School of Nursing Academic Policies

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Administrative

The UPMC Jameson Memorial Hospital School of Nursing Faculty reserve the right to dismiss any student whose academic achievement, health, conduct, or nursing practice make it inadvisable to permit continued enrollment in the program.

THE SCHOOL ALSO RESERVES THE RIGHT TO CHANGE ACADEMIC AND PROGRAM POLICIES.  THE STUDENT BODY WILL BE NOTIFIED IN WRITING AND VIA EMAIL OF THE CHANGES.

Student Handbook – Each student will receive a copy of the Student Handbook.  This Handbook contains detailed information regarding all School Policies for students enrolled in the program.

Academic Integrity

Academic dishonesty will not be tolerated at the UPMC Jameson Memorial Hospital School of Nursing. Failure to adhere to the policy regarding academic integrity, which is contained in the Student Handbook, may necessitate dismissal from the School of Nursing.

 

Social Media

Social media is a powerful communication tool that may have a significant impact on organizational, professional, and personal reputations.  Because social media can blur the lines between personal voice and institutional voice, UPMC Jameson Memorial Hospital School of Nursing has developed a policy to clarify how best to enhance and protect personal and professional reputations when participating in social media.  Details concerning social media are in the Student Handbook.

Bullying/Cyber Bullying

The UPMC Jameson Memorial Hospital School of Nursing is committed to providing a safe, positive work environment for all employees, students, patients, and visitors.  The Health System/School of Nursing recognizes that bullying creates an atmosphere of fear and intimidation, detract from the safe environment necessary to provide patient care and work effectively, and may lead to more serious violence.  Therefore, UPMC Jameson Memorial Hospital School of Nursing prohibits bullying in any form.  Bullying also includes cyber bullying.  Details concerning bullying are in the Student Handbook.

 

Graduation Awards

The following awards are given annually at graduation:

Mark L. Rosenblum Student Nurse Scholarship Award
Awarded for outstanding scholastic achievement; to be used for advanced nursing education.

Rene D. Jenkins Memorial Award
Presented for outstanding contribution to the School of Nursing.

Travis A. French Award
Presented for exceptional ability and understanding in the care of the child-bearing family.

Lawrence County Medical Society Award
Presented for outstanding ethical conduct.

Jameson-Shenango Alumni Award
Presented for the best all-around nurse chosen by the graduating class.

Spirit of Nursing
Awarded by the School of Nursing Faculty to the graduate who best embodies the Spirit of Nursing.

Mary Ruth Heasley Award
Presented to the graduate who demonstrates excellence in the practice of nursing care of children.

St. Francis School of Nursing Alumni Award
Presented to the graduate who has demonstrated clinical excellence throughout their program of study.

Other awards may also be presented.