Absence Make-Up Policy……………………………………………………...………….....8

Admission Requirements…………………………………………………..…….……..…....3

Academic Progress………………………………………………………..…………..….....10

Alcohol/Drug Free Policy……………………….……………………………….………....17

American Disability Act (ADA)………………………………………………….......….......5

Attendance Policy…………………………………………………….…………....…...........5

Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education…….………………………...……..….2, 16, 20

Cancellation, Withdrawal, & Refund  Policy ………………………….….……….………20

Classroom Courtesy…………………………………………………………………..…….17

Clinical Externship…………………………………………………………………...….5,6,7

College Location…………….………………........................................................................2

Computer Laboratory ………………………………………………………………..….…17

Counseling………………………………….…….…………..……………………….…....17

Course Description, Home Health ……………………………………...…………...12,22,25

Course Description, Nursing Assistant……………………………………….................11,22

Course Description Restorative Nursing Assistant ……………………………….…….14,25

Course Description IV Certification & Blood Withdrawal for LVN’s…………..………....14

Dismissal……………………………………………………………………………..……..16

Distance Learning/Education………………………….…………………………...…....….19

Dress Code…………………………………………………............................................19,20

Drop-Out Policy…………………………………..……………………………….….…...…8

Equal Opportunity Policy……………………………………………………….……...…....1

Equipment……………………………………………………....……………………..…..…3

Exclusion Policy………………………………………………………………….…..…….21

Executive Advisory Board and Consultants………………………………………..…….….1

Executive Board of Directors…………………………………………………...……..…..…1

Experiential Credit…………………………………………………………………….…....16

Facilities…………………………………………………………………………..…...…..…3

Faculty Information and Qualifications………………………………………..………...…25

Grading Scale………………………………………………………………………..….……9

Grading Standards…………………………………………………...……………….…........9

Graduation Requirements……………………………………………………….…..….…..17

Health Requirements……………………………………....………………………...…........4

Health Sciences Skills Learning Laboratory…………………..………….…………...……17

Holidays Observed…………………………………………………………..……...………26

Job Placement/Career Development…………………………………………………...…...18

Learning Resource Center/Library……………………………………….…………….......17

Leave of Absence Policy…………………………………................................................….8

Life Coaching………………………………………………………………...…….……….18

Mentoring………………………………………………………………………….…......…17

Mission Statement……………………………………………………………………..…..…1

Modules…………………………………………………………………………...…23,24,25

Notice to Employers…………………………………………………………….…….....…18

Personal Property Disclaimer………………………………....………………..…..…....…18

Pre-Screening Conviction Requirements……………………………………………….……4

Pre-requisites…………………………………………………..………………………..….22

Probation  Policy…………………………………….………….…………………....….20,21

Program Cancellation Policy…………………………………………………….……........16

Programs Offered………………………………………………………………………...…..2

Recording Devices……………………………………………..……………………….......17

Refund Policy………………………………………………………………………......…..15

Scholastic Regulations………………………...………………………………….....……….9

Sexual Harassment……………………………………….......................................….…….17

Smoking Policy……………………………………………………………………...…...…17

Social Security Number……………………………………...……………………....…..…21

Student Achievement……………………………………………………………..……….…9

Student’s Code of Conduct……………………………………..……………………....…..19

Student’s Complaint/Grievance Procedure.…………………...…………………….…...25

Student Records……………………………………………….............................................27

Student Rights and Responsibilities………………………………………….………....….20

Student Services………………………………………………………….........…...……….18

Student Tuition Recovery Fund…………………………….……………..………..…...15,16

Total Fees, Charges, Expenses…………………………….………….…...….10, 11,12,13,14

Transferability of Credits…………………………………………………………..…….....16

Warning Policy……………………………………………………………….......................20

Web Site Address………………………………………………………..………..….…...….2

II

II“Your Journey to Success Starts Here”

PATHWAYS COLLEGE, LLC

Nursing and Health Care Careers

MISSION STATEMENT

The mission of Pathways College is to provide quality education, training and skill development to individuals pursuing a career in Nursing Occupations and other Health Care Careers. We are committed to providing the community with caring, competent, and well-trained health care professionals. The educational experience is conducted in an environment that is intellectually challenging and culturally adaptive. It is our belief that learning is a continuous lifelong process guided by the Adult Learning Theory.  Students must be actively involved in the learning process to acquire knowledge, clinical proficiency and socialization to health care career roles.  Learning experiences are derived to achieve integration and continuity of knowledge and skills as evidenced by acquisition of knowledge, clinical competency, and successful employment in the healthcare industry.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY POLICY

Pathways College is committed to the philosophy of equal opportunity and equal access in

employment, education, training, and all services provided by the College. All persons, who are able to perform satisfactorily the responsibilities and tasks required in an educational and training program, should be provided an opportunity to succeed.  We are firmly dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, creed, sex, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation or veteran status in employment, education, training or other Pathways College services.

     EXECUTIVE BOARD OF DIRECTORS  

Brenda J. Allmond, MSN, BSN, RN……………,,...…Chief Executive Officer

Cheri L. Allmond-Williams, MSN, BSN, RN………….Chief Academic Officer

Tracy A. Allmond ………………..…..…………...……..Chief Operating Officer  

Lacinda M. Torres………………………………………Administrative Assistant

EXECUTIVE ADVISORY BOARD & CONSULTANTS

George E. Locke, M.D. …………………………...…...Medical Consultant

Tyriene Amey, ………………..………………………....Finance and Business Operations

Nicole Hodge…………………………...................... .Attorney at Law

Constance G. Schwartzman, BSN, RN……………....Nurse Consultant

Pathways College is a private institution and is licensed to operate by the

Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education

All classes are held at the following location:

Pathways College LLC, Nursing and Health Care Careers

637 East Albertoni Street, Suite 100, Carson, California 90746

Telephone Number:  (310) 225-2702 Fax Number:  (310) 225-2799

Web Site Address: www.pathwayscollege.com

Email Address:     pwcmaincampus@gmail.com

As a prospective student, you are encouraged to review this catalog prior to signing an Enrollment Agreement.  The catalog is located online at www.pathwayscollege.com, and copies are available in the Student Services Office.  Any prospective student or member of the public may access our website above to view or obtain a copy of our school catalog. The school catalog is reviewed and updated annually in the month of December.  Any questions a student may have regarding this catalog that have not been satisfactorily answered may be directed to the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education  at address: 2535 Capitol Oaks Drive, Suite 400, Sacramento, CA 95833. P.O. Box 98018 West Sacramento, CA 95798-0818. Web Site Address: www.bppe.ca.gov. Toll free telephone number is : (888) 370-7589 or by fax: (916) 263-1897 or telephone number: (916) 431-6959  or by fax:  (916) 263-1897. A student or any member of the public may file a complaint about this institution  with the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education by calling Toll Free telephone #(888) 370-7589 or by completing a complaint form which ca be obtained on the bureau’s Web site Address: www.bppe.ca.gov. You are also required to review the School Performance Fact Sheet, which must be provided to you prior to signing an Enrollment Agreement. These documents contain important policies and performance data for this institution. This institution is required to have you sign and date the information included in the “School Performance Fact Sheet” relating to completion rates, placement rates, license examination passage rates, and salaries or wages, prior to signing this agreement. Signature Line on “Performance Fact Sheet” and “Enrollment Agreement”.

Pathways College prepares individuals for today’s competitive job market by providing quality educational classes and programs that lead to exciting and challenging career opportunities in the Healthcare field. Pathways College faculty prepare students for certification by teaching students to apply knowledge learned in the classroom setting  combined with skill acquisition taught in the skills laboratory, and applied in the clinical setting, which prepares students for certification in entry level healthcare careers such as  Nursing Assistant and Home Health Aide.  Students are further prepared for certification through classroom lectures, group discussion, demonstration and return demonstration of skills, supervised skill practice, role play and faculty supervision of clinical patient/resident care. Classes are taught by experienced faculty in the field of nursing education and training. Students are prepared for certification examinations by weekly testing and test review, individual and group tutoring, practice examination test questions with review, and patient care scenarios.  Pathways College is committed to providing students with highly-focused individualized career counseling, life-coaching and mentoring for those interested in a career in the high demand Healthcare field.                                                                                                                                                                                

Students can begin to work toward accomplishing their career goals by taking the first step on their journey to a successful career in health care.

PATHWAYS COLLEGE offers the following programs:

-Nursing Assistant

-Home Health Aide (HHA)

-Consecutive Nursing Assistant & Home Health Aide (one course)

-Consecutive Nursing Assistant, Home Health Aide & Restorative Nursing Assistant  (one Course)

-Continuing  Education  (CE) for CNA’s , CHHA’s and LVN’s

-Restorative Nursing Program (RNA)

-IV Certification and Blood Withdrawal for LVN’s

PATHWAYS COLLEGE PROGRAMS, FACILITIES,  AND EQUIPMENT

The Nursing Assistant and Home Health Aide Programs include several classes in module format with a clinical component. Restorative Nursing Assistant (RNA) course, and Continuing Education (CE) for CNA’s and CHHA’s are offered.  CE courses and IV Certification and Blood Withdrawal for LVN’s is available. Pathways College maintains a serene, traditional learning environment that fosters a climate for student success. The learning environment embraces diversity in culture and learning styles to support positive learning outcomes for students. We take pride in maintaining an attractive, efficient, safe, and supportive campus for students, staff, and visitors. The campus contains conventional setting classrooms with moveable tables and chairs, Computer Lab with five (5) student workstations with internet and printer access.  Learning  Resource Center/Library, Health Sciences Skills Learning Laboratory with life-like patient mannequins, Student Lounge, Administrative and Faculty Offices, and Staff Conference Room. Male and female restrooms are conveniently located in the main hallway of the building corridor.  

