LINCOLN MEMORIAL UNIVERSITY CAYLOR SCHOOL OF NURSING BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN NURSING (BSN) - BSN STUDENT HANDBOOK

 
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        LINCOLN MEMORIAL UNIVERSITY
              CAYLOR SCHOOL OF NURSING
       BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN NURSING
                                              (BSN)

                    BSN STUDENT HANDBOOK
                                         2020-2021
This handbook is designed to serve as a guide to the rules, policies, and services of the University:
therefore, it is not intended to establish a contract and the University reserves the right to amend,
modify, or change regulations, policies, and financial charges stated in this handbook throughout the
year. In such case, the University will make reasonable efforts to notify the University community, in a
timely manner, of any changes in policies and regulations. Notification shall be made via MyLMU, the
University website, or to University issued e-mail accounts as deemed appropriate.

Rev 1/03/20
LINCOLN MEMORIAL UNIVERSITY
                                             CAYLOR SCHOOL OF NURSING
                                               BSN STUDENT HANDBOOK

                                                       TABLE OF CONTENTS

University's Mission and Purpose ............................................................................................. 3
Caylor School of Nursing Accreditation/Approvals… ............................................................. 3
Caylor School of Nursing Purpose, Vision, Mission, & Philosophy ........................................ 3
Overview of The Roy Adaptation Model of Nursing................................................................ 6
BSN End-of-Program Student Learning Outcomes .................................................................. 9
Course Descriptions, Core Curriculum, and Nursing Component ............................................ 9
BSN Student Advising Sheets ................................................................................................. 10
RN-BSN Student Advising Sheets… ...................................................................................... 12
BSN Admission Requirements................................................................................................ 13
LMU Site Assignment Policy.................................................................................................. 13
Academic Advisement Information ........................................................................................ 13
Grade Reports and Academic Transcripts ............................................................................... 13
Standards of Academic Progress ............................................................................................. 13
Withdrawal from the University.............................................................................................. 13
BSN Program Honors.............................................................................................................. 13
Progression, Readmission, and Graduation Requirements ..................................................... 14
Students with Disabilities Policy............................................................................................. 16
Harassment, Discrimination, and Sexual Misconduct Policy ................................................. 17
Hazing Policy… ...................................................................................................................... 17
Counseling… ........................................................................................................................... 18
Discrimination and Academic Integrity Policy… ................................................................... 18
LMU Inclement Weather Policy… ......................................................................................... 18
CSON Student Complaint and Appeals Process ..................................................................... 18
CSON Student Appeal Request Form ..................................................................................... 20
Nursing Code of Ethics ........................................................................................................... 21
Academic Integrity .................................................................................................................. 22
Exam Administration and Review Policy ............................................................................... 23
Student Review of Tests .......................................................................................................... 24
Cell Phone Policy .................................................................................................................... 24
Permission to Audio Record Lecture ...................................................................................... 24
Caylor School of Nursing Alcohol and Drug Policy ............................................................... 25
Attendance, Absenteeism and Tardiness Policies ................................................................... 25
Clinical Information ................................................................................................................ 26
Standard Precautions/Transmission-Based Precautions.......................................................... 28
Post Occurrence/Exposure Report Form ................................................................................. 29
BSN Uniform Policy ............................................................................................................... 30
Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) ........................................................... 32
Student Resources ................................................................................................................... 32
LMU Academic Calendar 2020-2021 ..................................................................................... 35
Consent Form .......................................................................................................................... 36
Student Essential Functions .................................................................................................... 39
UNIVERSITY’S MISSION AND PURPOSE

Lincoln Memorial University is a comprehensive values-based learning community dedicated to
providing quality educational experiences at the undergraduate, graduate, and professional levels.
The University strives to give students a foundation for a more productive life by upholding the
principles of Abraham Lincoln's life: a dedication to individual liberty, responsibility, and
improvement; a respect for citizenship; recognition of the intrinsic value of high moral and ethical
standards; and a belief in a personal God.

While primarily committed to teaching, the University supports research and service. The
University's curriculum and commitment to quality instruction at every level are based on the beliefs
that graduates must be able to communicate clearly and effectively in an era of rapidly and
continuously expanding communication technology, must have an appreciable depth of learning in a
field of knowledge, must appreciate and understand the various ways by which we come to know
ourselves and the world around us, and must be able to exercise informed judgments.

The University believes that one of the major cornerstones of meaningful existence is service to
humanity. By making educational, service, and research opportunities available to students, Lincoln
Memorial University seeks to improve life for the students it serves. While serving students from
throughout the state, nation, and many other countries, the University retains a commitment to enrich
the lives of people and communities in the Appalachian region.
Revised July 6, 2017; approved by Board of Trustees, November 10, 2017

                   THE CAYLOR SCHOOL OF NURSING
                       ACCREDITATION/APPROVALS
TENNESSEE/KENTUCKY Programs:
TENNESSEE/KENTUCKY Programs: The Associate of Science in Nursing (ASN), Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN), Master of Science in Nursing (MSN), and
Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree programs are approved by the Tennessee Board of Nursing. The ASN program offered in Kentucky is approved by the
Kentucky Board of Nursing. The Associate of Science in Nursing (ASN), Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN), Master of Science in Nursing (MSN), and Doctor of
Nursing Practice (DNP) nursing programs at Lincoln Memorial University at the LMU Harrogate, LMU Cedar Bluff, LMU Alcoa, LMU Tower, LMU Kingsport, and
LMU Corbin campuses located in Harrogate, Knoxville, Alcoa, and Kingsport, Tennessee and Corbin, Kentucky are accredited by the: Accreditation Commission for
Education in Nursing (ACEN), 3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400 Atlanta, GA 30326, (404) 975-5000. The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN
Board of Commissioners for the Associate of Science in Nursing (ASN), Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN), Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) is continuing
accreditation. The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) nursing program is initial
accreditation.

ACEN is officially recognized as a national accrediting agency for nursing education by the Council on Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) and by the U.S.
Department of Education. ACEN, may be contacted at 3390 Peachtree Rd NE, Suite 1400, Atlanta, GA 30326 or call 404-975-5000 or visit www.acenursing.org.

