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CLASS OF 2022 CLINICAL EDUCATION HANDBOOK Division of Physical Therapy Education University of Nebraska Medical Center 984420 Nebraska Medical Center Omaha, NE 68198-4420

Clinical Education Team Members:

Director of Clinical Education Nikki Sleddens, PT, MPT, CEEAA Bennett Hall 3013L (402) 559-4625 [email protected]

Assistant Director of Clinical Education Tessa Wells, PT, DPT, CEEAA, GCS HSEC-CAHP Suite 249 (308) 865-1141 [email protected]

Clinical Education Associate Michelle Hawkins, MS Bennett Hall 3013K (402) 559-8173 [email protected]

Professor Joe Norman, PT, PhD, CCS, FAACVPR Bennett Hall 3014R (402) 559 – 5715 [email protected]

Assistant Professor Jung H Chien, PhD Bennett Hall 3014 (402) 559 - 5052 [email protected]

Clinical Education Team Email: [email protected]
The purpose of this handbook is to provide general information, policies and procedures relating to the clinical education component of the DPT curriculum for physical therapy students and clinical instructors of the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC), Division of Physical Therapy Education in the College of Allied Health Professions. The materials in this handbook are subject to change. Students and clinical instructors may access this information on the Division of Physical Therapy Education Clinical Education webpage at http://www.unmc.edu/alliedhealth/education/pt/clin-ed.html.

Table of Contents

DEFINITIONS AND ABBREVIATIONS.................................................................................................................................... 4 CLINICAL EDUCATION PHILOSOPHY .................................................................................................................................. 4
Clinical Education Readiness ..................................................................................................................................... 4 Accreditation Status.................................................................................................................................................... 5 CLINICAL EDUCATION CURRICULUM.................................................................................................................................. 5 Course Numbers & Titles............................................................................................................................................ 5 Course Descriptions and Objectives........................................................................................................................... 5 Overview: Format, Requirements, Selections............................................................................................................. 5 CLINICAL EDUCATION POLICIES AND PROCEDURES ...................................................................................................... 6 Attire on Clinical Education Experiences .................................................................................................................... 6 Absences from Clinical Education Experiences.......................................................................................................... 7 Calculating Clinical Education Hours .......................................................................................................................... 7 Clinical Instructor Evaluation of Student Performance ................................................................................................ 8 Role of the Clinician CPI Reviewer ............................................................................................................................. 8 Student Evaluation of Clinical Education Site ............................................................................................................. 9 Clinical Instructor Supervision of Physical Therapy Students ..................................................................................... 9 Use of Social Media.................................................................................................................................................... 9 Student Health: Medical History/Vaccinations/Drug Screens...................................................................................... 9 UNMC Standards of Conduct for Students Regarding Alcohol and Drugs................................................................ 10 Reporting Health Information to Clinical Education Sites.......................................................................................... 11 Maintaining Health Insurance ................................................................................................................................... 11 Acquisition of Off-Site Health Services ..................................................................................................................... 11 Accidental Exposure to Blood or Body Fluids ........................................................................................................... 11 TB Exposure Procedure ........................................................................................................................................... 12 ADA Accommodation................................................................................................................................................ 12 Compliance Requirements........................................................................................................................................ 12 Site Specific Requirements....................................................................................................................................... 13 Requesting Clinical Education Slots ......................................................................................................................... 13 Information Available to Students about Clinical Education Sites ............................................................................. 13 Clinical Affiliation Agreements .................................................................................................................................. 14 Statement on Professional Liability Coverage .......................................................................................................... 14 CLINICAL EDUCATION SITES AND CLINICAL INSTRUCTORS ......................................................................................... 14 Selection of Clinical Education Sites and Clinical Instructors.................................................................................... 14 Clinical Site Visits ..................................................................................................................................................... 14 Student Request to Change a Clinical Education Experience .................................................................................. 15 Clinical Site Cancellation Procedure ......................................................................................................................... 15 Rights and Privileges of Clinical Instructors .............................................................................................................. 15 Grading policy........................................................................................................................................................... 15 Verification of Student Identity for Distance Education ............................................................................................. 15 Due Process for Student Grievances........................................................................................................................ 15 Complaints from Outside Stakeholders .................................................................................................................... 16 Protected Health Information .................................................................................................................................... 16 Patients’ Risk-Free Right to Refuse to Participate In Clinical Education................................................................... 16 Responsibilities of PT Program & Faculty:................................................................................................................ 16 Rights & Responsibilities of Clinical Education Faculty ............................................................................................ 17 Clinical Education Faculty Development Activities.................................................................................................... 18 Rights and Responsibilities of Students.................................................................................................................... 18

