in conjunction with the College who are acting in performance of their duties or failure to comply with any established requirement, policy or procedure.
- Fire Safety
- Setting a fire, whether deliberately or accidentally.
- Intentionally pulling a fire alarm.
- Improper use of, vandalism, destruction or tampering with fire-safety or electrical equipment.
- Failure to evacuate a building during a fire alarm.
- Causing or contributing to a fire-safety hazard.
- Off-Campus Misconduct
- The College requires behavior on and off campus, in academic, co-curricular and off-campus locations, consistent with the principles and rules of behavior outlined in the Student Code of Conduct. Whenever the College becomes aware of violations of the College’s Policies and Procedures, regardless of where such conduct allegedly occurs, appropriate follow-up (including potential conduct action) may take place. If the behavior poses a disturbance, is threatening to the safety and security of individuals or property, or is required to be reported by law, law enforcement may be contacted and a report filed.
- Theft of property or services from the College
- Unauthorized Access
- Unauthorized entry into College buildings or areas, even when unlocked.
- Tampering with locks to College buildings, unauthorized possession or use of College keys, and alteration or duplication of College keys.
- Violent or Endangering Behavior
- Conduct that recklessly or intentionally threatens or endangers the physical or mental health and safety of any person, including:
- Physical abuse, verbal abuse, threats, intimidation, harassment, and/or coercion.
Criminal prosecution by a government entity does not preclude College disciplinary action against the student for the same conduct. Similarly, any action by the College does not preclude subsequent action by a local, state or federal entity. The College reserves the right to resolve a disciplinary matter before the conclusion of any criminal process. If a student withdraws from the College, the College may resolve the disciplinary matter, regardless of the student’s withdrawal. A student who withdraws will be afforded all the procedural rights of an enrolled student.
Students who do not adhere to academic and professional standards may encounter allegations of misconduct.