In today's interconnected and technology driven world, Pathways College Classrooms are equipped with a TV Monitor, Video Projector, DVD and Video Playback equipment, and overhead projector for transparencies.  Classes are taught by knowledgeable, experienced faculty who prepare students for certification examinations through a variety of  teaching strategies including: lectures, group discussion, classroom discussion with feedback,  CD ROMS,  VHS videos, powerpoint presentations, overhead transparencies, demonstration with return demonstration, role modeling, role-play, skill performance practice on life-like patient mannequins, case scenarios , and classroom written quizzes and tests, practice test questions, patient care scenarios and written examinations  The Nursing Assistant Course is 164 clock hours and the Home Health Aide Course is 40 clock hours. Upon successful completion of Pathways programs students will be required to apply for, and successfully pass the state competency examination before receiving state certification. This examination includes successful demonstration of skill performance and a passing score on the written portion of the examination.  

Live Scan Fingerprint clearance and background check by the Department of Justice is required.  Specific information about the criminal record review involved may be obtained from the Director of Student Services and is located in the Pre-Screening Conviction Requirements section of this catalog.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Admission requirements to Pathways College include:

      Consent Signature.

PRE-SCREENING CONVICTION REQUIREMENTS

Before registering for a Nursing Assistant/Home Health Aide training program, applicants should be aware of the Penal Code Sections that result in automatic denial of their potential certification. Students must undergo criminal screening (background check), as mandated by the State of California, either prior to, or upon enrollment in the Nursing Assistant and Home Health Aide Program. A student may not sit for the State Certification Examination until cleared by the State. Nursing Assistant and Home Health Aide students cannot participate in the mandatory portion of training that requires direct contact with patients/residents in long-term (LTC) facilities until they have submitted an application and fingerprints through Live Scan method to the Aide and Technician Certification Section (ATCS) of the Department of Pubic Health, Licensing and Certification Program Professional Certification Branch.  Because the applications for certification can be denied in the pre-screening process, Pathways College adheres to the ATCS recommendation that every individual applying for Nurse Assistant and Home Health Aide certification understand the health and conviction screening requirements before registering for training or requesting certification through reciprocity from out of state.

HEALTH REQUIREMENTS

Students enrolled in the NA/HHA program must be free from communicable diseases, infection, psychological disorder, and other conditions that would present a threat to, or negatively impact the well being of faculty, students or consumers, or would prevent the successful performance of the responsibilities and tasks required in the education and training programs of Pathways College. Any condition described above which is developed by the student after admission to the program, may be considered sufficient cause for suspension or termination from the program. The School Director may require a student to be examined by a licensed health care provider and to have laboratory tests, as needed, to determine physical and mental fitness. The School Director is authorized to require that records of any such examination be released to the Director. Such records may be used only to determine fitness for the program, and except for such use, the confidentiality of such records shall be maintained. Students accepted in the NA/HHA program will be admitted to the clinical component of their program only after all health requirements have been completed and results have been submitted to the college Student Services Office. These requirements are mandated by the affiliating facilities in order to protect patients/residents, students, visitors and staff of the facility.  Health requirements are reviewed on admission to the programs. Due to the short term nature of the programs there is no need for annual review. If student fails to maintain health requirements he or she will not be able to participate in the clinical rotation. A pregnant or postpartum student may continue in, or return to the program at the discretion of the faculty and the student’s physician.  Periodic written physician’s statements of physical fitness may be required for any student who has been recently seriously ill, chronically ill, or hospitalized. Any student requiring special assistance for physical or other disability when taking the State Competency Certification Examination must contact the School Director or designee of  Pathways College and the Department of Public Health, to make his or her needs known in writing prior to completion of the course.  

Specific Health Requirements         

Proof of the following:

  1. Applicants must have a physical examination and provide a report prepared by a physician, physician’s assistant, or nurse practitioner stating that applicant has no health condition that would create a hazard to her/him, fellow students, employees, patients/residents or visitors. The following report documentation must be received by the College prior to the first clinical day and must describe:

Intradermal  skin test for tuberculosis (TB), unless medically

contraindicated. If a positive reaction is obtained, a chest x-ray shall be

taken, unless  medically contraindicated. CNA and HHA applicants

may not have contact with patients/residents until they obtain a report that confirms there is no health hazard for any positive skin test

                             (with or without a chest x-ray).

 is responsible for the cost of examination and tests, the costs may

  may range from $40.00 to $60.00 depending on the  provider.

  Pathogen  Module.

  Incomplete.

 AMERICAN DISABILITY ACT (ADA)

Pathways College is in compliance with the ADA. If a student requires reasonable disability accommodations for an ADA eligible program (Vocational or Academic) a written request stating specific needs should be submitted to the college at least 30 days prior to the beginning of class. Designated parking with easy access to the entrance and restrooms is available. Contact the college office at (310) 225-2702 for additional information.

ATTENDANCE

Successful completion of Pathways College career programs is dependent upon 100% student attendance. Students are expected to attend all theory classes and all clinical sessions for which he or she is enrolled. An absence of more than 2 hours, the first 3 days of the course or clinical orientation time will result in immediate dismissal from the program. Any absence due to illness or emergency requires an explanation by the student to the instructor.  A student absent from class for emergency reasons must personally notify the instructor or college at least 2 hours prior to the absence occurring or he or she will be recorded as a “NO CALL” “NO SHOW”. Supervised make-up will be provided by the instructor for only one excused absence (up to 8 hours) of a clinical day.  Emergency absences may also require additional official documentation. Additional absences will result in being dropped from the program.  Absences from class days “theory” cannot be made up during the program session. An incomplete (I) may be taken and made up in the following program session.  Students have one year to return and complete the program without incurring additional costs. Students who do not adhere to this policy are subject to dismissal from the class or course.

Dismissal from a class or course may occur according to the following policies:

  1.    A student may be dismissed from the class or course for excessive absences.

Excessive  absence  occurs when the hours of class absence equal the number of hours the class or course meets per week regardless of the reason for the absence. For short- term classes in nursing, excessive absence may constitute being absent from more than one meeting. The student is responsible for checking with the Nursing Instructor of the specific class or course in which he or she is enrolled to obtain information missed during absence.

  1.     Tardiness is not accepted. Three tardies (late entrances) maybe considered the                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  

          equivalent of one classroom absence. Students may be dropped from classes                                                                              

 or courses if tardiness becomes problematic.  

  1. The student is responsible for the completion of all work assigned in class                                  whether or not he or she is present. The instructor may allow credit, or no credit for work which is completed and turned in late.  

3.     Students are expected to attend workshops, field trips and seminars related to their nursing

 education as part of their class requirements. At the discretion of the Nursing Faculty. Some       facilities may require advanced  preparation prior to student participating in the clinical area.

4.     Students may be dismissed from the class for failing to attend any clinical agency

          mandated class.

CLINICAL EXTERNSHIP

The clinical portion (externship in a Healthcare facility) of the Nursing Assistant program and Home Health program  begins immediately upon satisfactory completion of all required theory classes and on-campus lab sessions of the course.  Students must complete a minimum of 104 hours of clinical externship to complete the program and qualify to apply to take the State Competency Certification Examination. Clinical externships are opportunities for students to demonstrate their clinical skills and demonstrate the attributes of a Nursing Assistant in a health care setting under actual work experience conditions.  The clinical externship experience provides students with the training and experience they need to meet industry requirements and pass certifications.

All program and catalog requirements apply during the clinical externship, including dress code, name tags, code of conduct, use of drugs and/or alcohol. Externships are scheduled by Pathways Faculty. During the clinical externship, the student is under the supervision of the Pathways Faculty Clinical  Instructor, the training facility, in addition to the school. The Instructor to student ratio for the clinical externship is 1 instructor for each 15 students.  Any absence that occurs during the clinical externship must be reported to the clinical site and the Pathways Clinical Instructor. Clinical externship times are from   7:00 AM to 3:30 PM on the same day of the week as the completed  theory session for day programs and 7:00 AM to 3:30 PM on Saturday and Sunday for the evening program.  

Clinical externship must begin immediately following satisfactory completion of all theory and on-campus lab sessions.  The following requirements must be met before a student is allowed to participate in the clinical externship:

      health requirements section of Catalog.

Infection Control, HIPPA, Fire & Safety, etc. if indicated.

.During clinical externship students must adhere to the following rules and regulations:

  1.   Pathways Faculty are responsible for assigning students to clinical  externship sites. Students may not refuse a clinical externship. A student may not refuse a clinical site,

    l site, however, requests may be considered when making assignments.

