During module 2, our readings will focus on the legal and ethical perspectives of nursing education. We will discuss several theoretical frameworks that can be applied to ethical decision making in nursing education. We will review the implications of laws such as HIPAA and FERPA and the American Disabilities Act. The importance of due process will be thoroughly reviewed and processes that can be adopted which ensure that due process is followed in a number of educational situations will be discussed. Academic and clinical failures will be reviewed as will the grievance process. Refer to the detailed course schedule with required readings for the exact pages to find the information needed for this week’s readings.
Scenario: Assume that you are a nursing faculty member who is in charge of a course where students are in the clinical setting. A student in your clinical group is not meeting the course objectives and will probably end up failing the course clinically. This is one of the most serious challenges faced by nursing faculty.
Using the materials provided in the Billings and Halstead readings describe what you would find most challenging about this situation and why. Please be sure to also address how you would ensure that the student has been afforded “due process”. Describe how you would meet the challenge you have described. Include a description of any past experience you may have with such a situation. Support your statements with references from the readings or outside literature.