Rights & Responsibilities

Applicants Have The Right To:

• Know deadlines for application material.
• Be treated respectfully by university representatives.
• Have their application processed confidentially.
• Have their application reviewed fairly and without discrimination.
• Receive timely notification of admission decisions.
• Know the Nurse Anesthesia Program’s previous pass rates on the national certification exam, program costs, and accreditation status.

Applicants Have The Responsibility To:

• Submit all application materials by the published deadline.
• Be truthful in answering questions on the application.
• Understand the financial requirements and explore options    most suited for them.
• Be familiar with the roles and responsibilities of a certified registered nurse anesthetist.
• Conduct themselves in a professional manner during the application and interview process.

Students Have The Right To:

• Be treated with respect and consideration.
• Receive graduate-level education from individuals with expertise in anesthesia.
• Expect a reasonable time commitment conducive to learning.
• Receive timely assistance from all Mount Marty University faculty and staff.
• Expect reasonable access to faculty and the program director outside of class hours.
• Expect program director, faculty, and clinical coordinators to be strong student advocates.
• Decline participation in cases for which the student has a moral objection.
• Receive appropriate supervision and instruction by certified registered nurse anesthetists and anesthesiologists throughout the clinical phase of the program.

Students Have The Responsibility To:

• Treat others respectfully.
• Maintain integrity and academic honesty.
• Be prepared for didactic and clinical activities.
• Seek opportunities to develop didactic and clinical knowledge, skills, and abilities.
• Follow the policies and procedures set by Mount Marty University, the Nurse Anesthesia Program, and clinical facilities where assigned.
• Provide constructive feedback to improve program outcomes and faculty performance.
• Communicate with the program any circumstance that may interfere with student learning or jeopardize patient safety.
• Participate in professional organizations.
• Participate in clinical rotations as assigned by the clinical director.
• Pay tuition and fees within scheduled time frames.

Faculty Have The Right To:

• Expect students to be self-motived adult learners.
• Expect students will be well prepared for all educational sessions.
• Expect students to complete assignments by designated due dates.
• Expect students to behave ethically with academic integrity.
• Be treated with respect by students.
• Be treated with respect and integrity by other faculty, program administrators, and university employees.

Faculty Have The Responsibility To:

• Be prepared for educational sessions.
• Be available for individual student’s questions and conferences.
• Prepare examinations to measure student understanding and application of core competencies.
• Prepare activities to enhance student participation and learning.
• Instill in students the importance of lifelong learning and maintaining expertise in their area of study.
• Provide constructive feedback to assist the student in reaching program objectives.
• Maintain expertise through activities such as ongoing education, clinical practice or teaching, research, consultation with clinical experts, and professional service

Patients Have A Right To:

• Know the name and professional credentials of the person providing their anesthesia care.
• Kindness, respect, and compassion.
• Appropriate anesthesia care regardless of race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sexual orientation, gender, marital status, age, disability, or source of payment.
• Appropriate assessment and management of pain.
• An explanation of anesthesia choices, goals, and risks.
• Make informed decisions about their anesthesia care.
• Expect that all care, communications, and records will be kept confidential.


Patients Have A Responsibility To:

• Provide accurate and complete information relating to their health.
• Be considerate of the rights of hospital personal.
• Actively participate in their care.

The Nurse Anesthesia Program and UNiversity have the right to:

• Expect applicants to provide accurate information in a timely manner.
• Expect clinical sites to provide accurate information in a timely manner.
• Expect accrediting agencies to communicate essential information in a timely manner.
• Expect faculty to be prepared for student instruction.
• Expect faculty, staff and students to use program resources efficiently.
• Expect faculty, staff and students support the university’s mission statement and act in accordance with the university’s core values.


The Nurse Anesthesia Program and university have the responsibility to:

• Provide a safe and comfortable environment for faculty, staff and students.
• Create a positive learning environment for students.
• Treat students, faculty, and clinical sites with respect.
• Use assessment and evaluation information to improve program outcomes.
• Provide faculty, staff and students with adequate resources to achieve program objectives.
• Provide faculty adequate time for clinical practice, scholarship, professional service and continuing education.

The Clinical Affiliates Have The Right To:

• Expect ongoing communication and site visits from program faculty.
• Expect students to conduct themselves in a professional manner by following hospital policies and treating the institution’s employees and patients with respect.
• Expect students to actively participate in the learning process.
• Receive regular information needed to carry out educational functions, including: orientation, student learning objectives, program changes, evaluations and standard revisions.
• Access to current copies of the Nurse Anesthesia Program’s handbook, policies and procedures.
• Participate in applicant interview and selection process.
• Expect students to have health and liability insurance.
• Expect Mount Marty University and the Nurse Anesthesia Program to provide assistance and support concerning plans for students’ performance improvement and disciplinary actions.
• Decline or withdraw from educating students who pose threats to patients or personnel, or disrupt the orderly processes of the facility.

The Clinical Affiliates Have The Responsibility To:

• Provide a safe environment conducive to learning.
• Serve as a student advocate.
• Provide educational opportunities and suggestions for improvement in the student’s professional learning.
• Provide appropriate supervision and instruction based on the student’s clinical knowledge and skill.
• Provide accurate and unbiased evaluations of students.
• Guide and participate in clinically-related projects conducted by the student.
• Communicate with the program any circumstance that may interfere with student learning or jeopardize patient safety.
• Provide constructive feedback for program improvement.
• Discuss with the clinical director the transfer of a student to another affiliation if the student’s development appears to be inhibited.
• Give consideration to a request from the clinical director to accept transfer of a student from another clinical site.
• Provide at employee cost while on duty, special garments such as scrub clothes and a call room when so required.
• Periodically review the affiliation agreement between the educational institution and the practicum site to assure compliance with current policies and regulations.
• Provide on-site accreditation visitors access to student-related records.
• Avoid becoming so dependent on students that departmental needs supersede student needs.
• Expect no financial compensation as students and staff share knowledge and time together.

Accrediting Agencies Have a Right To Expect the Nurse Anesthesia Program to:

• Adhere to accreditation standards and criteria.
• Adhere to its policies and procedures.
• Adhere to policies and procedures of the accrediting agency and university.
• Provide on-site accreditation visitors access to program files.
• Submit accreditation documents and reports in a timely manner.
• Represent itself truthfully and accurately.

Accrediting Agencies Have The Responsibility To:

• Inform the program of changes in policy and procedure.
• Assist the program in complying with accrediting agency requests.