2020 2021 Catalog - Manchester, NH Published: August 2020 - Salter School of ...

 
2020 2021 Catalog - Manchester, NH Published: August 2020 - Salter School of ...
2020 - 2021 Catalog

    Manchester, NH

       Published: August 2020
2020 2021 Catalog - Manchester, NH Published: August 2020 - Salter School of ...
Manchester, New Hampshire

                                          American School of Nursing and Medical Careers
                                                  670 North Commercial Street
                                                            Suite 403
                                                     Manchester, NH, 03101
                                                      Tel: (603) 622-8400
                                                      Fax: (603) 622-8218

                                                       Program Offered
                                                        Practical Nursing

                                                      Hours of Operation
Monday - Thursday                            Friday                       Saturday                                    Sunday
8:00 am - 6:00 pm                      9:00 am - 5:00 pm               By Appointment                              As Scheduled

                                                  Accreditation & Approvals
                  This campus is accredited by:                                Th Practical Nursing program is accredited by:
    Accrediting Council for Continuing Education and                            Accreditation Commission for
                   Training (ACCET)                                             Education in Nursing (ACEN)
                   1722 N Street NW                                          3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850
                 Washington, DC 20036                                              Atlanta, Georgia 30326
                  Tel: (202) 955-1113                                               Tel: (404) 975-5000
                                                                                    www.acenursing.org
                   This campus is approved by:
         New Hampshire Department of Education                                   Practical Nursing Program is approved by:
    Division of Educator Support and Higher Education                         New Hampshire Board of Nursing
             Office of Career School Licensing                                 121 South Fruit Street, Suite 102
                    101 Pleasant Street                                               Concord, NH 03301
                    Concord, NH 03301                                                Tel: (603) 271-2323
                    Tel: (603) 271-6443                                              Fax: (603) 271-6605
                    Fax: (603) 271-1953                                              www.nh.gov/nursing
                  www.education.nh.gov

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Table of Contents

About American School of Nursing and Allied Health
     Welcome...............................................................................................................................................................................................4
     History & Mission Statement.............................................................................................................................................5
     School Information............................................................................................................................................................................6
Admissions Information
     Admissions............................................................................................................................................................................10
     Transfer Credit Policy.............................................................................................................................................................12
Tuition & Financial Information
     Financial Aid Information.......................................................................................................................................................14
     Cancellation and Refund Policy..........................................................................................................................................16
Academics
     Academic Information............................................................................................................................................................18
     Nurse Practice Act..........................................................................................................................................................................22
     Standards of Satisfactory Academic Progress..............................................................................................................23
Student Information
     Family Educational Rights and Privacy............................................................................................................................26
     Attendance....................................................................................................................................................................................27
     Student Conduct............................................................................................................................................................29
     Student Policies......................................................................................................................................................................34
     Student Services........................................................................................................................................................................39
     Grievance Procedure.............................................................................................................................................................43
Program of Study
     Practical Nursing............................................................................................................................................................46
Course Descriptions
     Practical Nursing.............................................................................................................................................................................50
Additional Information
     Schedule of Tuition & Fees.................................................................................................................................................52
     Campus Calendars.........................................................................................................................................................................53
     Faculty & Staff........................................................................................................................................................................54
     Central Services Staff...........................................................................................................................................................55
     Advisory Board........................................................................................................................................................................56
     Clinical Sites......................................................................................................................................................................................58

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Welcome

American School of Nursing and Medical Careers           Our success is a result of the successful graduates
is an accredited private vocational school with a        who have benefited from our programs; the
long history of providing career education in the        history of their achievements forms the foundation
fields of nursing and allied health. We specialize       on which today’s student set their goals. The
in comprehensive programs that prepare our               administration, faculty and staff, look forward to
students for interesting and challenging positions       assisting you in attaining your goals. We hope you
in their chosen fields of study. American School         enjoy your educational experience while at American
of Nursing and Medical Careers’ programs are             School of Nursing and Medical Careers.
constantly reassessed so that we may continue to
be responsive to the needs of the communities we
serve. Studies done by the U.S. Department of Labor
indicate that the demand for trained workers in
these areas will continue to grow in the future.

Today, a high school education is considered only
the bare minimum for employment. If you want more
than an average job, a higher-than-average salary,
and the potential to move up the ladder of success,
you need the advanced education and skills that will
make you an above average employee.

There was a time when a college degree was the
only key to this success; today, the situation is
different. It is not necessary to spend several years
in college in order to be a part of one of the fastest
growing career fields.

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History & Mission Statement

History                                                  Mission Statement
American School of Nursing and Medical Careers           American School of Nursing and Medical Careers
was founded in 1997, by Health Career Training           is dedicated to the provision and promotion of a
Associates, LLC, as a small post-secondary               quality, career-oriented education for those seeking
proprietary school with a Nursing Assistant              to become practical nurses. This is accomplished
Program. The primary focus of the Health Career          through classroom, hands-on laboratory, and
Training Associates School was a competency-             relevant clinical experiences in which knowledge
based vocational program for nursing students. The       and skills gained in the classroom are put into
Practical Nursing program was developed in 2002          practice in health care facilities.
and received approval by the New Hampshire Board
of Nursing in February of 2003. In July of 2007,         It is our belief:
they gained accreditation through NLNAC (National
                                                         •   That the courses offered be designed to provide each
League for Nursing Accreditation Commission),
                                                             participant with the knowledge and skills that will
now called ACEN (Accreditation Commission for                support successful employment in the health care
Education in Nursing). At that time, they changed            field.
the name of their school from HCTA to NESPN
                                                         •   That an equal opportunity for education be afforded
(New England School of Practical Nursing) to
                                                             to each participant without discrimination on the
clearly identify its purpose in the title within the         basis of race, color, religion, national and ethnic
organization. In December of 2009, The New                   origin, gender, age, sexual orientation, disability,
England School of Practical Nursing was purchased            veteran status, or marital status.
by Premier Education Group (PEG). The name of
the school was changed to Salter School of Nursing
and Allied Health and remained at the 60 Rogers
Street location until February 2013. In February 2013,
Premier Education Group relocated the campus
to 670 N. Commercial Street, Manchester, New
Hampshire within the historic Jefferson Mill Building.
The change in location allowed the students
additional classroom space, well-equipped labs and
a pleasant neighborhood surrounding other schools
of higher learning.

