To help students prepare for the state competency exam, quizzes, midterm, final and comprehensive exams will be administered. In addition, students will need to demonstrate proficiency in all skills lab and pass the clinical portion of the course. Students are required to meet the minimum standards of academic progress to remain in the program.

Cheating or act of cheating or an attempt to cheat will not be tolerated. Any student caught in cheating or an attempt to cheat will be referred to the School Administrator for disciplinary action, which may include verbal warning, suspension or dismissal from the program.

The instructor, in the classroom setting, will review all exams with the students as needed.
Individual exam reviews will be granted upon student’s request up to one week after the exam.

Any student who misses a scheduled exam will be allowed to take a makeup exam under the following conditions:

  • The Instructor must be notified of the absence before the scheduled exam date/time.
  • The student must reschedule the exam with the instructor of the course within one week following the exam.
  • Permission will be given only for legitimate excuses, and only when notification of absence was made.
  • Any student who does not arrange for a make-up exam within one week of returning to class will automatically receives a grade of (0) zero for the exam.

Students must promote a learning environment that facilitates teaching and learning inside and outside of the institution. All persons shall obey the rules, policies and regulations of Covenant Healthcare Institute, Inc. during the initial admission process. Violation of any of the rules and regulations may result to probation, suspension, or dismissal from the program:

  • Dishonesty such as cheating, plagiarism, deliberately providing false information
  • Forging, deliberately altering, deliberately misusing official Covenant Healthcare Institute, Inc. documents;
  • Theft or deliberate damaging of Covenant Healthcare Institute, Inc. or student property while on site;
  • Endangering the health or safety of Covenant Healthcare Institute, Inc. personnel or Covenant Healthcare Institute, Inc. students on site;
  • Using or threatening to use physical force;
  • Unauthorized presence on or use of Covenant Healthcare Institute, Inc. property;
  • Theft or deliberate damaging of Covenant Healthcare Institute, Inc. or student property while on site;
  • Verbal abuse;
  • Intent to engage in any willful act that tends to harass, frighten, degrade, or disgrace any person;
  • Obstruction or disruption of classes;
  • Discriminatory behavior which run counter to the Covenant Healthcare Institute, Inc. equal opportunity for all students;
  • Failure to follow the Center directives given by Center personnel;

Covenant Healthcare Institute, Inc. strictly prohibits the possession and consumption and/or use of any illegal or controlled substances or any alcoholic beverage around its premises. In occurrence of such case, the student may be forced to leave Covenant Healthcare Institute, Inc. premises.  If applicable, student eligibility of any federal and state financial aid will be terminated upon any drug conviction.

A student is restricted to carry any firearm(s) to Covenant Healthcare Institute, Inc. or to a Center sponsored activity. Further, the student shall not possess, transmit, use, or conceal any firearm(s) while at the Center or while at a Center sponsored activity.

“Firearms” mean any weapon (including a starter gun) which will or is designed to or may readily be converted to expel a projectile by the action of an explosive; the frame or receiver of any such weapon; any firearm, muffler or firearm silencer; or any destructive device.

“Destructive Device” means any explosive; incendiary or poisonous gas; bomb; grenade; rocket having a propellant charge of more than four ounces; or devices similar to any of such devices.

A student is prohibited to bring a knife onto Center property or to a Center sponsored activity. Further, the student shall not possess, transmit, use, or conceal a knife while at Center or while at a Center sponsored activity. A knife includes, but is not limited to, any instrument having a sharp blade and a handle.

Covenant Healthcare Institute, Inc. and the entire staff holds no responsibility for loss or damaged personal property. However, such case, if any must be reported to the School Administrator immediately.

Covenant Healthcare Institute, Inc. strictly prohibits any act of sexual harassment, either verbal or physical.

Such act is a ground for immediate dismissal.

If you feel being harassed or assaulted, promptly bring the matter to the immediate attention of the Instructor or School Administrator.

