Navigating legal issues in academic nursing

Jana L. Pressler, Carole A. Kenner

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Through its publications, typically the catalogs and departmental materials, an institution establishes contractual obligations between it and students. While faculty are expected to keep current on policy changes, responsibility for knowing requirements ultimately remains with students. Faculty cannot be held personally liable for negligent, irresponsible, or capricious behavior of students. By keeping complete and accurate notes of advising and counseling sessions, faculty can avoid future disputes as well as protect themselves against claims of erroneous advising. Deans need to work closely with faculty and students to improve communication and to ensure that all know their rights. Clear communication will oftentimes avoid legal tangles.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)261-262
Number of pages2
JournalNurse educator
Issue number6
StatePublished - Dec 10 2014

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Nursing
  • Education
  • Fundamentals and skills
  • LPN and LVN


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