In 2019 it was renamed as American School of
Nursing and Medical Careers. In June of 2020,
Trigram Education Partners, LLC acquired the
school.

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School Information
Statement of Legal Control                                      The American School of Nursing and Medical
                                                                Careers’s Practical Nursing program is
American School of Nursing and Medical Careers is               programmatically accredited by the Accreditation
owned by Trigram Education Partners, L.P.; registered           Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) and is
limited partnership in the State of Delaware. Dr. Jon           approved by the New Hampshire Board of Nursing.
Coover is the President & CEO. Stanford Silverman, Dr.
                                                                      Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing
Annie Ma and Dr. Jon Coover are limited Partners.                                 3343 Peachtree Road N.E.
                                                                                           Suite 850
                                                                                      Atlanta, GA 30326
Licensing & Accreditation                                                            Tel: (404) 975-5000
American School of Nursing and Medical Careers is                                     F: (404) 975-5020
accredited by the Accrediting Council for Continuing                                 www.acenursing.org
Education and Training to award Certificates. The
Accrediting Council for Continuing Education and
Training (ACCET) is recognized by the Council for
                                                                Campus Description
Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).                          American School of Nursing and Medical Careers
    Accrediting Council for Continuing Education and Training
                                                                is located on the 4th floor of the historic Jefferson
                        1722 N Street NW                        Mill building located on N. Commercial Street in the
                    Washington, DC 20036                        heart of downtown Manchester, New Hampshire.
                      Tel: (202) 955-1113                       The building is a prominent historical brick mill that
                                                                has been renovated to showcase the hardwood
American School of Nursing and Medical Careers                  floors, wooden beams and history of the mill in
is licensed by the State of New Hampshire                       its heyday. The facility consists of approximately
Department of Education, Division of Educator                   25,000 square feet and houses 13 classrooms,
Support and Higher Education, Office of Career                  two computer labs, a Maternal/Child Health lab,
School Licensing. License #SAMA-124                             two private patient rooms, and three open nursing
                                                                labs/ classrooms. Our campus also has a library
            New Hampshire Department of Education
       Division of Educator Support and Higher Education        with computers for student use, a student lounge,
                Office of Career School Licensing               ample bathroom facilities for all students, and
                       101 Pleasant Street                      several administrative offices. All rooms are heated/
                       Concord, N.H. 03301                      air conditioned. All classrooms and labs have ample
                       Tel: (603) 271-6443                      tables and chairs as well as whiteboards and other
                       Fax: (603) 271-1953                      audio-visual equipment.
                      www.education.nh.gov

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Main Campus                                                                          School Holidays & Closings
     American College for Medical Careers (Main Campus)                              Classes canceled for holiday observance on a
                   5959 Lake Ellenor Drive                                           Monday are usually made up on Friday of the same
                     Orlando, FL 32809                                               week. The school reserves the right to utilize an
                    Tel: (407) 738-4488                                              extended day until 5:30 pm, occasional Fridays, or
                                                                                     even Saturdays as make-up for snow days or other
Program Delivery                                                                     circumstances that may require the school to cancel
                                                                                     classes. For a complete listing of the school’s annual
All programs and courses offered by American
                                                                                     holidays, please refer to page 54.
School of Nursing and Medical Careers are offered
on campus and taught residentially, except for
                                                                                     In the event of inclement weather, delays or
clinical hours, which are taught at appropriate
                                                                                     cancellations will be announced through the
clinical sites.
                                                                                     channels/websites listed below. The decision to
                                                                                     cancel school will be made by 7:30 am for day
Campus Hours                                                                         classes.
Campus Hours of Operations                                                           Television: Channel 9 (WMUR)
                                                                                     Internet: www.wmur.com & www.wzid.com
Monday - Thursday: 		                      8:00 am - 6:00 pm
                                                                                     Radio: WZID (95.7FM)
Friday: 				                               9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday: 			                              By appointment
Sunday: 			                                As scheduled                              Campus Security
                                                                                     In compliance with the Student Right to Know
Class Schedules                                                                      Security Act, Public Law 101-542, as amended
Day Classes: Monday - Thursday, 8:30 am - 2:30 pm*                                   by the Higher Education Technical Amendments
             Friday, as scheduled                                                    of 1991, Public Law 102-26, American School of
                                                                                     Nursing and Medical Careers provides campus crime
Make-Up Hour Schedule                                                                statistics and procedures for reporting and deterring
By appointment                                                                       criminal activity. Students may secure the crime
                                                                                     data by going to www.ope.ed.gov/security. Click on
Monday -Thursdays:		                       3:00 pm to 6:00 pm                        Open the Campus Security Statistics website, go to
Fridays: 			                               9:00 am to 5:00 pm                        the state section and pick the school’s state, click on
Saturdays: 			                             By appointment                            search at the bottom of the screen, and select the
                                                                                     school. Students unable to access this information
                                                                                     are advised to see their Campus Director to obtain a
                                                                                     printed copy. The following websites may be used to
                                                                                     identify those persons registered as sex offenders in
                                                                                     New Hampshire http://www.nh.gov/safety/

*   The number of days that a student will attend per week differs according to the program. Clinical experience hours may be scheduled at any time, day or evening,
    weekday or weekend, depending upon the needs of the clinical sites. Students are expected to be present at least 15 minutes prior to start time. American School
    of Nursing and Medical Careers reserves the right to alter the class schedule of hours and days of attendance as needed. When a schedule is altered, all in-school
    students will be expected to adhere to the new schedule.