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DPT PROGRAM PHILOSOPHY, CURRICULAR GOALS, AND OUTCOMES ...................................................................... 18 UNMC PHYSICAL THERAPY EDUCATION DPT PROGRAM OUTLINE OF ACADEMIC YEAR......................................... 18 COMMUNICATION WITH CLINICAL EDUCATION SITES ................................................................................................... 18
Process for Communicating with Designated Personnel .......................................................................................... 18 Information Sent to Clinical Site for Each Clinical Education Experience ................................................................. 19 BEHAVIORAL OBJECTIVES ................................................................................................................................................ 19 Terms Relating to Preparing Objectives ................................................................................................................... 19 Suggestions for Writing Objectives........................................................................................................................... 20 RESUME ............................................................................................................................................................................... 20 STUDENTS CONTACTING CLINICAL SITES TO REQUEST CLINICAL EXPERIENCES................................................... 21 Appendix A: PROCEDURE ON CLINICAL PERFORMANCE ............................................................................................... 22 Appendix B: URINE DRUG SCREEN REPORTING FORM .................................................................................................. 24

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DEFINITIONS AND ABBREVIATIONS
Director of Clinical Education (DCE): Assistant Director of Clinical Education (ADCE) Clinical Instructor (CI) Site Coordinator of Clinical Education (SCCE) Clinical Performance Instrument (CPI) Clinical Performance Form (CPF) American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) EXXAT – Education Management Platform used by Clinical Education
CLINICAL EDUCATION PHILOSOPHY
The mission of the Division of Physical Therapy Education at UNMC is to improve the health of Nebraska by:
• Preparing physical therapists and other healthcare professionals to deliver evidence-based, patient-centered care as members of an interprofessional team.
• Conducting scholarly activities that contribute to the evidence and influence change in clinical and educational practice.
• Providing professional service including outreach to underserved populations.
In support of the educational element of this mission, the philosophy of the faculty with respect to the clinical education component of the curriculum is to provide students with the opportunity for clinical education experiences in diverse practice settings serving clients with various health conditions. Clinical education courses are recognized by faculty to be an integral part of the DPT curriculum. They allow for the clinical application of physical therapy theories and techniques acquired during lecture and laboratory instruction, and as importantly, these courses provide the student with the opportunity to acquire the knowledge, skills and abilities most effectively taught in the clinical setting.
The clinical education process is designed to provide the student with periodic clinical exposure at key times throughout the curriculum, thus enabling the student to build clinical practice skills and confidence while being exposed to a variety of clinicians, patients, and facilities. Although each student will have different clinical education experiences, the process moves the student along a continuum from observation, identification and description to analysis, demonstration, and evaluation. Consequently, the student will also progress: from requiring fairly constant supervision by clinical instructors, to requiring periodic guidance, and eventually to entry level practice. The clinical faculty provide the student with clinical practice experience and knowledge specific to their practice setting. This, coupled with the program curriculum, provides the foundational base of knowledge, skills and abilities necessary for initial physical therapist practice.
Clinical Education Readiness
Students are required to meet Clinical Education Readiness standards set forth by the Division of Physical Therapy Education prior to beginning clinical education rotations. Students must, at a minimum:
1) maintain a GPA of 2.33 or higher, and 2) demonstrate Professional Behaviors at a level consistent with their advancement in the DPT curriculum (see Appendix A of the Division of Physical Therapy Education Student Handbook).
Clinical Education Readiness is evaluated collectively by the faculty throughout the DPT curriculum, both formally and informally, and is evidenced by the display of 10 Professional Behaviors. These have been adopted by the APTA as essential for the DPT to possess for success in the profession. If a student does not meet expectations for Professional Behaviors based upon collective faculty assessment from personal interaction or observed interaction with others, clinical placement may be delayed. Students will be notified of Clinical Education Readiness concerns and will be given opportunities to remediate. All Clinical Education Readiness concerns will be handled on a case-by-case basis by the DCE/ADCE.

