Clinical Requirements

Code of Conduct: Clinical Learning Center

Code of Ethics for Nurses with Interpretive Statements states:

"The nurse in all professional relationships, practices with compassion and respect for the inherent dignity, worth, unique attributes of every person." (ANA, 2015 2nd Ed. p. 1)

During the nursing program, nursing students will spend time in the clinical setting. Nursing faculty will supervise students during their clinical rotations and ensure students are not functioning beyond their scope of practice or level of knowledge. Nursing faculty will assign (or assist in the selection of patients) that will reinforce and allow the student to relate theory to practice. As a result students will be exposed to many diverse patient situations. The student may be assigned, therefore, to a patient with whom he/she may have some moral or personal conflict. The student is responsible for communicating a conscientious objection to nursing faculty.

American Nurses Association (2015). Position statement: Risk and responsibility in providing nursing care. Retrieved June 2016

American Nurses Association (2015). Code for nurses with interpretive statements. Silver Springs, MD: American Nurses Association.


All nursing students of Butler Community College must satisfy clinical requirements before the first day of clinical. It is recommended that students submit the Immunization Record and the Health Record as soon as possible after admission. This provides time for the records to be evaluated for completeness.

Contracts between Butler and clinical agencies and recommendations by the Centers for Disease Control Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) and the Hospital Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee (HICPAC) guide these requirements. Students who do not meet clinical requirements will not be allowed to participate in clinical activities.

For further information, contact College Health at:  316.322.3371.