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Orientation                                                The Campus Director is designated as the School’s
                                                           Title IX Coordinator to coordinate compliance with
A mandatory orientation session for new students           this policy. Please contact your Campus Director
is held prior to the start of the programs. Students       to raise concerns or file a complaint. All grievances
will receive advance notification of the date and          or complaints will be responded to within ten (10)
time of orientation. It is each student’s responsibility   business days and will be handled directly and
to become familiar with the policies and guidelines        equitably. Students who do not feel comfortable
of the school, which are contained in this catalog,        sending a complaint to their Campus Director, or
official memos, and addendums.                             who feel their complaint has not been adequately
                                                           addressed by the Campus Director should forward
Statement of Non-Discrimination                            their concerns to April Lupinacci, Vice President of
                                                           Compliance and Licensure at the corporate offices
In keeping with its long-standing traditions and           of Trigram Education Partners:
policies, American School of Nursing and Medical                             545 Long Wharf Drive
Careers considers students, employees, and                                           5th Floor
applicants for admission or employment, and                                  New Haven, CT 06511
those seeking access to programs on the basis of                              Tel: (203) 672-2300
individual merit. The school does not discriminate                            Fax: (203)285-3889
on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual
orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic           Please note that submitting a false report or
origin, age, status as an individual with a disability,    providing false or misleading information in bad
protected veteran status, genetic information, or          faith or with a view to personal gain in connection
other protected classes as required by law (including      with an incident is prohibited and subject to
Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972)              disciplinary sanction. This does not apply to reports
                                                           made or information provided in good faith, even
The school’s policy is consistent with federal, state,     if the facts alleged in the report are determined
and local regulations governing non-discrimination         not to be accurate. The school is committed to
and harassment including, but not limited to Title         protecting the privacy of people involved in a report
IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (as                 under this policy. With any report or complaint, the
amended). Title IX of the Education Amendments             School will make reasonable efforts to protect the
of 1972, and its implementing regulations, which           privacy interests of persons involved in a manner
prohibit discrimination on the basis of sex in             consistent with the need for a careful assessment
education programs or activities operated by               of the allegation and reasonable steps available
recipients of Federal financial assistance. Sexual         to eliminate the reported conduct, prevent its
harassment of students, which includes acts of             recurrence, and address its effects. The school
sexual violence, is a form of sex discrimination           prohibits retaliation against any person who
prohibited by Title IX. American School of Nursing         exercises any rights or responsibilities under this
and Medical Careers seeks to maintain a safe               policy. Any act of retaliation may be a separate
learning and working environment. To that end, the         violation of this policy and is subject to disciplinary
school prohibits Sexual Misconduct, which includes         action.
Sexual or Gender-Based Harassment, Sexual
Assault, and Sexual Exploitation. Conduct which is
also prohibited is Relationship Violence, Stalking,
and Retaliation against an individual for making a
good faith report of conduct prohibited under Title
IX. These prohibited forms of conduct are unlawful,
undermine the character and purpose of the school,
and will not be tolerated.

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Academic Accommodations                                     Consumer Information - The Student
Trigram Education Partners does not discriminate on         Right to Know
the basis of disability in its programs and activities in   Students can request to see the following consumer
compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation           information from the school, which is available in
Act, as amended and the implementing regulations            either the Admissions, Financial Aid, or Campus
(Section 504). Programs and activities subject to           Director’s office: evidence of accreditation and
the nondiscrimination provisions of Section 504             state licensing, the cost of attending, as well as the
include admissions and recruitment, treatment               institution’s refund policy (including examples of
of students, academic adjustments (academic                 refund calculations) in the event of withdrawal or
requirements, course examinations, and auxiliary            termination, what financial assistance is available
aids), financial and employment assistance to               to students and how recipients are selected, how
students, and nonacademic services.                         financial need is determined, including how the
                                                            costs for education are calculated, information
The person responsible for coordinating our efforts         about loans, including the interest rate, the amount
to comply with Section 504 is the Director of               that must be repaid, when repayment will begin,
Education, Campus Director or designee. He/she              and the conditions for deferment if necessary, how
is also the person responsible for (1) explaining to        Satisfactory Academic Progress is determined by
applicants and students how to obtain information           the institution and the consequences for failing to
about the process to secure academic adjustments,           meet those standards, information about campus
(2) receiving requests for academic adjustments,            security, and student completion and placement
and (3) any special accommodations required to              rates. Student Consumer Information is also
assist in completing the admissions and enrollment          available at: www.schooliya.com
process.

Auxiliary aids and services are available on request        Notice
to individuals with documented disabilities.                This catalog is an official publication of American
American School of Nursing and Medical Careers              School of Nursing and Medical Careers. The school
does not make preadmission inquiries regarding              reserves the right to make changes or revisions
disabilities. The only instance when the institution        to this catalog at any time by means of official
my impose screening criteria is when admission              addendums; make changes in courses, methods,
presents a clear safety risk to self or others and          faculty, staff, provisions, or requirements described
these criteria are based on actual risk assessment,         within this publication as may be deemed necessary
not stereotypes or assumptions.                             in the best interests of the school and its students,
                                                            and cancel any of its courses or programs due to
Facilities for the Handicapped                              insufficient enrollment.

American School of Nursing and Medical Careers’
facilities are accessible to the handicapped.
American School of Nursing and Medical Careers
follows ADA guidelines in providing reasonable
accommodations for all such applicants.

