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Trent/Fleming School of Nursing

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Trent/Fleming School of Nursing

Student Handbook

The student handbook is in place to provide students with important information about the program, as well as outlines the key policies and procedures.  It is important for students to review this handbook and to be up to date with the content provided inside. 

» Access 2019-20 Student Handbook 

Examples from the Student Handbook

Social Media Policy

The purpose of this policy is to inform and guide BScN students on the appropriate use of electronic communications and social media. 

Use of Electronic Technologies in Practice Settings: 

  • Cell phones, tablets, laptops, and other electronic devices may not be used during clinical practice unless the student has consent from the instructor and when these items are necessary for work in the clinical setting. Students should discuss the appropriate use of electronic devices with the clinical instructor and agency policies must be followed;
  • Personal responses to text and voice communications should be restricted to allocated breaks or emergencies; 
  •  Students may not take photographs without the informed consent of all parties;
  •  Students are not to ‘friend’ or accept friend requests from patients/clients;
  • Students shall not share any private or confidential information about clients/patients or the placement agency on any social media format 

In the event that a complaint is received about the inappropriate use of social media and electronic technologies, a Professional Conduct review by the School may result (see Professional Conduct Policy, BScN Student Handbook).

Placement Policy 

All clinical placements for TFSON students are arranged through the Placement Coordinator. Students are not permitted to contact agencies directly to discuss or try to arrange a placement or a preceptor for any clinical course, including all of NURS 2020H,NURS 4020C, NURS 4021C and NURS 4022C. In the event that a student is interested in an international placement the Placement Coordinator will, at the appropriate time, work with the student to begin the placement process. The processes established by the SON for placement must be followed. Circumventing these processes will pose a risk to your opportunity for placement. 

Nursing Dress Code

As a student in nursing you represent the profession of nursing, The School of Nursing and Trent University. It is imperative that in behaviour, communication and deportment you present yourself as a professional. Each student is responsible for meeting these expectations in clinical placements and in Clinical Learning Centre activities. If you do not meet the requirements you will be asked to leave. The TFSON does not provide make-up opportunities for clinical time missed due to a dress code violation. In such a situation, the student may be at-risk for successful completion of that course.