Levin School of Health Care
Master in Health Care Management

NURSING ASSISTANT/ HOME HEALTH AIDE PROGRAM

The Practice of Leadership, the Profession of Health Care.

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Policy and Politics for Healthcare Professionals

Policy & Politics for Healthcare Professionals

Examine the political process relevant from healthcare perspective in this introductory course.

Policies

1. Academic ability:

If a student’s academic ability or motivation is shown to be questionable regarding successful schooling, there will be a meeting between the student, the Instructor and the Career Advisor. and an attempt will be made to evaluate the prudence of the student remaining in class.

2. Attendance:

The amount of missed classes allowed is determined by the hours in the program and by the individual instructor. Students may be granted excused absences in the case of a substantiated emergency such as a confining illness, serious accident or the death of an immediate relative. Instructors will determine if the excuses are substantiated. The individual instructor will determine time to be made up in class.

Any student not completing the required hours for the program being sought will not be permitted to graduate until the missed hours are completed. Completion of hours missed is at the discretion of the instructor. Attendance at clinical or externship: Nursing Assistants, Patient Care Assistants and Patient Care Technicians will attend a clinical at an outside facility. The hours of the clinical will be 7AM-2PM for day students or 5PM – 9PM for evening students. Medical Assistant students will attend the externship during the same hours as the regular staff in the physician’s office. Massage Therapy students are required to complete 125 hours of massage on the general public. The massage sessions will be completed within the school premises.

3. Credit for Prior Learning:

Students with official transcripts of credit earned at a regional school and issued directly (i.e. mailed) to the Levin School of Health Care, from the program in question, may be awarded up to a maximum of 75% of the clock hours of a program.

4. Conduct:

Because Levin School of Health Care enrolls only adults, it is expected that students will be dignified and honorable. Students must realize that the responsibility for their success in school rests largely with themselves. Each student, by the act of registering, is obligated to obey rules and regulations formulated by the Levin School of Health Care. The student code of conduct is published in the student handbook.

5. Dress code:

To begin instilling a sense of professionalism, all students that attend health care classes where there is direct patient contact while working will wear a uniform during class time. The required uniform is called a scrub set. Women can wear either scrubs slacks or skirt with a scrub top. Men wear scrub slacks with a scrub top. Colors required are white or teal, (school colors) or a combination of it. A scrub jacket may be worn with the uniform. Shoes must be white uniform shoes or white walking shoes. White socks must be worn with the shoes. If a female student wears a skirt, hose must be worn. Hose can be either white or beige. Massage Therapy students are required to wear teal slacks or scrub pants and a white T-shirt with the school logo on the left upper side. For programs less that 300 hours the logo patches can be purchased through the school. All others will receive patches as part of the program. The cost of uniforms is not included in any programs.

Students attending a program that do not require direct patient contact do not need to wear a uniform but must come to school dressed appropriately. Appropriate attire means that at no time will a student attend class with any part of the torso exposed. See-through blouses are not acceptable. Pants will be worn with the waist in the proper position. Shoes and shirt or blouse must be worn when on school premises. Head-coverings are not allowed to be worn on school premises during class time.

6. Drug free environment:

All programs at this school are offered to drug free individuals. If at any time a student is suspected of being under the influence of alcohol or recreational drugs, he/she will be counseled. If the behavior is repeated after counseling, he/she will be dropped from the program and all money paid toward the program will be forfeited.

7. Fees and payments:

Fees may be paid by cash, credit card or bank checks. Personal checks are not accepted. Fees are to be paid prior to the start of class. If arrangements have been made for a payment plan, the student will be given a printed plan with the dates of the expected payments. A student that has not met his/her financial obligations will not be allowed to continue to attend class. No financial payment plan arrangements will be made for any program less than 140 hours.

8. Leaves of Absence:

Students may be granted a leave of absence for a reasonable amount of time as determined by the Administrator. A request for a leave of absence must be in writing and the date of expected return must be specified. If a student does not re-enter within the specified time and has not notified the school, the student’s enrollment agreement will be terminated and he/she is granted a refund according to the refund policy.

9. Loans, scholarships and grants:

The school does not offer any scholarships or loans at this time. A payment plan may be extended to students that have financial need and are applying for a program of 140 hours or more. The entire cost of a program must be repaid prior to completion of the program sought. If the student requests a payment plan, a schedule of payments is given prior to the student starting class. Anyone who is in default of payments will not be allowed to attend further classes until financial obligations are met.

The institution does not offer any grants but can send the applicant to Workforce Development Board. WFDB offers grants to eligible applicants. WFDB determines eligibility.

10. Make-up policy:

All assignments, tests, etc. are due as scheduled. If the student contacts the Instructor directly, the Instructor may, but is not required, to accept overdue assignments. Missed exams will result in failing grades unless there are extenuating circumstances, which will be validated by the instructor.

11. Probation:

Students will be placed on probation for any or all of the following reasons:

a. Absenteeism in excess of the standard attendance time.

Should the student be absent while on probation, she/he will be counseled by the Chief Administrative Officer, which may result in termination. Probation periods are not applicable for academic progress. For a student to be taken off of probation, the following objectives will apply:

1. There will be no absences during the probationary period.

2. Any further absences after the probationary period is over, will lead to permanent dismissal from the program.

b. Failure to maintain a passing grade at the completion of 25% point of the term.

Should a student fail to maintain a passing grade at the 25% point of the program, he/she will be put on academic probation. If the student fails to meet the minimum academic achievement and successful course completion standards at the 50% point, he/she may be dismissed from the program or be placed in an extended enrollment status. To be taken off probation, the student will have to retake tests, at the discretion of the instructors, and bring the GPA up to a passing grade within the same period of time that equals the 25% point.

12. Re-entry:

A student that has canceled or has been terminated and desires to re-enter the program of study must notify the school and follow the required admission procedures. A student that was terminated by the school must have an interview with the administrative officer and show cause why he/she should be re-instated. The decision of the Chief Administrative Officer is final.

13. Tardiness:

A student arriving after class-scheduled start-time is considered late and will be marked absent unless the instructor considers the reason for tardiness legitimate. Students are expected to arrive to class on time.

14. Transfer of credit:

The student may be given credit for prior training. In order to receive credit the student must present certification from another state-licensed school or accredited agency. Upon application, the curriculum must be presented and compared with that offered at this school. The Institution will accept up to 75% of the successfully completed clock hours being transferred. Transcripts must be sent directly to this Institution from the former School by mail. Acceptance of the student for admission with transferred credit will be dependent on receipt and evaluation of the documents received. The Levin School of Health Care cannot be expected to recognize facilities no longer doing business or accredited. Should the student be unable to demonstrate positive results from having taken the prior educational program, this Institution has the prerogative not to accept all or any part of the previously earned credit. The student will then be given the opportunity to register as a new admission.

Student Transcripts from Levin School of Health Care to be sent to another institution must be requested in custom writing.