Students attending Hondros College of Nursing agree to abide by the Acceptable Use Policy (AUP). Failure to follow the College’s AUP can result in disciplinary action and possible prosecution under the mandates of federal and state law.
Acceptable Use of Email
Hondros College of Nursing e-mail services should only be used for academic communications. Students’ use of e-mail should not interfere with others’ use of the systems and network. E-mail use shall comply with all federal and state laws and all College policy.
Acceptable Use of the Internet and the World Wide Web
Students are encouraged to use the Internet to further their academic achievements and objectives. Individual Internet use should not interfere with others’ use and enjoyment of the Internet. Internet use shall comply with all federal and state laws and College policies.
Usernames and Passwords
The username and password issued to students for college activity are critical to network security. Usernames and passwords serve to protect user accounts and verify the identity of student users in courses, and therefore should not be shared.
Monitoring and Filtering
The College may monitor any Internet activity occurring through College equipment, networks, or accounts.
Use of Social Media
Personal participation in social media outlets is not objectionable; however, students are reminded that posts on such outlets are not private communications and should be considered to be part of the public domain. Students, faculty, and staff are expected to maintain professional standards of behavior at all times. If students choose to post about student life, best judgment should always be used. Postings and other communications on personal pages, blogs, journals, Twitter, Facebook, etc., that comment on other students or employees of the College and/or College activities, may become available to the College, and such posts may be held subject to professional standards and ethics that are set forth in the Student Catalog.
Students should not be connected to current or prior faculty on a social media outlet, even if the relationship existed prior to the student’s enrollment, unless that social media outlet or website is professionally oriented (for example, LinkedIn).
Posts about faculty and/or other students that are derogatory, demeaning, threatening, libelous, or which reveal nonpublic information about patients, fellow students, college policies, processes, procedures, or private business matters may be used as grounds for discipline up to dismissal. Posting information about patients is illegal, and a violation of existing statutes and administrative regulations, including HIPAA, which may expose the offender to criminal and civil liability.
Student usage of the Hondros College of Nursing logo and seal is strictly prohibited.
Video/Audio Recording of Lectures Policy
Hondros College of Nursing prohibits video/audio recording and transmission of lectures and discussions by students unless express written permission from the class instructor has been obtained, and all students in the class as well as guest speakers, if any, have been informed that video/audio recording may occur.
Video/audio recordings, course materials, and lecture notes may not be exchanged or distributed for commercial purposes, for compensation, or for any other purpose other than study by students enrolled in the class. Public distribution of such materials may constitute copyright infringement in violation of federal and/or state law, and the College’s copyright policy.