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Student Accountability

The individual student is responsible for his/her own actions in the following areas:


The student:

  1. Provides nursing care with respect for human dignity and the uniqueness of the patient.
  2. Is responsible for adhering to the Patient’s Bill of Rights in all nursing activities.
  3. Safeguards the patient’s right to privacy by protecting confidential information.
  4. Discusses confidential information only in learning situations. (Use the patient’s initials in discussion and in written assignments.)
  5. Is accountable to their patient/client for the quality of their care.
  6. Is responsible to and with the instructor for all nursing activities.
  7. Performs nursing activities for which he/she is prepared.
  8. Will purchase professional liability insurance.
  9. Will document current health insurance.
  10. Will be honest in carrying out academic assignments (exam, papers, etc.). Dishonesty may result up to and including dismissal from the College. See Student Code of Conduct.
  11. Is aware of the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing Good Moral Character requirements for Registered Nurse licensure.
  12. Will abide by the College’s Information Technology Resources Use Policy regarding acceptable/unacceptable Internet Use, E-Mail, etc.


The student:

  1. Will attend all campus classes.
  2. Will refrain from talking during lecture time and audio-visual presentations.
  3. Is expected to be in his/her seat when class begins. The student should not enter the classroom if late and the door is closed, but may join the class during break. Leaving and entering the classroom during class is disruptive to other students and is not acceptable.
  4. Will shut off all cell phones and beepers during class/clinical/lab.
  5. Will be responsible to complete all learning activities listed in class study guides.
  6. Will submit assignments on the dates required.
  7. Must notify the instructor before the start of an exam if he/she is to be absent from a quiz/examination and an alternate time will be scheduled.
  8. Is aware that children are not to attend class or campus lab. Per the CCCC Student Handbook, “College staff and faculty members responsible for specific College areas reserve the right to exclude infants and children from that area when, in their best judgment, it is in the interest of health, safety, or the educational process.”
  9. Must seek permission to tape a lecture from either the faculty member or disability services and under no circumstances may a taped lecture be sold or redistributed. (See Student Resources: O’Neill Center for Student Access & Support for additional information.)


The student:

  1. Will attend and be punctual for all campus/clinical laboratory sessions.
  2. Must notify the instructor and/or the agency if he/she cannot attend the clinical laboratory session.
  3. Is encouraged to seek health care and guidance from his/her private physician as necessary.
  4. Is aware of the Nursing Student Accountability for Patient/Client Care

    The CCCC nursing student must demonstrate accountability for his/her own actions in the delivery of nursing care in a way that ensures the health and safety of patients/clients, staff and self. The student will be able to function in a manner that does not pose a direct threat as defined by the Board of Registration in Nursing (BORN) as “a significant risk to the health or safety of others that cannot be eliminated by a modification of policies, practices, or procedures or by the provision of auxiliary aids or services.”

    Students who are evaluated as unable to meet the instructional objectives based on the Nursing Program’s Technical Standards should follow the CCCC grievance policy.
  5. Is aware that serious or prolonged illness will require written permission by a physician to attend the clinical laboratory. (See: Nursing Program’s Technical Standards)
  6. May be required to make up clinical absences in order to achieve course/program objectives.
  7. Will adhere to the uniform code of the Nursing Program and wear the uniform in clinical situations only.
  8. Will wear a lab coat with school insignia and nametag over appropriate street clothing during campus laboratory sessions, when returning to the record room, or to the clinical unit to research patient assignments.
  9. Is aware that clinical facilities do not permit children to be left unattended in the lobby.


The student:

  1. Is aware that faculty is available by appointment and during scheduled office hours.
  2. Is encouraged to seek guidance from the appropriate faculty member.
  3. Is encouraged to review all papers, quizzes, examinations, and evaluations with the appropriate faculty member.
  4. Should refer to the Nursing Student Handbook and College Student Handbook if uncertain about who will best address their concerns.

Academic Dishonesty

Nursing students are held accountable for any form of academic dishonesty. Academic Dishonesty is defined in the Student Code of Conduct.