Nursing Program Student Conduct Policy

The nursing profession is one of the highest in distinction, honesty and integrity. These characteristics are essential for members of this profession. The TMCC Maxine S. Jacobs Nursing Program requires all students to comply with standards deemed appropriate for the nursing profession by the American Nurses’ Association, the National Student Nurses Association, and those contained in the Truckee Meadows Community College Student Code of Conduct.

Student Conduct

Conduct with respect to nursing students can be considered under two general headings: academic and professional. Misconduct involves a violation of academic or professional principles as viewed by students, faculty and colleagues. Violations within these areas will be processed by the Nursing Program without regard to the sex, race, color, national or ethnic origin, age, veteran status or disability of any of the participants.

See also: TMCC Student Conduct Policy.

Academic Misconduct

Academic misconduct is an offense generally defined as any action or inaction that is offensive to the integrity and honesty of the members of the academic community. This offense includes, but is not limited to, the following:

  • Seeking, acquiring, receiving, or giving information about the conduct of an exam knowing that the release of such information has not been authorized:
  • Plagiarizing;
  • Seeking, using, giving, or obtaining unauthorized assistance or information in any academic assignment or examination;
  • Intentionally giving false information to professors or instructors for the purpose of gaining academic advantage;
  • Breach of any duties prescribed by this Code;
  • Intentionally giving false evidence in any hearing or refusing to give evidence when requested by the Nursing Program.