  1.   During clinical externship students are expected to work the same hours as the regular     employees. Break and lunch/dinner time is not included in your

total externship hours.                            

         

3.    Students are expected to attend every clinical session on time and sign in on the                                                          

              daily attendance sheet.

4.    If a student is going to be late or absent, the student  must notify the clinical  externship

       Health Care Facility, and the Pathways College Clinical Nursing Instructor. There will be

       one (1) clinical externship make-up day to be arranged by the Instructor.

                                                                               

  1.   Students are expected to attend the clinical orientation day and all assigned                        conferences (pre and post) in the clinical externship.

  1.   Students must immediately notify their Instructor if any problems arise during  externship;  personality conflicts, illness, etc. *Note:  A student should never walk off  (abandon) the clinical   site for ANY REASON  without first notifying the Pathways College Instructor.

  1.  Tuition payments must be current to continue in the program.

 

  1. You must satisfactorily meet the Clinical Objectives on the Student Clinical Performance Evaluation Form. An unsatisfactory evaluation during your clinical externship may require an extension of your clinical externship period or a return to Pathways College for additional training or result in your termination from the    program.

  1. If a student is terminated from an externship site, the Pathways College  School Director will evaluate the circumstances of the termination and a  decision will be made regarding the status of the student. A student terminated in the clinical externship may be withdrawn from school at            

           that time. If the student is allowed to continue in the clinical externship  and is terminated from        

             another externship site, the student will be withdrawn from school.

CRITERIA FOR ASSESSING STUDENT PERFORMANCE DURING CLINICAL EXTERNSHIP

Students will be assigned clinical externship immediately after the theory and lab portion of the program ends. Students must achieve passing scores in all theory classes, on-campus lab sessions, skills testing, quizzes and examinations prior to receiving a clinical externship assignment.  During the clinical externship students must successfully meet the following clinical objectives as listed on the Clinical Performance Evaluation Form:

  1. The student demonstrates skill in performing selected nursing procedures required to meet a patient’s basic needs.  
  2. The student demonstrates skill in completing assigned patient care.
  1. The student will work effectively with other nursing team members in order to provide optimum    

 Patient care

  1. The student is able to report observations and the effects of his/her care given to the assigned patient.
  2. The student will demonstrate basic communication skill in establishing  rapport    with the patient  and in obtaining information from the patient.
  3. The student will recognize that each patient is a unique individual with varying needs.
  4.  The student recognizes ethical and legal Implications of administering care.

       8.   The student assumes responsibility for his/her own professional image.  

Students must adhere to the Student’s Code of Conduct in the catalog and demonstrate satisfactory work habits. If the student is unable to demonstrate satisfactory skill performance and/or is unsafe in the clinical externship, the student will be required to return to Pathways College campus for additional training in the unsatisfactory areas.  During the externship course, the student may be required to return to campus for weekly scheduled meetings with the Instructor to provide continued communication and feedback regarding the clinical externship experience. The clinical instructor will provide frequent daily ongoing verbal communication and feedback regarding the student’s progress in the clinical setting. The formal written Clinical Performance Evaluation occurs twice during the externship period, once at midpoint and again at the end of the externship period.

If a student’s work habits are not satisfactory at the first midpoint evaluation, the Instructor will meet with the student and review the areas of weakness and outline a plan for improvement. If work performance is still unsatisfactory at the end of the externship period, the student may be required to serve an additional externship. A student may only repeat the clinical externship once. If the student fails on the second clinical externship the student will be dropped from the program. The Clinical Performance Evaluation Form will be used as a terminal evaluation of the student at midpoint and upon completion of the clinical externship. The guidelines for assessing the student’s performance will be reviewed periodically with the student and appropriate marks are made on the Clinical Performance Evaluation Form grid identifying areas of strength (+) or weakness (-) related to the guidelines. Based on that information each objective will be identified as having been met in a “satisfactory” manner, or “unsatisfactory” manner.  Unsatisfactory grades will be accompanied with Instructor documentation evidence. 

 ALL CLINICAL EXTERNSHIP OBJECTIVES MUST BE MET IN A SATISFACTORY MANNER for successful completion of the course .Note:  Specific guidelines for assessing the student’s abilities are listed under each objective on the Clinical Performance Evaluation Form.  

ABSENCE/MAKE-UP POLICY

To qualify for State Certification as a Nursing Assistant, the student must attend a minimum of 60  hours of theory (classroom) and 104 hours of supervised clinical training in a nursing facility.  A strict mandatory daily attendance record is maintained.

  1. Attendance is recorded and maintained daily.
  2. Tardiness will be noted on the attendance record.

Students must contact the Nursing Instructor if absent and determine an appropriate plan for possible makeup.

Theory Objectives:  The determination that theory remediation is necessary shall be based on the student’s failure to meet theory objectives and the make-up assignments shall be directed to the objectives missed.

A.  Procedure:        

      1.  The Student and Instructor will plan a course of remediation

            of the content area missed. .

 2.   The Instructor will set a timeline to meet the missed objective.

 3.   The plan shall be written and signed and dated by the Student and

            Instructor.

B.  Methods:

       1.  The Student and the Instructor will meet, at the discretion of the

             Instructor, to make-up the content area by utilizing the same

             teaching strategies and methods missed (includes lecture and

            any audio-visual aids used with the Instructor present).

Clinical Objectives:  The determination that clinical remediation is necessary shall be based on the student’s failure to meet clinical objectives. The make-up assignments shall be directed to the objectives missed.

A.  Procedure:

      1.  The Student and Instructor will plan a course of remediation.

      2.  The Instructor will set a timeline to meet the missed objective.

      3.  The plan shall be written and signed and dated by the Student and                                                                                      

            Instructor.

B.   Methods:

  1. Complete additional time in the clinical area and demonstrate skill

 competency or procedures missed during the clinical absence.

LEAVE OF ABSENCE        

Due to well-defined structured time frames with concentrated theory and clinical components in the NA/HHARNA programs, Leave of Absence (LOA) is not an option. If an unforeseen emergency situation arises which prevents the student from continuing in an enrolled class or course the student must meet with the Instructor and the School Director to review and evaluate the student’s options for being a granted an emergency LOA and completing the course at a later date. If a student requires a Leave Of Absence, he or she must request the LOA in writing.  This decision is made by the School Director/designee, Instructor, and the Director of Student Services.  If a LOA is granted, the student will receive a grade of “L”. The student may return to Pathways College (if all the original conditions of enrollment are met) without re-registering within 6 months of the first day of the LOA).  

DROP- OUT/WITHDRAWAL

Pathways faculty will make every effort to assist students to achieve their educational and career goals. If circumstances arise that require a student to drop out or withdraw from a class or program, this action is considered discontinuing course work and withdrawal from Pathways College.  A student who drops out or withdraws from class work during the first five days will not have that coursework on their academic record. If a student drops out or withdraws after the first five days of class work, a letter grade of “W” will be recorded on their academic record. Students may be re-admitted at a later date provided all admission requirements are met. All class work with a letter grade of “W” must be repeated.

GRADING STANDARDS  

Pathways College grades quizzes, exams and classes on an “A, B, C, D, and F” system.  In the Skills Laboratory setting skill acquisition and simulation scenarios are graded on a Pass/ Fail (P/F) format. Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory is the evaluation method used in the clinical setting. Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory ratings are determined using the criteria outlined on the Weekly Clinical Evaluation Form completed by the student and class instructor. The student must be performing at a satisfactory level in the clinical setting.

In each clinical setting there is a midway and a final evaluation of student performance.  

To successfully pass the nursing assistant, home health aide, & restorative nursing assistant courses students must:

  1. Participate in all class and clinical sessions.
  2. Satisfactorily complete required clinical hours and skills.
  3. Successfully complete and maintain minimum overall 75% grade in theory.
  4. Successfully pass all clinical skills.
  5. Make-up any missed days as designated by the clinical instructor

The course completion certificate issued by Pathways College allows students to apply for and sit for the State Competency Examination.  Students will be required to apply for and pass the State Competency Examination, before receiving certification upon successful completion of the appropriate examination.  After successful completion of the State Examination, the graduate may work as a Certified Nurse Assistant and/or Certified Home Health Aide as defined by State and Federal Law.

GRADING SCALE

A     is equal to a score of 90-100%

B     is equal to score of 81-89%

C    is equal to a score of 75-80%

D    is equal to a score of 65-74%

F    is equal to a score of 0-64%

Students may earn a temporary grade of Incomplete “I” for a grading period for missed tests and/or assignments not turned in to the instructor that were due within the last five (5) days of the end of the grading period.

An Incomplete “I” grade is given when standards for attendance in class (theory) and/or clinical are not met.  This situation usually occurs when unforeseeable, emergency, justifiable reasons occur.  The condition for removal of the “I” shall be stated by the instructor in the students’ academic record file. This record shall contain written conditions for removal of the “I”, with a copy given to the student until the “I” is made up or the time limit has passed.  An incomplete “I” grade is not calculated in the student’s grade point average and no hours are credited.

A letter grade of “W” is given when a student withdraws from class work after the first five days of class work. All class work with a letter grade of “W” must be repeated.  Grades of “W” are not calculated in the overall cumulative grade point average.

Grades shall be averaged on the basis of percentage scores.

