Standards of Professional Performance

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


QUALITY OF PRACTICE AND EDUCATION Examples include but are not limited to:

A. Provides safe nursing care during clinical experiences

B. Punctual, attendance within expectations

C. Completes tasks and assignments on time

D. Completes tasks with minimal supervision

E. Attentive and engaged in and out of the classroom

F. Commitment to high academic standards; does not just "put in the time"

G. Demonstrates application of theoretical knowledge to clinical setting

H. Verbal communication is professional

I. Nonverbal communication is professional

J. Responsive to communication cues with appropriate situational adjustments

K. Documentation is professional, legible, and complete

L. Listens actively

M. Courteous, polite

N. Compassionate, supportive, reassuring

O. Reliable and dependable

P. Demonstrates sound judgment and clinical decision‐making

Q. Able to set priorities

R. Responds appropriately to the emotional response of self, patients, clients, and/or family members

S. Adheres to Department of Nursing/clinical site dress code

T. Adequate personal hygiene and grooming


PRACTICE EVALUATION AND LEADERSHIP Examples include but are not limited to:

A. Demonstrates awareness of strengths and limitations

B. Seeks assistance in evaluating practice when appropriate

C. Accepts constructive feedback in a positive manner

D. Takes initiative to improve and/or correct behavior

E. Intervenes appropriately before issues become problems

F. Demonstrates thoughtful self‐reflection

G. Remains flexible and open to change


COLLEGIALITY AND COLLABORATION Examples include but are not limited to:

A. Attitude is collegial and cooperative

B. Accepts and completes responsibility for own share of group work

C. Shows respect and consideration for all group members

D. Gives appropriate and timely feedback to other group members

E. Communicates with others to resolve problems

F. Respectfully acknowledges and discusses personal feelings and feelings of others


ETHICS Examples include but are not limited to:

A. Adheres to ANA Code of Ethics

B. Prevents personal bias or feelings from interfering with professional interactions

C. Focuses on the needs of patients, clients, and/or family

D. Protects and respects patient autonomy, confidentiality and dignity including when engaged in on-line activities.

E. Maintains appropriate professional boundaries

F. Demonstrates a commitment to practicing self‐care, managing stress, and connecting with self and others

G. Trustworthy

H. Honest

I. Respectful of others' time (when requesting appointments, information, etc.)

J. Demonstrates sensitivity to vulnerable and/or diverse individuals and/or populations

K. Advocates for patient, client, and/or family


Approved by Faculty Organization 5/7/18.