FLORIDA Programs:
The ASN and BSN programs offered in Florida are approved by the Florida Board of Nursing. The Associate of Science in Nursing (ASN) and Bachelor of Science in
Nursing (BSN) nursing programs at Lincoln Memorial University at the Tampa campus located in Tampa, Florida are accredited by the: Accreditation Commission for
Education in Nursing (ACEN), 3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400 Atlanta, GA 30326, (404) 975-5000. The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN
Board of Commissioners for the Associate of Science in Nursing (ASN) and Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) nursing programs is initial accreditation.

ACEN is officially recognized as a national accrediting agency for nursing education by the Council on Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) and by the U.S.
Department of Education. ACEN, may be contacted at 3390 Peachtree Rd NE, Suite 1400, Atlanta, GA 30326 or call 404-975-5000 or visit www.acenursing.org.

                                               PURPOSE
   Responding to the needs of nursing education and health care of the people of the region, Lincoln
Memorial University established the Associate of Science in Nursing (ASN) degree program in 1974.
As a reflection of the changing local health care needs and national trends in nursing, Lincoln Memorial
University instituted the Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN-BSN) program in
1987. Both undergraduate programs are founded on the belief that nursing is a service which aims to
assist individuals to attain, maintain, or regain optimum level of wellness through application of the
nursing process. To further assist with regional healthcare needs and to enhance nursing service across
the lifespan, the Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program was initiated in 2006 to educate
advanced practice nurses, the generic Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program commenced in
2010, and the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) in 2015.

                                                VISION
    We, the Nursing Faculty of Lincoln Memorial University, Caylor School of Nursing, envision
culturally diverse Faculty and students engaged in teaching, education, service, practice, and
scholarship. Faculty desire to be excellent nurse educators, adhering to nationally recognized
competencies and standards of nursing practice, while assisting undergraduate and graduate students
to become qualified nurse professionals capable of adaptation, and promotion of adaptation, in the
21st century health care environment. The Caylor School of Nursing will develop, attain, and engage
in unique educational programs and services for the surrounding regions and beyond. We desire to
be recognized as providing excellent nursing programs that support a career pathway for lifelong
learning and that also value high academic, moral, and ethical standards.

                                                MISSION
    In agreement with the University’s mission and goals, the Faculty of the Caylor School of
Nursing strive to instill responsibility and high moral/ethical standards in the preparation of quality
nurses, at multiple levels of nursing education, through superior academic programs at the
undergraduate and graduate level. Specifically, the mission of the Faculty is to prepare nurses with
the ASN, BSN, MSN, and DNP degrees, to assist individuals, families, communities, and society as
they adapt to changes in physiological needs, role function, self-concept, and interdependent
relationships during health and illness. The Caylor School of Nursing seeks to respond to the needs
of nursing education and healthcare in the surrounding communities and a global society by
preparing nurses at multiple degree levels and by providing continuing education/professional
development opportunities rooted in knowledge, research, and other scholarly activities.

                                            PHILOSOPHY
    Nursing is a health care profession with a unique body of knowledge. The Caylor School of
Nursing is viewed as a place where culturally diverse students and faculty actively engage in a
teaching-learning process to attain and generate nursing knowledge. Faculty and students are
partners in this process, creating unique learning opportunities. This knowledge can be imparted
through multiple levels of nursing education, a design which is most responsive to community needs.
The teaching-learning process fosters individual growth and goal attainment, which are manifested
through changes in thinking and behavior.

    The Faculty believes in multiple degree levels of nursing education and encourages the promotion
of ongoing/continuing education for nurses. This education is based in an institution of higher
learning, consists of both general education courses and nursing courses, and is provided by qualified
Faculty on site, or may include alternate delivery methods, such as through distance education.
Faculty serve as role models through nursing education, practice, service, and scholarship (as
scholarship is defined by the University).

    The Faculty acknowledge the ASN graduate’s focus is care of persons with adaptive and/or
ineffective health responses, whereas, the BSN graduate’s focus is care of persons, groups,
communities, and society with adaptive and/or ineffective health responses. Graduate education will
prepare nurses to assume advanced practice roles including: practitioner, educator, researcher,
advocate, consultant/collaborator, manager, and leader. Additionally, we agree that both
undergraduate and graduate nursing education must be consistent with nationally recognized
competencies and standards, including the APRN Consensus Model for Advanced Practice.

    The Roy Adaptation Model (Roy, 2009) serves, along with national competencies and standards,
as a comprehensive framework for the curriculum of the ASN and BSN programs. The Roy Model
also provides, to a lesser extent, a conceptual basis for the masters program. The graduate program
relies heavily upon national competencies and standards to direct the curriculum and provides the
student with a comprehensive appraisal of multiple theoretical frameworks from which they may
draw in their personal professional practice.

   Fundamental to the Roy Adaptation Model “is the goal of enhancing life processes to promote
adaptation” with adaptation viewed “as the process and outcome whereby thinking and feeling
people, as individual or in groups, use conscious awareness and choice to create human and
environmental integration” (Roy, 2009, p. 28).

   Human persons are the focus of nursing endeavors and are viewed as an adaptive system. “As an
adapative system, the human system is described as a whole with parts that function as a unity for
some purpose. Human systems include people as individuals or in groups including families,
organizations, communities, and society as a whole” (Roy, 2009, p. 27). Faculty also believe that
humans as an adaptive system act to maintain adaptation in the four adaptive modes of the Roy
Model: physiologic-physical, self concept-group identity, role function, and interdependence.

    Environment is defined as “all conditions, circumstances, and influences that surround and affect
the development and behavior of humans as adaptive systems, with particular consideration of human
and earth resources” (Roy, 2009, p. 28). We believe that human persons interact with the changing
environment and make either adaptive or ineffective responses.

   Health is defined as “a state and a process of being and becoming an integrated and whole
human” person (Roy, 2009, p. 27). The Faculty believes that responses by human persons that can be
observed in the four adaptive modes are reflective of one’s health state.

