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SYRACUSE, NEW YORK 2020-2021 CATALOG - ST. JOSEPH'S COLLEGE OF NURSING IS PROUD TO HAVE BEEN REDESIGNATED BY THE NATIONAL LEAGUE FOR NURSING ...
SYRACUSE, NEW YORK
2020-2021   C ATA LO G

                   ST. JOSEPH’S COLLEGE OF NURSING IS
                   PROUD TO HAVE BEEN REDESIGNATED
                   BY THE NATIONAL LEAGUE FOR
                   NURSING EDUCATION AS A CENTER
                   OF EXCELLENCE FOR 2019-2023
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TABLE OF CONTENTS

  MESSAGE FROM THE                                                                                  STUDENT LIFE..........................................................20
  VICE PRESIDENT/DEAN ........................................3                                     Student Development
                                                                                                    and Campus Life............................................................20
  OVERVIEW                                                                                          Tobacco-free Campus................................................20
  Vision........................................................................................4   Drug-free Community.................................................20
  Mission.....................................................................................4     Student Employment
  Philosophy.............................................................................4          Opportunities....................................................................21
  Program Options...............................................................5                   Services for Students with
  Outcomes..............................................................................5           Disabilities..........................................................................21
  Facilities..................................................................................6     Counseling and Guidance.......................................21
                                                                                                    Health Care and Insurance.....................................21
  ADMISSION AND ENROLLMENT                                                                          Activities and Entertainment..................................22
  Admission Requirements............................................8                               Title IX Safety and Security.....................................22
  Admission Process..........................................................8                      Student Groups...............................................................22
  Credit for Previous Coursework..............................9
  Enrollment Requirements.........................................10                                ACADEMICS................................................................23
  Essential Functions/                                                                              The Curriculum................................................................23
  Technical Standards.....................................................11                        Grading Policies..............................................................23
                                                                                                    Academic Policies.........................................................24
  FINANCIAL AID                                                                                     Program Option Curriculums.................................29
  Tuition and Fees.............................................................13                   Course Descriptions....................................................33
  Tuition/Residence Hall
  Refund Policy....................................................................13               ADMINISTRATIVE INFORMATION........35
  How to Apply for Aid...................................................14
  Satisfactory Academic Progress
  Requirements for Financial Aid............................14
  Available Programs.......................................................15
  College Loan Code of Conduct............................18
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                                                                                                    WELCOME
                                                                                                you belong
                                                         A nursing education is the first step toward a challenging and
                                                         rewarding career, and St. Joseph’s is where some of the finest
                                                         nurses in the country choose to begin that journey.

Welcome to St. Joseph’s College of Nursing. It is an exciting time          recognized nurses, the highest national honor for professional
to become a professional nurse because nurses are an important              nursing practice. The College is proud to have received recognition
part of every community across the world and I am often asked,              by the National League for Nursing as a Center of Excellence
“what exactly does a nurse do?” I respond by saying that nursing is         (COE) in Nursing Education since 2016. The COE designation,
an art and a science, a skill that requires nurses to use their heart       public recognition, and distinction acknowledges the outstanding
and mind to care for individuals in need. Yet in a field as varied as       innovations, commitment, and sustainability of excellence at St.
nursing, sometimes the detailed answers are not always the same.            Joseph’s College of Nursing. Our partner in education, Le Moyne
A nurse can provide care to critically ill patients or they can provide     College, continues to be ranked by the Princeton Review among
emotional support to patients in the last stages of their lives. One        the top 15 percent of colleges in the nation.
thing is for sure, nurses have been recognized for 18 years in a row
as the most trusted profession with the highest integrity.                  Professional excellence aside, students often say that what they like
                                                                            most about St. Joseph’s College of Nursing is the strong sense of
Advancements in modern healthcare are vast. Transformative                  community. I agree. The faculty, staff, other administrators and I put
technological advancements that have recently emerged include               a lot of effort into helping our students succeed such as offering
the widespread adoption of the electronic medical record and the            flexible degree options, comprehensive career and academic
use of telemedicine for patient assessments. A nursing education is         counseling, and affordability. These are just some of the things that
the first step toward a challenging and rewarding career, and               add value to a St. Joseph’s College of Nursing education.
St. Joseph’s College of Nursing is where some of the finest nurses
in the country choose to begin their journey.                               Nursing is an immensely satisfying career. It will allow you to
                                                                            serve others, gain knowledge, and develop both as a person
St. Joseph’s College of Nursing was established in 1898. Then, as           and a professional. I invite you to find out what thousands of
now, students learn to practice professional nursing in a way that          other working nurses and students already know: a passion
demonstrates our core values of integrity, excellence, compassion           for excellence and caring is what makes St. Joseph’s College of
and innovation. Graduates of our outstanding College of Nursing             Nursing and our students among the very best. I wish you all the
are well-equipped to enter the ever-changing, complex healthcare            very best as you begin your journey toward a career in nursing.
workforce as professional nurses.

