Rights and Responsibilities - Keiser University
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Rights and Responsibilities

Applicant Rights and Responsibilities

  • The applicant has the right to:
    • not be discriminated against because of race, religion, color, sex, age, ethnic or national origin or ancestry, veteran status, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, veteran or military status, membership in Uniformed Services, or any category protected by applicable state and federal laws.
    • know what is expected of him/her.
    • expect to be treated with dignity and as a valued member of society.
  • The applicant has the responsibility to be truthful in all disclosures to Keiser University.

Student Rights and Responsibilities

  • The student has the right to:
    • expect a quality education; be treated with fairness and be represented in the educational process.
    • be regarded as a professional member of the health-care team.
    • receive fair and objective evaluations and the right to due process.
  • The student has the responsibility to:
    • demonstrate a professional manner by being prepared for class, respecting the rights of others, taking responsibility for his/her own actions; and adhering to the policies set forth by the University, and the Program.

Faculty Rights and Responsibilities

  • Faculty members have the right to:
    • academic freedom when conducting their courses.
  • Faculty members have the responsibility to:
    • meet with their assigned classes regularly at the specified time and place.
    • update their courses periodically to reflect the most current clinical evidence.
    • present students with a detailed course syllabus within 1 week of the onset of the course. The syllabus will be updated and will reflect how grades are determined, schedule of examinations/papers, and what evaluation standards will be applied.
    • make themselves available for student conferences by holding office hours and, in special instances, by arranging appointments at other mutually convenient times.
    • promote a climate of academic integrity through role modeling and promoting the importance of research and professional ethics.
    • promote a culture of inclusivity and fairness for students, other faculty, and staff.

Patient Rights and Responsibilities

  • The patient has the right to:
    • expect to be treated with dignity and as a valued member of society.
    • have all medical and personal information remain confidential.
    • a quality anesthetic.
    • refuse participation in his/her care by a student nurse anesthetist.
  • The patient has the responsibility to be honest in all medically related disclosures.

Clinical Site Rights and Responsibilities

  • The clinical sites have the right to:
    • expect professionalism from all students and faculty who are “guests” at its clinical sites.
    • restrict any student from participating in clinical education for any cause.
  • The clinical sites have the responsibility to:
    • provide a clinical environment that is conducive to learning.
    • provide a clinical environment that is free of harassment.

Conducting Institution Rights and Responsibilities

  • Keiser University, has the right to expect that:
    • the faculty operates in accordance with the standards, policies, and procedures of the accrediting agencies, University, affiliated clinical sites, and the academic programs.
    • accurate and comprehensive records will be maintained, and these will be made available to on-site accreditation reviewers.
    • the program represents itself with integrity and truthfulness in all communications.
    • the nurse anesthesia faculty will keep current with accreditation standards and trends affecting nurse anesthesia education.
    • students will adopt and comply with all University and program policies and procedures.
  • Keiser University is responsible to:
    • provide the resources needed for effective operation of educational programs of high quality such as budget, equipment, classroom/lab space, and other resources.
    • provide student services such as library and financial aid assistance.
    • implement an ongoing, integrated, and institution-wide evaluation plan to continually assess indicators to improve student outcomes throughout the University.
    • continually evaluate the academic programs to ensure that it meets student needs and is continually improving.
    • provide support and resources for faculty professional development and professional activities.
    • communicate changes in accreditation standards and policies to the faculty.
    • conduct all programs in compliance with all legal and accreditation standards.
    • assess and plan for future educational needs of the community and University.

Accrediting Agency Rights and Responsibilities  

  • The accrediting agency has the right to:
    • review or cause to be reviewed any program for cause, including:
    • multiple student complaints.
    • low board certification scores over multiple years.
    • assess the competency of any program director.
    • evaluate all issues addressed by students to the Council that affect student satisfaction and outcomes.
  • The accrediting agency has the responsibility to:
    • provide all information needed for resolution of complaints issued.
    • make sure complaints are legitimate and not baseless before proceeding with punitive action.

