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Student and Patient Privacy

Student Privacy
Joseph F. McCloskey School of Nursing at Lehigh Valley Health Network in Schuylkill County abides by the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) of 1974, the Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing, the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) formerly the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC), and other appropriate State and Federal agencies.

Joseph F. McCloskey School of Nursing at Lehigh Valley Health Network in Schuylkill County respects the privacy and confidentiality of all student records. No student academic, health, or financial aid record can be released to anyone without the student’s direct consent, except in cases where the individual requesting access is an authorized individual from an accrediting agency or a clinical health care organization with approval to view student records.

Patient Information Confidentiality

Patients of Lehigh Valley Health Network in Schuylkill County and other agencies or facilities where students are assigned to clinical practice are protected by laws that guarantee their right to privacy. Students are strictly prohibited from seeking or providing confidential patient information unless it is a necessary function of their patient care assignment.