Professional Conduct and Values of the Nursing Profession

Nursing is consistently rated as one of the most trusted professions based on honesty and ethical standards. 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. The required professional standards and guidelines for nursing and healthcare professions education are necessarily higher than for other academic programs.

The following professional standards and guidelines, values, professional behaviors, and expectations for conduct are adhered to as minimum standards and included as elements of academic performance criteria. As such, all expectations for academic performance apply and may be the basis for the citation of academic deficiencies and consequences for program progressions, up to and including dismissal from the program.