Since our profession is ultimately about caring for people, the
faculty and I assure that our students get as much direct patient
                                                                                 Marianne Markowitz, Ed.D, RN, CNE
care experience as possible. Also, St. Joseph’s College of Nursing is
                                                                                 Vice President/Dean
fortunate to be affiliated with an award-winning health care system,             St. Joseph’s College of Nursing
St. Joseph’s Health, so our students are learning alongside Magnet
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                                                                                       OVERVIEW
                                                St. Joseph’s College of Nursing offers weekday and evening/
                                                weekend options leading to an associate in applied science
                                                degree with a major in nursing. In addition, the Dual Degree
                                                Partnership in Nursing (DDPN) and Accelerated Dual Degree
                                                Partnership in Nursing (A-DDPN) with Le Moyne College allow
                                                students to achieve both an associate and a baccalaureate degree
                                                in four years or 18 months, respectively.

VISION                                                              Nursing is an art and a science with a unique body of
St. Joseph’s College of Nursing strives for outstanding             knowledge and skills. Caring is the foundation for all nurse-
educational outcomes exemplified by graduates who will be           patient relationships. Nurses are responsible for providing
recognized for excellence, leadership and compassionate care.       relationship based care throughout the life span.

MISSION                                                             Learning is a dynamic lifelong process proceeding from
St. Joseph’s College of Nursing educates and inspires students      simple to complex allowing individuals to develop their human
to become compassionate healers who demonstrate integrity,          potential. We believe that correlation of classroom theory with
innovation, caring and excellence.                                  clinical experience is essential. Innovations in educational
                                                                    activities in a student centered environment encourages
PHILOSOPHY                                                          collaboration among students, faculty and other health
The philosophy of St. Joseph’s College of Nursing is congruent      care professionals.
with the philosophy of St. Joseph’s Health and Trinity Health
and reflects the beliefs of the faculty and administration that     Nursing education prepares the student to meet global health
each individual is sacred and possesses inherent personal           care needs applying the nursing process, critical thinking,
worth and dignity.                                                  clinical reasoning, and evidence-based practice. Concept
                                                                    based principles provide the framework for students to become
Each student is a unique being whose cultural, intellectual,        compassionate professional nurses exhibiting integrity, clinical
developmental, and spiritual attributes affect their ability to     competence and effective communication. We strive for
seek, find, and use health information and resources in order       excellence in nursing education and prepare our graduates as
to critically think and make decisions using evidence-based         future leaders.
information.
                                                                    Faculty administration, and staff are dedicated to excellence
Society is comprised of individuals from diverse backgrounds.       in nursing education and nursing practice as transforming
The College of Nursing contributes to society by preparing          healing presences within the community. They educate and
graduates who advocate for health promotion, disease                inspire learning in a student centered culture of caring,
prevention, and treatment of acute and chronic illness reflecting   trust, and openness, while responding to learning styles
the spirit of social justice in a global health care environment.   and developmental levels, and demonstrate leadership and
Understanding and advocating for the needs of individuals,          service. Faculty serve as role models to promote professional
their families, and the community are essential in promoting        socialization, research, and lifelong learning. Staff collaborate
active participation in selfcare management.                        to provide outstanding student services to support students’
                                                                    academic, personal, and professional goals.
Health is a dynamic state of healing; one of optimal
physiological, psychosocial, and spiritual well-being. An
individual’s personal definition of health is influenced by
age, gender, cultural factors, and experience. An individual’s
participation in self-care and health promotion behaviors is