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Accreditation Status

Physical Therapy Education at UNMC is accredited by:

The Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE)

1111 North Fairfax Street

Alexandria, Virginia 22314

Telephone: 703-706-3245

Email: [email protected]

Website: http://www.capteonline.org

Course Numbers & Titles

CLINICAL EDUCATION CURRICULUM

• PHYT 500 Clinical Education 1

• PHYT 600 Clinical Education 2

• PHYT 601 Clinical Education 3

• PHYT 700 Clinical Education 4

• PHYT 701 Clinical Education 5
Course Descriptions and Objectives

See Course Syllabi posted on EXXAT or the Clinical Education Webpage located at http://www.unmc.edu/alliedhealth/education/pt/clin-ed.html
Overview: Format, Requirements, Selections
General Format
The Clinical Education component of the curriculum consists of five clinical education experiences, including one part-time and four full-time, in clinical education sites locally, statewide, and nationwide. During Semester 2 of the curriculum, students spend one day per week in the clinical setting for six weeks, for a total of 48 contact hours, gaining broad exposure to physical therapy practice. The remaining 32 weeks of full-time clinical education experiences are completed during four rotations. The first 6-week experience occurs at the beginning of the second year (Semester 4) and the final three experiences are scheduled in succession, beginning in the second half of semester 6 and continuing into semester 8, culminating with a 10week rotation.

Requirements
The Program faculty believes it is in the best interest of each student to participate in a variety of clinical education experiences. As such, students are required to participate in at least one full-time clinical experience where they will gain experience working with patients 1) in the inpatient environment, 2) with musculoskeletal conditions receiving treatment on an outpatient basis, and 3) with conditions primarily affecting the neuromuscular system on an inpatient or outpatient basis. Students on the Omaha campus must complete at least one full-time experience outside the metro areas of Omaha (Millard, Bellevue, La Vista, Ralston, Papillion, Gretna, Elkhorn, Blair are included in metro area) and Lincoln. Students on the Kearney campus must complete at least one full-time experience outside the central Nebraska region (greater than 60-minute drive). Students are encouraged to select clinical education placements that not only vary by type but also by geographic location. Travel and housing expenses associated with clinical education experiences are anticipated and are the responsibility of the student. Students may not complete a full-time clinical education experience at a facility where they have been previously or are currently employed. For students who enter the professional program through the Rural Health Opportunities Program (RHOP), two of the four required clinical education experiences will be in rural Nebraska (any city/town outside of Omaha or

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Lincoln). It is the student’s responsibility to ensure that they are meeting graduation requirements. The DCE/ADCE and the Clinical Education Associate will review all placements for each clinical education experience to confirm student compliance.
Selection Process
The selection and assignment of clinical education placements is based on a number of factors including student professional goals, site availability, and Program requirements. The selection process varies depending on the clinical experience. PHYT 500 integrated clinical experiences are randomly assigned by DCE/ADCE. Assignments for PHYT 600 are made by the DCE/ADCE with consideration for student preference. The remaining clinical experiences (PHYT 601, 700, 701) are selected by students as part of a student negotiation process, under the guidance of the DCE/ADCE and in accordance with program clinical education requirements as described above.
Students are provided with data each spring regarding the clinical education experiences offered by affiliating sites for the upcoming calendar year. Students preview this information in preparation for the clinical selections and negotiations process, which occurs in the spring semester. Final clinical placements are determined by the DCE/ADCE with input from the clinical education team. The DCE/ADCE reserve the right to modify or change placement despite student selections in order to meet program, clinical site, and student needs. Please note that all scheduled clinical education experiences are subject to change without notice due to changes in a clinical site’s ability to take a student or due to program needs.
CLINICAL EDUCATION POLICIES AND PROCEDURES Attire on Clinical Education Experiences
Attire should be professional, coordinated, conservative, and non-wrinkled. Business casual dress is appropriate for most clinical settings, as well as for professional functions. Students are required to comply with the dress code provided by each clinical site. In some instances, clinical sites have provided a written dress code to UNMC and this information is posted on EXXAT with the clinical site’s information. In other instances, the clinical site will notify the student prior to the clinical education experience about dress code. Some general guidelines that apply to all sites:
• Attire should be nonrestrictive, allowing for ease of movement. Apparel not appropriate for the clinical sites includes shorts or skirts more than 4” above the knee, denim in any color, yoga pants or exercise attire, capris, crop, or stirrup pants, t-shirts, sweatshirts, and shirts with logos, team names, pictures, large brand names, mottos, etc.
• Shirts and blouses are to be long enough to prevent exposure of the abdomen and back while the student physical therapist is working with clients in the clinic. Appropriate shirts include, but are not limited to, button down shirts and polos.
• Dress slacks should be the appropriate fit to allow the student physical therapist to squat, kneel, bend, etc. while working with clients in the clinic without exposure of undergarments or backside. They should be the appropriate length, hitting just below the ankle, and should not drag on the ground or be excessively baggy.
• Students are encouraged to move as they would in clinic (bending, squatting, leaning, reaching, etc.) to ensure apparel provides appropriate coverage prior to arrival at a clinical site.
• Shoes should be clean and comfortable casual or dress shoes. It is recommended that shoes have a rubber sole for good traction. Sandals, work boots, and open-toed shoes should be avoided. Some clinical sites permit clinicians to wear tennis shoes, if they are clean and without tears. Please refer to the dress code for a given clinical site when determining if tennis shoes are appropriate.
• Socks are to be worn at all times. Some clinical sites permit clinicians to wear no-show socks. Please refer to dress code for a given facility when determining if no-show socks are appropriate.
• All students will be presented with a white clinic jacket in their first year at the annual Professionalism Ceremony. This will be worn in those clinic settings where required.

