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Catalog

MISSION

The mission of Evolution Health Academy is to offer professional and comprehensive allied health programs that prepare students with the skills necessary to qualify for entry-level positions in the medical field. Our goal is to provide effective and affordable training that is educational, practical and convenient.

Program Philosophy

The Program philosophy is to empower students with a patient-centered care approach by the use of Information Technology, critical thinking, evidence-based knowledge. The school uses a student approach focus; and student evolves at the same rhythm with the nursing profession. The School achieves its philosophy through patient centered care approach, quality education, and Institution’s core values:

  1. Patient centered care
    Patient-centered care is the practice of caring for patients (and their families) in ways that are meaningful and valuable to the individual patient. It includes listening to, informing and involving patients in their care. The IOM (Institute of Medicine) defines patient-centered care as: “Providing care that is respectful of, and responsive to, individual patient preferences, needs and values, and ensuring that patient values guide all clinical decisions.” Evolution health Academy practices principles of patient centered care as an institution. Those principles are:
  2. Respect for patients’ values, preferences and expressed needs
  3. Coordination and integration of care
  4. Information and education
  5. Physical comfort
  6. Emotional support and alleviation of fear and anxiety
  7. Involvement of family and friends
  8. Continuity and transition
  9. Access to care

Core Values

The faculty believes that individuals and groups function in complex, constantly changing environments. Patient’s responses to their health states are dynamic. The nurse will provide care for individuals and groups in this multi-cultural community. Caring behaviors will be provided in a variety of healthcare settings, including acute care, extended care, and diverse community facilities. Collaboration with individuals and groups, including other members of the healthcare team and community agencies, will assist in meeting patient needs and reaching positive outcomes of patient care.
Nursing is a practice discipline whose goal is to provide a safe, effective care environment; promote physiologic and psychosocial integrity and to meet patient needs. Contemporary health care delivery focuses on wellness and the management of chronic conditions. Along with the shift of care into the community, the aging of our population and nation’s increasing cultural diversity, the nursing focus includes data and rationales of care based on informatics and critical thinking. The expansion of scientific knowledge and technology mark a different approach to nursing care in the new century. The nurse, in collaboration with the patient and other members of the healthcare team, must develop fiscal accountability as well as professional and personal accountability.

Evolution: Evolve in a day to day basis to achieve excellence.
Value: Consider others and value people as you value yourself.
Organize: Stay focus and organize all the time.
Learn: Learn from and about others by listening actively
Utilize: Manage your time and resources appropriately
Transform: Use your inner thinking to maximize your potential.
Integrity: Your action and behavior (s) should align with human integrity.
Outcome: Use science and/or patient centered care to get the best outcome possible.
Nurture: Invest in a culture diversity and inclusion

OBJECTIVES

In support of its mission, the academy's objectives are:
 To fulfill the educational expectations of students and faculty and to provide the community with professionals capable of meeting the challenges in their chosen field;
 To provide students with all the materials, faculty and administrative support needed to successfully complete their program;
 To encourage and foster the value of life-long learning in our students;
 To provide students with the most up-to-date and comprehensive information available in their field of study;
 To utilize evaluation tools and materials which require the students to effectively demonstrate the integration of the concepts and skills they have learned;
 To maintain an educational environment that respects and welcomes a diversity of individual backgrounds, abilities, interests and opinions.

DISCLOSURE STATEMENTS

• The school is nonsectarian and does not discriminate with regard to race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, disability or marital status in any of its academic program activities, employment practices, or admissions policies.
• Evolution Health Academy is not accredited by any national agency and therefore cannot offer students access to Federal Student Aid programs.
• The acceptance of the transfer of credits or credit hours earned at this institution is at the discretion of the receiving institution. It is the student’s responsibility to confirm whether or not credits or clock hours earned at this institution will be accepted by another institution of the student’s choice.
• The institution does not offer advanced placement based on work experience.
• As a prospective student, you must review this catalog prior to signing an enrollment agreement.
• It is the policy of the school to provide a copy of the latest school catalog either in writing or electronically on the school’s website to all prospective students.

Student Rights and Responsibilities

While it is not possible to address all eventualities, it is important that rights of Evolution Health Academy students be embraced by the community and observed in the spirit of the Institution’s mission. These rights include, but are not limited to:
• The right to be treated equally in academic and social settings
• The right to live and/or attend classes in a physically safe environment
• The right to express diverse opinions in an intellectually safe environment
• The right to privacy
• The expectation of a positive living/learning environment
• The right to learn without disruption
• Access to academic and support services that enhance student learning
• The right to pursue academic interests
• The right to engage in mutual collaboration
• The right to explore personal spiritual growth and development
• The right to know academic requirements and to be evaluated fairly
• The right to engage in service opportunities that enhance learning outcomes, both on and off campus
• The right to associate with student organizations of one’s own choosing
• The right to participate in a system of shared governance
• The right to assemble
While it is not possible to address all eventualities, it is important that responsibilities of Evolution Health Academy students be embraced by the community and observed in the spirit of the Institution’s mission. General responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
• Responsible for cultivating personal growth and development through academic, civic, and social engagement
• Responsibility to pursue educational opportunities to the best of one’s ability
• Responsible for academic progression and career planning
• Responsibility to explore personal growth and development
• Responsibility to partner and/or cooperate with faculty and staff in the promotion of a positive living and learning environment
• Responsibility to other students
• Responsible for approaching differing and diverse views and opinions with an open mind
• Responsibility to recognize the value of diversity and an exchange of ideas
• Responsibility for showing respect to other students
• Responsibility to the community
• Responsible for engaging in appropriate service learning experiences that improve the quality of life of those around them
• Responsible for complying with laws, rules and regulations
• Accountability for one’s own actions
• Responsibility to maintain the property and facilities of the Institution
• Responsibility to maintain a positive image of the Institution

OWNERSHIP

Evolution Health Academy, is a d/b/a of Evolution Health Services, LLC a limited liability company owned and operated by Viltaire Voltaire - MSN

ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF

Viltaire Voltaire R.N. 9289226 Executive Director

  1. MSN from Western Governors University, Utah, USA 
  2. Bachelor Degree in Nursing from WGU
  3. Associate degree in Nursing from Miami Dade College

Meghnad Bhowmick        MD                     Campus Director               

  1. MS (Nephrology) from The UNIVERSITY OF SHEFFIELD, UK
  2. Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery from Chittagong Medical College.
  3. Associate Degree in Nursing from Techni-Pro Institute, Boca Raton, FL, USA

Administrative Staff

Viltaire Voltaire R.N. 9289226                      Executive Director

  1. MSN from Western Governors University, Utah, USA 
  2. Bachelor Degree in Nursing from WGU
  3. Associate degree in Nursing from Miami Dade College

Faculty

Judith Marie Pierre                          Nursing Instructor

  • Master in Science of Nursing /Kaplan university
  • Associate degree in Nursing/Dade medical college

BHOWMICK MEGHNAD       Science Courses Pre-Requisite Instructor.

  • Master in Science (Nephrology) UNIVERSITY OF SHEFFIELD, UK
  • Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery from Chittagong Medical College.
  • Associate Degree in Nursing from Techni-Pro Institute, Boca Raton, FL, USA

JESSIE JEAN-MARIE                            Social Science Teacher

  • Master in Science of Nursing from South University
  • Associate degree from    Rasmussen College
  • License Practical Nurse from Lorenzo walker Institute of Technology

CHINEDU PETER EZIKE                Science Course Instructor

  • Medical Doctor from Nigeria
  • Ultrasound Technologist

CLAUDIE DANIEL       Acute Care and Medical/Surgical Instructor

  • Master of Science in Nursing from Phoenix
  • Associate Degree in Nursing from Miami-Dade College

GOURY PRAVA KAPALI      Science Courses Pre-requisite

  • Medical Doctor/Chittagong Medical College

MYRTHIL DIT JIMMY MOMPREMIER   Science Course Pre-requisite Instructor

  • Medical Doctor from Universidad Tecnologica De santigo ( Dominican Republic)
  • Business Administration from Evangelical National Universidad (Dominican Republic)

CHERYL JEANTINORD     LPN and Clinical Instructor

  • Bachelor degree from University of West Florida
  • Associate Degree in Nursing from Miami dade College

MILFRANE MIOT-ARISTIDE        Clinical Instructor

  • Master of science in Nursing from Barry University
  • Bachelor in Nursing from South University

MYRLENE MIOT-DESMORNES         Clinical Instructor

  • Master of Science in Nursing from South  University
  • Bachelor in Nursing from Mercier University

State licensure

Evolution Health Academy is licensed by the Commission for Independent Education, License #5870. Further information regarding the institution may be obtained by contacting:

Florida Department of Education

Commission for Independent Education

325 W. Gaines Street, Suite 1414

Tallahassee, Fl. 32399

Telephone No: 850-245-3200/Toll Free 888-224-6684

Admission requirements

Evolution Health Academy offers 4 programs:

  • Nursing Assistant
  • Home Health Aide
  • Licensed Practical Nurse
  • Associate degree in Science of Nursing

School Technological Requirements:

Student needs to have the following technological requirements prior to addend EHA Programs:

  •  • Access to a PC/Laptop with Windows 2000, XP, Vista, or later version 
  •  • Office 2000 Premium or later version
  •  • 233 MHz Premium Processor (minimum) to 733 MHz • Any Internet Service Provider (ISP), such as Google Chrome, FireFox, etc.
  •  Access to a printer   
  •  Email software such as Outlook, Outlook Express, or Gmail

In addition to having these hardware/software elements, you should be knowledgeable about your word processing software. You should also be able to connect to the Internet without assistance. You should know how to surf the Web and how to do simple Web searches. You should know how to send and receive email messages as well as how to send and retrieve attachments to email messages.

Nursing assistant and home health aide programs

Nursing Assistant and Home Health Aide programs are open to all persons who meet the following requirements.

  1. Applicants must present evidence of a high school diploma or GED.
  2. Applicants who do not have a high school diploma, high school certification or GED and are 18 years of age or older must demonstrate the ability to learn from the program of instruction. Applicants must pass the TABE Basic Skills Exit Requirements:  Reading 70%, Math 70%, and Language 70%.
  3. Provide evidence of good physical and mental health (through evidence of a physical performed by a licensed healthcare provider).
  4. Provide evidence of meeting immunization requirements by providing a negative urine drug screening, evidence that the applicant is free of active tuberculosis, and has immunizations for measles, mumps, rubella and varicella.
  5. Provide evidence of Florida Department of Law Enforcement Level 2 Background Check and Drug Screen.
  6. Provide proof of current certification by the American Heart Association or American Red Cross Affiliated Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) card with Basic Life Support (BLS) for Health Care Providers.

Practical Nursing Program

Practical Nursing Program is open to all persons who meet the following requirements.

  1. Applicants must present evidence of a high school diploma or GED.
  2. Applicants who do not have a high school diploma, high school certification or GED and are 18 years of age or older must demonstrate the ability to learn from the program of instruction. Applicants must pass the TABE Basic Skills Exit Requirements:  Reading 70%, Math 70%, and Language 70%.
  3. Provide evidence of good physical and mental health (through evidence of a physical performed by a licensed healthcare provider).
  4. Provide evidence of meeting immunization requirements by providing a negative urine drug screening, evidence that you are free of active tuberculosis, and have immunizations for measles, mumps, rubella and varicella.
  5. Provide evidence of Florida Department of Law Enforcement Level 2 Background Check and Drug Screen.
  6. Provide proof of current certification by the American Heart Association or American Red Cross Affiliated Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) card with Basic Life Support (BLS) for Health Care Providers.
  7. Written essay on selected topic – score of 7/10 or better. *(limited to 3 tries in one year)
  8. Interview with the Program Director.

The applicaion PROCESS FOR LPN

The application for admissions process is as follows:

  1. Complete an admissions application.
  2. Complete a personal interview with a school representative.
  3. Tour the school facilities.
  4. When necessary, take the TABE and/or the TEAS test.
  5. Receive and read all required pre-enrollment disclosures.
  • School Catalog with the Program Outline
    • Drug Free School Disclosure
    • Read the Enrollment Agreement
    • Make financial arrangement to cover tuition and fees

Upon completion of the application process, the school will consider the prospective student’s application in totality. Once accepted, the applicant will be responsible for arrangements for tuition payments, signing the Enrollment Agreement, and paying for the criminal background check and registration fees. Once the Enrollment Agreement has been signed, the student will be required to attend a comprehensive orientation held prior to the first day of class. Prospective students who were denied admission, and would like to view their file, may submit a written request. Access to view the file will be granted within 24 to 48 hours of the request.

Tests of Adult Basic Education (TABE)

TABE is a computerized reading, mathematics, and language basic skills exam, which takes approximately two hours to complete.  The TABE is offered by appointment. The initial cost of the TABE assessment is covered in the application fee.

Transfer of credit

The school will accept transfer of credits on an individual basis. All decisions regarding such advanced standing are made on a case by case basis by the Program Director.

Re-enrollment

Students who voluntarily withdraw from a program may re-enroll for the next available program. To re-enroll a student must follow the required admissions procedures. A re-enrollment fee of $50 will be applied.

Licensure for nursing assistant

In the state of Florida, the prospective nursing assistant must take and pass both the written and clinical exam administered by Florida’s Board of Nursing in addition to passing an FBI level 2 background screening through the FDLE.  Information on applying for the Florida Nurse Aide Exam can be obtained by contacting Prometric at (888) 277-3500 or on their website at www.prometric.com/nurseaide/fl.