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Admissions
                                                               •
Admissions Requirements
                                                                   Meet with the Financial Aid Office within three
                                                                   calendar days of signing the Enrollment Agreement
American School of Nursing and Medical Careers                     and produce all required documents for full financial
has an “open enrollment” policy and accepts                        packaging prior to starting school
applications on an ongoing basis. To ensure that               •   Achieve a passing score on the Wonderlic Scholastic
only qualified students are accepted into our training             Level Exam (SLE), which identifies an individual's
programs, all applicants must meet the following                   capacity for learning, as well as the ability to apply
Criteria for Admission. All required documentation                 knowledge.
must be submitted to the Admissions Department                     Minimum Score Requirements:
before the admission process is complete.                          Practical Nursing 		        18

All applicants must:                                           Important Notice: Students may also be required,
                                                               in accordance with clinical site requirements, to
•    Meet the minimum age requirement of 18, prior to the
                                                               provide an updated health exam, random drug
     start of classes
                                                               screening, flu shot, proof of health insurance,
•    Possess a high school diploma or GED. Official high       personal liability insurance, and immunization or titer
     school or GED/HiSET transcripts are required for all
                                                               at any time during the course of the program. All
     Practical Nursing applicants. For foreign diplomas,
     translation and assessment of equivalency to a U.S.
                                                               expenses associated with these requirements are
     high school diploma will need to be submitted. The        the student’s sole responsibility.
     Admissions Department can refer you to authorized
     validation service providers.
•    Complete an entrance interview and take a tour of
     the school                                                Additional Admissions Requirements
•    Complete an Enrollment Agreement with a $25.00            for Practical Nursing Applicants
     application fee
                                                               Practical Nursing Applicants must also pass the
•    Submit a State of New Hampshire and national              TEAS (Test of Essential Academic Skills) with a
     criminal background check (CORI - Criminal Offender       composite score of 54.5% or above prior to entering
     Record Information/SORI- Sex Offender Registry            the program; nursing applicants must complete all 4
     Information), prior to class start date. American
                                                               sections (Reading, English & Language Usage, Math
     School of Nursing and Medical Careers will fund the
     cost of the National criminal background check, it is     and Science) of the ATI TEAS.
     the applicant’s responsibility to submit and pay for      •   Applicants are permitted to take the ATI TEAS exam
     the New Hampshire state background check (Please              up to three times within a six-month period; no
     be advised that if you have been convicted of any             sooner than two weeks between attempts. The six-
     criminal or misdemeanor offenses, you might not               month waiting period is based on the date of the third
     be admitted to the program. Once admitted to the              unsuccessful testing attempt. All four sections must
     program, students subsequently convicted of crimes            be taken each time the ATI TEAS is taken
     while attending American School of Nursing and            •   If applicants have taken the ATI TEAS, through ATI
     Medical Careers may be dismissed from the program.            within the past 12 months and obtained a composite
     It is the student’s responsibility to report changes in       score of 54.5% or higher, the campus will request
     his/her criminal record to the Campus Director)               these results be submitted by the student or directly
•    Pose for photos for ID badge                                  from ATI to American School of Nursing and Medical
                                                                   Careers for review and acceptance

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•   Students are encouraged to go to the ATI website          Important Notice: Students will be required, in
    for practice questions prior to taking the ATI TEAS. A    accordance with clinical site requirements, to
    study guide and online practice test are available to
                                                              provide a drug screening with expanded opiates
    prepare for the ATI TEAS
                                                              and an updated background check if requested;
•   The ATI TEAS test fee is $75 payable by cash,             American School of Nursing and Medical
    certified check, money order, or credit/debit card. The   Careers will assume these costs. Students will
    exam fee is non-refundable
                                                              also be required, in accordance with clinical site
•   Applicants who miss the scheduled exam date               requirements, to provide proof of an updated health
    and do not call will be required to pay the full fee in   exam, an up-to-date flu shot, and/or additional
    advance to reschedule a new test date
                                                              titers at any time during the course of the program
All Practical Nursing program applicants must                 dependent on clinical site requirements; these costs
provide the following prior to their start date. The          are the responsibility of the student. If a student’s
Campus Director is the only designated person who             drug test is returned as positive, the student will not
can make an exception to these policies. Exceptions           be permitted to attend clinical training due to clinical
are generally made only for those applicants who              site requirements. Withdrawal from the program
have enrolled within 2 weeks of the start date.               may be necessary and re-entry into clinical courses
                                                              will be dependent upon the student producing a
•   A health/physical examination completed and signed
                                                              negative drug screening at their own expense, prior
    by a qualified healthcare provider within the past 12
                                                              to re-admission.
    months from the start of the program
•   Titers, showing immunity for the following: Measles/      Acceptance into Practical Nursing
    Mumps/Rubella (MMR), Varicella (chickenpox),
    Hepatitis B (optional) or a signed Hepatitis B risk       A student is considered to be qualified for
    waiver and/or signed declination. Proof of Diphtheria,    acceptance into the next available nursing
    Tetanus, acellular Pertussis (DTaP) vaccination           cohort when her/his application file is complete.
•   A 2-step PPD                                              Acceptance of a qualified student is determined on a
•   Proof of Personal Liability Coverage                      first qualified, first admitted basis.
•   Annual flu vaccine
•   Provide proof of BCLS/BLS CPR Certification               Acceptance
                                                              Upon completion of the required documents for
If seeking a review of transfer credits, submit official
                                                              admission, the applicants are notified in writing of
transcripts from institutions of higher learning
                                                              their acceptance.
previously attended. These should be received two
weeks prior to the first day of class of the first term
in order to be considered for transfer credit

