Nursing Student Guide and Policies

The University of Texas at Tyler

 

Nursing Student Guide

Policies

1 Professionalism

1.1 Professional Nursing

1.1.1 Good Professional Character (Texas Board of Nursing)

1.1.2 Professional Behavior

1.2 Communication

1.2.1 Maintaining Current Student Information

1.2.2 Canvas Guidelines

1.2.3 Email Guidelines

1.2.4 Creating & Saving your UT Tyler Email Signature

1.2.5 Social Networking/Media

1.3 Shared Governance

1.4 Dress Code

1.4.1 Classroom

1.4.2 White Coat Ceremony

1.4.3 Pre- or Post-Clinical Experiences

1.4.4 Clinical Experiences: Undergraduate

1.4.5 Clinical Experiences: Graduate

1.4.6 Professional Presentations/ Conferences

1.4.7 Nursing Convocation (Pinning Ceremony)

2 Admission

2.1 CastleBranch

2.2 Substance Abuse / Drug Testing

2.2.1 Pre-admission Drug Testing

2.2.2 Random Drug Testing

2.2.3 Testing for Cause

2.3 Immunizations and Documentation Requirements: Undergraduate

2.3.1 Immunizations

2.3.1.1 COVID-19 Information for Persons Entering CMS Facilities

2.3.1.3.1 Immunizations Exemption Request Form

2.3.1.3.2 COVID-19 Vaccination Medical Exemption Request Form

2.3.1.3.3 COVID-19 Vaccination Religious Exemption Request Form

2.3.2 Tuberculosis Screening

2.3.3 Liability Insurance 

2.3.4 RN License 

2.3.5 BLS/CPR 

2.3.6 Health Insurance Waiver

2.3.7 Student Guide

2.4 Immunizations and Documentation Requirements: Graduate

2.4.1 Immunizations

2.4.1.1 COVID-19 Information for Persons Entering CMS Facilities

2.4.1.5 Immunizations Exemption Request Form

2.4.1.6 COVID-19 Vaccination Medical Exemption Request Form

2.4.1.7 COVID-19 Vaccination Religious Exemption Request Form

2.4.2 Tuberculosis Screening

2.4.3 Liability Insurance 

2.4.4 RN License 

2.4.5 BLS/CPR 

2.4.6 Health Insurance

3 Academics: General

3.1 Maintaining Student Work

3.2 Student Success Plan

3.3 Evaluations by Students

3.3.1 Course, Faculty, Preceptor, and Facility Evaluations

3.3.2 Program Evaluation

3.4 Plagiarism

4 Academics: BSN

4.1 Declaratory Order

4.2 First Day of Class Attendance

4.3 Medication Administration Exam

4.4 Student Test-Taking

4.5 Return to Class or Clinical after Illness

4.6 ATI

4.7 RN-BSN Licensure Requirement

4.8 Academic Performance and Dismissal

4.9 Progression & Retention

4.9.1 Withdrawing (dropping) a Required Nursing Program Course

4.9.2 Failure of a Required Nursing Course

4.9.3 Withdrawing (dropping) or Failure of Required Pre-Nursing Courses

4.9.4 Medical Withdrawals

4.9.5 Student Appeals

4.10 Consideration for Readmission

4.11 6-Semester Completion Requirement

4.12 Campus Transfer

4.13 Undergraduate Student Employment

4.14 NCLEX-RN

5 Academics: MSN

5.1 Program Transfer

5.2 Graduate Course Equivalency

5.3 Academic Performance and Dismissal

5.4 Progression & Retention

5.5 Consideration for Readmission

5.6 Paper/Assignment Re-grading

5.7 Extra Credit

6 Academics: Doctoral

6.1 Program Model

6.2 Admission to UT Tyler PhD and DNP Degree Programs

6.3 Non-Degree Seeking Students

6.4 Advising for PhD Students

6.5 Advising for DNP Students

6.6 Graduate Course Equivalency

6.7 Progression

6.7.1 Doctoral Proficiency Exam for PhD only

6.7.2 Candidacy for PhD only

6.7.3 Dissertation for PhD only

6.7.4 DNP Project DNP only

6.8 Graduation

7 Clinical Policies

7.1 Undergraduate Student Clinical Responsibilities

7.2 Graduate Clinical Responsibilities

7.3 Clinical Sites

7.4 Preceptors

7.5 Prevention of Healthcare-Associated Infections

7.6 Bloodborne Pathogens

7.7 Caring for Patients in Airborne or Droplet Isolation

7.8 Needle Stick and/or Exposure Policy with Incident Form

7.9 First Aid for Percutaneous and Mucocutaneous Exposures

7.10 Narcotic Acquisition by Students in Clinical

7.11 Unsafe Clinical Performance

7.12 Calculation of Clinical Hours for BSN Students

8 Graduation

8.1 Filing for Graduation

8.2 Nursing Convocation (Pinning Ceremony)

8.3 University Commencement

9 Appendices/ Forms

9.1 Undergraduate Affirmation Forms

9.2 Graduate Affirmation Forms

9.3 Employer Tuition Reimbursement

9.4 Course Grade Appeal Form

9.5 Graduate Nursing Dismissal Petition for Readmission

9.6 Graduate Nursing Petition for Progression

9.7 Undergraduate Acceptance Affirmation Form