affected by their personal definition of health.
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                                                                         ACCELERATED DUAL DEGREE PARTNERSHIP
                                                                         IN NURSING (A-DDPN)
                                                                         Earn both an associate degree from St. Joseph’s and a bachelor
                                                                         of science in nursing degrees from Le Moyne College in only
                                                                         18 months. This option is ideal for students who already have a
                                                                         bachelor’s degree or higher in another field and want a fast track
                                                                         path to the nursing profession. Classes and clinical experiences
                                                                         are held every other weekend (Friday evening, Saturday and
                                                                         Sunday) and every Wednesday evening each week at St. Joseph’s
                                                                         and weekdays/evenings at Le Moyne. The A-DDPN begins in
                                                                         July each year. Students are eligible to take the National Council
                                                                         Licensing Exam (NCLEX) after completion of their associate
                                                                         degree requirements.
PROGRAM OPTIONS
                                                                         Prerequisite classes exist for this program option. Must apply
ASSOCIATE DEGREE (AD) WEEKDAY AND                                        using Le Moyne College application. For a July start date, the
EVENING/WEEKEND OPTIONS                                                  application deadline is November 1 of the prior year.
St. Joseph’s offers several academic options, which lead to an
associate in applied science degree with a major in nursing. The         RN TO BS ARTICULATION OPTION
admission criteria and academic requirements for all options are         Students who earn an associate degree from St. Joseph’s are
the same. The weekday format follows an academic calendar over           eligible to continue their education and earn a bachelor degree
a two-year period. Students in the evening/weekend option attend         at a 4-year institution. The RN to BS option has academic and
on alternating weekends (Friday evening, Saturday and Sunday)            economic benefits, students choosing this option may begin
and every Wednesday evening for 18 months, allowing them to              working as a registered nurse earning a competitive salary while
work full time during the week, if they so choose.                       completing their bachelor’s degree. For additional information on
                                                                         where many of our graduates continue their education please visit
The evening/weekend option begins in July and the weekday                our website at: https://www.sjhcon.edu/continuing-education
option begins in August. All students attend classes and start
participating in clinical rotations very early in both options, giving   LICENSED PRACTICAL NURSES (LPNS)
the opportunity to immediately apply classroom theory to practice.       Licensed practical nurses (LPNs) should make an appointment
                                                                         with the Office of Admissions to discuss which option best fits
DUAL DEGREE PARTNERSHIP IN NURSING (DDPN)                                their needs.
The DDPN, for current high school students only, represents a
unique articulation agreement between Le Moyne College and               OUTCOMES
St. Joseph’s College of Nursing. The 1+2+1 DDPN requires two
years of full-time study at Le Moyne College (years I and IV) and        NATIONAL LEAGUE FOR NURSING EDUCATIONAL
two years of full-time study at St. Joseph’s College of Nursing          OUTCOMES AND COMPETENCIES FOR GRADUATES OF
(years II and III) to satisfy both the associate degree and bachelor’s   ASSOCIATE DEGREE NURSING PROGRAMS
degree requirements.                                                     Human Flourishing: Advocate for patients and families in ways
                                                                         that promote their self-determination, integrity, and ongoing growth
The innovative DDPN allows students to earn both associate               as human beings.
and bachelor’s degrees in nursing in the same amount of time
it typically takes to earn a bachelor’s degree in nursing, and at a      Nursing Judgment: Make judgments in practice, substantiated
lower cost than most 4-year colleges. Students are eligible to take      with evidence, that integrate nursing science in the provision of
the National Council Licensing Exam (NCLEX-RN) after completion          safe, quality care and that promote the health of patients within a
of their associate degree requirements.                                  family and community context.