    Nursing is defined “as a health care profession that focuses on the life processes and patterns of
people with a commitment to promote health and full life-potential for individuals, families, groups
and the global society” (Roy, 2009, p. 3). We view the goal of nursing practice as the promotion of
adaptation in each of the four adaptive modes, “thus contributing to health, quality of life and dying
with dignity by assessing behaviors and factors that influence adaptive abilities and by intervening to
enhance environmental interventions (Roy, 2009, p. 29). The Faculty further believes that nursing
practice is both an art and a scientific discipline, rooted in caring, cultural sensitivity/competence, a
code of ethics, and standards of care and professional performance/practice. We believe all of these
are essential for both provision of holistic, effective, quality nursing care; and for promotion of
adaptation in humans across the lifespan, as individuals, or in groups, communities, and society as a
whole in the 21st century healthcare environment.
Reference:
Roy, C. (2009). The Roy Adaptation Model (3rd ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson
        Education, Inc.
OVERVIEW OF THE ROY ADAPTATION MODEL (RAM) OF NURSING*

  I.    RAM Definition of Nursing
        Nursing is defined as a health care profession that focuses on the life processes and
        patterns of people with a commitment to promote health and full life-potential for
        individuals, families, groups and the global society.

  II.   RAM Elements
        A.   Adaptation: The process and outcome whereby the thinking and feeling person as
             individuals or groups use conscious awareness and choice to create human and
             environmental integration.

        B.     Person: An adaptive system described as a whole comprised of parts. Functions
               as a unity for some purpose. Includes people as individuals or in groups (families,
               organizations, communities, and society as a whole).

        C.     Environment: All conditions, circumstances, and influences surrounding and
               affecting the development and behavior of persons or groups with particular
               consideration of mutuality of person and earth resources including focal,
               contextual, and residual stimuli.

        D.     Health: A state and process of being and becoming integrated and whole.

        E.     Goal of Nursing: To promote adaptation for individuals in the four adaptive
               modes, thus contributing to health, quality of life, and dying with dignity by
               assessing behaviors and factors that influence adaptive abilities and by
               intervening to enhance environmental interactions.

III.    RAM Nursing Process:
        A.   Assessment of Behavior: The indicator of how a human adaptive system manages
             to cope with, or adapt to, changes in health status is behavior. Involves gathering
             data about the behavior of the human adaptive system and the current state of
             adaptation.

        B.     Assessment of Stimuli: Involves the identification of internal and external
               stimuli that are influencing the behaviors.

        C.     Nursing Diagnosis: Statements that interpret the collected data.

        D.     Goal Setting: The establishment of clear statements of behavioral outcomes of
               nursing care. The general goal of nursing intervention is to maintain and enhance
               adaptive behavior and to change ineffective behavior to adaptive.

        E.     Intervention: The selection of nursing approaches to promote adaptation by
               changing stimuli or strengthening adaptive processes.

        F.     Evaluation: Involves judging the effectiveness of the nursing intervention in
               relation to the behavior of the individual or group.
IV.   The Four Modes in RAM for the Individual (ASN & BSN)
      A.    Physiologic Mode: Includes oxygenation; nutrition; elimination; activity and rest;
            protection; senses; fluid, electrolyte, and acid-base balance; neurologic function,
            and endocrine function.

      B.     Self-Concept Mode: Includes things such as body image, sexual function, coping
             strategies for loss, and self-esteem.

      C.     Role-Function Mode: Includes things such as role clarity, role transition, role
             performance, coping with role change, role integration and role mastery.

      D.     Interdependence Mode: Includes things such as dependency and independency,
             relationships, relations and communication, learning and maturing in
             relationships, and giving and receiving love, respect, and value.

V.    The Four Modes in RAM for Groups (BSN)
      A.    Physiologic Mode: Includes things such as fiscal resources, member capability,
            physical facilities, number of participants, knowledge and skills of participants,
            stable membership, physical facilities, and effective planning for the future of the
            group.

      B.     Group Identity Mode: Includes things such as interpersonal relationships, milieu
             and culture, goals and values, expectations, understanding and support, shared
             leadership, morale, and unity in crisis.

      C.     Role-Function Mode: Includes things such as role clarity, socialization for role
             expectations, expectations to accomplish goals of the group, mutual dependence
             in division of labor, processes for integrating roles, responsibilities and
             expectations between individuals in complementary and relating roles, carrying
             out roles to meet group demands, and mentoring for development.

      D.     Interdependence Mode: Includes relational adequacy, developmental adequacy
             and resource adequacy.

VI.   Selected Key RAM Concepts
      A.     Adaption Level: Represents the condition of the life processes described on
             three levels as integrated, compensatory, and compromised.
             1.      Integrated Life Process: Adaptation level at which the structure and
                     functions of a life process are working as a whole to meet human needs.
             2.      Compensatory Process: Adaptation level at which the cognator and
                     regulator have been activated by a challenge to the integrate life processes.

             3.      Compromised Process: Adaptation level resulting from inadequate
                     integrates and compensatory life processes; an adaptation problem

      B.     Adaptive Responses: Responses that promote integrity in terms of the goals of
             human systems.

      C.     Ineffective Responses: Responses that do not contribute to integrity in
             terms of the goals of the human system.

      D.     Cognator Subsystem: For individuals, a major coping process involving the four
             cognitive-emotive channels: perceptual and information processing, learning,
             judgment, and emotion.
E.     Regulator Subsystem: For individuals, a major coping process involving the
              neural, chemical, and endocrine systems.

       F.     Stabilizer Subsystem: For groups, the subsystem associated with system
              maintenance and involving established structures, values, and daily activities
              whereby participants accomplish the purpose of the social system.

       G.     Innovator Subsystem: Related to people in a group, the internal subsystem that
              involves structures and processes for change and growth.

       H.     Stimulus: That which provokes a response, or more generally, the point of
              interaction of the human system and environment.
              1.      Focal Stimulus: The internal or external stimulus most immediately
                      confronting the adaptive system of the individual or group.
              2.      Contextual Stimuli: All other stimuli, internal or external, affecting the
                      situation; contribute to the behavior triggered by the focal stimulus.
              3.      Residual Stimuli: Those stimuli having an indeterminate affect on the
                      behavior of the individual or group; their affect cannot be, or has not been,
                      validated. Their affects in the current situation are unclear.