Students must maintain an overall average of 75% to successfully complete a program.

SCHOLASTIC REGULATIONS and STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT

Students must maintain a 75% average or higher for successful completion of all Pathways College classes and courses. In order to progress through the curriculum, theory test scores must average 75% or higher. Students are required to take all scheduled theory tests and examinations. Make-up exams will be allowed for special conditions with format and scheduling at the discretion of the course instructor.  Students will not be allowed to progress to clinical if overall theory grade percentage is less than 75%. Students are expected to act in an ethical manner in taking tests as well as reporting any cheating witnessed by others to the instructor or School Director. Reporting will be kept anonymous at the student’s request.  Any dishonesty, such as cheating or knowingly furnishing false information is subject to disciplinary action.  Students are expected to adhere to any individual instructor’s requests before and during test taking including:

  1. No caps or hats to be worn
  1. No eating in classrooms  
  2. All visible tattoos must be covered by long sleeve white t-shirt underneath scrubs.
  3. All cell phones on silent and not visible

ACADEMIC PROGRESS

If an instructor determines that a student is having difficulty with a portion of the course, (i.e. not maintaining overall 75% average, or not maintaining an adequate rate of progress toward successful completion of their course), the instructor may counsel the student to determine the source of the difficulty. The instructor will work with the student in an effort to resolve the difficulty. The instructor will document all counseling sessions with the student on the Student Counseling form (to be signed and dated by instructor and student). The student receives the original form with signatures and a copy is placed in the student academic record.

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TOTAL FEES, CHARGES, AND EXPENSES

CONSECUTIVE NURSING ASSISTANT AND HOME HEALTH AIDE Course (One course)

1. Tuition Fee {School}                                                                                                                $3182.00                                                      

2. Registration Fee {School}                                                                                                            $75.00                                              

3.Textbooks (textbook, materials, handouts) {School}                                                                      $155.00                                                   

4.Student Tuition Recovery Funds (STRF) fee {BPPE}      (Non-refundable)                                        $0.00

5.CPR/BLS (includes book & card) {CPR Instructor}                                                                          $65.00                                                  

6.Malpractice insurance {NSO}                                                                                                        $25.00                                                    

7.Uniforms, & name badge & Nursing Shoes  {Uniform Store}                                                           $135.00

8.Physical Examination {M.D.}                                                                                                        $60.00                                       

9.State Competency Examination Fee {Examination Vendor}                                                            $100.00      

Paid to { }                                                                                                                                   $3797.00

*SCHEDULE OF TOTAL CHARGES FOR A PERIOD OF ATTENDANCE AND SCHEDULE OF                                                TOTAL CHARGES FOR THE  ENTIRE  EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM: $3797.00                                                   

NON-REFUNDABLE FEES:  Registration, physical examination, malpractice insurance, uniform & name badge, nursing shoes, STRF fee, and State Competency Examination fee. REFUNDABLE FEES:   Textbooks (based on their fair market value and the conditions of the items returned to the school). PLEASE READ TUITION REFUND TABLE for tuition refund calculations  in the  Enrollment Agreement).

     Cash, Cashier’s Check or Money Orders are accepted for payment.  Personal checks are not accepted. Financial assistance in the form of payment plans are available to assist the student. If a payment plan is selected for payment of tuition for courses enrolled in, it is expected that students will make payments as agreed upon in a timely manner. If the student obtains a loan to pay for their educational program, it is the responsibility of the student for repayment of the full amount of the loan plus interest, less the amount of any refund due (if applicable).  If the student receives federal student financial aid funds, the Student is entitled to a refund of the moneys not paid from federal financial aid funds.

Schedule of payments are stipulated on the Enrollment Agreement.  Failure to meet the financial contractual obligations agreed upon at the time of enrollment will result in collection attempts by Pathway College or its agents to the extent permitted by law.  Adverse as well as prompt payment may be reflected on the students credit profile and affect future loans the student may apply for. Pathways College does not participate in federal and state financial aid programs. Pathways College does not have a  pending petition for bankruptcy, is not operating as a debtor in possession, has not filed a petition for bankruptcy nor has had a petition in bankruptcy filed against Pathways College within the preceding five years that resulted in reorganization under Chapter 11 of the United States Bankruptcy Code (11 U.S.C. Sec. 1101 et. seq.). 94909(a) (12)

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TOTAL FEES, CHARGES, AND EXPENSES                                                           NURSING ASSISTANT                                                             

1. Tuition Fee {School}                                                                                                                $2692.00                                                        

2. Registration Fee {School}                                                                                                            $75.00                                              

3.Textbooks (textbook, materials, handouts) {Red Cross}                                                                 $120.00                                                   

4.Student Tuition Recovery Funds (STRF) fee {BPPE}    (Non-Refundable)                                         $0.00

5.CPR/BLS (includes book & card) {CPR Instructor}                                                                          $65.00                                                  

6.Malpractice Insurance {NSO}                                                                                                        $25.00                                                    

7.Uniforms, nursing shoes & name badge Uniform Store}                                                                 $135.00

8.Physical Examination {M.D.}                                                                                                        $60.00                                       

9.State Competency Examination Fee {Examination Vendor}                                                           $100.00      

10.Paid to {  }                                                                                                                             $3272.00

*SCHEDULE OF TOTAL CHARGES FOR A PERIOD OF ATTENDANCE AND  SCHEDULE OF TOTAL CHARGES FOR THE ENTIRE EDUCATION PROGRAM: $3272.00                                                                                                    

NON-REFUNDABLE FEES:  Registration, physical examination, malpractice insurance, uniform & name badge, nursing shoes, STRF fee, and State Competency Examination fee. REFUNDABLE FEES:   Textbooks (based on their fair market value and on the condition of the items returned to the school). PLEASE READ TUITION REFUND TABLE for tuition refund calculations (page 5 of Enrollment Agreement).   The United States Department of Labor’s Standard Occupational Classification code for Certified Nursing Assistant/ Nurse Assistant is 31-1014.

If Cash, Cashier’s Check or Money Orders are accepted for payment.  Personal checks are

not accepted. Financial assistance in the form of payment plans are available to assist the student.. If a payment plan is selected for payment of tuition for courses enrolled in, it is expected that students will make payments as agreed upon in a timely manner. If the student obtains a loan to pay for their educational program, it is the responsibility of the student for repayment of the full amount of the loan plus interest, less the amount of any refund due (if applicable). If a student receives federal student financial aid funds, the student is entitled to a refund of the moneys not paid from federal aid fund.

Schedule of payments are stipulated on the Enrollment Agreement.  Failure to meet the financial contractual obligations agreed upon at the time of enrollment will result in collection attempts by Pathway College or its agents to the extent permitted by law.  Adverse as well as prompt payment may be reflected on the students credit profile and affect future loans the student may apply for. Pathways College does not participate in federal and state financial aid programs. Pathways College does not have a  pending petition for bankruptcy, is not operating as a debtor in possession, has not filed a petition for bankruptcy nor has had a petition in bankruptcy filed against Pathways College within the preceding five years that resulted in reorganization under Chapter 11 of the United States Bankruptcy Code (11 U.S.C. Sec. 1101 et. seq.). 94909(a) (12)

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COURSE TITLE:  HOME HEALTH AIDE    TOTAL NUMBER OF CLOCK HOURS: 40

TOTAL FEES, CHARGES, AND EXPENSES                                             HOME HEALTH AIDE                                                          

1.   Registration Fee {School}                                                                                                                                   $75.00                                                                                

2.   Tuition {School}                                                                                                                                                $490.00                                                                        

3.   Textbook & Materials {School}                                                                                                                         $35.00                                                         

4 ,Student Tuition Recovery Fund  (STRF) Fee {BPPE}  (non-refundable)                                                            $0.00                                  

       Paid to { }                                                                                                                                                         *600.00   

*SCHEDULE OF TOTAL CHARGES  FOR A PERIOD OF ATTENDANCE AND  SCHEDULE OF TOTAL CHARGES FOR THE ENTIRE EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM:_*$600.00                                                                     

NON-REFUNDABLE FEES: Registration and STRF fee.

REFUNDABLE FEES: Textbook and material (s) refunds will be based on their fair market value and based on the condition of the items returned to the school.  PLEASE READ TUITION REFUND TABLE for tuition refund calculations (Enrollment Agreement).  TOTAL CHARGES DUE ON ENROLLMENT ARE:   $355.00 (includes $75.00 non-refundable registration  $35.00 for textbook & course material (s) and $ 245.00 for one half of tuition).  The remaining tuition balance is due on the third day of the course. Please note, Certificates of Completion will not be issued if tuition balance is not paid in full prior to the course end date. United States Department of Labor’s Standard Occupational Classification code for Home Health Aide is 31-1011.

Cash, Cashier’s Check or Money Orders are accepted for payment. Personal checks are not accepted. Financial assistance in the form of payment plans are available to assist the student. If a payment plan is selected for payment of tuition for courses enrolled in, it is expected that students will make payments as agreed upon in a timely manner. If the student obtains a loan to pay for their educational program, it is the responsibility of the student for repayment of the full amount of the loan plus interest, less the amount of any refund due (if applicable). If the student receives federal financial aid funds, the student is entitled to a refund of moneys not paid from federal financial aid funds.