Licensure for home health aide

There is no state licensing or certification of home health aides in Florida.  The State of Florida does not have a state-administered test of home health aides.  There is no state law that requires the licensing or certification of home health aides in Florida. To work for a Medicare or Medicaid home health agency, a home health aide must complete at least 75 hours of training and/or successfully complete a competency evaluation given by the home health agency.

To work in a licensed-only agency the home health aide must complete at least 40 hours of training or successfully complete a competency test given by the home health agency.  Some home health agencies require additional training above these minimum hours. Some home health agencies may hire certified nursing assistants to work as home health aides. Individuals who have graduated from an accredited school of nursing and are waiting to take their state exam for licensure in Florida can work as a home health aide. Registered nurses and licensed practical nurses who can show proof they are licensed in another state or in Florida can work as a home health aide.

Please note:  these are the minimum requirements.  A home health agency may have its own additional requirements beyond the minimum for home health aides. 

Licensure for practical nurse by examination

The requirements for licensure by examination include:

  • Graduation from a Florida approved or accredited nursing education program.
  • Graduation from an Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) or Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) accredited nursing program that has been issued an NCLEX code by NCSBN.
  • Graduation from a nursing education program that is approved or recognized by the jurisdiction in which it is based and that has been issued an NCLEX code by the   National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN).
  • Graduation from a military nursing education program that has been issued an NCLEX code by NCSBN.
  • Graduation from a generic Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) or higher program that has been issued an NCLEX code by NCSBN.
  • Graduation from a non-NCSBN jurisdiction, i.e. Puerto Rico, or international nursing education program that the board determines to be equivalent to an approved program (NON-NCSBN/International Grads)

Re-enrollment

Students who voluntarily withdraw from a program may re-enroll for the next available program. To re-enroll a student must follow the required admissions procedures. A re-enrollment fee of $50 will be applied.

Admission requirements for - ASN

Associate degree in Nursing Program is open to all persons who meet the following requirements.

  1. Applicants must present evidence of a high school diploma or GED.
  2. Applicants must pass the TEAS Entrance Exam
  3. Provide evidence of good physical and mental health (through evidence of a physical performed by a licensed healthcare provider).
  4. Provide evidence of meeting immunization requirements including immunizations for measles, mumps, rubella and varicella; evidence that you are free of active tuberculosis
  5. Provide evidence of Florida Department of Law Enforcement Level 2 Background Check and Drug Screen
  6. Provide proof of current certification by the American Heart Association or American Red Cross Affiliated of Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) with Basic Life Support (BLS) for Health Care Providers
  7. TEAS (Nursing Entrance) Test – Total adjusted score of 60% or higher. *(limited to 3 tries in one year)
  8. Written essay on selected topic – score of 7/10 or better. *(limited to 3 tries in one year)
  9. Interview with the Program Director.

The Application Process

The application for admission process is as follows:

  1. Complete an admission application.
  2. Complete a personal interview with a school representative.
  3. Tour the school facilities /orientation.
  4. When necessary, take the TEAS test.
  5. Receive and read all required pre-enrollment disclosures.
  • School Catalog with the Program Outline
    • Drug Free School Disclosure
    • Read and sign the Enrollment Agreement
    • Make financial arrangement to cover tuition and fees

Upon completion of the application process, the school will consider the prospective student’s application in totality. Once accepted, the applicant will be responsible for arrangements for tuition payments, signing the Enrollment Agreement, and paying for the criminal background check and registration fees. Once the enrollment Agreement has been signed, the student will be required to attend a comprehensive orientation held prior to the first day of class.

Prospective students who were denied admission, and would like to review their file, may submit a written request. Access to the file will be granted within 24 to 48 hours of the request.

Transfer of Credit(s)

The school will accept transfer of credit on an individual basis. Maximum nursing courses that could be transferred is 40%.  General education and science courses could be transferred 100% if approved by School Director.

EHA makes no representation or guarantee regarding the transfer of credits to other institutions. Acceptance of transfer credit is always at the discretion of the receiving institution. Students planning to attend other institutions are encouraged to check that school’s policy regarding the transfer of credits.

In turn, Evolution Health Academy (EHA) reserves the right of discretion where other institution’s credits are concerned. Students seeking to transfer credits into EHA must submit an official transcript from the institution where the credits originated. Original transcripts must be sent directly from that institution to the Director of Education (DOE) and come in a sealed envelope. The student may be given an estimate of potential transfer credits based on an unofficial transcript; however, the student will have 45 days from date of the estimate in which to procure official transcripts. If EHA does not receive official transcripts from all eligible colleges within 45 days, any estimated transfer will become invalid.

The institution from which the student is requesting the transfer must be licensed by an agency recognized by the United States Department of Education or the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. The DOE will evaluate the official transcripts to determine which credits, if any, will be accepted. Any credits accepted will be reflected on the student’s EHA transcript.

Credits will be considered for transfer using the following criteria:

  • Official transcripts are to be mailed directly to EHA’s Education Department by the originating college.
  • Courses are deemed comparable in content and credits/hours by EHA.
  • A grade of 2.0 or better was earned for General Education and 3.0 or better for Nursing Core courses.
  • Transcripts reflecting an actualized degree (AS, BS, MS, MD, etc.) regardless of age.
  • General Education science and Nursing core credits earned within the last ten years.
  • Non-science General Education courses regardless of age.
  • Credit transfer cannot exceed 60% of the program’s requirement.

Licensure for Registered Nurse by Examination

The requirements for licensure by examination include:

  • Graduation from a Florida approved or accredited nursing education program.
  • Graduation from an Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) or Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) accredited nursing program that has been issued an NCLEX code by NCSBN.
  • Graduation from a nursing education program that is approved or recognized by the jurisdiction in which it is based and that has been issued an NCLEX code by the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN).
  • Graduation from a military nursing education program that has been issued an NCLEX code by NCSBN.
  • Graduation from a generic Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) or higher program that has been issued an NCLEX code by NCSBN.
  • Graduation from a non-NCSBN jurisdiction, i.e. Puerto Rico, or international nursing education program that the board determines to be equivalent to an approved program (NON-NCSBN/International Grads)

Re-enrollment

Students who voluntarily withdraw from a program may re-enroll for the next available program. To re-enroll a student must follow the required admissions procedures. A re-enrollment fee is required. Maximum of three re-enrollments permitted into the ASN Program.

ACADEMIC POLICIES

GRADING SYSTEM

Grades are based on class work, written examinations, and evaluation of skills and clinical. If you have difficulty maintaining progress, you will receive individual counseling. The grading scale is as follows:

Grades Percentage
A             = 90 - 100%
B             = 80 - 89%
C             = 70 - 79%
D             = 60 - 69%
F              = 0 - 59%

DRESS CODE

1. During lecture, pre-assignment, and laboratory classes, the student will wear EHA scrubs. If the student is not properly attired, he/she will be sent home. The student will be counted as absent for the day as a result of inappropriate uniform.

2. Students enrolled in the program must have the appropriate uniform during clinical hours

 which includes:

a. White Uniform Top with logo of EHA.

b. Business professional dress with EHA Lab Coat.

c. Skin tone conservative underwear, neutral in color with no discernible patterns.

d. Plain white undershirt (no pictures, prints, lettering, patterns on the front or back)

e. All white, clean leather medical professional shoes or white sneakers (no clogs, heels, shower

 shoes, or color sneakers etc.)

f. Plain, non-patterned white hose with skirts or white socks with slacks.

g. Student picture identification badge.

h. Student Name Tag.

3.  During clinical rotations the student must dress in the manner described above. If the student is not properly attired, he/she will be sent home. The student will be counted as absent for the day as a result of inappropriate uniform, and a grade of “U” assigned for the day.

4. Hair must not touch the collar of the uniform, and styling must be professional and appropriate. Hair should be styled neatly and in such a manner that it does not move about freely, thereby becoming a possible source of contamination. Wigs must comply with the above. No fancy combs or barrettes are permitted. No unusual, unnatural hair colors.

5. Students will be permitted to wear plain band rings only; rings with stones will not be permitted. One set of simple post earrings will be permitted (one post in each lower ear lobe); no hoop or dangling earrings will be permitted.  Bracelets and or necklaces will not be permitted. Hats and/or sunglasses are not permitted.

6. Visible Piercings (body, tongue, lip, eye, nose, etc.) must be removed or covered if unable to remove when in the clinical setting according to the agency policy.

7. Tattoos must be covered while on campus or in the clinical setting.

8. Fingernails will not extend beyond the fingertips. Clear un-chipped nail polish may be worn. No artificial or acrylic nails/tips are allowed.

9. A WHITE long sleeve T-shirt with no pictures, prints, lettering, or patterns on the front or back) may be worn under the uniform top for warmth.

10. Students in the clinical agencies for pre-assignment may wear EHA white Nursing Lab Coat over EHA Uniform along with the student’s name pin and EHA identification badge.

11. The wearing of a EHA identification badge is required. A specific agency may also require students to wear agency identification.

12. Students shall practice appropriate personal hygiene and grooming. Students failing to practice appropriate personal hygiene and grooming will be dismissed from class/lab or clinical until behavior is corrected. The student will be considered absent for the day(s) as a result of inappropriate personal hygiene and a clinical grade of “U” assigned for the day(s).

13. Strong fragrant colognes and perfumes must not be worn.

14. Makeup should be natural looking. No excessive make-up should be worn.

15. Facial hair must be clean and neatly trimmed.

16. Chewing gum is strictly prohibited in the lab/clinical setting.

REQUIRED CLINICAL EQUIPMENT

  • Stethoscope (with diaphragm and bell capabilities)
  • Penlight
  • Watch with sweep second hand
  • Bandage scissors
  • Black pen
  • Protective eyewear

ADVISEMENT, COUNSELING, AND TUTORIALS

1. The student must meet with their faculty advisor at least once a term to ensure appropriate registration and progression through the curriculum. Failure to meet with the assigned faculty advisor may result in the student’s inability to advance to the next term of coursework.

2. The full-time faculty members have posted office hours for counseling and to provide academic assistance to students. Please call ahead and determine the faculty member’s availability and schedule an appointment.

3. EHA provide a Computer Specialists to assist students in study skills and connecting students with available student support services.

4. Tutorial assistance is provided for students enrolled and is available through the Student Services Center

5. Faculty may require that you attend counseling and/or a tutorial session.

6. Students are permitted and encouraged to utilize the Nursing Laboratory area to facilitate the practice and mastery of required competencies. During these practice sessions, the student must obtain authorization from laboratory manager and sign in to be eligible to use the Nursing Laboratory area. During these practice sessions, the student must bring their Nurse Pack for the practicing and mastery of competencies. Hours for open lab will be posted.

CHAIN OF COMMAND

1. Any student having course problems must first approach the appropriate instructor. If the student feels the problem was not resolved appropriately, the student should then make an appointment to see the Department Chairperson. If still not resolved, the student should then make an appointment to meet with the Chief Executing Officer.

2. Any student failing to follow this “chain of command” as stated will be sent back to the initial instructor until the procedure has been followed.

CONDUCT

1. Acceptable quality of work and mature behavior are expected from you.

2. Students are required to follow the Handbook of EHA, as outlined in the EHA Students’ Rights and Responsibilities from the Student Catalog Book.

3. The School of Nursing takes a VERY strong stand against academic misconduct. Academic misconduct such as giving and/or receiving unauthorized aid during a test or other assignment, not reporting another student who is observed cheating in any way or knowingly plagiarizing any material will result in disciplinary action including potential program dismissal.

4. Students are expected to deal in a positive manner with all individuals while on campus and/or in the clinical facility.

5. Student will be seated prior to the start of class.

6. If you wish to make a statement or ask a question, raise your hand and wait until recognized by the Course Instructor.

7. The Course Instructor will determine the length of each break. You are expected to return promptly to the classroom by the end of each break.

8. Cellular phones, and/or personal communication devices MUST be on “vibrate” to prevent class disruptions. During class times, (lecture, laboratory, clinical) the use of electronic communication devices for the purpose of “text messaging” communication is not permitted. In the event a student is caught using these devices, the student will be asked to leave the class for the duration of the day.

9. Cellular phones and/or personal communication devices are NOT permitted during any testing.

10. Cellular phones and/or personal communication devices are NOT permitted during clinical rotation hours.

11. The use of laptop computers for the purposed of program-related activities is permitted during lecture presentations and laboratory activities/ exercises.

12. If the student needs to use the restroom during class, the student may quietly excuse self.

13. The following conditions constitute grounds for disciplinary action up to and including dismissal from the program:

a) Academic dishonesty

b) Failure to satisfy health examination requirements or criminal background check

c) Failure to satisfy minimum course objectives and program competencies with the

 minimum percentage score as outlined in the Nursing Handbook or course syllabi.

d) Failure to comply with the procedures outlined in the Nursing Handbook

e) Failure to practice safe patient care.

14. The student must notify the School Administration if you change your address or phone number.

15. Any injury or exposure that occurs during a scheduled lecture, laboratory and/or clinical class must be reported to the instructor IMMEDIATELY!

16. Students may only park in designated student parking areas.

17. You may not carry a gun, knife or other weapon while in lecture, lab, or clinic. Violation of this rule will result in immediate dismissal from the program. Students in possession of a firearm on campus or at School sponsored activity will be automatically suspended for a period of up to one year.

DISCIPLINARY PROCESS

The School of Nursing uses a progressive disciplinary process. However, depending on the degree of an alleged violation, the steps of the progression may be accelerated. The following procedure will be utilized within the School of Nursing program regarding alleged violations of the Student Catalog Handbook that require corrective action:

First occurrence – verbal counseling

Second occurrence – written counseling

Third occurrence – Suspension or Termination

2. The student will not be afforded the opportunity of a verbal and/or written counseling in the event of an alleged violation of the School’s “Code of Conduct”.