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• University issued photo ID nametags (or the equivalent issued by the clinical education site) should be worn at all times. Students will have the choice to wear the standard UNMC photo ID nametag that includes their full name, or the alternative UNMC photo ID nametag that includes only their first name, unless the clinical site requires first and last names to appear on the photo ID.
• Swimwear may be required in clinical facilities with aquatic programs. Swimwear should be conservative. Females must wear a one-piece. No two-piece styles permitted.
• Frequently, student physical therapists are in close contact with patients. It is important to attend to personal hygiene such as showering daily, wearing deodorant, and brushing teeth.
• Hair should be clean and well groomed. Extreme hairstyles (cutouts, patches, stripes, etc.) or unnatural hair color (blue, green, orange, red, etc.) are not acceptable. Hair which is below shoulder length should be pulled back or up to avoid interfering with patient care, in both the clinical and laboratory setting. Beards and mustaches should be neatly trimmed.
• Jewelry may include watches, appropriate rings and small earrings. Piercings should be limited to no more than small conservative earrings. Facial, tongue, and dental jewelry are not acceptable. Loose fitting necklaces should be avoided.
• Tattoos must be covered unless there is a clinical site policy stating otherwise.
• Fingernails should be trimmed so as not to extend beyond the fingertips. Nail polish should not be chipped or peeling.
Artificial nails are discouraged and in many facilities prohibited. You will need to check facility policy.
• Cologne, perfume, or scented lotions should not be used.
The clinical faculty may dismiss a student whose clinical attire and/or personal grooming does not meet acceptable standards when he/she reports for assigned clinical practice. The clinical faculty should immediately report the dress code violation to the DCE/ADCE.
Absences from Clinical Education Experiences
All absences from clinical education experiences must be reported to and approved by the site Clinical Instructor. All absences during a given clinical education experience must also be reported to the DCE/ADCE by submitting this absence in EXXAT. If a student must miss greater than two days on a given clinical education experience, the experience may have to be repeated and/or rescheduled. A group including the Clinical Education Team (DCE/ADCE, Clinical Education Associate, and assigned Program Faculty) the Program Director, and/or the Student Success and Performance Evaluation Committee will make this decision.
Failure to comply with the requirements for make-up may result in a failing grade for that experience. If, due to extenuating circumstances, the student is required to miss a significant amount of the clinical education experience, the student may request a grade of "Incomplete" for the experience.
It is the expectation of the UNMC PT Program that students will make up all time missed during a clinical education experience. The mechanism for this will be made on a case-by-case basis, with input from the Clinical Instructor, the student, and the DCE/ADCE. An unapproved absence may result in a failing grade for that clinical education. The student may also be required to appear before the Student Success and Performance Evaluation Committee.
Calculating Clinical Education Hours
A. The assignment of credit hours for clinical education experiences is based on a (40) forty-hour work week (1 credit hour per week). However, a major purpose of clinical education is to expose the student to the realistic practice of physical therapy. Students are expected to work the length of days worked by the Clinical Instructor, unless the Clinical Instructor deems otherwise. Weekend work is allowable if the Clinical Instructor believes it to be of educational benefit to the student. In such a case the Clinical Instructor is advised to:
• Inform the student of weekend assignment(s) during the orientation period to the clinical education experience.

