Indiana University recognizes its responsibility to support and uphold the basic freedoms and citizenship rights of all students. Within that context, students have the following rights.
- Rights in the pursuit of education.
- Right to be free from discrimination.
- Right to be free from harassment, including sexual harassment, harassment based on sexual orientation, and racial harassment.
- Right to access their academic records and university facilities.
- Right to freedom from association, expression, advocacy, and publication.
- Right to contribute to university governance.
- Right to accommodation for individuals with disabilities.
- Rights in the judicial process, including the right to file a complaint if a student believes his/her rights, as defined in the Code, have been violated.
- Rights as University employees.
The University community will not tolerate inappropriate behavior.The University Police and staff will enforce policies that protect individual rights and freedoms. Inappropriate behavior includes, but is not limited to:
- Violation of course rules
- Facilitating academic dishonesty
* A student must not adopt or reproduce ideas, opinions, statements, etc. of another person without appropriate acknowledgment.
** A student must not steal, change, destroy, or impede another student’s work.
Faculty members are in charge of their classrooms and, as such, will establish acceptable behavior, and will initiate Academic Misconduct proceedings when appropriate.
Standards of Practice: The Standards of Practice describe a competent level of nursing care as demonstrated by the critical thinking model known as the nursing process. The nursing process includes the components of assessment, diagnosis, outcomes identification, planning, implementation, and evaluation. Accordingly, the nursing process encompasses significant actions taken by registered nurses and forms the foundation of the nurse’s decision-making.
- Assessment The registered nurse collects pertinent data and information relative to the healthcare consumer’s health or the situation.
- Diagnosis The registered nurse analyzes the assessment data to determine actual or potential diagnoses, problems, and issues.
- Outcomes Identification The registered nurse identifies expected outcomes for a plan individualized to the healthcare consumer or the situation.
- Planning: The registered nurse develops a plan that prescribes strategies to attain expected, measurable outcomes.
- Implementation The registered nurse implements the identified plan.
- Coordination of Care The registered nurse coordinates care delivery.
- Health Teaching and Health Promotion The registered nurse employs strategies to promote health and a safe environment. Scope of Nursing Practice • Nursing: Scope and Standards of Practice, 3rd Ed.
- Evaluation The registered nurse evaluates progress toward attainment of goals and outcomes. Standards of Professional Performance The Standards of Professional Performance describe a competent level of behavior in the professional role, including activities related to ethics, culturally congruent practice, communication, collaboration, leadership, education, evidence-based practice and research, quality of practice, professional practice evaluation, resource utilization, and environmental health. All registered nurses are expected to engage in professional role activities, including leadership, appropriate to their education and position. Registered nurses are accountable for their professional actions to themselves, their healthcare consumers, their peers, and ultimately to society.
- Ethics The registered nurse practices ethically.
- Culturally Congruent Practice. The registered nurse practices in a manner that is congruent with cultural diversity and inclusion principles.
- Communication The registered nurse communicates effectively in all areas of practice.
- . Collaboration The registered nurse collaborates with healthcare consumer and other key stakeholders in the conduct of nursing practice.
- Leadership The registered nurse leads within the professional practice setting and the profession.
- Education The registered nurse seeks knowledge and competence that reflects current nursing practice and promotes futuristic thinking. 6 • Nursing: Scope and Standards of Practice, 3rd Ed. • Scope of Nursing Practice
- Evidence-based Practice and Research The registered nurse integrates evidence and research findings into practice.
- Quality of Practice The registered nurse contributes to quality nursing practice.
- Professional Practice Evaluation The registered nurse evaluates one’s own and others’ nursing practice.
- . Resource Utilization The registered nurse utilizes appropriate resources to plan, provide, and sustain evidence-based nursing services that are safe, effective, and fiscally responsible.
- Environmental Health The registered nurse practices in an environmentally safe and healthy
A student who accepts admission to Indiana University agrees to:
- Be ethical in his or her participation in the academic community,
- Take responsibility for what he or she says and does
- Behave in a manner that is respectful of the dignity of others, treating others with civility and understanding, and
- Use university resources and facilities in appropriate ways consistent with their purpose and in accordance with applicable policies.