Apply simultaneously to both St. Joseph’s College of Nursing and         Professional Identity: Implement one’s role as a nurse in ways that
Le Moyne College by completing a Le Moyne College application,           reflect integrity, responsibility, ethical practices and an evolving
which serves as a joint application to both institutions. The decision   identity as a nurse committed to evidence-based practice, caring,
to admit students considered qualified for the DDPN will be at the       advocacy, and safe, quality care for diverse patients within a family
sole discretion of the appropriate admissions committee of each          and community context.
college. Progression of students to the second year of the DDPN
at St. Joseph’s College of Nursing will be decided prior to the fall     Spirit of Inquiry: Examine the evidence that underlies clinical
semester of enrollment. Agreement on the number of students              nursing practice to challenge the status quo, question underlying
accepted each year into the DDPN will be at the discretion of the        assumptions, and offer new insights to improve the quality of care
two institutions.                                                        for patients, families, and communities.

Early action application submission date: Nov. 15.
Application submission date: Feb. 1.
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        NCLE X-R N
      Su c c e s s Rate s :
                                                             PROGRAM OUTCOMES (MEASURES OF                          70 - 80 percent of our graduates accept positions
% of students who passed                                     PROGRAM EFFECTIVENESS)                                 at St. Joseph’s Health Hospital, while others
licensing examination on                                     Graduates of St. Joseph’s College of Nursing will:     find employment at health care facilities in the
first attempt.                                                                                                      community, the region or another state. The
                                                               • achieve a 90 percent passing rate on the
                                                                                                                    excellent reputation of our college and hospital
                                                                 NCLEX-RN licensing examination on the
2019...................................................94%                                                          assures that St. Joseph’s alumni will readily find
                                                                 first attempt;
                                                                                                                    positions in their chosen fields. St. Joseph’s College
                                                               • secure employment at a rate of 90% of cohort
2018...................................................93%                                                          of Nursing graduates enjoy a near-perfect pass
                                                                 in a nursing position within twelve months
                                                                                                                    rate on the NCLEX-RN. Their scores have been
                                                                 following graduation;
2017...................................................94%                                                          consistently higher than the mean pass rate in New
                                                               • report a 90 percent satisfaction rate with the
                                                                                                                    York State and the nation.
                                                                 educational program; and
2016...................................................89%
                                                               • complete the program at a rate of 70 percent
                                                                 of the cohort.
                                                                                                                    FACILITIES
2015...................................................91%
                                                             Employers will:
                                                                                                                    CLASSROOM LEARNING
                                                                                                                    The College of Nursing facilities are located on the
                                                             • report a 90 percent satisfaction rate with the       main campus of St. Joseph’s Health Hospital in
                                                                 educational program.                               Syracuse, NY. Classrooms have wireless internet
        ST U D EN T
 R E T E N TI ON R ATE S                                                                                            access and modern equipment, including touch
                                                             NURSING STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES                      screen displays, high-definition monitors, and
% of original cohort who                                       • Advocate with integrity in a caring, ethical,      interactive white board technology.
return for 2nd year of study.                                    reverent manner to promote the holistic
                                                                 well-being of the individual, family, and groups   MECCARIELLO CENTER
2018...................................................89%       within diverse communities.                        FOR EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING
                                                               • Integrate scientific knowledge, skills, clinical   The Meccariello Center for Experiential Learning
2017...................................................90%       reasoning and evidence-based practice for          provides students with opportunities to practice
                                                                 decision making to provide safe, innovative,       in a “real” hospital environment, complete with all
2016...................................................93%       quality care.                                      of the equipment found in the hospital setting. In
                                                               • Exemplify the core values and ethical 		           addition to the patient rooms, our simulation labs are
2015...................................................90%       behaviors of the professional nurse.               equipped with the newest high fidelity simulators
                                                               • Engage in the pursuit of knowledge to              such as SimMan 3G, Victoria - our birthing simulator
2014...................................................85%       achieve excellence in practice.                    and the Hal series of infant and pediatric patients.
                                                                                                                    The simulation lab provides students with the
                                                             GENERAL EDUCATION STUDENT LEARNING                     opportunity to practice their assessments and skills
                                                             OUTCOMES                                               on a variety of patients. The labs are supported
                                                             Students completing the general education              by full-time faculty and a Simulation/IT personnel
                                                             experience will:                                       during the semester and class times. Students are
   JOB PL ACEMENT                                                                                                   able to access the lab for practice during regularly
                                                               • demonstrate a commitment to pursuing               scheduled class times and off-hours with
        R AT E                                                   additional learning opportunities related          key access.
% of graduating class that                                       to their academic, personal or professional
obtained an RN position                                          interests;                                         NURSING AND MEDICAL LIBRARY
within twelve months of                                        • recognize the practical relevance of               Our library has seating for 118 students, contains
