DNAP program faculty, staff and students:

Shall have the responsibility to preserve human dignity, respect, and patient rights and to support the well-being of the patient under his or her care.

Shall demonstrate high competence (professional values, knowledge, judgments, and technical and interpersonal skills).

Shall adhere to the AANA (American Association of Nurse Anesthesiologists) Code of Ethics for the Certified Registered Nurse Anesthesiologist.

Shall adhere to the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).  More information can be found here,

Shall be responsible and accountable for individual professional judgments and actions.

Shall be an advocate for the patient’s rights and safety.

Shall protect the patient’s right to privacy.

Shall maintain personal integrity and strive to establish an appropriate mechanism to protect his or her freedom of conscience as it pertains to patients and each healthcare team member.

Shall protect patients involved in research projects and conducts such projects according to accepted ethical research and reporting standards established by public law and Rocky Vista University.

Shall not repeat private information or secret knowledge that has been given unless the maintenance of confidentiality will cause harm to others or unless required by law to breach the confidence.