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Transfer Credit Policy
The following policies regarding transfer of credit          E. Course was completed no more than 5 years prior to
apply to all students including VA beneficiaries.               date of request. Courses older than this may or may
                                                                not be accepted for transfer, and an appeal justifying
                                                                the recognition of these courses must be submitted.
Transfer of Credit within Trigram
Education Partners Campuses                                  Transfer of Credit from an Institution
Trigram Education Partners (“Trigram”) students              other than a Trigram School
may be granted transfer credits towards their total
program hours/credits where the transfer credit              Like other higher education institutions, Trigram
is from one of Trigram school to another Trigram             may accept credits from other schools or colleges
school (e.g., transferring from Branford Hall to Harris      as long as the institution is recognized by the US
School).                                                     Department of Education. The prospective students
                                                             may be granted transfer credit up to 25% of the total
A. The Education Department at the school will review        program credits/hours from an outside institution.
   transcripts to determine what hours/credits, if any,
   can be transferred. Students that returns or transfers    A. The Education Department at the school will review
   into a new program or new program version may be             transcripts to determine what hours/credits, if any,
   granted transfer credit towards the total program            will be granted. This determination must be made
   hours/credits from one Trigram school to another.            before the student starts. Note that transfer hours/
B. Transfer credits will count as hours/credits attempted       credits will not be included in the calculation of
   and completed for Satisfactory Academic Progress             eligibility for Federal Title IV financial aid.
   (SAP) calculation and in the Cumulative Grade Point       B.   The student must submit:
   Average (CGPA). This means a passing grade and
                                                                  a. Official Transcript (signed with the school seal)
   non passing grade will be part of the SAP and CGPA
   calculations.                                                  b. A catalog of the institution, which describes
                                                                     the courses for which transfer hours/credits is
C. Trigram Courses that are being transferred from one
                                                                     sought.
   enrollment at the school to a new enrollment due to
   program changes, schedule changes, and reentry/           C. Hours/credits will be considered for transfer hours/
   reenroll activity will show on the transcript with the       credits toward graduation if the following criteria are
   original grade earned, including “F” and “W”’s and will      met prior to starting school:
   also calculate for GPA and SAP using the original              c. Official transcript and catalog with course
   grade. This includes same school codes.                           descriptions are reviewed
D. Skill Assessment Test. Trigram students returning              d. Course is adjudged equivalent in content, hours
   one year or more will be required to take a skills                and credits
   assessment test, even if the student only needs to             e. A Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.0 (C) or better
   complete an externship. All Skill Assessment tests                was achieved, C+ or better for Practical Nursing
   will be documented and graded. If the student fails               students
   the test, the student will audit or re-take the course.
                                                                  f.   Course was completed no more than 5 years
     a. Medical Assistant - Hands on Skill Assessment                  prior to date of request
     b. Massage Therapy - Hands on Skill Assessment          D. All courses transferred from another institution will be
     c. All other programs will have a written Skill            marked with a “T”
        Assessment
     d. All skills assessments must be documented and        The following courses within the Practical Nursing
        graded                                               program are not able to be accepted as transfer
                                                             credits: PN101, PN102, PN103, Pharmacology
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Notes for Credit Transfers (both from a                    Transfer of Credit From an Institution
Trigram school or from a USDOE recognized institution)
                                                           Other Than a Trigram School
A. Students will be charged on a pro-rata credit for
   tuition based on number of hours remaining in the       Like other higher education institutions, Trigram may
   program.                                                accept credits from other schools or colleges as long as
                                                           the institution is accredited by an agency recognized by
B. Any courses for which a student requests transfer       the US Dept. of Education. The Prospective students
   credit must have been completed within the past 5       may be granted transfer credit up to 25% of the total
   years.                                                  program credits from an outside institution.
C. Students may appeal the transfer credit decision by
   writing to Trigram’s Education Specialist at:

               Trigram Education Partners
               545 Long Wharf Drive, 5th Fl
                  New Haven, CT 06511

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Financial Aid Information

Notice of Student Financial Aid                            Service Charge
Penalties for Drug Law Violations                          In the event that a personal check rendered for
Students who have been convicted for the                   payment of obligations is returned by the bank for
possession or sale of illegal drugs for an offense that    insufficient funds or for any other reason, a $25
occurred or occurs while they are receiving federal        non- sufficient funds fee will be charged to the
students aid (such as grants, loans or work-study),        student.
may lose their eligibility for aid.
                                                           Books & Supplies
Student Payment Plans                                      Students will be charged for books and supplies
Payments may be made in the form of a personal             received unless, in case of cancellation, they are
check, a certified check, a money order, debit card or     promptly returned in proper condition for resale.
a bank check. Visa, MasterCard, and Discover may           Failure to stay current with your payment obligations
also be used to pay tuition. Books and materials will      puts you at risk for adverse consequences which
not be issued until all current fees are paid. Students    could include holding back of textbooks.
who have entered into a payment plan are expected
to pay according to the prearranged payment plan           Other Financial Options
agreed upon at the time of enrollment. If students
are unable to meet their financial obligations,            Tuition Payment Plans: A tuition deposit of 25% is
provisions for late payment may be set up at the           required by the first day of class. Two plans are
discretion of the Financial Aid Director and/or            available for paying the balance of tuition; full
Campus Director. If provisions are not met, it may         payment of tuition on or before the date classes
be necessary to dismiss a student for negligence to        start or payment of tuition balance in monthly
pay. All outstanding student account balances must         installments. Payments may be made in the form of
be paid in full prior to graduation or upon withdrawal.    a personal check, a certified check, a money order,
Upon satisfactory completion of a program and              a bank check, or a credit card. Visa, MasterCard, and
discharge of all financial obligations, students will      Discover are accepted.
be awarded a Certificate of Completion. In the case        Third Party Payers: Organizations may sponsor
where a student has arranged a payment plan that           students by authorizing the payment of tuition and
extends beyond their graduation date and where             fees. Students must submit to the Financial Aid
a certificate of completion or official transcript are     Office, a letter of authorization or a purchase order/
needed in order to apply for certification or licensure,   award letter from the sponsoring organization.
American School of Nursing and Medical Careers             Invoices will be forwarded to the appropriate
will release the documentation directly to the             organization. Payments from the organization will be
certification or licensing body, in partnership with the   due and payable within 30 days of invoice date.
student. Delinquent accounts that prove not to be
collectible may be submitted to a collection agency        Vocational Rehabilitation: Students with a physical
for processing.                                            disability may obtain grants-in-aid providing
                                                           assistance for meeting school-related costs through
                                                           the NH Vocational Rehabilitation Commission.

