Target Group:  Basic BSN and RN-BSN Students

Policy Type:  Revision


To provide a systematic process for resolving student issues or problems in the School of Nursing.


  1. Students in the School of Nursing are expected to meet the standards of conduct as defined in the IU Code of Student Rights and Responsibilities and Conduct, the American Nurses Association’s Standards of Professional Performance, and the IU Southeast Essential Abilities. 
  2. Students are encouraged to consult with  nursing faculty associated with the problem/issue as the first step towards resolution.
  3. It is expected that the course faculty will discuss with students any issues/problems that violate standards of conduct.  First is a verbal discussion, and if inadequate response, progresses to a written warning.  If the behavior is serious enough to warrant a written clinical contract , the faculty will  identify the detrimental behavior and outline steps for improvement.
  4. If not resolved in the School of Nursing or if the behavior violates the IU Southeast Student Code of conduct, the student/faculty will follow the  IU Southeast grievance process.
  5. Plagiarism, cheating, etc. will be handled through the Office of Student Affairs and the dean of the School of Nursing.
  6. Violation of academic and/or conduct standards may be cause for dismissal from the nursing program.

See the IU Southeast School of Nursing Grievance Process »

See the IU Southeast Grievance Process Flow Chart »

Effective Date:  October 2002

Approved by:  Admission, Progression, Graduation Committee: February 8, 2010
Approved by:  Council of Nursing Faculty: March 15, 2010