Schedule of payments are stipulated on the Enrollment Agreement. Failure to meet the financial contractual obligations agreed upon at the time of enrollment will result in collection attempts by Pathways College or its agents to the extent permitted by the law. Adverse as well as prompt payment may be reflected on the students credit profile and affect future loans the student may apply for.

Pathways College does not participate in federal and state financial aid programs. Pathways College does not have a pending petition for bankruptcy nor has had a petition in bankruptcy filed against Pathways College within the preceding five years that resulted in reorganization under Chapter 11 of the United States Bankruptcy Code (11 U.S.C. Sec. 1101 et. Seq.). 94909(a) (12)

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TOTAL FEES, CHARGES, AND EXPENSES

CONSECUTIVE NURSING ASSISTANT, HOME HEALTH AIDE & RESTORATIVE NURSING ASSISTANT Course  (One course)

1.Tuition Fee {School}                                                                                                                 $3442.00                                                      

2.Registration Fee {School}                                                                                                             $75.00                                              

3.Textbooks (textbook, materials, handouts) {School}                                                                      $165.00                                                   

4.Student Tuition Recovery Funds (STRF) fee {BPPE}        (Non-Refundable)                                     $0.00

5.CPR/BLS (includes book & card) {CPR Instructor}                                                                          $65.00                                                  

6.Malpractice insurance {NSO}                                                                                                        $25.00                                                    

7.Uniforms, & name badge & Nursing Shoes  {Uniform Store}                                                           $135.00

8.Physical Examination {M.D.}                                                                                                        $60.00                                       

9.State Competency Examination Fee {Examination Vendor}                                                           $100.00      

Total Charges                                                                                                                            *3750.00   

Paid to           { }

*SCHEDULE OF TOTAL CHARGES FOR A PERIOD OF ATTENDANCE AND SCHEDULE OF                                             OF TOTAL CHARGES FOR THE  ENTIRE  EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM: $4067.00                                               

NON-REFUNDABLE FEES:  Registration, physical examination, malpractice insurance, uniform & name badge, nursing shoes, STRF fee, and State Competency Examination fee. REFUNDABLE FEES:   Textbooks (based on their fair market value and the conditions of the items returned to the school). PLEASE READ TUITION REFUND TABLE for tuition refund calculations  in the  Enrollment Agreement).

     Cash, Cashier’s Check or Money Orders are accepted for payment.  Personal checks are not accepted. Financial assistance in the form of payment plans are available to assist the student. If a payment plan is selected for payment of tuition for courses enrolled in, it is expected that students will make payments as agreed upon in a timely manner. If the student obtains a loan to pay for their educational program, it is the responsibility of the student for repayment of the full amount of the loan plus interest, less the amount of any refund due (if applicable). If the student receives federal student financial aid funds, the student is entitled to a refund of the moneys not paid from federal financial aid funds.

Schedule of payments are stipulated on the Enrollment Agreement.  Failure to meet the financial contractual obligations agreed upon at the time of enrollment will result in collection attempts by Pathway College or its agents to the extent permitted by law.  Adverse as well as prompt payment may be reflected on the students credit profile and affect future loans the student may apply for. Pathways College does not participate in federal and state financial aid programs. Pathways College does not have a  pending petition for bankruptcy, is not operating as a debtor in possession, has not filed a petition for bankruptcy nor has had a petition in bankruptcy filed against Pathways College within the preceding five years that resulted in reorganization under Chapter 11 of the United States Bankruptcy Code (11 U.S.C. Sec. 1101 et. seq.). 94909(a) (12)

TOTAL FEES, CHARGES AND EXPENSES

RESTORATIVE NURSING ASSISTANT  (RNA) 

1.Course/Tuition Fee {School)                                                                                                        $260.00                      

2.Registration {School)                                                                                                                    $75.00

3.Materials & Handouts {School}                                                                                                      $10.00

4.Student Tuition Recovery Fund Fee {BPPE}       (Non-Refundable)                                                  $0.00

5.Paid to: {  }                                                                                                                                $345.00

*SCHEDULE OF TOTAL CHARGES FOR A PERIOD OF ATTENDANCE AND AN ESTIMATED SCHEDULE OF TOTAL CHARGES FOR THE ENTIRE EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM:      $345.00

TOTAL FEES, CHARGES AND EXPENSES

IV CERTIFICATION AND BLOOD WITHDRAWAL FOR LVN’s

1.Course/Tuition Fee {School}                                                                                                        $285.00

2.Registration {School}                                                                                                                   $75.00

3.Materials & Handouts {School)                                                                                                     $10.00

4.Student Tuition Recovery Fund Fee {BPPE}  (Non-Refundable)                                                       $0.00

5.Textbook {Vendor}  New ( prices may vary, may buy used)                                                               $40.00

6.Paid to:  {  }                                                                                                                               $410.00

*SCHEDULE OF TOTAL CHARGES FOR A PERIOD OF ATTENDANCE AND AN ESTIMATED SCHEDULE OF TOTAL CHARGES FOR THE ENTIRE EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM:     $410.00

TOTAL FEES AND CHARGES DUE ON ENROLLMENT ARE: $268.00

Non-Refundable Fees:  include course/tuition fees include course registration fee and STRF fees only.

Refundable Fees: include course/tuition fee provided notification to college is made in a timely manner as stated in the course brochure.

Cash, Cashier’s Check or Money Orders are accepted for payment. Personal checks are not accepted. Financial assistance in the form of payment plans are available to assist the student. If a payment plan is selected for payment of course/tuition fee, it is expected that the student will make payments as agreed upon in a timely manner. If the student obtains a loan to pay for their educational program, it is the responsibility of the student for repayment of the loan plus interest, less the amount of any refund due (if applicable).If the student receives federal financial aid funds, the student is entitled to a refund of the moneys, not paid from federal financial aid funds.

Schedule of payments are stipulated on the Payment Agreement. Failure to meet the financial contractual obligations agreed upon at the time of course registration will result in collection attempts by Pathways College or its agent to the extent permitted by law. Adverse as well as prompt payments may be reflected on the students credit profile and affect future loans the student may apply for.

Pathways College does not participate in federal and state financial aid programs. Pathways College does not have a pending petition for bankruptcy, is not operating as a debtor in possession, has not filed a petition for bankruptcy nor has had a petition in bankruptcy filed against Pathways College within the preceding five years that resulted in reorganization under Chapter 11 of the United States Bankruptcy Code.

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CANCELLATION,  WITHDRAWAL, AND REFUND  POLICY

It is recommended that you choose your classes/program carefully in consultation with a Pathways College Advisor. Should the student be terminated or cancel for any reason, all refunds will be made according to the following refund policy:

  1. Cancellation must be made in writing, either in person or by mail to the School address. Students do not have the right to cancel by just telephoning the School or by not coming to class.
  2. A Withdrawal may be initiated by the student’s written notice, or by the students conduct, including, but not necessarily limited to, a students lack of attendance.
  3. Student’s have the right to cancel their course of study through attendance at the first class session until the 7th business day after the first class attended, whichever is later..  

4.   Student’s may cancel the contract for School without any penalty or obligation by the specified date on the Notice of Cancellation Form.

5.   If student’s cancel, any payment made and any negotiable instrument signed by the student shall be returned to the student within forty-five  (45) days following the School’s receipt of your cancellation notice.

6.   If the School has given the student any equipment, the student must return the equipment within thirty (45) days of the signed cancellation notice. If the student does not return the equipment within the 45 day period, the school may keep an amount out of what the student paid that equals the cost of the equipment. The total amount charged for each item of equipment shall be stated separately. The amount charged for each item of equipment shall not exceed the equipment’s fair market value. The institution shall have the burden of proof to establish the equipment’s fair market value. The school is required to refund any amount over that as provided above, and the student may keep the equipment.          

7. Tuition/Fees are refunded according to the Refund Table located on page 4 of        nursing assistant and home health aide enrollment agreements.

      8. Every student enrolled must possess his/her own books.  Refunds for textbooks will be based on their fair market value and based on the condition of the textbooks returned to the school.

   

 

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STUDENT  TUITION  RECOVERY FUND

“You must pay the state-imposed assessment for the Student Tuition Recovery Fund (STRF) if all of the following applies to you:”

  1.  You are a student in an educational program, who is a California resident or enrolled     in a residency program, and prepay all or part of your tuition either by cash, guaranteed student loans, or personal loans, and
  2. Your total charges are not paid by any third-party payer such as an employer, government program or other payer unless you have a separate agreement to repay the third party.

You are not eligible for protection from the STRF and you are not required to pay the STRF assessment, if either of the following applies:

  1. You are not a California resident, or are not enrolled in a residency program or
  2. Your total charges are paid by a third party, such as an employer, government       program or other payer, and you have no separate agreement to repay the third party.”

“The State of California created the Student Tuition Recovery Fund (STRF) to relieve or

Mitigate economic losses suffered by students in educational programs who are California residents, or are enrolled in a residency programs attending certain schools regulated by the Bureau for Private Postsecondary and Vocational Education.