3. Continued enrollment in program courses will be in accordance with the School’s Disciplinary Procedure

4. As stated in the EHA School Catalog, due to the unique responsibilities involved in the nursing and allied health professions, each program reserves the right to require that any student who does not meet all of the published technical/performance standards for a program may be requested to withdraw from the program and guided into another curriculum of study.

REQUIRED PROGRAM DOCUMENTATION

1. Students are expected to attend the nursing program orientation prior to be accepted into any nursing program.

2. Students are expected to participate in the intake academic survey of (Critical Thinking and Self-Assessment Inventory) prior to being accepted into the program.

3. You are required to submit a completed EHA Health Form and confirmation of background check prior to entering any option in the School of Nursing. This information must remain current for the duration of enrollment in the program.

4. All students admitted to EHA are required to complete the Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA) background clearance. Any student that is not in compliance with this requirement will be withdrawn from the clinical rotation.

5. Students must provide documentation of a current Basic Life Support (BLS) CPR card where instruction was provided under the sponsorship of the American Heart Association. This card must remain current for the duration of your enrollment in the program.

6. The student must sign a Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) release form which is kept in the student file.

EXPOSURE PROCEDURE

1. In the event of an exposure during clinical rotations, the student will seek immediate care according to the assigned clinical facility’s Handbook.

2. After care is provided, the student must notify the Department Chairperson. The student must also complete an incident report on campus as soon as possible after the exposure occurs and meet with the Chairperson to complete all required documentation.

3. Students enrolled in the program are automatically enrolled in a maximum coverage of $15,000 for treatment of exposures in the clinical and laboratory setting accident /injury policy. The premiums are automatically collected as part of Course Fees. Any additional financial obligations and/or follow-up care, which may arise as a result of the exposure, are the responsibility of the student.

CLINICAL PRE-ASSIGNMENT/ROTATIONS

EHA makes every effort to respect student choices for clinical rotations. However, our clinical site placements are completely dependent upon hospitals making sites available to us. When hospitals change or deny our placements, we must be flexible and make alternative assignments. All students must be prepared for clinical rotations that can be re-scheduled to any day of the week (Sunday-Saturday), and any time of the day or evening. Students are not guaranteed a particular site, day of the week, time frame or faculty member until the first day of the clinical rotation. EHA  will notify students as soon as we know that clinical courses must be rescheduled to another day, time, place or instructor.

Furthermore, our clinical sites may change requirements such as more frequent PPDs, additional drug screens, or additional background checks with little notice. Because of the continuously changing requirements, EHA reserves the right to change, alter or modify the requirements for students entering any particular clinical site at any time during their enrollment in the nursing program. If a student is out of compliance with the clinical site to which they are assigned, he or she may have to sit out the semester, if an alternate site is not available. Students will be notified in writing via EHA email of any changes in clinical requirements at the earliest possible time.

1. Nursing students will collect data from patients who have been pre-assigned by the faculty. If prior collection of patient data is not permitted by the facility, other arrangements will be made to facilitate clinical preparation.

a. When collecting clinical data in the healthcare agency, students will wear appropriate attire

 along with the official EHA student ID, nametag and a lab coat or uniform top (no shorts, jeans, tank tops, miniskirts, etc.).

b. Upon arrival, students will identify themselves to the nurse in charge and explain their reason

 for reviewing the chart.

c. Students must limit their data collection to those patients to whom they have been assigned.

d. Students cannot care for patients or talk to patients on patient pre-assignment days.

e. Patient care can only be given on clinical class days when the faculty is available.

f. Students will adhere to the confidentiality laws that protect patients’ identities Health

 Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).

2. It is the student’s responsibility to provide their own transportation to campus and clinical rotations.

3. Instructors make clinical assignments on an individual student basis. Students are not authorized to exchange clinical assignments among themselves.

4. Registration for nursing courses (theory, lab and clinical) is the responsibility of each individual student. Students must attend the courses they registered for. ABSOLUTELY NO CHANGES IN THE THEORY/LAB/CLINICAL SCHEDULE WILL BE ALLOWED WITHOUT CHAIRPERSON AUTHORIZATION. If a student changes a schedule without authorization, the student will be immediately reassigned to the original course schedule.

5. Students enrolled in any clinical portion of the Nursing program are required to meet all the mandatory orientation

requirements of the facility before being allowed to participate in a clinical rotation. Failure to complete all orientation requirements will result in the student’s inability to attend clinical rotation and may jeopardize the student’s ability to complete the course and/or program.

6. If a student is dismissed from a clinical facility as a result of inappropriate action and/or behaviors, the student may be administratively withdrawn from the course.

7. EHA, in cooperation with the clinical facilities, will provide an opportunity for the program participant to observe and provide patient care in a variety of clinical settings. Students may only be at a clinical site at scheduled times. Students should not seek medical advice from staff and/or physicians while in the clinical setting.

CHEMICALLY IMPAIRED NURSING STUDENT

1. EHA endorses the federal government’s effort in implementing the Drug-Free Schools and Community Amendments of 1989 (Public Law 101-226). See EHA Student’s Rights & Responsibilities.

2. Students are subject to disciplinary action in accordance with the EHA’s Student’s Rights and Responsibilities from Student Catalog Book.

3. Students are prohibited from reporting to lecture, laboratory and/or clinical classes under the influence of alcohol or any substance that impairs physical or mental abilities.

4. The faculty is responsible for identifying students who display behaviors deemed inappropriate to the clinical setting and report this to the respective Chairperson or Dean of the School of Nursing.

5. The student will be responsible for any costs associated with testing for alcohol or controlled substances.

6. When the faculty has reason to suspect that a student is under the influence of alcohol or any controlled substance, the faculty will report the incident to the department chairperson or designee. The chairperson or designee will meet with the student and the faculty member. The faculty member will document the incident in writing.

a. Upon verification of the behavior, the chairperson will:

 • Inform the student that blood and/or urine testing is being requested and that refusal may result in termination from the program.

 • Contact security to escort a student who becomes loud or abusive to the Health Office or Emergency Room.

 • Refer the student to Intervention Project for Nursing (IPN) for counseling if blood or urine test is positive.

7. A student who has been dismissed for chemical impairment may petition for reinstatement by presenting evidence of successfully completing an intervention program to the Dean of the School of Nursing.

STUDENT AFFECTIVE BEHAVIORS

Students are expected to interact with classmates or clinical personnel in a positive professional manner.

STUDENT INTERACTIONS

A. STUDENT/PATIENT INTERACTIONS

1. It is expected that Students will consistently display a professional and positive attitude in all clinical rotations.

a. Students will always identify yourself and explain your role to the patient.

b. Students will display courteous behavior towards the patient.

c. Students will display respect for the patient regardless of ethnicity, socioeconomic background, religion, sex,

 diagnosis or sexual orientation.

d. Students will follow the above objectives regardless of the patient’s condition.

2. It is expected that you will maintain confidentially of all patient records and information.

a. Students will record all information accurately in the patient’s chart and correct any errors properly.

b. Students will discuss patient information only with other medical personnel involved in the care of the patient when

 out of the audible range of the patient and the patient’s family and in non-public areas.

c. Students will preserve patient anonymity when removing information from the chart for program-related projects. Copying of the patient’s record is strictly forbidden and considered a violation of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).

d. Students will discuss with the patient only information already known to the patient.

3. It is expected that Students will display respect for the patient’s right to privacy. (All students will be familiar with the American Hospital Association’s Patient’s Bill of Rights.)

a. Students will arrange clothing and bedding to maintain patient modesty (when practical).

b. Students will knock on the patient’s door before entering the room.

c. Students will address the patient using their Surname (Last name) with the appropriate title (Mr., Mrs., Ms.).

d. Students will perform a physical examination of the patient only when indicated, and with the assistance of a

 medical professional of the same sex as the patient, when indicated.

4. It is expected that students will demonstrate concern for the protection of the patient from injury during all procedures.

a. Students will perform only those procedures approved by the instructor.

b. Students will adhere to accepted guidelines when performing any procedure.

c. Students will assess the patient’s condition and response to therapy.

d. Students will ensure the safety and comfort of the patient during and after procedures.

B. STUDENT/STUDENT INTERACTION

1. It is expected that students will consistently display a professional and positive attitude in interactions with fellow students.

a. Students will complete all assignments alone, without the aid of another student.

b. Students will perform cooperatively when working in assigned areas with other students.

c. Students will display respect for fellow students regardless of ethnicity, socioeconomic background, religion, sex or sexual orientation.

C. STUDENT/INSTRUCTOR INTERACTION

1. It is expected that students will consistently display a professional and positive attitude when interacting with instructors.

a. Students will work to the best of your ability to complete all assignments.

b. Students will use established procedures in mediating any differences between yourself and the instructor.

c. Students will demonstrate respect for the instructor at all times regardless of ethnicity, socioeconomic

 background, religion, sex or sexual orientation.

d. Students will demonstrate appropriate behavior at all times and adapt to instructional input.

D. STUDENT/CLINICAL PERSONNEL INTERACTIONS

1. It is expected that students will consistently display a professional and positive attitude when interacting with the clinical personnel.

a. Students will identify themselves by wearing the proper uniform and EHA picture ID.

b. Students will display respect for all clinical personnel regardless of ethnicity, socioeconomic background, religion, sex or sexual orientation.

c. Students will read and practice all rules, regulations, and procedures that are established for the department to which they are assigned.

2. It is expected that students will first discuss, with the EHA instructor, any established clinical procedure or any technique observed in the facility, with which you do not agree.

a. Students will not discuss or debate any clinical procedure in the presence of a patient and/or family member.

3. Students will demonstrate respect for the clinical rotation site by careful and responsible use of the facility and related equipment.

CODE OF ACADEMIC AND CLINICAL CONDUCT

As students are involved in the clinical and academic environments, we believe that ethical principles are a necessary guide to professional development. Therefore, within these environments we:

• Advocate for the rights of all clients.

• Maintain client confidentiality. (HIPAA)

• Take appropriate action to ensure the safety of clients, self and others.

• Provide care for the client in a timely, compassionate and professional manner.

• Communicate client care in a truthful, timely and accurate manner.

• Actively promote the highest level of moral and ethical principles and accept responsibility for our actions.

• Promote excellence in nursing by encouraging lifelong learning and professional development.

• Treat others with respect and promote an environment that respects human rights, values and choice of cultural and spiritual beliefs.

• Collaborate with the academic faculty and clinical staff to ensure the highest quality of client care.

• Refrain from performing any technique or procedure for which the student has not been approved.

• Refrain from any deliberate action or omission of care in the academic or clinical setting that creates unnecessary

 risk of injury to the client, self or others.

• Abstain from the use of substances in the academic and clinical setting that impair judgment.

• Strive to achieve and maintain an optimal level of personal health.

• Uphold school policies and regulations related to academic and clinical performance, reserving the right to challenge and

 critique rules and regulations as per school grievance policy.

 PROFESSIONAL BEHAVIORS

The actions expected of all nurses and nursing students, reflect the values, rules, and practices of nursing. These must be demonstrated throughout each course and throughout the program. Deviations will result in a failing clinical grade, and/or withdrawal from the program.

1. All students are expected to:

• Follow EHA policies and guidelines, Program, and the affiliating agency.

• Treat others with respect.

• Provide patient care only when the instructor is on the premises.

• Maintain personal appearance according to program policies.

• Maintain confidentiality.

• Report promptly to the clinical area and clinical conferences.

• Notify the instructor and unit personnel prior to being late or absence.

• Attend all clinical sessions.

• Report to instructor and assigned staff member when coming on and leaving the clinical area.

• Prepare for clinical experiences by collecting patient data and researching and developing a preliminary plan of care.

• Cooperate with others on the health care team.

• Report all pertinent information, including abnormal findings, to the clinical instructor and staff member or designated person.

• Participate in pre- and post- conference and share learning experiences with others.

• Accept responsibility for assignment (e.g. complete assignment, complete own work, perform ongoing chart review for changes).

• Seek instructor’s guidance before performing new or invasive procedures, administering a medication,

 or when changes occur in the patient’s status.

• Apply knowledge from previous courses.

• Practice nursing using legal/ethical principles that demonstrate cultural sensitivity.

SCHOOL OF NURSING STUDENT AGREEMENT

Students are expected to comply with all policies, procedures and regulations of EHA.

It shall be your responsibility to receive, become thoroughly familiar with and adhere to any expectations and policies as outlined in the most recent printing of:

a) School Catalog

b) School of Nursing Lecture, Laboratory, and Clinical Schedule

c) School of Nursing Program Objectives and Syllabi

d) EHA Student’s Rights and Responsibilities

e) Student Confidentiality Statement

It is the student’s responsibility to engage in behaviors that will lead to the successful attainment of all course objectives and competencies. This includes adhering to all information outlined in the Student Catalog. It is the responsibility of the School of Nursing and the Nursing program instructors to direct, assist, and encourage the student in the successful attainment of all course objectives and the fulfillment of Program competencies. This includes administering and enforcing all information outlined in the School of Nursing Handbook as well as providing appropriate didactic, laboratory, and clinical instruction; conducting periodic evaluations (testing) of progress; and informing students of that progress.

MEASUREMENT OF ACADEMIC PROGRAMS/Progress

The school measures all its academic programs in terms of credit hours.  EHA awards Semester Credits.

