Fresno City College policies regarding Covid safety must be followed on campus, for example, masks required indoors, and no eating or drinking in classrooms. Breaks will be provided.
Impaired Student Policy
The nursing faculty requires that nursing students provide safe, effective, and supportive client care. To achieve this goal, nursing students must be free of chemical impairment and the effects of emotional or physical illness during participation in every part of the Nursing Program including classroom, skills laboratory, and clinical settings.
Out of concern for the impaired student, the nursing faculty has developed the following policy, which is consistent with the Board of Registered Nursing (BRN) Guidelines.
A student who, in the opinion of the instructor, is exhibiting impaired behaviors will be removed from any classroom, laboratory, or clinical setting.
These behaviors are not limited to or may include:
- Physical impairment
- Impaired judgment
- Mental or emotional impairment
- Disruptive actions
- Inconsistent behavior patterns
The following actions will be taken in the classroom, laboratory, or clinical setting:
- The student shall be removed from the classroom, laboratory, or clinical client area. The student and instructor, when possible, will meet in a private location and the instructor will inform the student of the observed sign(s) and/or behavior(s). The student will be allowed to provide a brief verbal explanation. A Disruptive Student Report and/or Student Disciplinary Intervention form documenting the observed student behaviors indicative of impairment will be prepared by the involved faculty member, signed by the student, and submitted to the FCC Director of Nursing and/or Assistant Director of Nursing.
- The student will immediately report to the FCC Director of Nursing for investigation pursuant to college regulations.
- Confidentiality will be strictly maintained at all times.
- The Fresno City College Nursing Program is required to follow hospital facility policy when students are in a hospital setting for clinical.
Individuals Convicted of a Crime
In the event that an applicant for RN licensure has been convicted of a crime, the Board of Registered Nursing may deny ability to sit for NCLEX-RN and/or licensure. Investigation of the crime will determine the extent to which the crime is related to the qualifications, functions, and duties of the licensee. Students are encouraged to speak with the Director of Nursing regarding potential problems immediately after the occurrence, so that appropriate action may be taken. If the incident occurred prior to entering the program, students must speak to the Director of Nursing prior to or at the time of admission. This information is kept confidential by the Director.
Students are responsible for their own transportation to and from clinical experiences. By accepting placement into the Fresno City College Nursing program, the student hereby waives all future claims against the State Center Community College District for liability in connection with travel to and from clinical.