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• Provide adequate supervision and instruction for the student during weekend coverage.
• Provide for the student the same mechanism for compensatory time (if utilized at the institution) afforded employees.
B. Approved absences from clinical practice may be made up through working extended hours or on the weekend. In such case, the weekend assignment will be made by the Clinical Instructor and the student will receive as much notice as time allows.
C. Students may not petition to work extended hours or weekends in order to fulfill the time requirements of the clinical education experience before the scheduled end date. However, such negotiation may take place at the discretion of the clinical instructor and the DCE/ADCE to allow students an opportunity to participate in employment interviews or other personal commitments. These commitments should consume no more than two days on any given clinical education experience.
Clinical Instructor Evaluation of Student Performance
PHYT 500 Clinical Education 1: PHYT 500 Clinical Performance Form (CPF)
PHYT 600 Clinical Education 2: PHYT 600 Clinical Performance Form (CPF)
PHYT 601 Clinical Education 3: APTA PT Clinical Performance Instrument (CPI) Web
PHYT 700 Clinical Education 4: APTA PT Clinical Performance Instrument (CPI) Web
PHYT 701 Clinical Education 5: APTA PT Clinical Performance Instrument (CPI) Web
Students participating in clinical education experiences will receive formal, written performance evaluations using the instruments outlined above. If concerns regarding performance are identified, the DCE/ADCE should be notified immediately.
A. The evaluation of physical therapy students in the clinical setting should provide:
• A basis for counseling and guidance, through an identification of the strengths and areas for improvement.
• A means of evaluating the student's progress.
• An ongoing evaluation of the DPT curricular content and the site clinical education program.
B. In order to provide a valuable evaluation, the Clinical Instructor should:
• Read and familiarize himself/herself with the instrument and guidelines provided;
• Use the comment sections frequently as this greatly aids in the interpretation of the evaluation;
• Review the student's performance frequently with the student, but at minimum, conduct a mid-term and final formal evaluation for the clinical education experience; and
• Ensure that both the student and the Clinical Instructor have completed and signed the assessment.
Role of the Clinical Education Faculty CPI Reviewer
To ensure a timely, accurate, and thorough review of performance to promote student success, therapists with expertise in clinical education are utilized to perform the initial review of the assessment during full-time clinical experiences at predetermined midterm and final dates. Students are assigned a clinical education faculty reviewer that will follow them throughout each of their experiences. The purpose of the CPI reviewer is to:
• Identify any student or clinical instructor performance issues or concerns expressed by student or the CI. • Communicate any concerns regarding student or CI performance to DCE/ADCE • Provide feedback to student and CI regarding the student’s performance and any recommendations for student or CI
to improve performance or instruction. • Complete reviews in a timely manner.

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Student Evaluation of Clinical Education Site
Students are required to complete an evaluation of the clinical site and clinical instruction at the end of each full-time clinical education experience. These evaluations are to be completed by the student using the APTA Physical Therapist Student Evaluation of Clinical Instructor and Clinical Site form found on EXXAT. The Clinical Instructor and student will meet to review the evaluation. After the discussion, the appraisal should be signed and dated by the student and the Clinical Instructor and submitted to academic institution via EXXAT. The clinical education site may request a copy of the evaluation.
Clinical Instructor Supervision of Physical Therapy Students
Physical therapy students may not practice in the capacity of a licensed physical therapist. Physical therapy students must have supervision available on the premises by a licensed physical therapist at all times during their clinical education experiences. The Program supports the APTA Position on the Provision of Physical Therapy and Physiotherapy Services by Student Physical Therapists available at the APTA website, http://www.apta.org, and reprinted below. It is the Clinical Instructor's responsibility to ensure that adequate supervision is available for the student(s) at all times during the clinical experience.
• Student Physical Therapist Provision Of Services HOD 06-00-18-30 (Program 32) {Amended HOD 06-96-20-33; HOD 0695-20-11}
Student physical therapists, when participating as part of a physical therapist professional education curriculum and when acting in accordance with the American Physical Therapy Association policy and applicable state laws and regulations, are qualified to provide services only under the direction and direct supervision of the physical therapist, who is responsible for patient/client management. Direct supervision means the physical therapist is physically present and immediately available for direction and supervision. The physical therapist will have direct contact with the patient/client during each visit that is defined in the Guide to Physical Therapist Practice as all encounters with a patient/client in a twenty-four-hour period. Telecommunications does not meet the requirement of direct supervision.
Use of Social Media
Per UNMC, “Use of social media, even in personal capacity, must comply with state and federal laws concerning patient information including the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)” ………… “Do not disclose confidential information, including patient care events.” Further, it is the policy of the Program that social media is your personal venue for networking and interacting. Students participating in clinical education should not “friend” or connect with patients on social media.
Medical History/Vaccinations
All UNMC students are required to provide evidence of vaccination against, or immunity to, the following: • rubeola (measles) • rubella • mumps • diphtheria/tetanus/pertussis • polio (if traveled outside of the Western Hemisphere in the last 5 years) • varicella (chicken pox) • tuberculosis (required annually) • hepatitis B • influenza immunization is strongly recommended for all students
UNMC does not pay for any pre-matriculation health requirements. This is the student’s responsibility. If an update on MMR or Tetanus is required, students may be able to receive free vaccinations at the Douglas County Health Department. Details regarding immunizations requirements can be found on the Student Health Office Immunization Requirements webpage located at http://www.unmc.edu/familymed/studenthealth/required-immunizations/index.html.