Hours of Instruction Semester Credits

  • 15 Hours of Lecture - 1 Credit
  • 30 Hours of Laboratory - 1 Credit
  • 45 Hours of Externship/Clinical - 1 Credit

A “class hour” (or contact hour) is defined as 50 minutes of supervised or direct instruction and 10 minutes of break. The Florida Board of Nursing recommends that a student plan to dedicate at least two-to-four hours of independent reading and/or study for every hour of class s/he attends. Estimated hours spent on out of class activities will be defined in more detail by the course syllabus and are not applicable to the total credit hours of the program.

The CGPA is a weighted average calculated by multiplying the credit hours for each course by the grade point equivalent received for that course, summing the results, and dividing that sum by the total credit hours attempted. Students must achieve a CGPA of 2.0 or above to be eligible for graduation from their program of study. Letter grades, numeric grades, grade point equivalents, and sample CGPA calculations follow.

Course Number Credit Hours Attempted Letter Grade/ Point Value Earned                Total Point Earned Total Points Earned
NUR 101 7 4.0 (A)                                                28 12.0
NUR 102 2 2.0 (C)                                                  4 8.0
NUR 103 1 4.0 (A)                                                 4 12.0
NUR 104 2 3.0 (B)                                                  6 15.0
TOTALS: 12                                                              42 47

 

42 points earned / 12 credits = 3.5 (cgpa)

Satisfactory Academic Progress

To remain in good standing, the student must maintain at least a cumulative grade point average of 70% or a C. Written numeric grade reports for each subject will be provided to students by the second school day after the completion of the course or module.  A student achieving a cumulative grade point average below 70% at the time of evaluation will be advised of their unsatisfactory academic progress and placed on academic probation.

The institution must monitor student’s academic progress in their program of study. Students who are not meeting the minimum satisfactory academic progress (SAP) standards will be subject to sanctions. Evaluation periods for measurement of Satisfactory Academic Progress are

Standards

  1. Quantitative Progress - Credit Completion: The total number of credit hours the student has earned divided by the credit hours the student has attempted.
  2. Qualitative Progress - Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA): The minimum standard is determined by program and number of attempted credits. The minimum CGPA required to graduate is 2.0 for all programs.

Sanctions

If a student does not meet the minimum SAP standards, the student will be placed on a warning status for the following term.

  • If at the end of the warning term, the student meets the minimum SAP standards, the student will be returned to active status. A student may not have two consecutive warning terms.
  • If the minimum SAP standards are not achieved by the end of the warning term. The student may continue taking classes for one additional term but will be placed in a status of probation.
  • If the student does not meet the minimum SAP standards after the additional term (probation). the student will be dismissed from EHA.

The student will be notified in writing of each change in their SAP status.

Upon successful completion of the Home Health Aide course, student will be awarded a certificate. To be awarded a certificate. In the Nursing Assistant Program, a student has to demonstrate passing competencies in the clinical and theory exit exam. A certificate will be awarded to those that complete the 120 hours in the Nursing Assistant course. For the Practical nursing course, all 13 courses need to be completed successfully as well as for ASN program. 

Additionally, student has to pass with a minimum of 70% each area of the LPN Comprehensive exam. Those eight areas are as follow:

  1. Coordinate Care
    1. Safety and Infection Control
    1. Mental Health
    1. Health Promotion
    1. Basic Care and comfort
    1. Pharmacology
    1. Reduction of risk potentials
    1. Adaptation

After meeting academic and financial requirements, a student will be awarded a certificate of completion as a Practical Nurse. Student needs to apply and pass NCLEX in order to fully practice as a License Practical Nurse.

Academic Probation

The probation period shall not exceed one evaluation period. An evaluation period shall be once a week for the Nurse Assistant and Home Health Aide programs and once a month for the Practical Nursing and the ASN program. The student must maintain a minimum academic grade point average of 70% or C or better during the probation period. 

Any student that fails to meet a minimum academic grade point average of 70% or C or better during the probation period shall be dismissed. They may appeal the dismissal by following the student appeals procedure outlined in this catalog. A student whose enrollment was terminated for unsatisfactory progress may reenroll in a subsequent program 6 months after termination.

Remedial Work and Repeated Courses

The school does not offer remedial or make up work. When a subject class is repeated, the higher grade for the repeated subject class will be considered in the determination of the student's grade average for the course of study.

ATTENDANCE POLICY

The school’s attendance policy approximates the expectations found in a work situation. It is essential that each student learns the discipline of regular and prompt attendance as well as the skills involved in the workplace. At the time the student moves from education and training into a career, employers will be very interested in dependability and punctuality. No matter how skilled the person, an employee is valuable only when present on the job.

Though regular and punctual attendance to scheduled classes is expected, the school understands that emergencies and unforeseeable life situations occur that may lead the student to miss class. Students must maintain a minimum of 80% attendance in class and clinical. If a student misses a class or clinical, the hours recorded for the absence will be the number of hours listed on the schedule. If a student is not on an approved leave of absence, and is absent more than five (5) consecutive school days, the student will be dismissed.

After an extended illness of more than three (3) days, a student is required to present written clearance from a physician to return to school. If for any reason a student is not able to attend a scheduled class or clinical, the student must call the school at least two (2) hours prior to the scheduled class or clinical. A record of attendance is kept for each student as a part of the student's permanent records.  Student records are available to students upon request.

ABSENCE

Excused absences may be granted for any of the following reasons:

Tardiness

Students must come to class on time. Late arrivals may be excused at the discretion of the instructor. Tardiness is defined as arriving more than 5 minutes after the start of a regularly scheduled class. Once a student has three (3) unexcused late arrivals, the student must be formally counseled. A counseling session will determine what actions should be taken by the student to reduce tardiness. Three (3) or more unexcused late arrivals will be marked as an absent.

Leave of Absence

A leave of absence shall not exceed 60 days.  A student requesting a Leave of Absence must do so in writing. The letter must state both the reason for the Leave of Absence and the time required. The decision shall be at the sole discretion of the Program Director.

A student, who does not return at the end of their Leave of Absence, will be considered to have withdrawn from the program. Tuition charges for the time of attendance will be calculated according to the regular refund policy as published on the student's enrollment contract. If a student is on leave for medical purposes, the student must present a statement from his or her physician permitting return to school. The school will permit a student to take one (1) Leave of Absence (LOA) during any program.

Attendance Probation

Students must maintain a minimum of 80% attendance in class and clinical. If a student overall attendance drops below 80%, the student is advised by the School Director and will be placed on probation for one evaluation period. At the end of one evaluation period the student will be re-evaluated. If the following conditions are met, the probationary status will be lifted.

●          Students are required to have an overall attendance rate of 80%.

●          Students must achieve a grade of “C” or higher.

●          Students must have a satisfactory progress report from the instructor.

Failure to achieve satisfactory progress after the probationary period will result in dismissal from the school unless a special condition is made and documented by the School Director.

Dismissal

A dismissed student has a right to appeal through the grievance procedure. Evolution Health Academy reserves the right to dismiss any student from the program for any of the following reasons:

  • Failure to make satisfactory progress
  • Missing more than 20 percent of instruction time
  • Not maintaining the minimum grade point average
  • Not meeting financial responsibilities to the school
  • Violation of probationary status
  • Non-compliance of the rules and regulations of the school
  • Engagement in any illegal or criminal act such as: possession of firearms and/or other weapons, theft, vandalism of school property, possession or use of drugs on school premises or any other violation of state laws.
  • Any conduct that brings discredit or embarrassment to the school

The School Director will notify the student in writing should it become necessary to dismiss the student.  The dismissal letter will contain the date and the reason for dismissal. Prepaid tuition will be refunded according to the school’s refund policy.

Student Complaint/Grievance Policy

All grade disputes must be made within two weeks of the grade posting date. The student disputing the grade shall initially discuss the issue with the instructor. If the dispute is not resolved through dialogue between the instructor and the student, the student may contact the School Director for assistance.

A student who has a complaint that is not grade-related shall submit the grievance, in writing, to the Administration.  The School Director shall review the case and determine the appropriate decision to be taken.  This decision shall be made within seven days, upon receipt by the Administration of the student’s written complaint.

When such differences arise, usually a miscommunication or misunderstanding is a major contributing factor.  For this reason, we urge both students and staff to communicate any problems that arise directly to the individual(s) involved.  If the problem cannot be resolved in this manner, the School Director should be contacted.  Normally, the informal procedure of “discussing” the difference(s) will resolve the problem.   In addition to complaints previously stated and appeals of an academic nature a student has a right to complain to the institution.  If a student wishes to file a written complaint, they may do so.  All written complaints will be resolved within 10 days and will be sent to the student in writing. 

If the complaint cannot be resolved after exhausting the institution’s grievance procedure, the student may file a complaint with the Commission for Independent Education, Florida Department of Education at 325 West Gaines Street, Suite 1414, Tallahassee, FL 32399-0400, toll-free telephone number (888) 224-6684.

The institution forbids any type of sexual harassment by its employees or students towards other employees, job applicants, students or prospective students. Any student who feels they have been discriminated against must file a complaint with the School Director or Program Director.

STUDENT SERVICES

Faculty and staff at the school work along with the individual student to aid in making the duration of the program comfortable. All resources that are available to us are utilized to the fullest to assist the student in attaining his/her career goal. Student Services offers personal assistance and financial advising.

ORIENTATION

A new student is oriented to the school's facilities, policies and procedures prior to the start of the program. A new student will receive a written course outline and list of competencies required for successful completion of each course, no later than first class meeting.

Drug-Free Policy

For the protection and welfare of all students and staff, the school has established the following drug-free policy. All students are hereby notified:

Financial Advising

Payment plans may be customized as needed to help students meet their financial obligations to the school. This must be arranged with the Registrar upon registration. Plans of payment will be designed so that the last payment is due on or before the issuing of diplomas. A non-refundable registration fee of $75.00 is required to be paid at the time of registration.

At time, loans services may be available for those who qualify. Students are responsible for understanding the terms and conditions of their loan. They must manage their loan directly with the lender. EHA or its members will not be liable for any loan default or any fraud with respect to this financial transaction. EHA will facilitate this process by collecting the necessary documents and application forms from the student to the lender through the student services’ Office.

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Placement Assistance Services

The School Director serves as a liaison between the graduates and the business/medical community. Information on job search techniques is provided to students and graduates based on the current needs of local businesses and industry. However, no employment information or placement assistance provided by the school should be considered either expressly or implied as a guarantee or promise of employment, a likelihood of employment, an indication of the level of employment or compensation expected, or an indication of the types or job titles of positions for which students or graduates may qualify.

This assistance consists primarily of educating students in developing the ability to successfully perform these tasks as they begin to seek employment. These tasks are taught during and towards the end of each program.

A successful job search is dependent upon the confidence, willingness, and preparedness of the applicant. Students and graduates are encouraged not to place restrictions on their job search endeavors regarding location, starting salary, and specific benefits. Any employment students or graduates may obtain through the school's assistance may, in all probability and likelihood, be an entry-level position.

The school shall not deny admission or discriminate against students enrolled on the basis of race, creed, color, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation or national origin. The school will reasonably accommodate applicants and students with disabilities to the extent required by applicable law.

Academic Counseling

Faculty office hours will be noted in the appropriate course syllabus. Faculty members will be available a minimum of one hour each week to provide student counseling. Staff members will be available in the administration office during business hours.  A student may contact either an instructor or the Program Director if one is in need of academic counseling services during business hours.

Student Conduct

Expected behavioral conduct for training at Evolution Health Academy is the enhancement of professionalism. Prospective employers seek employees of integrity, commitment, advocacy, reverence, and stewardship of individuals who will be a positive addition to their organization. Learning to communicate, listening, coping with stress, problem solving, participates in teamwork, self-discipline, and appropriate dress code are expected standard of conduct required of all students on campus and at clinical sites

Students must behave off school premises in a manner that reflects favorably upon their association with the school. Therefore, all students must obey all federal, state, and local laws. If any student fails to comply with these requirements, to the school's satisfaction, the school may, in its sole discretion, suspend or terminate the student. Students must treat the school's equipment and facilities with proper care and concern. Any student who intentionally or carelessly defaces or damages any school property (as determined by the school) will be subject to disciplinary action, and may be held liable for repair or replacement of such property.

Any student who is terminated for violating this conduct section may petition the School Director, in writing, for reentry into the next available class of the student's program. Final determination related to reentry will be at the sole discretion of the school.

Smoking, Food and Beverage

To protect the health and safety of all persons, no smoking is allowed in the school - designated smoking areas will be addressed during orientation. Food and beverages are only allowed in the designated areas. No food or beverages are allowed in the classrooms, skills laboratories, or library at any time.

Dress Code

All students are required to wear name badges and uniforms from Evolution Health Academy.  The uniform is embroidered with the school logo.  All students are required to wear leather (no mesh) athletic all white tennis, waterproof, and are in new or like-new condition.  Also, clean socks must be worn at all times. Uniforms may be purchased from the school. All students are required to maintain the highest level of hygiene at all times. 

No artificial nails, natural colors, tattoos must be covered with an all-white under shirt, natural hair color (no loud colors), minimum jewelry, small round earrings (two holes max per ear), no visible piercings, no tongue or belly piercings, nails ¼ inch length from nail bed, no chipped or peeling polish.

Student Records

Permanent student educational records are filed and maintained in the administrative office for each individual student. Evolution Health Academy guarantees each student access to that student’s records. Evolution Health Academy requires written consent from the student for release of records in response to third-party request, unless otherwise required by law. The school provides and permits access to student and school records as required for any accreditation process initiated by the school or by the Commission for Independent Education.  Students desiring to view their records may request to see their records in the school office during normal business hours or may schedule a time to review records that is convenient to both the student and the school administration.

As current of former EHA student, FERPA affords you certain rights regarding your education records. They are:

  • Evolution Health Academy to comply with the requirements of FERPA.