graduation                                                       sociological, cultural and ethical issues of       three group study rooms and a general reading
                                                                 local, regional or global significance;            area. Twenty computers are located in the main
2019...................................................98%     • demonstrate academic and professional 		           library and an additional 32 computers are located
                                                                 competency in written and oral communication;      in the adjacent computer labs. All workstations are
2018...................................................98%     • develop critical thinking and problem solving      equipped with word processing software and high-
                                                                 ability including scientific and quantitative      speed internet access. The library is also equipped
2017...................................................97%       reasoning;                                         with wireless connectivity to allow the use of
                                                               • develop information literacy skills and            mobile devices.
2016...................................................87%       technological competence; and
                                                               • articulate the role and purpose they play as       Our print collection consists of over 1,500 books
2015...................................................97%       citizens in a global society.                      on nursing and allied health topics, as well as
                                                                                                                    general interest material. We subscribe to over 3,500
                                                             FOLLOWING GRADUATION                                   print and electronic journals and newsletters, and
                                                             More than 5,000 students have graduated from           our interlibrary loan program provides access to
                                                             St. Joseph’s College of Nursing. On average            countless additional resources. The library is open
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seven days a week to accommodate student needs.                            NATIONAL RECOGNITIONS
                                                                             • Best Regional Hospital in Syracuse and Central NY for third
The St. Joseph’s library page provides 24-hour access to over 2,000
                                                                               consecutive year by U.S. New and World Report and ranked #10 in
medical and nursing e-books, numerous bibliographic and full-text
                                                                               the state
databases, as well as our electronic journal collection. Remote access
                                                                             • Becker’s named St. Joseph’s Health Hospital Top 100 Hospitals in
services are available to all students upon request. This service allows
                                                                               the U.S. for Heart Surgery
users the ability to access many of the library’s electronic resources
                                                                             • Magnet Designation from the American Nurses
from a personal device at home or off campus. Information on remote
                                                                               Credentialing Center
services can be obtaining from the library service desk or on the
                                                                             • Three Stars from The Society of Thoracic Surgeons in: Coronary
resource page of the St. Joseph’s College of Nursing website.
                                                                               Artery Bypass, Aortic Valve Replacement, and Mitral Valve
                                                                               Replacement
STUDENT CENTER
                                                                             • St. Joseph’s Health Hospital received the Women’s Choice
The Student Center, opened in March 2016, provides much needed
                                                                               Award as one of American’s Best Hospitals for Orthopedics,
dedicated testing space, a lounge and dining area, conference room
                                                                               Baraitrics, Obstetrics, and Heart Care
for group meetings equipped with a monitor and whiteboard, and
                                                                             • St. Joseph’s Health Hospital Neonatal service received the Press
study rooms with whiteboard painted walls for small group meetings
                                                                               Ganey Guardian of Excellence Award
or individual study. The Student Center is that place where students
                                                                             • St. Joseph’s Health Hospital received the Excellence In Healthcare
can have a sense of community within the College. This fully renovated
                                                                               Award for Surgical Facility of the Year
space provides students with the opportunity to enjoy their physical
                                                                             • Received CEO Gold Standard Award from the American Cancer
surroundings, encourages them to stay engaged and allows them to
                                                                               Society
build lasting relationships with each other.
                                                                             • Consumer Reports named St. Joseph’s Health Hospital as one the
ST. JOSEPH’S HEALTH HOSPITAL                                                   top 15 heart surgery centers in the US
Nursing students complete most of their clinical rotations at                • National Certification received from DVV GL Healthcare as a
St. Joseph’s Health, a non-profit regional health care system based            Primary Stroke Center
in Syracuse, NY, providing services to patients throughout Central           • Named one of the nation’s top 50 Cardiovascular Hospitals by IBM
New York and northern Pennsylvania. From primary to specialty to               Watson Health
home care, to our Magnet recognized hospital, and in collaboration           • Received Healthgrades Cardiac Surgery Excellence Award for
with our community partners, St. Joseph’s is advancing the health of           fifth year
the communities we serve through an expanding range of services to           • Awarded 5-stars from Health Grades in: Cardiac surgery, valve
ensure our patients achieve optimum health.                                    surgery, coronary bypass, spinal fusion and total knee replacement
                                                                             • Awarded 5-star recipient for Vaginal Delivery by Healthgrades
St. Joseph’s Health Hospital has been, and remains, the backbone             • “Clean Heat and Power Champion”
of our integrated system, delivering award-winning care and
providing enhanced value to our primary, specialized, and urgent           REGIONAL DISTINCTIONS
care facilities throughout the region. A nationally recognized               • Leapfrog gave SJH an “A” for efforts in protecting patients from
leader in cardiovascular and orthopedic surgical care, the 451-bed             harm and meeting the highest safety standards
comprehensive medical care institution is advancing the standards            • Most Wired Hospital for eight consecutive years
of care through innovative technologies and improvement in patient           • Gold Beacon Designation to CVICU and MSICU
care. Our two state-of the-art ambulatory surgery centers offer              • Excellus BlueCross BlueShield - Blue Distinction Center for
outpatient surgery services that do not require an overnight stay.             Maternity Care under Blue Distinction Specialty Care program
                                                                             • St. Joseph’s received the HANYS (Healthcare Association of
The continuum of care extends to our comprehensive primary care                New York State) 2016 Pinnacle Award for Quality & Safety
services provided across multiple locations which help maximize              • Top six hospitals in NE for outcomes associated with heart bypass
personal health management and overall well-being. Supporting                  and aortic valve replacement
patients’ desire to live at home, Franciscan Companies provides
a variety of health-related services including home medical equipment,
respiratory therapy, sleep disorder treatments, home care, senior
programs, wellness initiatives, Lifeline medical alert, medication
dispensers and telehealth.

