Letter: Lack of judgment
Re “A question of ethics” (Sunday Monitor front page, Dec. 9):
I am surprised this even made it into the paper. If someone spent most of her life working toward being a nurse and is passionate about patient care, you’d think she would follow policies and procedures of both the school and the clinical hospital.
NHTI and the Community College System of New Hampshire have a student code of conduct that states, “Any student found to have violated this Student Code of Conduct, including but not limited to the following examples of misconduct, is subject to the disciplinary sanctions outlined in this document:
“Attempted or actual theft of and/or damage to property of the CCSNH college or property of a member of the CCSNH college community or other personal or public property; Disciplinary proceedings may be instituted against a student charged with violation of a felony, misdemeanor, or lesser offense statute that is also a violation of this Student Code of Conduct. Proceedings under this Student Code of Conduct may be carried out prior to, simultaneously with, or following civil or criminal proceedings off-campus.”
I am a student at NHTI Concord. If you are going to steal and lie as a student and don’t have the common sense or judgment to see where your actions will lead, then maybe you shouldn’t be a nurse. Let’s face it, if you’re sick, bedridden and medicated, would you want someone with these qualities in your house taking care of you? I think we should hold all people to these standards.