Definition of Education Records

Education records are those records directly related to a student maintained by the Evolution Health Academy or by a party acting for the Evolution Health Academy

Release of Education Records

Except as provided in FERPA or other applicable law, the Evolution Health Academy will not disclose personally identifiable information from your education records unless you provide a written release containing:

Faculty and staff are responsible for protecting the identity of students and keeping student grades confidential. Grades or evaluations linked to personal identifiers (names, ID numbers, or social security numbers) may not be publicly disclosed. Grades or evaluations may be posted only by using randomly generated codes or numbers. The return of graded papers or other assignments must also be accomplished in a manner that protects your identity.

Definition of Directory Information

Directory information includes:

Definition of School Official

A "School Official” is defined as "a person employed by the Evolution Health Academy   or entity, including a governmental entity, with whom the Evolution Health Academy has contracted [e.g. National Student Clearinghouse for enrollment and degree verifications, CollegeNET for online course evaluations, Lean Library etc.]; a person serving on the Evolution Health Academy ’s governing board; or a student serving on an official committee or assisting another school official in performing his or her duties."

Directory Information Restriction

You may choose to restrict release of your Directory Information. When the release of Directory Information is restricted, the fact that you are currently a student, or have ever been enrolled at the Evolution Health Academy will not be released.

Once you restrict the release of Directory Information, in order to conduct any business with the Evolution Health Academy you will need to go in person to the office involved, with photo ID, or, via mail or fax, provided a written request for release containing the following:

No information will be provided via telephone. No information will be provided to anyone - parents, relatives, friends, other students, or prospective employers - who may wish to contact you or verify your student status at the Evolution Health Academy, without a written release from you containing the elements listed above.

Restricted Directory Information is made available only where an emergency is involved, at the direction of a court order, or to Evolution Health Academy staff and faculty with a legitimate educational need to know.

Submitting a Directory Restriction Request

A Restriction of Directory Information form is available in the Office of Student Affairs in the Library. Complete the form, including signature and date, and return it in person. Photo identification is required.

Your request to place or remove the restriction is effective no later than two working days after it is received in the Office of the Registrar.

Note: Submission of a Directory Restriction form does not affect directory information already published or released.

Restriction Duration

The restriction of information is permanent until you request, in writing, that it be removed. The restriction will remain in place even after you have stopped attending or have graduated.

Requesting Written or Verbal References or Recommendations from FACULTY OR STAFF

Students who request written or verbal references or recommendations from Evolution Health Academy, faculty or staff members need to do so in writing. Such letters or statements are most effective if they contain specific information about your academic or work performance; this type of information is considered "non-directory" information and cannot be released without the signed written consent of the student, according to the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and the Evolution Health Academy, Student Records Policy.

Your request should contain the following:

Requests that do not contain these four elements are not in compliance with FERPA.

Some graduate programs, scholarships or job applications require the use of their own prepared packets and may include a form which provides a place for your signature authorizing release of non-directory information. If that completed form or a copy of it always accompanies the pages to be completed by UO faculty or staff members, no additional authorization is required.

Facility and Equipment

Evolution Health Academy is located at 18350 NW 2nd Ave Suite 402, Miami, FL 33169. The area of the school is approximately 1633 sq. ft. with a front and side entrance. This space is divided into a reception area with an administrative office, two classrooms and a clinical lab and storage cabinet is in clinical area.

There will be adequate space for the first year of operations. The school is fully air-conditioned to provide a comfortable learning environment. A small library is available. The latest equipment is available on-site to allow a hands-on training approach.

The facility and equipment used fully complies with all federal, state and local ordinances and regulations, including requirements for fire safety, building safety, handicapped access and health.

The training facilities are designed with the total learning and comfort needs of the students as the main focus.

Hours of Operations

Day Classes                                        Monday - Thursday    9:00 am - 4:30 pm

Evening Classes                                  Monday - Thursday    5:00 pm - 9.00 pm

Administrative Offices                       Monday - Friday         8:00 am - 2:00 pm

SCHEDULE OF TUITION PAYMENTS, FEES AND CHARGES

The current tuition costs, including fees and all other charges necessary for each course are:

Program Title Registration Fee Background Check Books, Supplies, and Uniforms Tuition Total Cost
  Non-refundable Non-refundable Refundable Refundable  
Nursing Assistant $75.00 $75.00 $150.00 $675.00 $975.00
Home Health Aide $75.00 $75.00 $150.00 $450.00 $750.00
License Practical Nurse $75.00 $75.00 $1,000.00 $12,000.00 $13,150.00
Associate Degree in Nursing  $75.00  $75.00 $3,000.00 $25,000.00 $28,150.00

PROGRAM CANCELLATION AND REFUNDS

Should the student be terminated or cancel for any reason, all refunds will be made per the following refund schedule:

TERMINATION DATE

The termination date for refund computation purposes is the last date of actual attendance by the student unless earlier written notice is received.

Refunds will be made within 30 days of termination or receipt of Cancellation Notice.

A student can be dismissed, at the discretion of the School Director, for insufficient progress, nonpayment of costs, or failure to comply with the rules.

If the school terminates a program for any reason, the student will receive a 100% refund on monies paid to the school.

For a student who is on a leave of absence, the termination date is the date the student was scheduled to return from the leave of absence and failed to do so.

WITHDRAWALS

Any student wishing to officially withdraw from the school must notify the School Director in person or send a letter by certified mail. A student who missed school for 5 consecutive days and does not notify the School Director will be considered unofficially withdrawn.

To determine unofficial withdrawal, the school monitors student attendance daily. The withdrawal date will be the last date the student attends class. In the case of a student not returning from an approved Leave of Absence, the withdrawal date will be the earlier of the dates the student notifies the institution s/he will not be returning or the first date the student was to return from leave but did not. All accounts are subject to the School’s refund policy based on the withdrawal date.

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

NURSING ASSISTANT PROGRAM

This program will prepare the student to become an effective care giver under the direction of an RN.  The student will be well prepared to take the Certified Nursing Assistant exam

Program Description

This program provides theoretical and clinical experiences necessary for the student to acquire the entry level competencies required of a home health aide and Nursing Assistant. Learning experiences, related to specific performance objectives, include formal classroom lectures, discussion, written and oral reports, simulated laboratory periods. It provides the student with job related competencies, employability skills and knowledge of the function, interrelatedness and needs of human body systems. Patient care activities of daily living, health and hygiene are provided for all ages in the health span, with an emphasis on gerontology.

Course Outline

Course# Course Title Lecture Hours Lab Hours Clinical Hours Total Hours
CHC 101 Introduction to the Healthcare Industry & Caregivers 4 2   6
CHC 102 Patients’ Rights 2     2
CHC 103 Interpersonal Skills 1     1
CHC 104 HIV/AIDS 4     4
CHC 105 Body Mechanics 1 1   2
CHC 106 Medical and Surgical Asepsis 2 2   4
CHC 107 Weights and Measures 1.5 1.5   3
CHC 108 Vital Signs 1.5 1.5   3
CHC 109 Observation and Charting 1 1   2
CHC 110 Medical Errors 2     2
CHC 111 Domestic Violence 2     2
CHC 112 Nutrition 2 1   3
CHC 113 Emergency Procedures 2 2   4
CHC 114 Changes in Health 2     2
CHC 115 Rehabilitative Nursing 2 1   3
CHC 116 Patient Care Skills 3 7   10
CHC 117 Death and Dying 1 1   2
NA 201 Nursing Assistants in the LTC Facility 3     3
NA 202 Laws and Rules Specific for the Florida Nurse Aide 2     2
NA 203 Admissions and Discharge Procedures 1 1   2
NA 204 Basics of Anatomy and Physiology 4     4
NA 205 Long-Term Care Residents 2 2   4
NA 206 Specialized Care for Nursing Home Residents 2 3   5
NA 301 Hands-On Care in the Clinical Setting 2 3 40 45
TOTAL:   50 30 40 120

Nurse Assistant Program Outcome Competencies:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of the health care delivery system and health occupations.
  • Demonstrate the ability to communicate and use interpersonal skills effectively.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the nursing assistant’s legal and ethical responsibility HIPAA.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of and apply wellness and disease concepts.
  • Recognize and practice safety and security procedures BLS-CPR.
  • Recognize and respond to emergency situations including domestic violence.
  • Recognize and practice infection control procedures OSHA.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of blood borne diseases, including AIDS.
  • Demonstrate application of basic math and science skills.
  • Use verbal and written communication effectively.
  • Demonstrate legal responsibilities within the role of the nursing assistant.
  • Provide emergency care.
  • Describe the basic structure and function of body systems and the relationship in providing patient care.
  • Recognize abnormal signs and symptoms of common diseases.
  • Perform physical comfort and safety measures.
  • Perform a given list of personal patient care procedures satisfactorily.
  • Apply principles of nutrition in maintenance of food and fluid balance.
  • Provide care for geriatric patients with special considerations for appropriate needs.
  • Demonstrate application of infection control principles in caring for patients.
  • Provide biological, psychological, and social support in meeting the basic need of patients.
  • Perform organizational skills in following the patient’s plan of care in completing patient care assignments.
  • Assist in the restorative care for patients with specific needs to reach their optimal level of independence.

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

Upon satisfactory completion of this program graduates will receive a certificate from Evolution Health Academy when they:

  • Complete each required course / meet each course’s minimum standards in addition to obtaining an overall CGPA of 70% or higher and satisfy all financial obligations.
  • At this time, special recognition awards will be issued to students in recognition of outstanding performance.

HOME HEALTH PROGRAM

Program Description

This program is designed to prepare the student to enter the work force as a home attendant or home health aide. The program content provides instruction in services that assist in maintaining maximum independence and safety in the home environment. The student will learn purposes and functions of long-term care facilities, communication, respecting resident rights, employability skills, legal and ethical responsibilities, infection control, emergencies and accident prevention, fire safety and disaster preparedness, promoting resident’s independence, organization, observation and charting, and personal care needs.

Course Outline

Course# Course Title Lecture Hours Lab Hours Clinical Hours Total Hours
CHC 101 Introduction to Healthcare & Caregivers 4 2   6
CHC 102 Patients’ Rights 2     2
CHC 103 Interpersonal Skills 1     1
CHC 104 HIV/AIDS 4     4
CHC 105 Body Mechanics 1 1   2
CHC 106 Medical and Surgical Asepsis 2 2   4
CHC 107 Weights and Measures 1.5 1.5   3
CHC 108 Vital Signs 1.5 1.5   3
CHC 109 Observation and Charting 1 1   2
CHC 110 Medical Errors 2     2
CHC 111 Domestic Violence 2     2
CHC 112 Nutrition 2 1   3
CHC 113 Emergency Procedures 2 2   4
CHC 114 Changes in Health 2     2
CHC 115 Rehabilitative Nursing 2 1   3
CHC 116 Patient Care Skills 3 7   10
CHC 117 Death and Dying 1 1   2
HHA 201 The Health Aide in the Home Setting 3 1   4
HHA 202 Maintenance Tasks of Home Care 2 2   4
HHA 203 Dietary Duties for Home Care 2 2   4
HHA 204 Safety Factors in Home Care 2 2   4
HHA 205 Assistance with Self-Administration of Medications 2 2   4
TOTAL:   45 30   75

Home Health Aide Program Outcome Competencies:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of the health care delivery system and health occupations.
  • Demonstrate the ability to communicate and use interpersonal skills effectively.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the Home Health Aide’s legal and ethical responsibility including HIPAA.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of and apply wellness and disease concepts.
  • Recognize and practice safety and security procedures.
  • Recognize and respond to emergency situations including BLS-CPR.
  • Recognize and practice infection control procedures.
  • Demonstrate basic computer skills.
  • Demonstrate employability skills.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of blood borne diseases, including AIDS.
  • Apply basic math and science skills.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the legal and ethical responsibilities of the Home Health Aide including identifying signs of domestic violence.
  • Perform personal patient care procedures.
  • Apply principles of nutrition.
  • Provide care for geriatric patients including active or passive range of motion.
  • Apply the principles of infection control OSHA.
  • Provide bio-psycho-social support.
  • Perform supervised management functions, following the patient’s plan of care.
  • Assist with rehabilitative activities.
  • Perform home health services.

Graduation Requirements

Upon satisfactory completion of this program graduates will receive a certificate from Evolution Health Academy when they:

  • Complete each required course / meet each course’s minimum standards in addition to obtaining an overall CGPA of 70% or higher and satisfy all financial obligations.
  • At this time, special recognition awards will be issued to students in recognition of outstanding performance.

Practical nursing program

This program prepares graduates for employment as licensed practical nurses. The program includes but is not limited to theoretical instruction and clinical experience and Clinical Simulation in: medical-surgical nursing, pharmacology and medication administration, geriatric and long term care nursing, and obstetrical and pediatric nursing. Graduates are eligible to take the NCLEX-PN state board examination to become licensed practical nurses.