St. Joseph’s Health is part of Trinity Health, a Catholic national
health care system located in Livonia, Michigan. The membership
with a larger faith-based organization strengthens our 150-year old
mission of Catholic health care and together we are committed to
providing better health, better care and lower operating costs in
the communities we serve.
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                                                                                  ADMISSION &
                                                                                  ENROLLMENT
                                                 Admission to St. Joseph’s College of Nursing is highly competitive.
                                                 We use established target dates for application submission and
                                                 encourage candidates to apply early. To obtain information visit
                                                 www.sjhcon.edu or contact us at (315) 448-5040.

                                ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS                                     ALL OTHER APPLICANTS
                                                                                           Applicants must have minimally earned/completed
                                St. Joseph’s College of Nursing at St. Joseph’s            the following to be considered for admission:
                                Hospital Health Center does not discriminate in the           • High school diploma or equivalent – If a high
A P P L I C AT I O N D AT E S   administration of educational policies or programs,             school is not recognized by the U.S. Department
                                admission policies, scholarship and loan programs,              of Education or has no physical address, the
                                and other school-administered programs. The                     student would be required to submit a GED/
                                College’s non-discrimination policy is inclusive of,            TASC before the application would be
   Evening/Weekend              but not limited to, race, age, color, national or ethnic        evaluated.
   18 - Month Option

    JULY
                                origin, marital status, gender, sexual orientation,           • Home schooled students must work with an
                                gender identity, gender expression, veteran/military            approved home school association or local
                                status, religion, disability, or political ideology.            high school. If the student did not use an
                                                                                                approved organization, a GED/TESC would be
     ENROLLMENT                 CURRENT HIGH SCHOOL APPLICANTS                                  required before the application would be
                                Applicants must have minimally earned/completed                 evaluated.
   AD 9/1                       the following to be considered for admission:                 • Completion of and a passing grade in Algebra,