You may be eligible for STRF if you are California resident or are enrolled in a residency program, prepaid tuition, paid the STRF assessment, and suffered an economic loss as a result of the following:

1.    The school closed before the course of instruction was completed.

2.    The school’s failure to pay refunds or charges on behalf of a student to a third party        

       for license fees or any other purpose, or to provide equipment or materials for which

      a charge was collected within 180 days before closure of the school.

3.   The school’s failure to pay or reimburse loan proceeds under a federally guaranteed    

      student loan program as required by law or to pay or reimburse proceeds received by

       the school prior to closure in excess of tuition and other costs.

4.   There was a material failure to comply with the Act or this Division within 30 days

      before the school closed or, if the material failure began earlier than 30 days prior

      to closure, the period determined by the Bureau.

5.   An inability after diligent efforts to prosecute, prove, and collect on a judgment against

      The institution for a violation of the Act.”

      However, no claim can be paid to any student without a social security number or a

      taxpayer identification number.

ALL TUITION RECOVERY FUND (STRF)  FEES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE.

It is important that you keep copies of the Enrollment Agreement, Financial Aid Papers

(if applicable) Receipts or any other information that documents the monies paid to the school. Questions regarding the STRF may be directed to:

Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education

Physical Address: 2535 Capitol Oaks Drive, Suite 400, Sacramento, CA 95833

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 980818, West Sacramento, CA. 95798-0818

Phone Number: (916) 431-6959

Toll Free: (888) 370-7589

Fax Number: (916) 263-1897

                                     Web Site Address:  www.bppe@ca.gov

PROGRAM  CANCELLATION  POLICY

Pathways College reserves the right to cancel any class or course which the enrollment and attendance is not sufficient to warrant continuation, and to change class hours or days as necessity demands. Students will receive adequate notice prior to any program change or cancellation.

“NOTICE CONCERNING TRANSFERABILITY OF CREDITS AND CREDENTIALS   EARNED AT OUR INSTITUTION

“The transferability of the certificate (s) you earn at  Pathways College is at the complete discretion of an institution to which you may seek to transfer. Acceptance of the certificate you earn in the educational program is also at the complete discretion of the institution to which you seek to transfer. If the certificates that you earn at this institution are not accepted at the institution to which you seek to transfer, you may be required to repeat some or all of your coursework at that institution. For this reason you should make certain that your attendance at this institution will meet your educational goals. This may include contacting an institution to which you may seek to transfer after attending Pathways College to determine if your certificate will transfer.”

ACCEPTANCE OF CREDITS, UNITS, DEGREES OR CERTIFICATES EARNED AT OTHER INSTITUTIONS

Pathways College does not accept credits., units, degrees or certificates earned at other institutions. Challenge examinations and other achievement tests are not accepted toward courses provided at Pathways College. There are no transfer articulation agreements between Pathways College and any other institution at this time. Pathways College is not accredited.

EXPERIENTIAL CREDIT

Credit for prior experiential learning is not awarded by this institution.

DISTANCE EDUCATION

Pathways College does not offer distance education.

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

Graduation requirements are met when students complete classes or programs with 75% or higher, complete all required assignments and exams, successfully pass all skills and adhere to attendance, tardiness and student conduct standards.  In addition, conferring of graduation certificates symbolize a successful attempt by Pathway College Faculty to lead students through patterns of learning experiences designed to provide students with competent knowledge and skills to prepare them for successful health care careers. Computer Lab is adjacent to the Learning Resource Center/Library and is equipped with five (5) student computers with internet and printer capability.

SEXUAL HARRASSMENT

It is the policy of Pathways College to provide an educational, employment and business environment free of unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct or communications constituting sexual harassment, as defined and otherwise prohibited by state and federal statutes. Within the educational environment, sexual harassment is prohibited between students, between employees and students, and between non-students and students.  Within the work environment, sexual harassment is prohibited between supervisors and employees, between employees, and between non-employees and employees. Students, faculty and staff are urged to immediately report incidents of sexual harassment to the instructor and/or director.

ALCOHOL/DRUG FREE POLICY

In accordance with Section 22 of the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act of 1989, Pathways College strives to maintain a drug and alcohol free campus for its students and employees. The unlawful manufacture, distribution, dispensation, use of, and possession by students and college employees of illegal, controlled substances or alcohol in all buildings, facilities and service areas of Pathways College is prohibited. Students and employees will be informed of the sanction that will be imposed for policy violations and the availability of drug/alcohol counseling, treatment, and rehabilitation assistance. This policy statement serves as the annual notification as required by law.

SMOKING POLICY

Smoking is not permitted in any classroom or other enclosed facility which any student is required to occupy or which is customarily occupied by non-smoking students. Current policy prohibits the use of tobacco on school property, owned, leased or rented.

CLASSROOM COURTESY

All cell phones and electronic sound-emitting devices shall be turned off at all times during classroom, lab, and clinical hours. Cell phones and pagers put on vibrate are acceptable, headsets are not. Children and guests are not allowed in the classroom, lab, or clinical settings.

RECORDING DEVICES

State law in California prohibits the use of any electronic listening or recording device in the classroom without prior consent of the instructor or Pathways College Administration.  Any student who needs to use electronic aids must secure the consent of the instructor. If the instructor agrees to the request, a notice of consent must be forwarded to the Director of Academic Affairs for approval.

COMPUTER LABORATORY AND LEARNING RESOURCE CENTER/LIBRARY

The Learning Resource Center/Library maintains a collection of print reference books, access to online book resources, software, selected health care magazines and journals, CD’s and video cassettes on a variety of basic nursing skills, medical terminology, basic body structure, and patient care scenarios that are available for student use. State-of-the-art computers and tutoring are available to assist students with instructional support and achievement of their educational goals.  Audio-visual equipment is available to students for study purposes. Students who are actively enrolled in the college have borrowing privileges. Learning Resource Center/Library materials may be loaned to the student for a maximum of five (5) days. The student is required to present a California picture ID and must sign out the borrowed resources on the Library Resource Log located in the Student Services Department. All materials must be signed in when returned. The Computer computer workstations, each with internet and printer capability.

HEALTH SCIENCES SKILLS LEARNING LABORATORY

Pathways’ well-equipped skills lab includes a wide variety of equipment and medical supplies. The skills lab is a simulated clinical setting which provides a dynamic, safe and non-threatening environment for students to see, learn, practice, and demonstrate basic nursing and other allied health care skills. “Expert and Experienced” faculty instruct and guide students as they enhance their skill proficiency in the skills lab setting on life-like mannequins before caring for actual patients in the clinical setting.

COUNSELING, MENTORING AND LIFE COACHING

Pathways College faculty advisors help students define their career objectives and develop a plan on how to reach those objectives. Faculty advisors are available to provide counseling, tutorial and remedial services for students who will benefit from these services in order to achieve their educational and career goals. Students are encouraged to see a faculty advisor periodically to ensure their educational planning continues wisely. Resources are available for tutorial and remediation for students who will benefit from these services in order to achieve their career goals. Mentoring and Life Coaching Skills are an integral part of the Pathways College experience.  Students experiencing a personal or life crisis may be referred to community resources for assistance. It is the philosophy of Pathways College to promote positive physical and life coping skills.  Classes, workshops and skill-building seminars are offered throughout the school year to assist students with acquiring these skills.

JOB PLACEMENT/CAREER DEVELOPMENT

Pathways College does not guarantee a job offer after a student completes a course of instruction. However, assistance with job search preparation, activities and assistance with job placement is an integral part of the Pathways College experience. Pathways College in collaboration with surrounding community health care facilities maintains current listings of available jobs for student reference. Pathways College job placement staff allocate a significant  ( greater than 50%) amount of time to assist graduates with job placement and career development.  Students are encouraged to expand their career options through Pathways Career Development Center.  Assistance with career opportunities, online career assessments, resume preparation, interviewing skills, occupational outlook information and job search activities are available. Job placement staff net-work with community facilities to fill job openings in the local labor market area and establish and maintain contacts with employees of local, state and federal employment development agencies. Employment Skills and Career Development workshops are conducted by the Pathways College staff.

NOTICE TO EMPLOYERS

Pathways College can provide you with quality trained skilled applicants to meet your health care job needs for Certified Nurse Assistant and Certified Home Health Aide. Only applicants with up to date skills and training will be referred for your consideration. Our job placement and career development center would like to post your open positions on the Job Board for student review. Pathways College will cross-reference your current job opening with current job seekers, and individuals who meet your requirements will be

referred to you by resume, fax, or in person. Please FAX any information about your current job openings to (310) 225-2799.

PERSONAL  PROPERTY  DISCLAIMER

Pathways College, LLC is not responsible for the loss or damage of personal property. Valuables and large sums of money/ valuables should not be brought to class or clinical site.                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

STUDENT SERVICES

The Student Services department at Pathways College provides a comprehensive range of services and resources to assist the student in classes and to achieve their educational, employment, and career goals. The student-focused programs include activities and services that begin with recruitment and enrollment of the students and continues through their course of study, graduation, job placement, career counseling, mentoring, life-coaching, and beyond. Student Services offers the following support services:

requires housing assistance, referrals are made to appropriate agencies to assist

with emergency housing, which may include area apartments, rooms to rent and/or

shelter placement. Cost for housing is dependent on student resources and type of

housing obtained, may range monthly;  $1000.00 for apartments, $500.00 for a room, and no cost for emergency shelter placement.