Course Outline

Course# Course Title Theory Clock Hours Clinical Simulation Clock Hours Clinical Clock Hours Total Hours
LPN 101 Medical Terminology 45 0 0 45
LPN 102 Introduction to Nursing 50 20 30 100
LPN 103 Long Term Care Nursing Assistant 75 10 35 120
LPN 104 Anatomy and Physiology 90 0 0 90
LPN 105 Fundamentals of Nursing 80 20 60 160
LPN 106 Pharmacology and Intravenous Therapy Skills 40 0 50 90
LPN 107 Medical Surgical Nursing I 90 40 100 230
LPN 108 Medical Surgical Nursing II 90 40 100 230
LPN 109 Maternal Newborn Nursing 30 30 15 75
LPN 110 Pediatric Nursing 30 30 15 75
LPN 111 Mental Health Concepts 20 10 40 70
LPN 112 Community Health 10 0 20 30
LPN 113 Transition to Practice 20 0 30 50
TOTAL:   670 200 480 1365

Practical Nursing Program Outcome Competencies:

  • Demonstrate behaviors that comply with rules and statutes set forth in the Nurse Practice Act of the State of Florida.
  • Apply nursing principles to meet the daily physical, social and psychological needs of the patient.
  • Perform nursing measures with accuracy, safety and efficiency, consistent with current nursing concepts and practices in different health care settings.
  • Function as a responsible member of the nursing team concerned with basic therapeutic, rehabilitative and preventative care for persons of all ages and diverse cultures.
  • Demonstrate professional competencies consistent with the practical nursing code of ethics.
  • Demonstrate appropriate employability skills.
  • The program graduate will pass the state of board licensure/certification exam
  • Perform organizational skills in following the patient’s plan of care in completing patient care assignments.
  • Assist in the restorative care for patients with specific needs to reach their optimal level of independence.
  • Demonstrate effective employability skills in work ethics.

Graduation Requirements

Upon satisfactory completion of this program graduates will receive a certificate from Evolution Health Academy when they:

  • Complete each required course / meet each course’s minimum standards in addition to obtaining an overall CGPA of 70% or higher and satisfy all financial obligations.
  • At this time, special recognition awards will be issued to students in recognition of outstanding performance.

Courses descriptions

CHC 101: Introduction to the Healthcare Industry & Caregivers          Clock Hours: 6

Prerequisite: None

During this module, the student learns of the role and responsibility of being a caregiver in the healthcare field.  An overview of the various aspects of healthcare and how modern technology has gained importance to the execution of job duties.  The student will also learn techniques on how to be fiscally responsible.  Discussion of employment and self-employment opportunities will be covered as well.  Upon completion of this course, the student will have created a resume based on their positive attributes as well as the tools needed to interview well with potential employers.

CHC 102: Patient Rights                                                                  Clock Hours: 2

Prerequisite: CHC 101

The student is instructed in patient rights as specified in Florida Code of Regulations and in Title 42 Code of Federal Regulations Part 483, Sections 483.10, 483.12, 483.13, and 483.15.  The student learns how to properly observe patients and the responsibility or reporting, patient care plans, patient care documentation, and legal issues of charting.

CHC 103: Interpersonal Skills                                                                     Clock Hours: 1

Prerequisite: CHC 101/CHC 102

In this module, the student learns communications, defense mechanisms, social cultural factors, attitudes toward illness and health care and family interaction.

CHC 104: HIV/AIDS                                                                                    Clock Hours: 4

Prerequisite: None

This course is designed to provide the necessary information concerning HIV/AIDS and the medical worker. Students will learn the history of HIV/AIDS, procedures and protocols required for caring for HIV/AIDS patients, the pathology of the disease and the expectations, objectives of clinical management that is standard for HIV/AIDS patients.

CHC 105: Body Mechanics                                                              Clock Hours: 2

Prerequisite: CHC 101/CHC 102/CHC 103

In this module, the student learns of the basic rules of body mechanics, proper transfer techniques, ambulation, the proper use of body mechanics and positioning techniques.

CHC 106: Medical & Surgical Asepsis                                                       Clock Hours: 4

Prerequisite: CHC 101/CHC 102/CHC 103/CHC 104/CHC 105

The student will learn of Micro-organisms, the universal precautions used for infection control including methods to handle patients, and all materials that are soiled with blood and/or body fluids from patients.  The methods prescribed shall be designed to reduce risk of transmission of potentially infectious etiologic agents from patient to patient and between patients and health care workers.

CHC 107: Weights and Measures                                                 Clock Hours: 3

Prerequisite: CHC 101/CHC 102/CHC 103/CHC 104/CHC 105/CHC 106

During this module, the student learns to measure accurately intake and output fluid balance, fluid intake, fluid output, forcing and restricting fluids. Measure resident’s height and weight on the bed or upright scale. The student will learn to understand the Metric system, by weight, length and liquid volume.  The student will also learn military time i.e. a twenty-four (24) hour clock.

CHC 108: Vital Signs                                                                                   Clock Hours: 3

Prerequisite: CHC 101/CHC 102/CHC 103/CHC 104/CHC 105/CHC 106/ CHC 107

During this module, the student learns the vital signs, measuring the temperature, measuring the pulse, measuring respiration, measuring blood pressure and different parameters of vital sign and nursing care management, reporting and proper documentation.

CHC 109: Observation and Charting                                                         Clock Hours: 2

Prerequisite: CHC 101/CHC 102/CHC 103/CHC 104/CHC 105/CHC 106/ CHC 107/CHC 108

The student learns how to properly observe patients and the responsibility or reporting, patient care plans, patient care documentation, and legal issues of charting. There is also an introduction to medical terminologies.

CHC 110: Medical Errors                                                                Clock Hours: 2

Prerequisite: None

The purpose of this course is to educate healthcare professionals about the performance improvement process, the influence of human factors in errors, how to identify situations where errors commonly occur, and how to apply strategies for prevention.

CHC 111: Domestic Violence                                                                       Clock Hours: 2

Prerequisite: None

This course is designed to assist the healthcare worker in understanding domestic violence and the mandates about domestic violence that involve healthcare workers. It concludes with strategies for healthcare workers to use in identifying and managing victims of domestic violence.  Aspects of recognizing signs of substance abuse will also be discussed.

CHC 112: Nutrition                                                                          Clock Hours: 3

Prerequisite: 101/CHC 102/CHC 103/CHC 104/CHC 105/CHC 106/ CHC 107/CHC 108/CHC 109

The student learns the Principles of Basic Nutrition, Basic Four Food Groups, Religious Dietary Restrictions, The Four Major Types of Nutrients, The Importance of Water, Nutrient and Calorie Needs, Assessing Nutrition, Good vs Poor, Regular and Special (Therapeutic) Diets, Therapeutic Diets that Eliminate, Restrict, or Change the Proportion of Foods or Nutrients, Therapeutic Diet that are Served in 4 Particular Form, Supplemental Food and Fluids, and Principles of Fluid Balance.

CHC 113: Emergency Procedures                                                  Clock Hours: 4

Prerequisite: CHC 101/CHC 102/CHC 103/CHC 104/CHC 105/CHC 106/ CHC 107/CHC 108/CHC 109/CHC 112

During this module, the student will learn emergency procedures, general safety rules, fire and disaster plans, medical emergency signs and symptoms the roles and procedures for Certified Nurse Assistants, and patient safety and emergency including overview of CPR and first aid for choking resident.

CHC 114: Changes in Health                                                                       Clock Hours: 2

Prerequisite: CHC 101/CHC 102/CHC 103/CHC 104/CHC 105/CHC 106/ CHC 107/CHC 108/CHC 109/CHC 112/CHC 113

The purpose of this course is for the student to utilize their observational sense to detect any changes in the emotional, physical, and psychological health of the patient and how to handle those situations.

CHC 115: Rehabilitation                                                                  Clock Hours: 3

Prerequisite: CHC 101/CHC 102/CHC 103/CHC 104/CHC 105/CHC 106/ CHC 107/CHC 108/CHC 109/CHC 112/CHC 113/CHC 114

During this module, the students learn importance of rehabilitation for residents with limited mobility or compromised residents preventing serious complications. Learn range of motion exercises, assistive devices to assist the resident to assist with their activities of daily living.

CHC 116: Patient Care Skills                                                                      Clock Hours: 10

Prerequisite: CHC 101/ CHC 101/CHC 102/CHC 103/CHC 104/CHC 105/CHC 106/ CHC 107/CHC 108/CHC 109/CHC 112/CHC 113/CHC 114/CHC 115

During this module, the student learns the proper procedure for bathing patients and medicinal baths, oral hygiene with their own teeth, dentures or to unconscious residents, shaving, hair care combing and shampooing, dressing and undressing, nail care, skin care including back rub to supervise, assist total care to dependent residents.  The student learns how to collect specimens, including stool, urine and sputum.  Students learn to care for patients with tubing to include but not limited to urinary, gastric, oxygen and intravenous.  (This care does not include inserting, suctioning or changing the tubes).  Student also learns the meaning of intake and output, bed making, cleansing enemas and laxative suppositories, bandages and non-sterile dry dressings, including the application of non-legend topical ointments to intact skin surfaces.

CHC 117: Death & Dying                                                                Clock Hours: 2

Prerequisite: All CHC courses

During this module, the student learns of the different stages of grief, the emotional and spiritual needs of the patient and family, rights of the dying patient, signs of approaching death, monitoring of the patient, and post-mortem care.

NA 201: Nursing Assistants in the Long-Term Care Facility                   Clock Hours: 3

Prerequisite: None

This course covers the set-up of a nursing home.  The topics covered include how a nursing assistant fits into the Health Team and defines the responsibilities of all the members of the Healthcare Team.  The chain-of-command is also discussed.  The students will learn how the Nursing facility is regulated by AHCA and what steps to take in reporting abuse to the proper authorities. The student will learn how to set up and emergency action plan for assisting residents during evacuation.

NA 202: Laws and Rules Specific for the Florida Nurse Aide                 Clock Hours: 2

Prerequisite: NA 101

This course will cover the authorized duties of a Nurse Aide in Florida as outlined by 64B9-15.002 of the procedural code.  The student will learn the qualifications needed to be licensed by the State of Florida and how to apply.  The 2010 background screening law will be covered requiring licensed nurse aides to be fingerprinted every 5 years and to report any criminal arrests within 30 days.  Students will also learn the qualifications for renewing their state license.

NA 203: Admissions and Discharge Procedures                            Clock Hours: 2

Prerequisite: NA 101/NA 102

This course covers the procedure for admitting a new resident into the facility as well as when a resident might be transferring to another facility or discharged.

NA 204: Basics of Anatomy and Physiology                                               Clock Hours: 4

Prerequisite: NA 101/NA 102/NA 103

This module will cover the basic structure and function of the body systems and how they relate to providing the resident with care.

NA 205: Long -Term Care Residents                                                          Clock Hours: 4

Prerequisite: NA 101/NA 102/NA 103/NA 104

During this module, students learn normal aging process regarding neurological, dermatological, cardiac, pulmonary, circulatory, urological, muscular and skeletal changes.

NA 206: Specialized Care for Nursing Home Residents                           Clock Hours: 5

Prerequisite: All NA Courses

This course will discuss how to perform care for residents that have become incontinent.  Learning the correct procedure for both catheter and perineal care for both the male and female will be addressed.  Also discussed in this course is the resident placed in special units for mental incapacity and the potential use of restraints and the various safety aspects that relate to their use.

NA 301: Hands-On Care in the Clinical Setting                                        Clock Hours: 45

Prerequisite: All NA Courses

This course will discuss how to perform care for residents and gives students a hands-on clinical internship that allows them to experience direct patient contact. Students rotate among different clinical departments in a health care setting while working alongside health care professionals as members of a team.

HHA 201: The Health Aide in the Home Setting                           Clock Hours: 4

Prerequisite: None

The student will learn an orientation to home health care, understanding and working with various client populations, practical knowledge and skills in home management. This course teaches verbal and written communication skills applicable to the home health aide practice. The student will learn the legal and ethical responsibilities of the home health aide. It teaches the home health aide how to perform home health care services while providing a safe and comfortable environment for the patient.

HHA 202: Maintenance Tasks of Home Care                                           Clock Hours: 4

Prerequisite: HHA 101

This course is designed to prepare the student on how to properly maintain the patients home and belongings.  Topics covered include how to properly clean the living areas including the kitchen, how to do laundry.  Students will also learn the importance of watching for various objects in the home that may currently or at some time in the future become a safety hazard.

HHA 203: Dietary Duties for Home Care                                      Clock Hours: 4

Prerequisite: HHA 201/HHA 202

In this course, the factors related to food in the client’s home are addressed.  The student will learn what factors to take into consideration when food shopping, how to properly store food and fluids, and preparing and serving food trays in the home.  An emphasis will be placed on how to prevent the potential of food poisoning, balancing a proper diet with fluids, and checking for expired items regularly.

HHA 204: Safety Factors in Home Care                                                    Clock Hours: 4

Prerequisite: HHA 201/HHA 202/HHA 203

In this course, the student will learn when it is proper to report any safety concerns to the family and/or employer.  The student will learn how to set-up the residents home to ensure the highest level of safety possible.  An emphasis will be placed on preventing falls by making sure all walkways are free of any obstructions.  The proper care of the resident’s bathroom will also be a focus including use of shower chairs, rubber mats both inside and outside the bathtub/shower and other specialized equipment used in the bathroom that could pose a threat of injury including potential slip and fall emergencies.

HHA 205: Assistance with Self-Administration of Medications              Clock Hours: 4

Prerequisite: HHA 201/HHA 202/HHA 203/HHA 204

This course covers all the aspects of assisting residents with self-administration of medication as outlined by the Florida Department of Elder Affairs.  The student will learn how to set-up a medication storage system that prevents medication errors.  The various routes of medication intake will be stressed as well as how to read prescription bottles in the event that the resident needs assistance.  The student will also learn the documenting requirements involved with this process.

LPN 101: Medical Terminology

45 Lecture Hours

Prerequisite: Acceptance into the LPN program

Medical Terminology is designed to develop in the students a working knowledge of the language of medicine.  Students acquire word building skills by learning prefixes, suffixes, roots and abbreviations. By relating terms of body systems, students identify proper uses of words in a medical environment. Knowledge of medical terminology enhances students’ ability to successfully secure employment or pursue advanced education in healthcare.

