Sexual Misconduct is sexual, sexually demeaning or seductive behaviour that is physical, verbal or non-verbal, made in-person or through written or electronic means, by a nurse towards a current client, former client, vulnerable former client or towards a colleague who does not consent. Nurses must not engage in sexual misconduct and are required to report sexual misconduct if they have reasonable grounds to suspect it.
Our standards of practice and other practice support tools are available to assist nurses in understanding their accountabilities, legal and professional expectations regarding sexual misconduct.
NSCN has established, through policy, a position statement regarding the disposition of matters before the Professional Conduct Committee involving sexual misconduct. This statement may be found here.