Professional Misconduct Process

The College of Nursing Professional Misconduct Committee (PMC) conducts hearings in accordance with the procedures outlined in the Undergraduate and Graduate College of Nursing Handbook for suspected incidences of professional misconduct by nurses enrolled in the College of Nursing.  The committee is comprised of the chair, faculty representatives from Undergraduate and Graduate Studies committees, clinical instructors, and nursing students.  Students who are suspected and accused of committing professional misconduct are subject to a hearing in the College of Nursing according to the following procedure.

Faculty and/or a preceptor may remove a student from the clinical area when either deems that a student exhibits behavior that is unsatisfactory, not safe, unprofessional, or violates the professional standards set forth in the College of Nursing Student Handbooks.  Permanent removal from a clinical site is under the judgment of the faculty of record for the relevant course.