- Actions which endanger self, others, or the academic process
- Failure to comply with the directions of authorized university officials
- Damage to university property
- Acting with violence, encouraging or participating in a riot
- Physical or verbal abuse
- Stalking or hazing
- Unauthorized possession or use of alcoholic beverages or illegal drugs
- Unauthorized use or entry of university facilities
- Unauthorized taking or possession of university property or property of others
- Unauthorized setting of fires or unauthorized use or interference with fire equipment
- Unauthorized possession, use, etc. of incendiary devices
- Possession or sale of any weapon or potential weapon on campus
- Intentionally obstructing access to university facilities, property or programs
- Violation of disseminated university policies (e.g. housing policies), state or federal law
- Acts that threaten or intimidate any potential participant in a judicial process
Provision 1 The nurse practices with compassion and respect for inherent dignity, worth and unique attributes of every person.
1.1 Respect for Human Dignity
1.2 Relationships with Patients
1.3 The Nature of Health
1.4 The Right to Self-Determination
1.5 Relationships with Colleagues and Others
Provision 2 The nurse’s primary commitment is to the patient, whether an individual, family group, community or population
2.1 Primacy of the Patient's Interests
2.2 Conflict of Interest for Nurses
2.4 Professional Boundaries
Provision 3 The nurse promotes, advocates for, and protects the rights, health, and safety of the patient.
3.1 Protection of the Rights of Privacy and Confidentiality
3.2 Protection of Human Participants in Research
3.3 Performance Standards and Review Mechanisms
3.4 Professional Responsibility in Promoting a Culture of Safety
3.5 Protection of Patient Health and Safety by Acting on Questionable Practice
3.6 Patient Protection and Impaired Practice
Provision 4 The nurse has authority, accountability, and responsibility for nursing practice: makes decisions; and takes action consistent with the obligation to promote health and to provide optimal care.
4.1 Authority, Accountability, and Responsibility
4.2 Accountability for Nursing Judgments, Decisions, and Actions
4.3 Responsibility for Nursing Judgments, Decisions, and Actions
4.4 Assignment and Delegation of Nursing Activities or Tasks
Provision 5 The nurse owes the same duties to self as to others, including the responsibility to promote health and safety, preserve wholeness of character and integrity, maintain competence, and continue personal and professional growth. 5.1 Duties to Self and Others 5.2 Promotion of Personal Health, Safety, and Well-Being 5.3 Preservation of Wholeness of Character 5.4 Preservation of Integrity 5.5 Maintenance of Competence and Continuation of Professional Growth 5.6 Continuation of Personal Growth
Provision 6 The nurse, through individual and collective effort, establishes, maintains , and improves the ethical environment of the work settings and conditions of employment that are conducive to safe, quality health care. 6.1 The Environment and Moral Virtue 6.2 The Environment and Ethical Obligation 6.3 Responsibility for the Healthcare Environment
Provision 7 The nurse, in all roles and settings, advances the profession through research and scholarly inquiry, professional standards development, and the generation of both nursing and health policy. 7.1 Contributions through Research and Scholarly Inquiry 7.2 Contributions through Developing, Maintaining, and Implementing Professional Practice Standards 7.3 Contributions through Nursing and Health Policy Development
Provision 8 The nurse collaborates with other health professionals and the public to protect human rights, promote health diplomacy, and reduce health disparities. 8.1 Health Is a Universal Right
8.2 Collaboration for Health, Human Rights, and Health Diplomacy
8.3 Obligation to Advance Health and Human Rights and Reduce Disparities
8.4 Collaboration for Human Rights in Complex, Extreme, or Extraordinary Practice Settings
Provision 9 The profession of nursing, collectively through its professional organizations, must articulate nursing values, maintain the integrity of the profession, and integrate principles of social justice into nursing and health policy.
9.1 Articulation and Assertion of Values
9.2 Integrity of the Profession
9.3 Integrating Social Justice
9.4 Social Justice in Nursing and Health Policy