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Veterans Administration Funds: Veterans and                  VA Pending Payment Compliance
dependents of veterans should check with state
approving agencies to determine eligibility.                 In accordance with Title 38 US Code 3679
  Questions about VA Benefits, contact the GI Hotline:       subsection (e), this school adopts the following
                   (888) 422-4551                            additional provisions for any students using U.S.
                                                             Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Post 9/11 G.I.
  New Hampshire State Approving Agency: Division of Higher
                                                             Bill® (Ch. 33) or Vocational Rehabilitation and
         Education Higher Education Commission
                                                             Employment (Ch. 31) benefits, while payment to the
               Veterans Education Services
                   101 Pleasant Street                       institution is pending from the VA. This school will
                   Concord, NH 03301                         not:
                                                             •   Prevent the students enrollment;
GI Bill® Educational Benefits                                •   Assess a late penalty fee to;

The Department of Higher Education, under Title              •   Require student secure alternative or additional funding;
38 United States Code, has approved the Practical            •   Deny their access to any resources (access to
Nursing program at American School of Nursing and                classes, libraries, or other institutional facilities)
Medical Careers for education benefits. To determine             available to other students who have satisfied their
                                                                 tuition and fee bills to the institution.
eligibility for VA benefits contact the Veterans Affairs
Office to obtain the necessary application (VA Form          However, to qualify for this provision, such students
22-5490). Once the application is complete, the              may be required to:
application must be submitted to American School             •   Provide Chapter 33 Certificate of Eligibility (or its
of Nursing and Medical Careers’ certifying official.             equivalent) or for Chapter 31, VA VR&E’s contract with
The certifying official needs to certify the student’s           the school on VA Form 28-1905 by the first day of class.
enrollment at the school to the VA using VA Form             •   Note: Chapter 33 students can register at the
22-1999. The application and the certification of                VA Regional Office to use E-Benefits to get the
enrollment will be submitted by the certifying official          equivalent of a Chapter 33 Certificate of Eligibility.
to the Regional Processing Office for payment. It is             Chapter 31 student cannot get a completed VA Form
the applicant’s responsibility to contact the school’s           28-1905 (or any equivalent) before the VA VR&E
certifying official to initiate the payment of benefits.         case-manager issues it to the school.
It is also the applicant’s responsibility to notify the      •   Provide written request to be certified;
certifying official of change in program, withdraw           •   Provide additional information needed to properly
from a course or school, non-attendance, or other                certify the enrollment as described in other
matters affecting academic status. The student may               institutional policies
obtain an application by calling 888-442-4551 or by
logging on to the national web site at
www.gibill.va.gov.

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Cancellation and Refund Policy
Tuition & Other Charges - Period of                       Institutional Refund & Cancellation
Obligation                                                Policy
Following the start of classes, the institution will      The school will provide a full refund of all monies
establish a ledger of tuition and other charges           paid if the student cancels the enrollment
incurred by the student, as shown on the front side       agreement within 72 hours (until midnight of the
of the enrollment agreement. Tuition charges, as          third day excluding Saturdays, Sundays, and legal
outlined on page 53, will be applied in one or more       holidays) of signing it.
parts called periods of obligation, depending on the
length of the program. The period of obligation set       If the student pays any fees in advance of the
by the school is 450 instructional hours. Programs        first class session, and if the 72-hour cancellation
less than 450 hours will have tuition charged in full     privilege period has passed, and if the student
in one part, while programs longer than 450 hours         decides not to attend the program by not showing
but equal to or less than 900 hours will have tuition     for classes, or if the enrollment is rejected by the
charges applied across two periods of obligation,         school, the school will refund all monies paid less
while programs greater than 900 hours will have           the application fee.
tuition charges spread across three or more periods
of obligation depending on how many 450-hour              If it becomes necessary for the class to be canceled
periods are needed. The institution, for the sake of      or delayed prior to the start of classes, the student
clarity, will create a ledger card detailing the entire   will have the option of accepting the delay and
cost of the program with each period of obligation        joining the next scheduled class start or requesting
clearly marked so that the students can understand        a full refund of all monies paid, including non-
and verify the full and complete cost of the program      refundable application fee.
as shown on the front side of this agreement. For
the benefit of the student the institution will secure    In the event of withdrawal by the student after
financial aid or complete financial planning to cover     expiration of the 72 hour cancellation privilege or
all periods of obligation. The student is obligated to    dismissal by the school, the school shall retain the
pay the charges attributed to the period of obligation    application and registration fees, the non-refundable
at the beginning of each period of obligation unless      cost of the textbooks required by the classes
other financing arrangements have been made. By           attended and issued to and used by the student,
way of an example, a program with tuition costs           and a prorated portion of tuition and laboratory
of $9,100 that is 910 hours in length will have           fees/other, based upon the last day of attendance
three periods obligation. The first two periods of        and the number of program hours the student was
obligation will be 450 hours in length, and appear        scheduled for through the last day of attendance.
on the ledger card as $4,500 charges, while the           The pro-ration is calculated as follows, from the last
last period of obligation will be 10 hours in length      date of attendance:
and cost $100. By way of an example, if a student         A. If the departure from the program occurs during the
attending a 900-hour program was scheduled for               first week of class or 7 calendar days, tuition charges
450 hours of classes and began the 451st hour,               withheld will not exceed 10 percent of the stated
the student would be obligated for tuition charges           tuition to a maximum of $500.00.
relating to the first and second period of financial
obligation.