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UNMC Standards of Conduct for Students Regarding Alcohol and Drugs
All University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) students and employees are required to abide by the UNMC “Standards of Conduct for Employees and Students Regarding Alcohol and Drugs.” This policy is available at: http://www.unmc.edu/studentservices/_documents/standards-of-conduct-for-employees-and-students-regarding-alcohol-anddrugs-2016.pdf or may be accessed by contacting the Counseling and Student Development office (Bennett Hall, Room 6001, 402-559-7276) or the Dean’s Office of each college.
Students are also expected to abide by the UNMC “Substance Abuse or Dependency Standards of Conduct – Alcohol and Drugs.” This document is available at: http://catalog.unmc.edu/general-information/student-policies-procedures/studenthealth-policies-procedures/.
UNMC contracts with multiple clinical sites that require drug screening for students to be able to participate in clinical education or other learning experiences at their sites. In response to these requirements, beginning with the Class of 2022, an annual 10-panel drug screen will be required. The first drug screen must be completed prior to the start of PHYT 500 clinical experiences. The second drug screen must be completed prior to beginning PHYT 601. The deadline for these submissions will be announced in class.

Students may also be required to submit additional drug screens for reasons including, but not limited to:
 Requirements by clinical facilities for additional drug screening of students who wish to do clinical rotations at those sites. Such screening may be required prior to commencing the clinical rotation, or during the clinical rotation in accordance with the policies and procedures of that facility. 
 Drug screens that are reported as indeterminate or dilute.
 Requirements related to violating pertinent drug or alcohol-related policies or laws, or to fulfill treatment requirements for a substance abuse disorder. 
Students are responsible for all costs associated with drug screenings.
Drug screen results must be submitted directly to the Program via fax (402) 559-8626 or email [email protected] utilizing the “Urine Drug Screen Reporting Form” (Appendix B).
A student has the right to review the information reported by the vendor for accuracy and completeness, and to request that the vendor verify the drug screen results.
Drug screen results may be reported to clinical rotation sites or clinical skills integration sites for clinical placements in compliance with contractual agreements.
Students are responsible for keeping a copy of their detailed drug screen results and having it readily available for any clinical rotation site if requested.
Students who refuse to submit to any mandated drug screenings will be subject to the same disciplinary procedures as those with a positive result on the drug screen.
Positive Screening Results
The DCE/ADCE will review all cases of students who have a positive result on a required drug screen. Prior to taking any action that may adversely affect the student, the program will inform the student of the positive result and provide them with the opportunity to work with the vendor to challenge the results of the screen.
Ultimately, it is the student’s responsibility to submit a “Urine Drug Screen Reporting Form” indicating a negative result. If the student is unable to do so, the student is subject to disciplinary procedures. The Program will proceed to file Misconduct Charges as specified in section 7a of the “Procedural Rules Relating to Student Discipline” (found on pp. 72-75 of the UNMC Student Handbook), and will specify in detail one of the five levels of disciplinary sanctions, as outlined in sections 7a(1) through 7a(5), to be imposed upon the student. If a clinical site is involved, the Program may elect to share the disciplinary action imposed with the site.

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