Alcohol and Drug Policy



A urine drug screen is a mandatory requirement for admission.  The drug screen results must be negative unless appropriate documentation is submitted by a physician.


This handbook statement is a summary of the drug-free workplace policy as it appears in the Akron Board of Education Policy Manual.  A complete copy of this policy may be obtained from the Program Administrator, upon request.


The use, possession, or distribution of alcoholic beverages or illegal chemical substances on school or hospital property or during related school experiences is prohibited.  Any student found guilty of violation of this rule will be dismissed from the program and reported to local law enforcement authorities.


Practical nurse students are expected to report physically and mentally fit for class, clinical and observational experiences.  If a student is suspected of being “under the influence”- at the discretion of the faculty, the student will be sent out of the class or clinical areas.  The student will be required to submit a urine specimen for analysis – at the student’s expense.  Evidence of a positive drug screen, without supportive documentation by a physician, will result in dismissal from the program.


Random drug screens and/or surveillance by the Akron Police Department drug dogs may occur at any time during the school year.  Any student found to be in violation of the school policy will be dismissed from the program.


A student who is taking a prescribed legal drug which could affect his/her performance is responsible for notifying the Program Administrator and providing a physician’s certificate stating that he/she is able to safely and efficiently perform the duties of a practical nursing student.  Failure to notify the school of this information will result in disciplinary action.

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