PLU School of Nursing Overview

Culture of Teamwork and Respect

The PLU SoN is committed to actively cultivating teamwork and collaboration among faculty, and promoting safe and respectful environments to ensure equitable opportunities for all students, faculty, and staff to learn and work at optimal capacity. Learning environments, structures, systems, policies, and procedures are based on fostering a positive and productive culture of meaningful, collaborative relationships. Contributions to collaborative, accountable, respectful, safe, ethical, and transparent learning and working environments are expected of all faculty.

The School of Nursing Culture of Teamwork and Respect is maintained through our Guiding Principles, Vision and Mission statements, Philosophy, expectations for student conduct and professional behavior, and adherence to the ANA Code of Ethics for Nursing and values of the profession.


The School of Nursing follows the PLU FERPA policy regarding access to educational records. According to the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), all students must sign consent to release records in order for educational materials to be placed in student mail folders, be shared with clinical agencies, or used in letters of recommendation.

Please note that FERPA regulations do not restrict the legitimate sharing of student academic information among SoN faculty for legitimate instructional and/or student developmental purposes.

Students often request faculty to write letters of recommendation for scholarships, residencies, employment, and graduate school. Students requesting letters of recommendation must sign the FERPA Reference-Recommendation Release form, specifying what agencies may receive the information.

Professional Conduct and Values of the Nursing Profession

The nursing profession is governed by a Code of Ethics and a core set of values to which faculty and students are held. Professional values and their associated behaviors are foundational to the practice of nursing and are upheld in all aspects of the PLU School of Nursing and its educational programs.

Code of Ethics
The Code of Ethics for Nursing created by the American Nurses Association (ANA) is the gold standard for ethical professional and practice conduct. All faculty and nursing students at PLU School of Nursing are held to this code of ethics “for carrying out nursing responsibilities in a manner consistent with quality in nursing care and the ethical obligations of the profession” (ANA, 2014).