       I.     Coping Processes: Innate or acquired ways of responding to the changing
              environment.

       J.     Humanism: The broad movement in philosophy and psychology that recognizes
              the person and subjective dimensions of the human experience as central to
              knowing and valuing.

       K.     Veritivity: A principle of human nature that affirms a common purposefulness
              of human existence.

                                           *Reference
Roy, C. (2009). The Roy Adaptation Model. (3rd ed.) Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson
       Education, Inc. (pp. 3, 26-27, 29, 56-82)
BSN END-OF-PROGRAM STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES

The graduate of the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program will:
   1. incorporate knowledge from the humanities, arts, social, and natural sciences into nursing
      as a basis for decision making in the delivery of care,
   2. apply a variety of leadership concepts such as quality improvement, nursing skills, and
      decision making to provide, coordinate, and oversee safe, quality nursing care,
   3. apply evidence-based practice and participate in the evaluation of the most current
      research,
   4. assimilate data from relevant sources which include technology and patient information
      systems to plan and document care and adhere to the ethical standards related to data
      security and confidentiality,
   5. demonstrate basic knowledge of health care policy including financial and regulatory
      environments to manage resources and time to achieve patient and organizational
      outcomes,
   6. use effective communication and collaboration as a member of the interprofessional
      health care team to advocate for and provide high quality and safe patient care,
   7. promote health adaptation and disease prevention for individuals, families, groups, and
      communities,
   8. adhere to standards of professional practice and be accountable for his/her own actions
      and behaviors and provide culturally competent nursing care within legal, ethical, and
      regulatory bodies,
   9. be prepared to deliver safe, effective, and efficient nursing care to individuals, families,
      support systems, groups, communities, and populations across the lifespan in today’s
      complex health care environment.

                               BSN COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

Course descriptions for all NURS courses can be found in the current LMU Undergraduate
Catalog.

                                 BSN CORE CURRICULUM

The core curriculum can be found in the current LMU Undergraduate Catalog.

                               BSN NURSING COMPONENT

The core nursing component can be found in the current LMU Undergraduate Catalog.
BSN ADVISING SHEET

APPLICANT NAME _________________________APPLYING FOR FALL _____UNDER _____________ CATALOG
DEGREES PREVIOUSLY AWARDED________________________________________ DATE______________

 PREREQUISITE COURSES                                     IP       C          R       GRADE      INITIALS
 BIOL   100    Introduction to Biology                4
 BIOL   230    Microbiology                           4
 BIOL   261    Human Anatomy & Physio I               4
 BIOL   262    Human Anatomy & Physio II              4
 CHEM 100      Introduction to Chemistry              4
 HLTH   210    Nutrition                              3
 MATH 270      Statistics                             3
 PSYC   221    Developmental Psychology               3
Additional Prerequisite Courses for those students who do not already hold a Bachelor’s Degree
 PREREQUISITE COURSES                                    IP          C          R       GRADE    INITIALS
 ISYS      100    Computer Literacy                  2
 ENGL      101    Composition I                      3
 ENGL      102    Composition II                     3
 MATH 110         College Algebra or higher level 3
 Humanities       Requirement                        3
 Humanities       Requirement                        3
 Humanities       Requirement                        3
 Humanities       Requirement                        3
 Social/Behavior Elective                            3
 Elective         Tampa – Social/Behavior Elect 3
 Elective                                            2
                                      Total Credits: 60
 UNIVERSITY REQUIREMENTS                          IP        C                 R      GRADE       INITIALS
 LNCN    100     Lincoln’s Life and Legacy    1
 LNCN    300     American Citizenship         1
                    IP = In Progress; C = Complete; R = Repeat

           OVERALL GPA                       as of:                 (SEM/ YEAR)

 INSTITUTIONS ATTENDED                          YEARS                          GPA

ADVISOR NAME                         ADVISOR SIGNATURE

STUDENT SIGNATURE                     DATE
APPLICANT NAME ______________________ ADVISOR ____________________UNDER ___________ CATALOG

    BSN Nursing Courses
     SEMESTER ONE COURSES                                                  SEM/YEAR INITIALS
     NURS 320 Concepts & Fund of Professional Nursing                  7
     NURS 330 Health Assessment of Humans as Adaptive Systems          3
     NURS 340 Foundations of Nursing Informatics                       3
     NURS 350 Pathophysiology of Ineffective Human Responses           3

    Term 1:
           ADVISOR SIGNATURE                  STUDENT SIGNATURE                   DATE

     SEMESTER TWO COURSES                                                  SEM/YEAR INITIALS
     NURS 310 Pharmacology to Promote Adaptation                       3
     NURS 360 Promotion of Adaptation: Care for Young, Middle          8
                and Elderly Adults I
     NURS 375 Promotion of Adaptation in Groups, Communities           5
                and Transcultural Societies

    Term 2:
           ADVISOR SIGNATURE                  STUDENT SIGNATURE                    DATE

     REMAINING COURSES                                                     SEM/YEAR INITIALS
     NURS 415 Promotion of Adaptation: Women and Childbearing          5
                Families
     NURS 425 Promotion of Adaptation in Infants, Children &           5
                Adolescents
     NURS 430 Nursing Research                                         3
     NURS 435 Promotion of Psychosocial Adaptation                     5
     NURS 460 Promotion of Adaptation: Care for Young, Middle          5
                and Elderly Adults II
     NURS 470 Professional Nursing Role                                4
                Development/Preceptorship
     NURS 480 Senior Seminar                                           1
                                         Total Credits: 60
    Term 3:
           ADVISOR SIGNATURE                  STUDENT SIGNATURE                    DATE

    Term 4:
           ADVISOR SIGNATURE                  STUDENT SIGNATURE                    DATE

     NOTES:

*
RN-BSN ADVISING SHEET

APPLICANT NAME _____________________               APPLYING FOR ______________             UNDER ___________ CATALOG
PRIOR COLLEGE(S) _____________________________________________ DEGREES AWARDED __________
 GENERAL EDUCATION                                                IP           C            R         GRADE INITIALS
 BIOL    230 Microbiology                                    4
 BIOL    261 Human Anatomy & Physiology I                    4
 BIOL    262 Human Anatomy & Physiology                      4
             II
 MATH 270 Statistics                                         3
 PSYC    221 Developmental Psychology                        3
Additional Prerequisite Courses for those students who do not already hold a Bachelor’s Degree
 GENERAL EDUCATION                                        IP         C          R       GRADE INITIALS
 ISYS      100    Computer Literacy                   2
 COMM 200         Fund of Speech Communication 3
 ENGL      101    Composition I                       3
 ENGL      102    Composition II                      3
 MATH 110         College Algebra or higher level     3
 Humanities       Requirement                         3
 Humanities       Requirement                         3
 Humanities       Requirement                         3
 Humanities       Requirement                         3
 Social/Behavior Elective                             3
                                     IP = In Progress; C = Complete; R = Repeat
 UNIVERSITY REQUIREMENTS                                  IP         C          R      GRADE INITIALS
 LNCN      100    Lincoln’s Life and Legacy           1
 LNCN      300    American Citizenship                1

ADVISOR NAME                    ADVISOR SIGNATURE                 STUDENT SIGNATURE                     DATE

RN-BSN Nursing Courses
                                                                                                    SEM/YEAR INITIALS
 NURS     300   Transitions to Professional Nursing                                             2
 NURS     310   Pharmacology to Promote Adaption                                                3
 NURS     330   Health Assessment of Humans as Adaptive Systems                                 3
 NURS     340   Foundations of Nursing Informatics                                              3
 NURS     350   Pathophysiology of Ineffective Human Response                                   3
 NURS     375   Groups, Communities, and Transcultural Societies                                5
 NURS     390   Promotion of Adaptation in Elderly                                              2
 NURS     430   Nursing Research                                                                3
 NURS     470   Professional Nursing Role Development/Preceptorship                             4
 NURS     490   Senior Seminar for Registered Nurses                                            1
                ***Can include 31 upper-level NURS credit hours for Proficiency validated by licensure. See Catalog***
Term 2:
        ADVISOR SIGNATURE                                  STUDENT SIGNATURE                            DATE
Term 3:
        ADVISOR SIGNATURE                                  STUDENT SIGNATURE                            DATE
BSN ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

      Refer to the current LMU Undergraduate Catalog.

                              LMU SITE ASSIGNMENT POLICY

1.       Admission to the nursing program is made to a specific LMU site. This site shall be the
         permanent location for the duration of the program. Requests for site reassignment will
         be considered for individual/family relocation. A request for site reassignment must be
         submitted in writing and will be reviewed by the BSN Admission, Progression, and
         Retention Committee.
2.       Reassignments will be approved to take place at the end of a semester. No reassignments
         will be allowed to occur during any semester.

                       ACADEMIC ADVISEMENT INFORMATION
   Good academic advisement may make the difference between just going to college and
obtaining a sound, well-rounded education; therefore, each student is assigned an academic
advisor. Students should take full advantage of the knowledge, counsel, and personal concern
available from academic advisors. The student bears ultimate responsibility for effective
planning, progression, and completion of all requirements for the chosen degree.

                   GRADE REPORTS AND ACADEMIC TRANSCRIPTS
   Instructors report final grades to the Registrar at the end of the course. The Office of the
Registrar releases the grades online and students can access them through WebAdvisor. The
grades will be mailed only if the student requests grades from the Registrar.
(See current LMU Undergraduate Catalog)

                        STANDARDS OF ACADEMIC PROGRESS
     See current LMU Undergraduate Catalog for official process.

                        WITHDRAWAL FROM THE UNIVERSITY
     See current LMU Undergraduate Catalog for official process.

                                   HONORS PROGRAM
     See current LMU Undergraduate Catalog for official process.
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    BSN PROGRESSION, READMISSION, AND GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

1. Nursing Orientation - Attendance at a nursing orientation session prior to beginning the BSN
Option is mandatory. An online orientation is mandatory for students enrolled in the RN-BSN
Option. Attendance on the first day of all nursing courses is also mandatory. Any student who
fails to attend the first day of class may forfeit their space in the program, unless extenuating
circumstances warrant the absence.

2. NURS Course Credit - The student must attain an overall average of 80 % (B) for an exam
average in nursing courses in order to have other assignment grades applied. Grades will be
rounded to the nearest whole number based on Math principles. Any student not achieving an
80% (B) will not be allowed to progress. (See grading scale below)

           Grading Scale:
           90 – 100                     A
           87-89                        B+
           80-86                        B
           77-79                        C+
           70-76                        C
           67–69                        D+
           60–66                        D
           Below 60                     F
Students must successfully complete both theoretical and clinical components of any course
bearing the NURS prefix. This means students are required to earn a letter grade of “B” or better
(which means a cumulative number score of 80% or better) in each NURS course and a
satisfactory in the clinical component of the course to continue in the BSN program. An
unsatisfactory grade in clinical will result in an “F” for the NURS course. The student will not
be allowed to remain in the NURS course for the remainder of the semester once an
unsatisfactory grade is received in the clinical area.

3. Withdrawal from NURS Course - If a student withdraws having a WD on his/her transcript
and is in good academic standing (passing with an 80 average) in the NURS course(s), it will not
count as an attempt in the nursing course(s). Should a student have
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5. Readmission Policy – Readmission to the B.S.N. program is NOT guaranteed.
      a. If a student earns below a “B” in an NURS course, a readmission application for that
course must be submitted to nursing. This means, the student cannot progress in the BSN
program until they are readmitted and successfully complete said nursing course. Students re-
entering the nursing program may not have a lapse of more than 18 months. If a student is
readmitted, it is with the understanding that they will not be allowed to continue in the nursing
program if another grade below a B is earned in an NURS course. If two grades below a “B” are
earned in NURS courses, whether in the same semester or different semesters, the student will
not be eligible for admission, readmission, and/or progression in the BSN program.

   b. If a student chooses to interrupt their NURS course sequence for any reason, a readmission
application must be submitted to nursing. Students re-entering the nursing program may not
have a lapse of more than 18 months.

    c. Students who are readmitted must repeat all class and clinical portions of the course. All
portions of courses in which students are repeating must be completed before the student will be
allowed to progress (take other NURS courses) within the nursing program.

