The College of Nursing believes that professionalism begins with appearance and behavior. The uniform code is clearly stated and designed to project a professional image that represents our university to area hospitals and community settings. Faculty are the ultimate judge of the students' compliance with the college's standards and are authorized to dismiss students from the clinical areas until their dress conforms to the code. Repeated violations should be reported to the associate dean and may result in termination of the clinical/practicum rotation. In some instances, agency policies may impose additional restrictions that must be honored.