Mrs. Percy and Mr. Williams believed in me. They were more than instructors, they tried to get to know you as a person and tried to understand your goals so they could push you towards them. And Mrs. Crawford from student services helped me find a job before I even graduated. She was dedicated to my overall success.

Jessica Kircher

Going to Keiser University was one of the greatest experiences in my life. All of my deans, professors, and staff made me feel that I was a part of something very special, and I am. I would recommend for anyone to get their education at Keiser University.

Belinda Haney

The two instructors that have impacted my life are Mr. Williams and Mrs. Percy. Both of them believed in my ability to become a great graphic designer, regardless of how I felt about my skills. I appreciate their motivation to get me to where I am today.

Justin Pugh

Beyond the curriculum of the courses, the lessons the instructors have taught me have paid dividends in my real work experiences. How to respond to criticisms, project and time management, interview skills, the list goes on and on. At the end of the day, they not only showed me how to design, but they taught me how to be a professional.

Ryan Bushey

If not for my education at Keiser I probably would not be where I am today, in both life and career. It is because of going to Keiser and the instructors I had that I joined a club started by Mr. Williams, The Lakeland Shooters Photography Group, which allowed me to venture into an amazing and very creative field that I use to enhance all aspects of my life.

Anthony Sassano

The Design program at Keiser University was filled with real world learning and hands on instruction… Based on the portfolio I created while a student at Keiser University, I landed a job in Graphic Design for a major online retailer immediately after graduation.

Ty Fitzgerald

The year and a half I spent in the program better prepared me for attaining a job in the field…As a hands-on learner, the project-centered teaching was perfect for me.

Jackson Tejada

Keiser University has given me the opportunity to embrace a career change… It has opened the door for a timely graduation and quick return to the work force…

Dale Caverly

Without the education I received at Keiser University, I would not be where I am today!

Meisha Ebanks, R.N.

I not only received an excellent education but also encouragement and training that built my self-confidence every day.

Nidia Barrios

I realize the amount of knowledge I gained and feel that the educational experiences have developed me in to a person who can move higher up the career ladder.

Carlos Ramirez Flores

Keiser University’s MBA program has renewed my mind, changed the way I think, and given me a new sense of purpose.  The professors transformed my attitude and behavior, gave me the self-confidence I was lacking, and restored my energy.

Connie Sue Centrella

It has been great attending and graduating from Keiser University.  Because of the small class sizes, I was able to build good relationships with classmates and professors.  The PA professors care very much about the progress and success of the students and have been great advisors every step of the way through the program.

Annelise Merriner, PA-C

Attending Keiser University and getting my degree was the best decision I have ever made.  The small class sizes and personalized attention helped me get my degree quickly.  The hands-on experience and the education landed me a job at a neighboring law firm.

Dedrick Saxon

I chose Keiser because it had everything—small classes, caring professors, hands-on learning, and counselors that are really there for you.  I feel like I’m part of a family here, not just a number.

Natalie Dou

After being denied for several promotions at my current employer, I decided that I needed to further my education.  Since graduating from Keiser with my bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, I have been promoted and I am able to obtain positions that weren’t available to me before.

Laurie Williams

Keiser helped change my life by getting my education at the right school! I had been going to another school before, I dropped out because I felt that I was not getting enough information. When I found out about Keiser, I was pleased because the instructors were great.

Nadege Dor

My decision to attend Keiser University has been one of the best decisions I’ve made. I chose to enroll in the Information Technology program… The one-class-a-month pace helped incredibly with my self-discipline.

Marla Hadley

The BA for Business Administration at Keiser has to be one of the best in the nation. Keiser takes the basics that are taught at the Associates level and uses them to strengthen your skills and knowledge.

Vivian R. Howard, BA in Business Administration Graduate

I found that Keiser University’s Nuclear Medicine program of advanced studies and small class size was a perfect fit. I never came across a faculty member who wasn’t truly interested.

Gustavo Gonzalez, Nuclear Medicine Technology Graduate