   d. The student will be considered for readmission by the BSN Admission, Progression, and
Retention Committee on an individual basis guided by the following criteria:
         1. Completion of admission criteria
         2. Evidence of extenuating circumstances at the time of termination
         3. Evidence of academic success, e.g.:
            • Successful remediation of a specified course/s is/are required to continue in the
               BSN program if the student is readmitted to any failed BSN NURS course or if
               the student withdraws from the program/course for a period of less than 18
               months.
            • Successful completion of general education courses at LMU or other institution
               of higher education.
            • Completion of an academic degree in another field and/or successful completion
               with certification in health-related training program.
            • Number of times enrolled/admitted in this or other nursing programs and span of
               time since enrolled in nursing.
     e. A 2.75 or higher cumulative GPA, including the nursing course in which the student
was unsuccessful.

     f. Readmission students are considered on a space available basis.

      g. Readmission forms should be obtained from the Administrative Assistant in the CSON
or online and returned to the Nursing office on the Harrogate campus.

     h. A student who is unsuccessful in any BSN NURS course or withdraws from the
program/course for a period of less than 18 months will be required to successfully remediate
designated nursing course. (If a student is out of the program longer than 18 months and is
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readmitted, the student will have to complete the program from the beginning.) Please see
academic advisor for specific details.

If a student is readmitted, the Student Medical Profile, Background Check, and Drug
Screen must be completed if there is a lapse in attendance of one semester or more.

6. Incomplete Policy - Any student with an Incomplete “I” in any nursing course(s) will not
be allowed to enroll in subsequent nursing courses until the Incomplete “I” has been removed
fromthe transcript.

7. Dosage Calculation Quiz - A dosage calculation quiz will be administered at the beginning of
each semester to validate drug calculation competency. Students must score at least an 80%. The
student will have three opportunities to achieve an 80%. If the student does not achieve an 80%
after three attempts, they will be withdrawn from all NURS courses.

8. ATI Exams - An ATI exam will be administered at the end of each semester for selected
courses. The student must pass the ATI exam at a level 2 each semester to progress in the
program. The student must also pass the comprehensive RN Predictor ATI Exam in the last
semester in order to graduate. See appropriate syllabi for ATI course policy.

9. Medical Withdrawal - The didactic portions of a course with a clinical component provides
the theoretical basis for evidence based nursing practices applied in a clinical setting. The
practical application of academic theory in a clinical setting reinforces the theoretical knowledge
base needed to make evidence based clinical decisions. In order to master the academic theory
and the clinical competencies that are the learning outcomes in this class, students must take the
clinical and the didactic portions of the class simultaneously.

If at any time during the term the student is unable to perform all of the student essential
functions listed in the LMU CSON student handbook for a period exceeding two weeks, the
appropriate course of action is to medically withdraw from the class. As an alternative to
withdrawal, within two weeks of becoming unable to perform the essential student function, a
student must produce documentation from a medical provider that the student is able to perform
all of the student essential functions listed in the LMU CSON student handbooks.

                           STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES POLICY
   LMU is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to assist students with
disabilities in reaching their academic potential. If you have a disability which may impact your
performance, attendance, or grades in this course, please contact Dr. Dan Graves, Director of
Accessible Education Services, to discuss your specific needs.
   If your disability requires an accommodation, you must register with the Office of Accessible
Education Services. The Office of Accessible Education Services is responsible for coordinating
classroom accommodations and other services for students with disabilities. Please note that
classroom accommodations cannot be provided prior to the course instructor’s receipt of an
Accommodations Form, signed by you and the Director of Accessible Education Services. To
register with the Office of Accessible Education Services, please contact the Director of
Accessible Education Services, Dr. Dan Graves at dan.graves@lmunet.edu and/or 423.869.6531
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(800-325-0900 ext. 6531).

                   HARASSMENT, DISCRIMINATION, AND SEXUAL MISCONDUCT
    Lincoln Memorial University prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, ethnicity,
religion, sex, national origin, age, ancestry, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, marital
status, parental status, gender, gender identity, gender expression, and genetic information in all
University programs and activities. Lincoln Memorial University prohibits retaliation against any
individual for 1) filing, or encouraging someone to file, a complaint of discrimination; 2)
participating in an investigation of discrimination; or 3) opposing discrimination. “Retaliation”
includes any adverse action or act of revenge against an individual for filing or encouraging
someone to file a complaint of discrimination, participating in an investigation of discrimination,
or opposing discrimination.
    LMU is committed to providing an environment free of all forms of discrimination, including
gender or sex based discrimination. All LMU employees are Mandatory Reporters; this means
that if you inform any LMU employee of a situation that may involve sexual misconduct,
including sexual harassment, sexual assault, stalking, domestic violence, dating violence, or any
other form of prohibited gender or sex based discrimination, the employee is required to report
the information to the Title IX Coordinator. If you would like to speak with an individual who
does not have this obligation, confidential counseling is available to students free of charge
through the LMU Office of Mental Health Counseling, Duke Hall 202. For more information,
call(423) 869-6277, or schedule an appointment online at https://www.lmunet.edu/student-
life/counseling/schedule-an-appointment.
    If you have experienced discrimination and would like to make a report to the University,
contact: Jeana Horton, Title IX Coordinator/Institutional Compliance Officer, by email at
titleix@lmunet.edu, or by phone at (423) 869-6618. The Title IX Coordinator/ Insitutional
Compliance Officer’s office is located at D.A.R.- Whitford Hall, Room 210, and the Duncan
School of Law, Room 249. The Harassment, Discrimination, and Sexual Misconduct Policies
are located in the Student Handbook.
    Help and support is available. LMU offers support to help individuals navigate campus life,
access health and counseling services, and obtain academic and/or housing accommodations.