STUDENT’S CODE OF CONDUCT

The Pathways College “Code of Conduct” for students sets forth certain basic rules of conduct.  These rules of conduct are an important responsibility for each student. These guidelines are necessary to govern their personal conduct and interpersonal relations as students work together, work with staff in facilities, work with instructors and staff and work to care for patients in the clinical area. These rules listed below provide examples of

offenses that may result in some form of disciplinary action including dismissal from the class or course.

1.        Insubordination, including, but not limited to, improper conduct toward

             an instructor. Use of threats, abusive language, or refusal to perform

            tasks assigned by the instructor.

2.          Non-compliance or disregard of any established safety rule.

3.          Failure to comply with safety, fire, or sanitary regulations, including

              failure to immediately report to your instructor an accident involving

              personal injury or damage to property or damage to property of

              affiliated facility.

4.           Possession of firearms, explosives or other weapons on school or

              facility property.

5.           Possession or use of alcoholic beverages or illegal drugs on school

              or facility property or coming to class under the influence of alcohol or

              drugs.

6.           Release of confidential information about the affiliating facility, its  

              patients or employees.

7.           Cheating, altering, plagiarism or falsifying any class work.

8.           Fighting, use of threats, abusive language, harassment, or    

              intimidation while in class or clinic time.

9.          Unsatisfactory class performance, including, but not limited to

              performing  your class work in a careless or negligent manner

              thereby creating a risk to the well-being of others.

10.        Theft, unauthorized removal of, destroying or damaging property

              of the school or hospital, fellow students, patients, employees,

              visitors or anyone else while on hospital or facility property.

It is not possible to provide a complete list of all types of unacceptable conduct and performance, the above list provides some examples.

DRESS CODE

It is the expectation of Pathways College Administration a professional atmosphere is maintained at all times. One aspect of professionalism is the image an individual presents to patients, visitors and the public. Therefore, students should exercise good judgment in their clothing apparel. Students who are inappropriately dressed will be sent home and not allowed to return to the clinical setting until they are properly dressed.

                    DRESS CODE CON’T

      (no more than one half inch {1/2} in length).

Tattoos: If you have tattoos that may be considered offensive to the affiliated facility, patient, patient’s family, or visitors. You will be asked to cover them.

shoes and socks or stockings. Uniforms are to be kept clean and pressed. Shoes and shoestrings are to be kept clean. Clogs, sandals, and high-top shoes are not acceptable. Classroom-Navy Blue Pathways College Scrubs.

STUDENTS’  RIGHTS and RESPONSIBILITIES

Prospective students of Pathways College are eligible to enroll in any course or program where he or she meets established criteria. The student is required to meet with a Pathways advisor prior to admission to plan a course of study that meets the students educational and career goals. Once enrolled, students are expected to participate in counseling, attend classes diligently, complete assignments and maintain progress toward their educational or career goal as a Nurse Assistant or Home Health Aide.

STUDENT COMPLAINT/GRIEVANCE PROCEDURE

It is the intention of Pathways College that every student have the right to prompt and equitable redress of any grievance relating to an alleged violation of federal or state laws or regulations of educational programs. Pursuant to California Code of Regulations, Title 5, Section 4600, Pathways College has developed necessary procedures to process a complaint regarding educational services provided by Pathways College.   A copy of the “Complaint/Grievance Policy” is available at the college site.

A student or any member of the public may file a complaint about this institution with:

Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education

Physical Address: 2535 Capitol Oaks Drive, Suite 400, Sacramento, CA 95833

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 98018, West Sacramento, CA 95798-0818

Phone Number: (916) 431-6959

Toll Free: (888) 370-7589

Fax Number: (916) 263-897

 Web Site Address: www.bppe@ca.gov

           

WARNING POLICY

Violations in the following areas may cause a student to receive a written warning notice:

Violation of  attendance  and  tardiness  standards.

Unsafe  or  incompetent  clinical practice.  

Overall theory grade less than 75%.

Violation of student “Code of Conduct”

The instructor (with School Director/or designee and the Director of Student Services)  will counsel the student and he or she will be placed on a warning status in writing, and may be dismissed depending on the nature of the violation (i.e. severe patient safety infractions, violations of student code of conduct) if violations are not corrected.

PROBATION-EXCLUSION-DISMISSAL POLICY

While it is the philosophy of Pathways College to assist and support each student as they strive to succeed in reaching their educational or career path goals, any student who fails to adhere to the policies specified in this catalog is subject to probation, exclusion, suspension or dismissal from the course or program he or she is enrolled in. Violations in the following areas may be cause for probation, exclusion, suspension or dismissal from Pathways College courses or programs:

1.        Health reasons, as defined earlier under the Health Requirements  section; may be

for probation, exclusion, or dismissal from Pathways College, LLC courses and/or programs. Individual cases will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis by the School Director/designee, and the Director of Student Services and decide on the level of discipline.

2.           Safety and Other Similar Reasons i.e., violations of the students code of conduct, if the student’s conduct presents a treat to his or her own safety or the safety of others (patients, fellow students, faculty, or facility staff). The School Director/designee in collaboration with the Director of Student Services may immediately exclude, place on probation or dismiss the student.  

The reason for such action as well as, documentation of the incident in writing will be discussed with the student and a written summary of the event placed in the student’s academic record.

SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER

Pathways College maintains a student record system that uses the Social Security number to identify student academic records. If a student wishes not to report their Social Security number, an alternate identification number will be assigned by the college. Students in nursing programs must report their social security number.                                                                                                                  

STUDENT RECORDS

Pathways College recognizes that student personal identifiable information and records are confidential matters between the student and the college. .  At times public information needs, i.e. recruitment, and fund raising purposes may require the release of directory Information, unless the student states in writing that he or she does not want it released. Pathways College will maintain records of the name, address, email address, and telephone number of each student enrolled in an educational program at the institution.  Pathways  College shall maintain permanent records for each student granted a certificate by this institution:  (1) The certificate granted and the date on which the certificate was granted. (2) The courses and units on which the certificate was based. (3)The grades earned by the student in each of these courses. Complete and accurate records  shall be maintained at its principal place of business in this state,.

The responsibility for carrying out these provisions is charged to the Office of Student Services. The accuracy and appropriateness of the student records may be challenged in writing to the School Director.  A student has the right to receive one free copy of his or her record. Additional copies are available to the student at a cost not to exceed the cost of reproduction ($8.00). Requests for copies should be made directly to the Director of Student Services. No student records, other than Directory Information, will be released without the written consent of the student concerned. Directory Information about any student currently attending Pathways College may be released or withheld at the discretion of the School Director or designee. Students may change their Directory Release at any time by completing a Release of Directory Information form.

A printed copy of the student’s academic and financial records will be retained by Pathways College permanently  at its principal place of business in this state, complete and accurate records of all of the following information based on the California Private Postsecondary Act of 2009. Students have the right to file a complaint with the United States Department of Education concerning alleged violations of Federal and State laws governing maintenance of school records.  All student files will be kept at the school address  637 E.  Albertoni   Street St. Suite #100, Carson, California 90746. Records will be secured in the office of the School Director or designee in a locked file cabinet from the student’s completion of, withdrawal or termination from the course.

A record of persons and organizations requesting or receiving student record information is maintained by the Office of Student Affairs.  All student records are open to inspection by the student concerned or any duly authorized individual (i.e. any person authorized by the Private Postsecondary and Vocational Reform Act of 1989) by contacting the School Director of Pathways College. Students have a right to file a complaint with the United States Department of Education concerning alleged violations of Federal and State laws governing student records.

COURSE DESCRIPTION- NURSE ASSISTANT and HOME HEALTH AIDE

This program introduces the student to an entry level career in the nursing field. The program length is 60 hours of theory and 104 hours of clinical training. The Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) works under the supervision of licensed healthcare professionals performing direct basic nursing care for persons of all ages in acute, ambulatory, home or long term care facility. Skills performed by the CNA include bathing, grooming, feeding, bed making, and assisting patients with movement. Emphasis is placed on safety principles, infection control and the philosophy of nursing. Students are taught methods for meeting the physical, emotional, social, cultural, and spiritual needs of patients. Clinical procedures and nursing skills are practiced in the skills lab before assignment to the actual clinical and home care setting. Upon successful completion of the required theory and clinical rotation, the Nursing Assistant graduate will be required to apply for and pass an examination, before receiving certification upon successful completion of the appropriate examination to become a Certified Nursing Assistant, (CNA) and/or Certified Home Health Aide (CHHA).  

The Pathways College Consecutive  NA/HHA Program consists of two courses

(one course):

 

Nursing  Assistant NU 100: This course prepares the student to be an entry level health

care worker. The course consists of theory (lecture) and clinical learning experiences given over a period of 6 weeks for 32  hours per week (day class), and 12 weeks for 16 hours per week (evening class).  The course consists of sixty (60) hours of theory and one hundred (104) hours of clinical. Total clock hours of instruction for this course is 164 hours. Upon successful completion of the nursing assistant course, students will be required to apply for and pass the state competency examination before receiving state certification as a nursing assistant (CNA) upon successful completion of the program.

