The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA) requires that all students and/or former students must provide written authorization for the release of their educational records to a third party. FERPA also affords students certain rights regarding review of their records. Complete information on FERPA can be found at mercyhurst.edu/ferpa.
ASN (nursing) students are required to complete mandatory online education modules and clinical modules. These modules are set up by UPMC Hamot in order to keep compliant with various laws, policies, and regulations. Before participating in clinical rotations, observational experience or independent study, and/or anything pertaining to patient interactions, educationally or professionally, students must sign a H.I.P.A.A. Confidentiality Agreement. By signing this agreement, the student agrees not to share any information that is observed directly, or indirectly, while participating in the clinical and that the student is personally accountable for his or her actions. For further information, consult the nursing student handbook.