                                               HAZING
    Hazing is any reckless or intentional act, occurring on or off campus, that produces mental,
emotional, or physical pain, discomfort, embarrassment, humiliation, or ridicule directed toward
other students or groups (regardless of their willingness to participate), that is required or
expected for affiliation or initiation. This includes any activity, whether it is presented as
optional or required, that places individuals in a position of servitude as a condition of affiliation
or initiation.
    Hazing is strictly prohibited by the University and the State of Tennessee. Any individual or
organization found in violation of this policy is subject to disciplinary action and/or criminal
prosecution. Retaliation against any person who is involved or cooperates with an investigation
of hazing is strictly prohibited. If you are aware of an incident of Hazing, you must report such
incident to the Dean of Students.
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                                        COUNSELING
LMU counselors are available to help current students with personal, career and academic
concerns that affect academic success and quality of life. The Director of Counseling, Jason
Kishpaugh, can be contacted at jason.kishpaugh@lmunet.edu and/or 423.869.6277 (800-325-
0900 ext. 6277).

                   DISCRIMINATION AND ACADEMIC INTEGRITY POLICIES
POLICIES Can be found in the LMU student handbook and catalog published online as part of the
LMU Website:
      Catalogs: https://www.lmunet.edu/academics/catalogs
      Handbooks: http://www.lmunet.edu/student-life/handbooks

                                          INCLEMENT WEATHER
Students should check their LMU email during delays/closures to receive information from
individual faculty regarding potential assignments and/or other course information.

INSTRUCTIONAL CONTINUITY IN CASE OF TEMPORARY CAMPUS CLOSURE POLICY: Faculty
and students should expect scheduled instruction to continue even if class meetings are cancelled
due to weather, epidemic illness, or other factors. Students will be required to complete alternate
instructional activities online as directed by the course instructor.

               CSON STUDENT COMPLAINT and APPEALS PROCESS
   If a problem should arise involving a course, clinical, or campus lab, or simulation, the
student should first consult the faculty member involved regarding the complaint. If the
complaint is not resolved, then the student must follow the appropriate appeal process.

   The appeal process is student driven. The student must initiate the appeal and each subsequent
step of the process. The student has the right to stop the process at any time. The student has 5
business days in which to initiate the process and then 5 business days in which to proceed with
each step.
   Faculty response at each step of the appeal will be within approximately 2 weeks, except
during those times when the university offices are closed. Failure of the student to comply with
the time frame will result in termination of the appeal process and failure of the appeal.

Channel of Communication:
The following outlines the steps (in order) of the appeal process to be followed by the student.
This channel of communication must be followed for the appeal to proceed.
  1. Complete and file a Student Appeals Request form (located in the degree appropriate
       CSON Student Handbook) and submit the form to the CSON, Harrogate campus, as
       directed on the form.
  2. Contact and/or meet with the Course Coordinator.
   3. Contact and/or meet with the appropriate Program Chair (ASN, BSN) or Director
      (Graduate Nursing).
  4. Contact and/or meet with the Student Appeals Review Committee.
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      •  The Student Appeals Review Committee will review all written information pertaining
         to the case. The responsibility of the committee is to determine if CSON policies and
         procedures relating to the case were followed and make a decision regarding the
         appeal.
      • If desired, the student has the option to meet with the Student Appeals Review
         Committee.
      • If the student chooses the option of meeting with the Student Appeals Review
         Committee, only the student will be present during the meeting with the committee.
      • If a faculty member is involved, the faculty member has the right to meet with the
         committee.
      • The Students Appeals Review Committee Chair will send a certified letter notifying
         the student of the committee decision. Failure to pick up the certified letter within 5
         business days of the first attempted delivery date will result in the termination of the
         appeal process and failure of the appeal.
   5. Meet with the Vice President and Dean, CSON.

* Complaints involving ADA accommodations or any type of discrimination should be filed in
accordance with the appropriate complaint procedure as outlined in the LMU Student Handbook.

If there are any conflicts of departmental or school policy with university policy then university
policy supersedes.
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                           LINCOLN MEMORIAL UNIVERSITY
                             CAYLOR SCHOOL OF NURSING
                           STUDENT APPEAL REQUEST FORM

PLEASE TYPE OR PRINT LEGIBLY THE INFORMATION REQUESTED BELOW.
 Date                                              Telephone
 Name                                              LMU ID #
 Address

1. Appeal request for: Fall         Spring         Summer            Year

2. Course to which appeal is requested:

3. LMU campus last attended:

4. Situation which you are requesting an appeal: (Be specific regarding your request.)

5. Supporting evidence for the appeal: (You may use back of request form if needed.)

6. Any additional comments: (Limit to the space provided below.)

7. Signature of Student:

  PLEASE RETURN THIS REQUEST TO: LMU CAYLOR SCHOOL OF
  NURSING, 6965 CUMBERLAND GAP PKWY, HARROGATE, TN 37752

FOR CAYLOR SCHOOL OF NURSING
USE ONLY:
Committee decision:
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                                NURSING CODE OF ETHICS

    As reflected in our philosophy, the faculty and students of Lincoln Memorial University
Caylor School of Nursing (LMU CSON) regard nursing as an “art and scientific discipline,
rooted in caring, cultural sensitivity/competence, a code of ethics, and standards of care and
professional performance/practice.” We believe all of these are essential for both provision of
holistic, effective, quality nursing care and for “promotion of adaptation in humans across the
lifespan, as individuals, or in groups, communities, and society as a whole in the 21st century
healthcare environment.” (LMU, Caylor School of Nursing Philosophy). Therefore, high
standards of conduct are expected and must be adhered to by those associated with the Caylor
School of Nursing. These standards must relate to all areas of activity, including academic and
clinical experiences, relationships between faculty and other students and maintenance of
conduct, which reflects credit upon nursing and Lincoln Memorial University.

   With this in mind, the LMU CSON) has developed its own code of ethics integrating basic
concepts of both the philosophy of the LMU nursing program and the ANA Code of Ethics for
Nurses. Students who fail to adhere to these established criteria (code, standards) are held
accountable for such violations and may be subject to immediate dismissal from the nursing
program. Decisions regarding the appropriateness of discipline for such violations are at the
discretion of the faculty of the CSON.

A.     Nursing care is provided on the basis of need rather than status or background. Each
       individual is regarded as a unique and valuable being with physical, psychological, and
       sociological needs. The provision of health care must be granted on an individual basis
       without discrimination or prejudice. The focus of care must be to maintain the patient at
       his/her optimum level of functioning.