LPN 102: Introduction into Nursing

50 Lecture Hours      20 Clinical Simulation Hours           30 Clinical Hours

Prerequisite: LPN 101

This course focuses on use of nursing and related concepts by practical nurses as providers of care and members of discipline in collaboration with health team members. Emphasis is placed on the Concepts of Adult Learning; Communication; Professionalism; Nursing Ethics and Law; Wellness; Holistic Care; and Health Care Delivery Systems.

LPN 103: Long Term Care Nursing Assistant

75 Lecture Hours      10 Clinical Simulation Hours           35 Clinical Hours

Prerequisite: LPN 102

Nursing assistants make valuable contributions in providing health care.  Nursing assistants are trained to care for people who are ill or need help in caring for themselves. The care given is always under the guidance and supervision of licensed health care providers such as nurses or physicians.  The competencies needed to successfully complete the objectives for this course are identified from the skill standards produced by the Oklahoma Department of Career and Technology Education’s Testing Division for the Health Certification Project of the Oklahoma State Department of Health using the DACUM process.  Students may exit from the course after obtaining Long Term Care aid certification.

LPN 104: Anatomy and Physiology

90 Lecture Hours

Prerequisite: LPN 103

Anatomy and Physiology for Practical Nursing is the study of the structures and functions of the human body. The areas studied will be an integration of biology and chemistry and will include, but are not limited to: Organization of the Body; Chemical Basis for Life; Cells & Tissues; Integumentary System; Skeletal System; Muscular System; Nervous System; Endocrine System; Blood, Circulatory System; Lymphatic and Immune System; Respiratory System; Digestive System and Metabolism; Urinary System, and Reproductive System. The course may include laboratory experiences.

LPN 105: Fundamentals of Nursing

80 Lecture Hours      20 Clinical Simulation Hours           60 Clinical Hours

Prerequisite: LPN 104

This course is an introduction to nursing care. Topics include safety; asepsis; focused assessment; documentation; nursing process; admission, transfer and discharge; pain, comfort and sleep; geriatric care; basic nutrition; mobility; care of the dying patient; therapeutic procedures and surgery; wound care; heat and cold; phlebotomy; respiratory care; urinary care; digestive care and skills competency. Emphasis will be given to the practical nursing student developing critical thinking skills, recognizing legal/ethical responsibilities, acting as a patient advocate, maintaining positive patient/colleague relationships, and by implementing appropriate standards of care.

LPN 106: Pharmacology and Intravenous Therapy Skills

40 Lecture Hours      50 Clinical Hours

Prerequisite: LPN 105

This course provides instruction in basic pharmacology and medication administration skills, including IV therapy, as well as skills needed for safe and effective medication administration. A brief introduction to fluid and electrolyte balance will be included. Content includes components of medication preparation and administration including the essential knowledge needed to adequately contribute to the assessment and evaluation of the effect of medication on clients across the lifespan. This course is designed to give basic understanding of medications. Emphasis is on the importance of knowledge of drugs, their use and accuracy in administration. Legal implications and the role of the practical nurse in medication administration are included in this course.

LPN 107: Medical Surgical Nursing I

90 Lecture Hours      40 Lab Hours 100 Clinical Hours

Prerequisite: LPN 106

The Medical Surgical I course addresses disorders while incorporating concepts from previous courses. This course focuses on deviations of health in adults. Student will learn how the nursing process guides the holistic care of the individual. The body systems included in this course are: Integumentary; Musculoskeletal; Respiratory; Cardiac; Vascular, Hematology and Immune. Adult Medical Surgical Clinical focuses on utilization of the nursing process in caring for acute care patients. The emphasis will be on prioritization, decision-making, time management and critical thinking appropriate to the LPN’s scope of practice. As the student progresses, more complex patient situations will be presented and they will begin to function in a role independent of the instructor.

LPN 108: Medical Surgical Nursing II

90 Lecture Hours      40 Lab Hours 100 Clinical Hours

Prerequisite: LPN 107

Medical Surgical Nursing II continues to address disorders while incorporating concepts from previous courses. This course focuses on deviations of health in adults. Student will learn how the nursing process guides the holistic care of the individual. The body systems included in this course are: Sensory: Neurology; Digestive; Endocrine; Urinary; Reproductive and Oncology. Advanced Adult Medical Surgical Clinical is a continuation of the utilization of the nursing process in caring for acute care patients. The student will care for multiple patients during this clinical rotation. The emphasis will be on prioritization, decision-making, time management and critical thinking appropriate to the LPN’s scope of practice. As the student progresses, more complex patient situations will be presented and they will begin to function in a role independent of the instructor.

LPN 109: Maternal Newborn Nursing

30 Lecture Hours      30 Lab Hours 15 Clinical Hours

Prerequisite: LPN 108

Maternal Newborn Nursing is designed to familiarize the student with the holistic approach to care for the antepartum, intrapartum, postpartum patient and the neonate. The normal processes of conception, fetal development, labor and delivery, postpartum period, and family involvement will be included. The course includes the care of the normal patient and newborn as well as those with complications. The PN student will participate in the nursing care of the expected mother and the delivery of the infant.

The PN student will reduce the patient’s potential for developing complications or health problems related to treatments, procedures or existing conditions of pregnancy and childbirth and provide the mother and newborn patient care labor, during delivery and post-partum.

LPN 110: Pediatric Nursing

30 Lecture Hours      30 Lab Hours 15 Clinical Hours

Prerequisite: LPN 109

Pediatric Nursing course expands upon the concepts learned in Medical Surgical Nursing to address disorders specific to pediatric patients. The student will be able to relate normal growth and development, concepts of wellness and needs of the hospitalized child. The physical, emotional, social needs of the pediatric patient and their family will be explored.

LPN 111: Mental Health Nursing

20 Lecture Hours      10 Lab Hours 40 Clinical Hours

Prerequisite: LPN 110

This course presents an introduction to Mental Health Nursing. The course provides an introduction into mental health care and prevalent mental health disorders.  The practical/vocational nurse provides care that assists with promotion and support of the emotional, mental and social well-being of clients. Terms such as abuse/neglect, behavioral management, coping mechanisms, chemical dependencies, crisis interventions, cultural awareness, grief and loss, stress management, support systems will be covered.

LPN 112: Community Health

10 Lecture Hours      20 Clinical Hours

Prerequisite LPN  111

This course provides the student with knowledge of the individuals, families, and community as well as the nursing implication of health maintenance. Students will study the various of Community Nursing in either the hospital, community center, outpatient clinics as well as assisting in community health assessment.

LPN 113: Transition to Practice

20 Lecture Hours      30 Clinical Hours

Prerequisite: LPN 112

This course provides concepts related to the transition from student licensed practical nurse. Leadership and delegation skills are enhanced as the student functions in the role of team leader. The course will prepare the student to independently assume the role of the LPN in professional practice; a preceptor rotation assists in the completion of this transition.

The prefix represents the program code as follows:

CHC =  Core Healthcare courses

NA =     Nursing Assistant courses

HHA=  Home Health Aide courses

LPN=  Practical Nursing courses

ASN=  Associate degree in Science of Nursing

ASSOCIATE DEGREE IN SCIENCE OF NURSING program objective

The Associate Degree Nursing program is designed to train students in all of the relevant aspects of patient care. Upon completion of this program, graduates will possess the skills and knowledge necessary to pass the state license exam for NCLEX-RN.

Program Description

The Associate Degree Nursing will prepare students for an entry-level position as a Registered Nurse. The Nursing program is designed to train students in all of the relevant aspects of patient care, including personal care, physical comfort, home health care needs, providing post-operative care, geriatric care and other critical functions. Graduates of this program will be prepared to work in hospitals, home health agencies, clinics, laboratories and other healthcare settings. Associate Degree nurses may supervise other nurses, practical nurses, and nursing assistants. Upon completion of this program students will receive an Associate degree in Nursing.

Program outline

Course# Course Title Total Credit Hours
NUR 101 Fundamentals of Nursing 7
NUR 102 Introduction to Health Assessment 2
NUR 103 Introduction to Pharmacology 1
NUR 104 Nursing Math & Pharmacology 2
NUR 105 Medical/Surgical and Geriatric Nursing 5
NUR 106 Pediatric Nursing 3
NUR 107 Obstetric Nursing 3
NUR 108 Psychiatric Nursing 4
NUR 109 Community Health 3
NUR 110 Advanced Medical/Surgical Nursing 6
NUR 111 Leadership & Management 3
TOTAL:   39

Program Curriculum Grid – General Education Courses

Course# Course Title Total Credit Hours
SOC 101 Introduction to sociology 3
SPE 101 Fundamentals of Speech 3
ENG 101 English Composition I 3
ALG 101 College Algebra 3
CTE 101 Critical Thinking & Ethics 3
TOTAL: General Education Credit/hours 15

 

Program Curriculum Grid

Course# Course Title Total Credit Hours
PHY 101 L Human Anatomy & Physiology Lab I 1
PHY 101 Human Anatomy & Physiology I 3
PHY 102 L Human Anatomy & Physiology Lab II 1
PHY 102 Human Anatomy & Physiology Lab II 3
MBI 101 Microbiology 3
CHM 101 Chemistry for Health Science 3
CHM 101 L Chemistry for Health Science Lab 1
NUT 101 Essentials of Nutrition 3
TOTAL: Core Science Credit/hours 18

Course descriptions

NUR 101:             Fundamentals of Nursing

60 Lecture Hours        60 Lab Hours  60 Clinical Hours

Prerequisite: None

Co-Requisite Courses:            NUR 102, NUR 103, NUR 104

This course provides opportunities to develop competencies necessary to meet the needs of individuals throughout the lifespan in a safe, legal, and ethical manner using the nursing process. Students learn concepts and theories basic to the art and science of nursing. The role of the nurse as a member of the healthcare team is emphasized. Students are introduced to the concepts of client needs, safety, communication, teaching/learning, critical thinking, ethical-legal, cultural diversity, nursing history, and the program's philosophy of nursing. Concept of Gerontology Nursing is also included. Additionally, this course introduces psychomotor nursing skills needed to assist individuals in meeting basic human needs. Skills necessary for maintaining microbial, physical, and psychological safety are introduced along with skills needed in therapeutic interventions. At the end of this course students demonstrate competency in performing basic nursing skills for individuals with common health alterations.

NUR 102:             Introduction to Health Assessment

15 Lecture Hours        30 Lab Hours  0 Clinical Hours

Prerequisite: None

Co-Requisite Courses:            NUR 101, NUR 103, NUR 104

This course is designed to provide students the opportunity to learn and practice history taking and physical examination skills with individuals of all ages, with emphasis on the adult. The focus is on symptom analysis along with physical, psychosocial, and growth and development assessments. Students will be able to utilize critical thinking skills in identifying health alterations, formulating nursing diagnoses and documenting findings appropriate to Nursing.

NUR 103: Introduction to Pharmacology

15 Lecture Hours        0 Lab Hours    0 Clinical Hours

Prerequisite: None

Co-Requisite Courses:            NUR 101, NUR 102, NUR 104

This course provides opportunities to develop competencies necessary to meet the needs of individuals throughout the lifespan in a safe, legal, and ethical manner using the nursing process. This course introduces students to basic principles of pharmacology and the knowledge necessary to safely administer medication. Course content includes legal implications, pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, and calculation of drug dosages, medication administration, and an overview of drug classifications. Students will be able to calculate and administer medications.

NUR 104:             Nursing Math and Pharmacology

30 Lecture Hours        0 Lab Hours    45 Clinical Hours

Prerequisite:                    NUR 101, NUR 102, and NUR 103

Co-Requisite Courses:            NUR 105

This course introduces the beginning level nursing student to the concepts of pharmacotherapy. At the completion of this course the student will acquire an understanding of the major drug classifications as they relate to the nursing process.

NUR 105:             Medical / Surgical and Geriatric Nursing

45 Lecture Hours        0 Lab Hours    90 Clinical Hours

Prerequisite:                    NUR 101, NUR 102, NUR 103, NUR 104

Co-Requisite Courses:    NUR 106, NUR 107, NUR 108

This course provides opportunities to develop competencies necessary to meet the needs of individuals throughout the lifespan in a safe, legal, and ethical manner using the nursing process.  Students manage and provide collaborative care to clients who are experiencing selected alterations in gastrointestinal, reproductive, neuro/sensory, respiratory, musculoskeletal, and endocrine systems in a variety of settings. Also, students manage and provide collaborative care to clients who are experiencing selected alterations in cardiovascular, hematological, immune, and genitourinary systems in a variety of settings. Additional instruction is provided for oncology, mental health, teaching/ learning concepts, and advanced dosage calculations. Nutrition, pharmacology, communication, cultural, and community concepts are integrated. There is a clinical aspect as part of this course.

NUR 106:             Pediatric Nursing

30 Lecture Hours        0 Lab Hours    45 Clinical Hours

Prerequisite:                    NUR 101, NUR 102, NUR 103, NUR 104

Co-Requisite Courses:    NUR 105, NUR 107

This course focuses on the role of the nurse in meeting the physiological, psychosocial, cultural and developmental needs of the pediatric client. Course content includes, human growth and development, pediatric care, and selected pediatric alterations. Nutrition, pharmacology, cultural diversity, use of technology, communication, anatomy and physiology review, medical terminology, critical thinking, and application of the nursing process are integrated throughout this course. Upon completion of this course students will be able to provide and manage care for pediatric clients in a variety of clinical settings.

