Standards of Professional Performance

A note about sexual harassment & violence:

Title IX makes it clear that violence and harassment based on sex and gender are Civil Rights offenses subject to the same kinds of accountability and the same kinds of support applied to offenses against other protected categories such as race, national origin, etc. If you or someone you know has been harassed or assaulted, you can find the appropriate resources at note that faculty and staff are considered required reporters—this means that if you disclose to me, or another employee of CSB/SJU, that you have been a victim of sexual violence we have the obligation to report the situation. My report does not mean that you are officially reporting the incident – rather, this process is in place so that our schools can make sure you are able to receive the support and resources you need.

Students are expected to adhere to professional behaviors in all contexts and activities related to CSB/SJU nursing.

Examples include but are not limited to:
  • Provides safe nursing care during clinical experiences
  • Punctual, attendance within expectations
  • Completes tasks and assignments on time
  • Completes tasks with minimal supervision
  • Attentive and engaged in and out of the classroom
  • Commitment to high academic standards; does not just "put in the time"
  • Demonstrates application of theoretical knowledge to clinical setting
  • Verbal communication is professional
  • Nonverbal communication is professional
  • Responsive to communication cues with appropriate situational adjustments
  • Documentation is professional, legible, and complete
  • Listens actively
  • Courteous, polite
  • Compassionate, supportive, reassuring
  • Reliable and dependable
  • Demonstrates sound judgment and clinical decision‐making
  • Able to set priorities
  • Responds appropriately to the emotional response of self, patients, clients, and/or family members
  • Adheres to Department of Nursing/clinical site dress code
  • Adequate personal hygiene and grooming
Examples include but are not limited to:
  • Demonstrates awareness of strengths and limitations
  • Seeks assistance in evaluating practice when appropriate
  • Accepts constructive feedback in a positive manner
  • Takes initiative to improve and/or correct behavior
  • Intervenes appropriately before issues become problems
  • Demonstrates thoughtful self‐reflection
  • Remains flexible and open to change
Examples include but are not limited to:
  • Attitude is collegial and cooperative
  • Accepts and completes responsibility for own share of group work
  • Shows respect and consideration for all group members
  • Gives appropriate and timely feedback to other group members
  • Communicates with others to resolve problems
  • Respectfully acknowledges and discusses personal feelings and feelings of others
Examples include but are not limited to:
  • Adheres to ANA Code of Ethics
  • Prevents personal bias or feelings from interfering with professional interactions
  • Focuses on the needs of patients, clients, and/or family
  • Protects and respects patient autonomy, confidentiality and dignity including when engaged in on-line activities.
  • Maintains appropriate professional boundaries
  • Demonstrates a commitment to practicing self‐care, managing stress, and connecting with self and others
  • Trustworthy
  • Honest
  • Respectful of others’ time (when requesting appointments, information, etc.)
  • Demonstrates sensitivity to vulnerable and/or diverse individuals and/or populations
  • Advocates for patient, client, and/or family

Approved by Faculty Organization 3/18/19.