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New Hampshire Disclosure
B. After the first week of class and through 60 percent
   of the period of financial obligation, charges retained
   will not exceed a prorata portion of tuition for the       1.   All refunds shall be paid within 30 days upon
   training period completed, plus 10 percent of the               written notification from a student of cancellation or
   unearned tuition for the period of training not                 withdrawal; and
   completed, up to a maximum of $1,000.00.                   2. Students receiving benefits from federal programs
C. After 60 percent of the period of financial obligation        shall be subject to the federal refund policies, rules,
   is completed, the school may retain the full tuition.         and regulations.
   We will return refunds within 30 days of date of
   determination of withdrawal or cancellation. The date
   of determination used for withdrawal or cancellation
   will be:
    1.   Withdrawal
         a. Date the school received notification from a
            student of their intent to withdraw, or
         b. The last date of attendance, if student is
            dismissed or expelled by school, or
         c. 14 days following last day of attendance in the
            event the student has not communicated their
            intent to withdraw and has failed to attend
            classes for 14 consecutive calendar days.
    2. Cancellation - In the case of a cancellation of
       enrollment due to a failure to attend or class
       delay or cancellation request, the date of
       notification or originally scheduled start date is
       used, whichever is sooner.

The tuition charges will be attributed on the basis
of periods of financial obligation, as stated above,
which is equivalent to 450 hours of training or the
balance of training hours remaining in the program
if less than 450 hours. In no case will the period
of obligation for students extend more than 12
months, and in most cases the period of financial
obligation (450 training hours) will be between
15 and 40 weeks in length. For a student who is
dismissed or who withdraws from the program,
refund of tuition due to the student for the period
of financial obligation will be calculated by doing a
detailed comparison between the Institutional and
State refunds policies, if applicable. A refund will be
issued according to whichever is more lenient to the
student.

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Academic Information

Maintenance of Academic Records                          Withdrawal
Student files are maintained by each respective          In the event of a student’s withdrawal or dismissal
department on campus while the student is in             prior to completion of the program, the tuition
attendance. After leaving the school, the various        charge will be computed as set forth in the
parts of a students file are combined into one file      Cancellation & Refund Policy, referred to in this
which is maintained by the Education Department          catalog and fully explained on the back of the
for a period of five years from the date the student     student enrollment agreement. A student will be
leaves school. After this point, the official academic   expected to submit notification of his/her intent
transcript is maintained indefinitely.                   to withdraw and will be expected to complete an
                                                         exit interview with the Education Department and
Measurement of Instruction                               Financial Aid Department. School property, including
                                                         parking permit must be returned upon withdrawal.
The unit of measurement of instruction is clock          (Refer to policy on pages 42-43) If a student is
hours. A clock hour is defined as 60 consecutive         actively enrolled in a course of study at the time of
minutes of which a minimum of 50 minutes is              withdrawal, a “W” (Withdrawal) will be entered for
dedicated to instruction. An academic year is            the final grade of that course.
defined as 900 clock hours.
                                                         This withdrawal policy applies to all students
Course Numbering                                         including VA beneficiaries.
The course numbering system uses an alpha
numeric or letter identifier. The alpha portion of the   Re-Enrollment
number or letter identifies the subject area while
                                                         Any student who has withdrawn from school, or
the numeric portion determines the course difficulty
                                                         has been dismissed, may request re-enrollment.
level.
                                                         The request is to be addressed to the director of
                                                         the program and/or the Campus Director or his/
Leave of Absence                                         her designee. The student must satisfactorily
American School of Nursing and Medical Careers           demonstrate that any problem that caused
does not offer a leave of absence. Students who are      withdrawal or dismissal during the previous
unable to progress normally towards the completion       enrollment has been corrected. The re-enrollment
of their program of study must be withdrawn, but are     process will require that the student meet directly
able to return based on the guidelines established in    with the Retention Committee, which includes the
this catalog.                                            Campus Director, department or program leader, and
                                                         Financial Aid Departments. Re-enrollment approval
Student/Faculty Ratio                                    will be at the discretion of the Retention Committee
                                                         and the student will be notified of their final
In general, the average faculty to student ratio at      determination. Should a student be accepted for
American School of Nursing and Medical Careers is        re-enrollment, they will immediately enter a 30-day
1:38 for Lecture and 1:8 for Labs and Clinical.          probationary period and be required to demonstrate
                                                         acceptable academic progress.
The classrooms are designed to support this ratio.