NUR 107:             Obstetric Nursing

30 Lecture Hours        0 Lab Hours    45 Clinical Hours

Prerequisite:                    NUR 101, NUR 102, NUR 103, NUR 104

Co-Requisite Courses:    NUR 105

This course focuses on the role of the nurse in meeting the physiological, psychosocial, cultural, and developmental needs of the maternal and newborn clients. Course content includes antepartal, intrapartal, and postpartal care, complications of pregnancy, newborn care, human growth and development, and selected pediatric alterations. Nutrition, pharmacology, cultural diversity, use of technology, communication, anatomy and physiology review, medical terminology, critical thinking, and application of the nursing process are integrated throughout this course. Upon completion of this course students will be able to provide and manage care for maternal and pediatric clients in a variety of clinical settings.

NUR 108:             Psychiatric Nursing

30 Lecture Hours        0 Lab Hours    90 Clinical Hours

Prerequisite:                    NUR 101, NUR 102, NUR 103, NUR 104 and NUR 105

Co-Requisite Courses:   NUR 106, NUR 108, and NUR 109

This course is designed to assist the student in gaining knowledge and refining communication skills necessary to implement the nurse's roles in the care of persons with bio-psychosocial problems and concerns. Emphasis will be placed on the application of inter personal and critical thinking skills. Clinical experiences will be provided in inpatient and various community settings.

NUR 109:             Community Health Nursing

15 Lecture Hours        30 Lab Hours  45 Clinical Hours

Prerequisite:                    None

Co-Requisite Courses:   None

This course introduces concepts of community health utilizing the population focused nursing process. Emphasis is on health promotion, risk reduction, and disease management in selected community settings. The course assists students to recognize and analyze the interrelationships between individuals, families, population groups, and communities in determining the health status of each. The impact of political, economic, social, environmental, and cultural concerns on the health of populations is examined. The laboratory portion of this course assists the students in applying knowledge of community health resources. Students will learn to manage community health resources to support the delivery of care to individuals, families, population groups, and communities with a special emphasis is placed on the cultural influences on the health practices and beliefs.

NUR 1010:          Advanced Medical / Surgical Nursing

45 Lecture Hours        0 Lab Hours    135 Clinical Hours

Prerequisite:                    NUR 101, NUR 102, NUR 103, NUR 104, NUR 105 and NUR 106

Co-Requisite Courses:   NUR 109, NUR 111

This course builds upon previous instruction and provides additional opportunities to develop competencies necessary to meet the needs of individuals throughout the lifespan in a safe, legal, and ethical manner using the nursing process. Students manage and provide collaborative care to clients who are experiencing complex alterations in consideration to human advanced pathophysiology. This course is a continuation of Medical/Surgical nursing. Additionally, students will learn to provide health care delivery and apply those advanced concepts in both acute and community care settings with a focus on the nurse's role in meeting the needs of the client, family, and community Theory and clinical experiences are related to the course content.

NUR 111:             Leadership Management

30 Lecture Hours        15 Lab Hours  15 Clinical Hours

Prerequisite:                    None

Co-Requisite Courses:   None

This course focuses on leadership and management roles and ethical decision- making process of the professional nurse in diverse multicultural settings. It provides the student with the theoretical and clinical knowledge necessary for actualization of the role of the registered professional nurse. Students will learn how to apply the role of the registered nurse with emphasis on delegation, supervision, information technology, conflicts management, tele Health, and gender sensitivity.

General education / science coursES

ENG 101      

English Composition - 3 Credits

Course Description:

English composition 1pioneer knowledge regarding critical thinking skills in writing, methods of written discourse, and how to respond to written materials. The course informs on four major categories of written discourse which include argumentative written discourse, narrative discourse, descriptive writing, and expository writing. Identifying type of writing, which seems easy, is among the focus of this course. The competencies provided therein will enable you to develop your own written quality content. An argumentative writing, for instance, make the argument in support or against a point of view to persuade the audience into agreeing with a position. When you come across a written work that typically tells a story, you identify that piece of writing as a narrative discourse. A descriptive writing utilizes sensual language to inform whereas an expository content simply provides the reader with information about a subject. Sensual language creates a mental image and imposes it in the reader’s mind hence enhancing their connection with the described content. Subsequently, learning is mainly through the practical aspects of the course such as composing, analyzing, and responding to assigned materials.

ALG 101   

College Algebra - 3 Credits

Course Description:

This course introduces the student to the concept of functions and their graphs.  Students will graph linear, quadratic, rational, exponential, logarithmic, radical, power, and absolute value functions and transformations; perform operations on and compositions of functions; find the inverse of a function; apply the laws of logarithms to simplify expressions and solve equations; graph non-linear inequalities; solve related applications and modeling problems.

PHY 101      

Human Anatomy & Physiology I - 3 credits

Course Description:

The structure and function of the systems of the human body, emphasizing those aspects most pertinent to students in the Associated Degree program. This class is designed to familiarize the student with the structures of the human body, the language used to describe it, and how the anatomy functions in a living person. The information presented is considered a fundamental base, as well as a language, that is universal to the biomedical sciences. This course is a study of general and specific human structural anatomy and physiology including the requisite principles of chemistry that influence homeostasis. The systems approach is used, incorporating structure and function from the cell to the entire body. Each system is presented in sufficient depth to provide comprehensive understanding of systems for students in the life and health sciences.

PHY 101 L       

Human Anatomy & Physiology I.-  Lab - 1 Credit

Prerequisites: PHY 101; ENG 101

Course Description:

This course, along with PHY 101, is the first half of an investigation of the structure and functioning of the human body. A survey of the structure, function, and chemistry of the human body considering the following topics: chemistry, body organization, the cell, tissues, membranes, glands, the integumentary system, the skeletal system, the muscular system, the nervous system, and the special senses. The primary emphasis of this course is the anatomy (structure).

PHY 101      

Human Anatomy & Physiology II.- 3 Credits

Prerequisites: PHY 101; PHY 101 L; ENG 101

Co requisite: PHY-102-L. (Students must be enrolled in the Human Anatomy & Physiology II Laboratory during the same semester that they take the lecture component.)

Course Description:

Building on concepts learned in PHY 101, students will learn the structure, function, and physiology of the human body, with an emphasis on the Endocrine, Cardiovascular, Lymphatic, Respiratory, Digestive, Urinary, and Reproductive Systems.

PHY 102 L      

Human Anatomy & Physiology II Lab - 1 Credit

Prerequisites: PHY 101; PHY 101L

Co requisite: PHY-102

Course Description:

In this laboratory course, students will learn to apply the concepts covered in PHY 102, which include the structure and function of the Endocrine, Cardiovascular, Lymphatic, Respiratory, Digestive, Urinary, and Reproductive Systems and development, from an experiential approach.

NUT 101      

Essentials of Nutrition and Dietetics - 3 Credits

Prerequisites: none

Co requisite: none

Course Description:

Nutrition and Dietetics is a changing discipline. Cultures across the world are undergoing a metamorphosis of sorts including changing lifestyles and urbanization. Human nutrition, being the centerpiece of culture, has been affected by modernity and other forces. This change is reflected in the changes in the dietary guidelines for Americans over the years beginning with the USDA Food Guidance in the early 90s which was replaced by MyPyramid in the year 2005. The adoption of “MyPlate” in 2011 was a game changer in dietary guidelines communication not only in America but also in many parts of the world. These trends point to the need for nutrition educators, in collaboration with other stakeholders, to explore relevant courses and teaching methods to impart relevant knowledge and skills to their learners.

This course is designed to help the student appreciate the underlying principles of human nutrition. It discusses in detail the six basic nutritional requirements for a healthy being, the different sources of each nutritional requirement, the dynamics of the human body systems concerning digestion and assimilation of nutrients, and excretion of metabolic wastes. It also examines the causal relationship between food intake and the wellbeing of an individual.

MBI 101      

Microbiology - 3 Credits

Prerequisites: PHY 101 / PHY  101-L CHM 101 / CHM 101-L

Co requisite: none

Course Description:

This course introduces basic principles of morphology, physiology, biochemistry and genetics of microorganisms. The students will learn representative types of microorganisms including bacteria, algae, protozoa and viruses and the roles of various microorganisms in health and disease, modes of transmission and the effects of their activities in our biosphere.

SOC 101      

Introduction to Sociology - 3 Credits

Course Description:

This course engages in a scientific study of society providing an overview of sociology as a social science. It includes its development as a discipline and methodology. It examines culture as a basis for human behavior, how it is acquired and its norms obeyed. It explores the issues of social inequality within society, including the issues of ethnicity and gender. The issues of social change and social institutions are examined, along with those of demography and urbanization, together with the great challenges these currently pose to the modern world. Students of this course will learn about many groups, here in the USA, and in many other places in the world, and will develop the sociological skills involved in identifying the ways in which people act as part of social forces.

This course offers an introduction to sociology as a way of understanding complex social, political, and economic phenomena in the world. Sociology is a field of study that focuses on social structures, social forces, and group interactions. Specifically, this course will concentrate on several important sociological topics such as culture, the social construction of knowledge, “race,” gender, and economic inequality, as well as political sociology.

This course fulfills the 2,000 words requirement of the Gordon Rule

Prerequisites and Co-requisites: None

SPE 101      

Fundamentals of Speech - 3 Credits

Prerequisites: none

Co requisite: none

Course Description:

Speech communication is an avenue of exchanging information through spoken language and nonverbal messages. Communication is not only an independent profession but also an integral component of many other professions including law, public relations, marketing, and medicine. This course provides a framework that will help the student master the requisite oral communication skills for a successful life. The course is relevant to many aspects of life including personal interactions and professional engagements. The course begins with a strong foundation in communication theory. The theoretical perspectives are revisited at different stages of the course in a bid to put different concepts into perspective. Arguably, speech communication is one of the most practical courses a student will encounter because we are always exchanging information among ourselves. The course will, therefore, apply very practical experiences in persuasion, advocacy, and interpersonal communication. The primary objective of this course is to help the student apply the concept and principles of speech communication to practical situations. The content is rich and well-explained. More importantly, SPE 101 is a Gordon Rule writing course. Students will no doubt find the course structure to be very helpful in realizing the Gordon Rule writing requirement.

CHM 101     

Chemistry for Health Science - 3 Credits

Prerequisites: none

Co requisite: CHM 101-L

Course Description:

CHM 101 emphasizes chemistry topics related to the allied health sciences through the study of the essentials of inorganic and organic chemistry and some biochemistry. The course gives an overview of the foundations of chemistry including the periodic table and the general properties of the elements; organic chemistry including naming of functional groups, their properties and reactions; and the study of biomolecules such as carbohydrates and proteins. CHM 101 L must be taken concurrently with CHM 101.

CHM 101-L     

Chemistry for Health Science Lab - 1 Credit

Prerequisites: none

Co requisite: CHM 101

Course Description:

This course emphasizes chemistry topics related to the allied health sciences. Students will learn the essentials of inorganic chemistry, organic chemistry, biochemistry, and their application to physiological functions in a laboratory setting. Experiments expand on lecture themes and provide a “hands-on” experience on topics described in lecture course CHM 101.

CTE 101      

Critical Thinking & Ethics - 3 Credits

Prerequisites: none

Co requisite: none

Course Description:

This course is an introduction to Western Philosophy. It is “an in-depth analysis of some of the major perennial philosophical problems as exemplified in the thought of several important philosophers. Our objective in studying these issues is to arrive at a comprehensive understanding of how philosophy works. This course develops skills in critical thinking by examining various topics in the history of human thought.  The course is designed to achieve two broad objectives: First, to enable students to reason more effectively, enhancing their problems solving abilities; and second, to provide students with a foundation in philosophy, enabling them to think more constructively about themselves and their place in the world.

School Holidays 2019

Labor Day                                                       September 2

Veterans Day                                                  November 11

Thanksgiving Day                                          November 28

Day after Thanksgiving                                   November 29

Winter Holidays will last from December 23, 2019 until January 2, 2020.

School Holidays 2018

New Year’s Day                                             January 1

Martin Luther King Day                                 January 20

President’s Day                                               February 17

Memorial Day                                                 May 25

Independence Day                                          July 4

Labor Day                                                       September 7

Veterans Day                                                  November 11 (Observed November 12)

Thanksgiving Day                                          November 26

Day after Thanksgiving                                   November 27

Hours of Operations

Day Classes                            Monday - Thursday    9:00 am - 4:30 pm

Evening Classes                      Monday - Thursday    5:00 pm - 9.00 pm

Administrative Offices           Monday – Friday        8:00 am - 2:00 pm

Academic Calendar and 2019 and 2020                                                                  Academic Calendar 2019

Home Health Aide Evening 16 hours a week (19 days) Nurse Assistant Evening 16 hours a week (30 days)
Start date Schedule End Date Start date Schedule End Date
8/7/2019 9/1/2019 8/7/2019 9/19/2019
9/5/2019 10/2/2019 9/20/2019 11/2/2019
10/3/2019 10/31/2019 11/3/2019 12/19/2019
11/1/2019 11/30/2019 1/8/2019 2/21/2019
12/1/2019 1/4/2019 2/22/2019 4/5/2019
1/8/2019 2/5/2019 4/6/2019 5/20/2019
2/6/2019 3/6/2019 5/21/2019 7/3/2019
3/7/2019 4/3/2019 7/5/2019 8/16/2019
4/4/2019 5/1/2019 8/17/2019 10/1/2019
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5/31/2019 6/27/2019 11/6/2019 12/20/2019
6/28/2019 7/26/2019    
7/27/2019 8/23/2019    
Practical Nursing Day 26 hours a week (208 days)  
Start date Schedule End Date Graduation  
9/5/2019 7/5/2019 7/6/2019  
7/9/2019 5/7/2019 5/7/2019  

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