 

Home Health Aide NU 101: Prerequisite for this course is the successful                    completion of a California Nurse Assistant course and certification as a Certified Nursing Assistant, or concurrent enrollment in a Nurse Assistant course. Twenty (20) hours of theory and twenty (20) hours of clinical skills in working with residents/patients, total clock of instruction for this course are is 40 hours. Upon successful completion of the Home Health Aide course, students will be required to apply for and pass an examination, before receiving certification as a Home Health Aide

                                             

PRE-REQUISITES

All students must complete a health history and complete a physical examination performed by a licensed medical physician or nurse practitioner.  Results of PPD (tuberculosis test), or chest x-ray within the last six months (negative results are required). Documentation of blood titers of specific vaccines on the Health History Information Form must be provided. Criminal screening which includes fingerprinting, background check utilizing the Live Scan method, as mandated by the State of California, either prior to, or upon enrollment in the program.  A student may not sit for the State Certification Examination until cleared by the State.

NURSING ASSISTANT

1.         MODULE   I  INTRODUCTION

Theory 2 Hours, Clinical Hours 0

        The purpose of this module is to introduce the student to California Code of Regulations,

         Division, 5, Title 22, which regulates health care facilities, and to the roles and responsibilities of the                      

          CNA including requirements for CNA certification, professionalism, ethics and confidentiality.

2.        MODULE  II  PATIENT RIGHTS

  Theory 2 Hours, Clinical Hours 1

This module will introduce the CNA to patient/resident rights. The                                                                                                                                                                                                       fundamental principle behind patient/resident rights is that each patient is a member of a family and of society as a whole and must be cared for in a manner that protects their rights and meets the individual, family, psychosocial and spiritual and cultural needs in the home or other health care setting. These rights are protected by federal and state regulations. Prevention, Recognition and Reporting resident abuse.

3.        MODULE III  COMMUNICATION and INTERPERSONAL SKILLS

Theory 4 Hours, Clinical Hours 0

This module will introduce the concepts and skills required for the CNA to communicate effectively and interact appropriately with patients/residents families and guests, and other members of the health care team.

4.         MODULE   IV  PREVENTION & MANAGEMENT OF CATASTROPHE AND

UNUSUAL OCCURRENCES

Theory 3 Hours, Clinical Hours 1

The purpose of this module is to introduce the student to the concepts and procedures related to the patient’s safety and environmental emergency issues that are presented.  

5.         MODULE  V   BODY MECHANICS

Theory 3 Hours, Clinical Hours 4

This module will provide students with an understanding of efficient and proper use of the body in performing tasks related to the role of the CNA.

6.        MODULE  VI    PRINCIPLES OF ASEPSIS

Theory 3 Hours, Clinical Hours 8

The purpose of this module is to present information about asepsis and the prevention and control of infection.

7.        MODULE  7 WEIGHTS AND  MEASURES

Theory 1 Hour, Clinical Hours 1

This module will introduce a common system of measurement used by the CNA.

8.        MODULE    VIII-PATIENT CARE SKILLS

Theory 14 Hours, Clinical 44 Hours

The purpose of this module is to teach the student skills needed to support and/or assist the patient in the areas of personal hygiene and elimination.  

Personal hygiene is one area of the activities of daily living (ADL). Hygiene is important to the patient’s feeling of well-being. Personal hygiene or personal care is generally performed independently.

  9.        MODULE   IX    PATIENT CARE PROCEDURES

Theory 9 Hours, Clinical 20 Hours

The purpose of this module is to provide learning experiences that will prepare the student in the nurse assistant role to safely carry out procedures which support the patient in meeting physical needs that cannot be performed independently.

  10.        MODULE  X   VITAL SIGNS

 Theory 3 Hours, Clinical 6 Hours

 The purpose of this module is to prepare the student to how, when,  

and why vital signs are taken; and how to report and chart these procedures.  

  1. MODULE  XI   NUTRITION

          Theory 2 Hours, Clinical 6 Hours

         The purpose of this module is to examine the body’s need for food and the

           effect of food on the body. This module includes the basic food groups,

           nutrients, and common therapeutic diets as well as, assisting the patient

           to meet nutritional and hydration needs.  

     12.   MODULE   XII  EMERGENCY PROCEDURES        

 The purpose of this module is to introduce the student to the concepts and  

  Procedures related to emergency procedures, signs and symptoms of distress.                                                                                                                                                                                    

       Situations, fire and disaster is presented.

   13.   MODULE XIII   LONG TERM RESIDENT

The purpose of this module is to introduce the student to the basic structure of the body and to review the effect of aging on body structure and function . Common physical and psychological conditions found in the elderly patients are presented along with approaches to care.  Community Resources commonly available to assist elderly patients with psychological, recreation, and social needs are presented.

14.      MODULE  XIV  REHABILITATIVE/RESTORATIVE CARE

            Theory 3 Hours, Clinical 4 Hours

The purpose of this module is to introduce the student to rehabilitative, restorative                                             care. Each individual is entitled to reach his/her optimal level of functioning. The nurse assistant assists the resident in achieving maximum independent living skills through use of rehabilitative procedures.

15.        MODULE    XV   OBSERVATION AND CHARTING

Theory 4 Hours, Clinical 4 Hours

The purpose of this module is to prepare the student to know how, when, and why to use objective and subjective observation skills.  

16.      MODULE  XVI   DEATH AND DYING

Theory 3  Hours, Clinical 0 Hours    

In this module the student is introduced to the various stages of the grieving process and physical signs of approaching death.  This module introduces death as a normal stage of life.

**This course includes a Basic Life Support (BLS-CPR) certification course.

                   

                            HOME HEALTH AIDE-COURSE DESCRIPTION

his Home Health Aide course is offered for those individuals who have already completed the Nursing Assistant course or who are already Certified Nursing Assistants (CNA). Home Health Aides are prepared to give basic nursing care in the client’s home under the supervision of a licensed nurse. he 40 clock hour course includes 20 theory hours and 20 clinical hours and expands upon the Nursing Assistant curriculum.  This course includes five (5) modules:  (a) Introduction to Aide and Agency Role  (b) Interpretation of Medical and Social Needs of Clients (c) Personal Care Services (d) Nutrition and (3) Cleaning and Care Tasks in the home. Upon completion of the theory and clinical requirements for the Home Health Aide Program graduates will be required to apply for and pass the final course examination, before receiving certification.  Theory presentations are coordinated with clinical practice in health care facilities so that students develop the skills and knowledge required to provide nursing care in the home.  

Prerequisite: Current CNA certificate, completion of  Nursing Assistant Course or enrollment in consecutive Nurse Assistant and Home Health Aide or consecutive Nursing Assistant, Home Health Aide, Restorative Nursing Assistant  Course (One course).

COURSE DESCRIPTION –RESTORATIVE NURSE ASSISTANT (RNA)

The Restorative Nursing Assistant (RNA) course is a two-day 16 hour state certified program. This course combines theory and skills to enable the participant to provide restorative nursing care to patients, which assists them to reach their maximum potential. Skills acquisition and development in strengthening exercises, ambulating, and transferring techniques, range of motion, restorative feeding programs, activities of daily living, and documentation are included in the course.

COURSE DESCRIPTION-INTRAVENOUS THERAPY

AND BLOOD WITHDRAWAL FOR LVN’s

This course is designed to provide the Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) with the basic knowledge and skills to prepare them to initiate, maintain and monitor basic IV therapies and perform venipuncture for blood withdrawal. The course includes 27 hours of theory and 9 hours of supervised clinical experience for a total of 36 hours. This course is approved by the Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians (BVNPT) for 36 continuing education (C.E.) contact hours and meets the BVNPT criteria for continuing education credit for California Licensed Vocational Nurses. This course is in compliance with the California Health and Safety Code 2547.3(a).

FACULTY  INFORMATION  AND  QUALIFICATIONS

The following information represents the qualifications and teaching experience

 of the Pathways College lead faculty; Brenda J. Allmond, MSN, BSN, PHN, RN and

 Cheri L. Allmond-Williams, MSN, BSN, PHN, RN.

  1. Registered Nurses with over 35 years experience in the clinical practice setting, nursing education, nursing administration and Home Health.
  2. Prepared at the Bachelor’s (BSN) and Master’s (MSN) level in Nursing

Education.

  1. Teaching experience includes: public, private, community college and university level nursing and health care programs including: CNA, HHA, LVN, RN, EMT and Paramedics, Physicians and other allied health personnel.

2018 HOLIDAYS OBSERVED

 JANUARY 1st, 2018                                             NEW YEAR’S DAY

 

          JANUARY 15th, 2018                                    DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING JR.’s

                                                                          BIRTHDAY

        FEBRUARY 19th, 2018                                             PRESIDENT’S DAY

   MAY 28th,  2017                                                       MEMORIAL  DAY

 JULY 4th, 2018                                                      INDEPENDENCE  DAY

      SEPTEMBER 3rd,  2017                                                    LABOR  DAY

NOVEMBER 22nd & 23rd , 2018                                               THANKSGIVING

DECEMBER 17th - January 8th,  2018                            CHRISTMAS VACATION