Discussion: Code of  Conduct

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Discussion: Code of  Conduct

Discussion: Code of  Conduct

Write a paper addressing how the University Student Code of Conduct and the American Nurses Association (ANA) Code of Ethics as standards of nursing practice applies to the submission of original work for assignments in a nursing program and how you will uphold each standard moving forward. The paper must be between 750-1,000 words in length and comply with APA format. The purpose of the paper is to ensure you are not only aware of these standards but know how they apply to your work as a student and nurse.

University Student Code of Academic Integrity

The University of Phoenix requires that students adhere to the ethical standards necessary to maintain individual and institutional academic integrity. As members of the University’s academic community, students acknowledge and accept a responsibility to abide by this Student Code of Academic Integrity, which is a part of the Student Code of Conduct.

A violation of the Student Code of Conduct – Code of Academic Integrity will be subject to appropriate disciplinary action. Academic integrity violations include all forms of academic dishonesty, including but not limited to:

Plagiarism – Intentional or unintentional representation of another’s words or ideas as one’s own in an academic exercise.

Examples of plagiarism include but are not limited to:

The exact copy of information from a source without proper citation and without use of quotation marks or block quotation formatting. When a student copies information from a source, he or she must acknowledge the source with quotation marks or block quotes irrespective of whether or not the source has been formally published.

Paraphrasing statements, paragraphs, or other bodies of work without proper citation using someone else’s ideas, data, language, and/or arguments without acknowledgment.

Presenting work as the student’s own that has been prepared in whole or part by someone other than that particular student. This includes the purchase and/or sharing of work.

Failure to properly cite and reference statistics, data, or other sources of information that are used in one’s work.

Self-plagiarism, double dipping, or dovetailing – Submission of work that has been previously prepared and submitted for credit without fair citation of the original work. The use of one’s previous work in an assignment requires prior approval from the current faculty member and citation of the previous work.

Fabrication – Falsification or invention of any information, citation, data, or document. This includes the invention or alteration of data or results or relying on another source’s results in any assignment without proper acknowledgment of that source. Fabrication includes citing sources that the student has not actually used or consulted.

Unauthorized Assistance – Use of materials or information not authorized by the faculty member to complete an academic exercise or the completion of an academic exercise by someone other than the student. This includes, but is not limited to, providing or receiving answers to an exam, use of faculty materials or answer keys, or a student having someone take his or her exam.

Misrepresentation – Falsely representing the student’s situation to faculty; for example when justifying an absence or the need for an incomplete grade or requesting a makeup exam, a special due date, or extension of a syllabus or class deadline for submitting a course requirement.

Collusion – Helping or allowing another student to commit any act of academic dishonesty.

The Code of Ethics for Nurses with Interpretive Statements (The Code) was developed as a guide for carrying out nursing responsibilities in a manner consistent with quality in nursing care and the ethical obligations of the profession. In an effort to provide easy access to The Code, we are providing “view only” access, not only for ANA members, but for all nurses and the public.

Also, in recognition of the impact ethical practice has on patient safety and the quality of care, ANA has designated 2015 as the “Year of Ethics,” highlighted by the release of a revised code of ethics for the profession. We will have a plethora of new programs and products to help increase your awareness and integration of The Code into your everyday practice.

You must proofread your paper. But do not strictly rely on your computer’s spell-checker and grammar-checker; failure to do so indicates a lack of effort on your part and you can expect your grade to suffer accordingly. Papers with numerous misspelled words and grammatical mistakes will be penalized. Read over your paper – in silence and then aloud – before handing it in and make corrections as necessary. Often it is advantageous to have a friend proofread your paper for obvious errors. Handwritten corrections are preferable to uncorrected mistakes.

Use a standard 10 to 12 point (10 to 12 characters per inch) typeface. Smaller or compressed type and papers with small margins or single-spacing are hard to read. It is better to let your essay run over the recommended number of pages than to try to compress it into fewer pages.

Likewise, large type, large margins, large indentations, triple-spacing, increased leading (space between lines), increased kerning (space between letters), and any other such attempts at “padding” to increase the length of a paper are unacceptable, wasteful of trees, and will not fool your professor.

The paper must be neatly formatted, double-spaced with a one-inch margin on the top, bottom, and sides of each page. When submitting hard copy, be sure to use white paper and print out using dark ink. If it is hard to read your essay, it will also be hard to follow your argument.

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