Personal messages will not be taken. The students’ personal phone calls are prohibited during the course of the training except for emergency cases, a message may be left with the program secretary. The message will be given to the Instructor for quick delivery to the student. Students are discouraged to bring cellular telephones to class or clinical lab. If inevitable, cellular phones, beepers, and other communication devices must be set on “Silent” mode. Incoming and/or outgoing calls should be done before or after class hours or during breaks to prevent undue disruption of the training session.

Smoking is strictly prohibited inside the school premises.

Please check with your instructors for details about parking policies including the designated parking areas.

Eating and drinking in classrooms, hallway, the classrooms or clinical floors is not allowed. All food is to be consumed in the cafeteria, other designated student lounges or non-instructional areas.

Students are required to wear Covenant Healthcare Institute, Inc. ID badges at all times. If the student forgets his/her ID badge, he/she must sign in and out with security and report immediately to the School Administrator for issuance of a temporary ID.

ID badges must be turned in to the nursing department when the student decides to leave the nursing program or is recommended for separation from the program for any reason.

OSHA Compliance
All entering nursing students are required to complete an instructional program and associated posttest for OSHA Regulations and Guidelines related to blood borne pathogens and tuberculosis. During the first four weeks of entering the semester, students must view the following videos: Universal Precautions, HIPPA. Students are required to submit signed, complete a posttest based on these video courses.

Non-Discrimination Policy
Covenant Healthcare Institute, Inc. does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, disability, age, marital status, veteran’s status, sex or sexual orientation in admission to and participation in its educational programs, Center activities and services, or its employment practices. Inquiries regarding compliance with non-discrimination policies and regulations should be directed to the Program Administrator.

Release of Transcript Policy
Students may obtain a copy of their transcripts from the Student Services department and file the request accordingly. The first copy of Transcript of Records is provided free of charge. Additional copies are charged at $20.00 per transcript for regular processing which generally takes 3-5 business days. There is an additional $10.00 fee for each expedited transcript request that will take 1 – 2 business days. The student is required to provide his/her signature authorizing release of his/her transcript. Transcripts may be ordered in person at the corporate office or by mail with a signed letter of request including payment by credit card or check payable to Covenant Healthcare Institute, Inc. Requests without payments will not be processed.

The student has an option to pick up or mail the Transcript of Records with proper authorization by the student. Third party requests must be accompanied by written authorization, signed by the student.

The school does not guarantee the transferability of credits to another school, college, or university. Credits or coursework are not likely to transfer; any decision on the comparability, appropriateness and applicability of credit and whether credit should be accepted is the decision of the receiving institution.

Complaints/Grievances Process
Covenant Healthcare Institute, Inc. has an open door policy for student interactions and aims to resolve student complaints promptly and fairly and does not subject a student to punitive action because written grievances have been filed with the Center or the Program Administrator.

Any student of Covenant Healthcare Institute, Inc. who believes he/she has been aggrieved by a violation shall have the right to file a written complaint within thirty days (10) of the alleged violation.

The following process should be followed:

  1. Submit the written grievance to the School Administrator or Assistant Director of Nursing
  2. The School Administrator shall provide written acknowledge to the grievant within 10 working days’ receipt of such complaint.
  3. The School Administrator or Assistant Director of Nursing shall notify and submit in writing a copy of the grievance to the School Administrator and/or any significant administrative personnel.
  4. The School Administrator shall issue a written finding as to whether there is a need to proceed to the grievance process or resolution of the concern has occurred.
  5. A meeting will be scheduled with the grievant and the School Administrator.
  6. The outcome of the meeting/hearing will be forwarded in writing to the grievant within 10 working days.
  7. The action of resolve will be implemented.
  8. Covenant Healthcare Institute, Inc. maintains a written record of all student complaints as well as the resolution to the issues.

Any student who has been notified of their separation from the Center has the right to appeal their separation. To appeal, the student must follow the proper lines of communication beginning with the Instructor and the Program Administrator.

Vision Statement

Our vision is to become a premier source of highly knowledgeable, skilled, competent and reliable nursing assistants to help fill the healthcare facilities to fulfill their needs for basic nursing services.

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