B.     The privacy right of all individuals must be honored. Confidential information shall
       remain confidential and be communicated only within the professional situation. Useless
       and mischievous gossip related to the health care setting must be avoided. Informed
       consent must be granted by the persons involved for any research or non-clinical
       purposes.

C.     Each individual must accept full responsibility and accountability for his/her own
       judgments and actions. Knowledge and/or performance of any incompetent, illegal, or
       unethical practice requires (mandates) immediate action. Such practices include reporting
       activities with potential harm for the patient (e.g., alcohol or drug use), questioning of
       potentially dangerous orders, and confronting and/or reporting cheating. Cheating shall
       include the use of any material belonging to another and represented as his/her own. Thus
       cheating on tests, care plans/maps, projects, etc. are considered equal infractions. Further,
       any action or behavior which reflects disgrace on the students, faculty, university, or
       nursing profession must be avoided. Such conduct includes, but is not limited to, legal
       infraction (example, misdemeanor or felony), falsification of any records, or violation of
       any social norm, including written or unwritten laws.

       Further, any action or behavior which violates any regulation of the Tennessee, Kentucky,
       or Florida Board of Nursing or any Tennessee, Kentucky, or Florida state statute relative
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       to the nursing professions will be grounds for consideration for dismissal from the
       nursing program.

D.     An LMU CSON student is a representative of the University and his or her profession
       whether engaged in academic, research, or purely social pursuits, on or off of LMU’s
       campus. As stated above, “any action or behavior which reflects disgrace on the students,
       faculty, university, or nursing profession must be avoided.”
       Should any student admitted to LMU CSON be arrested or formally charged with any
       infraction of the law other than minor traffic violations, the student shall report such
       arrest or charges to the appropriate LMU CSON Program Chair as soon as possible in no
       case later than one week after the arrest or charge.

       Further, as noted in the LMU CSON handbook, state law provides for denial or
       revocation of a nursing license upon proof that a person is guilty of a crime. The
       protection of vulnerable patient populations is of utmost importance to LMU CSON and
       the sites where students complete the clinical requirements for the student’s academic
       program. LMU CSON must be informed of any violations of the law or school policy in
       order to take appropriate punitive or corrective action when students are involved in
       conduct or activities that could tarnish LMU CSON’s reputation.

                                     ACADEMIC INTEGRITY
   It is the aim of the faculty of Lincoln Memorial University to foster a spirit of complete
honesty and a high standard of integrity. The attempt of any student to present as his/her own,
any work which he/she has not honestly performed, is regarded by the faculty and administration
as a very serious offense and renders the offender liable to severe consequences and possible
suspension (See current LMU Student Handbook Online).

   Any nursing student who participates in cheating or plagiarism will receive a zero on the
assignment, exam, or paper, and may also receive an “F” in the course; and/or may be expelled
from the nursing program.

       Cheating: LMU prohibits dishonesty of any kind on examinations or written assignments.
       Dishonesty includes, but is not limited to, unauthorized possession of examination
       questions, the use of unauthorized notes during an examination, obtaining information
       during an examination from another student, assisting others to cheat, altering grade
       records, or entering any campus office without permission. Violations will subject the
       students to disciplinary action (See current LMU Student Handbook Online).

       Plagiarism: LMU prohibits offering the work of another as one’s own without proper
       acknowledgement. Any student who fails to give credit for quotations or essentially
       identical material taken from books, magazines, encyclopedias, or other reference works,
       or from themes, reports, or other writing of a fellow student has committed plagiarism
       (See current LMU Student Handbook Online).
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              EXAM ADMINISTRATION AND REVIEW POLICY
1. Violation of ANY of the following policies will result in a zero (0) for that exam.
2. All students are expected to take exams as scheduled. Students are required to notify
    the faculty by phone or email (see Faculty Contact Information) prior to the
    scheduled exam time if they are not going to be present. Students are given faculty
    contact information in each NURS course syllabi and are expected to have it available
    at all times. If for any reason a student is unable to leave a message for the faculty
    member via the contact information provided, it is the student’s responsibility to
    contact the Nursing Office and talk to the Nursing Administrative Assistant or leave a
    message on the voice mail. Please remember to state you are unable to take the exam
    and be specific as to the course, the faculty’s name, and the site you attend. Any
    student that does not notify the appropriate faculty may receive a zero for the
    exam.
3. The faculty will determine the date, time, and method of any alternate make-up exam.
    A pattern of missing exams in a specific course or throughout the BSN program will
    not be tolerated. A counseling record will be written with each missed exam and
    specific consequences of another missed exam will be provided. If the student does
    not make up the exam on the scheduled date and time, the student will get a zero
    on the exam.
4. All electronic devices (smart watches, pagers, cell phones, PDA’s, etc), personal
    belongings (book bags, purses, coats) are prohibited during examination times.
    Students may only bring into the exam room pencils and a simple calculator.
    Students must make arrangements for their other personal belongings during test
    time.
5. Ball caps or hats with any type of brim will not be allowed to be worn during exam
    administration.
6. No clear beverage containers allowed during an exam.
7. No blankets, throws, etc allowed around a student or in a student’s lap during the
    exam.
8. Pencils are the ONLY writing instrument allowed during test time.
9. Simple calculators are the ONLY calculators allowed during test time. Scientific
    calculators or those combined with cell phones, PDA’s, or other electronic devices are
    not permitted. If a student presents to an exam with any calculator other than a
    simple calculator the faculty will collect the calculator and the student will be
    required to do mathematic calculations by hand only. Calculators collected prior to
    the exam will be returned after the exam is completed.
10. Editorial corrections will be given at the beginning of the exam. If corrections to the
    exam are needed once the exam has started, the faculty will interrupt the exam and
    announce the correction and also write it on the board.
11. Faculty will not answer student questions related to exam content during the exam.
12. Students are not to talk or communicate in any way between themselves during the
    exam. If talking/communication occurs the students involved will be subject to the
    cheating policy of the University.
13. The student must not leave his/her seat until the exam is finished, except for
    emergencies.
14. The exam will be timed. The time for exam booklets to be turned in and for class to
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