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Students Returning Within 180 Days                        Clinical Assignments
from the Last Date of Attendance                          Some courses of study at American School of
                                                          Nursing and Medical Careers require completion of a
A student who returns to school within 180 days
                                                          clinical assignment. During clinical the student will
from their last date of attendance (LDA) and enters
                                                          apply his or her knowledge and skills in an actual
into the same program at the same school will not
                                                          work setting while under the supervision of qualified
be charged any additional fees. Also, they will not be
                                                          personnel. Successful completion of the clinical is a
responsible for any tuition increase that may have
                                                          requirement for graduation. Please note that clinical
occurred. The returning student will be required to
                                                          hours are arranged according to the needs of the
meet with Financial Aid prior to re-entering school to
                                                          clinical sites. Students are responsible for adjusting their
determine his or her financial aid eligibility.
                                                          schedules to the availability of clinical hours including
                                                          weekends.
Students Returning After 180 Days
from the Last Date of Attendance                          Competence with Confidence
If a student returns to school after 180 days from        At American School of Nursing and Medical Careers,
their last date of attendance (LDA) and/or transfers      success is based on competence. Courses are
to a different program or campus, then the student        designed with built-in benchmarks that determine
will be considered to be starting a new payment           progress and monitor performance. Students are
period for purposes of calculating their program          tested for their understanding of the subject before
costs and financial aid. The institution treats the       advancing to the next. Knowledge and skills are
hours remaining in the program as if they are a           presented in appropriate time blocks that builds
students’ entire program. Also, the student will          level- by-level, so that students achieve competence
have their academic hours evaluated to determine          and confidence as each one is developed. Through
the amount of hours that are transferable upon            our unique system, students will succeed with
reenrolling. The student will be responsible for a new    confidence, knowing that they are truly competent
enrollment fee, lab fee, book and supplies fee, and       in the areas they have mastered.
any increase in tuition.
                                                          Testing
Change of Program                                         Faculty will test student knowledge at announced
                                                          and unannounced times during the course. The
In order for a student to change from one program to      grading policy for quizzes is written in the course
another they must be making Satisfactory Academic         syllabus. All exams are completed at the regularly
Progress. The student must seek the approval of the       scheduled time. A student may take any quiz, test,
director of the program and/or the Campus Director        or exam one time only. It is the responsibility of the
or his/her designee who will make the determination       student to be prepared for all testing.
based on the student’s academic standing. The
student’s transcript will be evaluated for the possible   Note: Accommodations can be made for individual
transfer of credits.                                      student testing differences according to 504 of
                                                          the Rehabilitation Act. Any student seeking an
Program Start & End Dates                                 accommodation must make this request to the
The Practical Nursing program has class starts            instructor before the start of the course and the
approximately three times per calendar year. The          request must be formally approved.
learning begins immediately. Please refer to the
Academic Calendar for start and end dates.                Students who are late to class may not be allowed
                                                          into the classroom when a test is being proctored,
                                                          out of respect for all students. Consistent tardiness
                                                          to exams may lead to disciplinary action.
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Make-Up Work
                                                           1.   Without exception, the student must notify the
                                                                school on the day of absence
Students are allowed to make up work, such                 2. Upon returning to school, the student must see their
as: quizzes, tests, writing assignments, skill                instructor(s) to get permission to make up time. The
assignments, and other work missed during didactic            absence hours will be discussed and documentation
classes, labs, and clinical. To be eligible for make-         (court papers, doctor notes, etc.) should be presented
up hours, a student must inform the school of              3. The instructor(s) complete the Make-Up Form
his/her absence prior to the start of the first class         including the assignment, outlining text material and
scheduled for the day/evening school session. The             research papers. If the student is going to take a test,
make-up work must be relevant to the course work              the instructor(s) will mark their name on the test and
missed during the student’s absence and must                  supply directions if necessary, and leave the test with
be completed at the school or at the clinical site            the make-up proctor
in the case where clinical work was missed. Make           4. Upon completion of the hour(s) of make up, the
up time is dependent upon faculty and clinical site           make-up proctor will validate the Make-Up Work
availability and may not automatically be available.          Documentation Form
The student must make up the time whenever                 5. The proctor will then forward the completed Make-
convenient for the faculty and/or the clinical site.          Up Work Documentation Form to the Registrar for
Students may only make up 10% of the clock hours              processing of attendance hours
for any course. 100% of lab and clinical hours must        6. The instructor(s) will be provided with the
be completed in order for the student to successfully         assignments for formal grading and evaluation
complete the lab/clinical courses with a passing
grade. Student must obtain 85% attendance in the           Grading
course or the student will receive a failed grade (F)
                                                           The following policies regarding grading apply to all
and be withdrawn from the course.
                                                           students including VA beneficiaries.
     (Example: In a 45 hour course, the student is able
                                                           Students are graded to evaluate their progress in
     to make up 4.5 total hours (10%) and must attend
                                                           terms of proficiency expected as employees within
     a minimum of 38.25 hours (85% of course clock
                                                           their respective fields. Grades may be determined
     hours). Therefore, if a student missed 11.25 hours
                                                           through assignments, class work, tests, quizzes, lab
     of the course, but made up 4.5 hours missed, they
                                                           skills, and final examinations. All course grades are
     would achieve the minimum 85% attendance
                                                           recorded in the student academic record. Students
     requirement for the course. However, if the student
                                                           are provided with their final grade for the course
     missed 11.25 hours that were all lab hours which
                                                           within five days of course completion. Students
     are required to be attended at 100%, it would not
                                                           may request a grade report at any time from the
     be possible to pass the course because only 4.5
                                                           Education Department.
     hours of the total hours missed could be made up.)
                                                           At the beginning of each course or clinical
The student must receive a relevant make-up
                                                           experience, the student will be informed of the
assignment from the course instructor. Make-
                                                           course or clinical objectives, the course outline,
up work must be completed as assigned by the
                                                           assignments, quizzes, tests, examinations,
instructor and must normally be completed within
                                                           presentations, return demonstrations, and clinical
one week of the original due date. Holiday make up
                                                           performances expected. Inability to meet these
will be scheduled for holidays, please refer to the
                                                           expectations and maintain academic standards will
Holiday Calendar on page 54. Exceptions to the
                                                           be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. The student
make up work policy are extremely rare and must be
                                                           will be assisted through the Student Assistance/
evaluated and approved by the Campus Director or
                                                           Remediation procedure. This procedure is intended
Director of Nursing on a case-by-case basis.
                                                           to help the student resolve the issue, not to be
                                                           punitive.

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