 A-DDPN 11/1                       • High school diploma or equivalent – If a high
                                     school is not recognized by the U.S. Department
                                                                                                Biology/Living Environment and Chemistry at
                                                                                                the high school or college level – New York
     APPLICATION                     of Education or has no physical address, the               State Regents required where available.
      DEADLINE                       student would be required to submit a General            • GPA of 3.0 or higher preferred in coursework to
                                     Education Diploma/Test Assessing Secondary                  be considered for transfer credit.
                                     Completion (GED/TASC) before the application             • Applicants are highly encouraged to complete
    Weekday Option                   would be evaluated.                                        Anatomy & Physiology I&II (A&P I&II with lab),

    AUG
                                   • Home schooled students must work with an                   Critical Writing (3 cr.) and Introductory
                                     approved home school association or local                  Psychology (3 cr.) with a grade of B or better
                                     high school. If the student did not use an                 to increase the competitiveness of their
     ENROLLMENT                      approved organization, a GED/TESC would be                 application.
                                     required before the application would be              Note: applicants must provide proof of a High School
                                     evaluated.                                            diploma or equivalent. Refer to section 3.47(a) of the
  DDPN 11/15                       • Completion of and a passing grade in Algebra,         Rules of the NYS Board of Regents for additional
       Early Action                  Biology/Living Environment and Chemistry at           options/ways to fulfill the High School proof of
                                     the high school or college level – New York           graduation or equivalent requirement.
AD & DDPN 1/1                        State Regents required where available (4 years
                                     of Math and Science coursework is                     The Office of Admissions reserves the right to
     APPLICATION
                                     encouraged).                                          waive prerequisite coursework upon review of the
      DEADLINE                                                                             applicant’s file and/or transcripts.
                                   • Rank in the upper half of high school graduating
                                     class with Grade Point Average (GPA) of 85 or
                                     higher.                                               An official TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign
                                   • Competitive Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT)            Language) score report may be requested for
                                     score of 1050 or higher and/or American               applicants who have secondary and/or college
                                     College Testing (ACT) score of 21 or higher.          transcripts from outside the U.S. and who have not
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completed college level English in the U.S. Analysis           of B or higher will be considered more
of TOEFL results will be based on the established              competitive for acceptance.
benchmarks.                                                  • Applicants who must repeat college courses in
                                                               order to achieve a grade of “C” or higher
APPLICATION PROCESS                                            are typically not considered competitive for            APPLICATION CHECKLIST
   • Complete and submit online application                    admission.
     including personal statement/essay located at
     sjhcon.edu.                                          To complete the admission process, applicants are            Applicants should apply online
   • Submit official high school transcript               required to complete an interview with a college             and submit the following:
     demonstrating proof of graduation and/or high        representative.                                              •   Official high school
     school equivalent.                                                                                                    transcript (including
   • Submit official college transcripts for ALL          Admission will be offered to qualified applicants                SAT and/or ACT scores
     colleges attended.                                   within 4-6 weeks after the application deadline until all        for current high school
   • Submit 2 professional letters of                     seats are filled. Decision letters will be e-mailed to all       students only) and/or
     recommendation. Current high school 		               applicants.                                                      documentation of
     students must submit one professional                                                                                 GED/TASC
     letter of recommendation and one letter              CREDIT FOR PREVIOUS COURSEWORK                               •   Official college
     of recommendation from their guidance 		                                                                              transcript(s)
     counselor.                                           TRANSFER CREDIT                                              •   Two completed
                                                          Transfer credit may be awarded for college courses               professional
An application is not considered complete until all       that were completed prior to enrollment at                       recommendation forms
above items are completed/received.                       St. Joseph’s College of Nursing. The following criteria          (available online). High
                                                          are used for evaluation of transfer credits:                     school applicants
Refer to the Application for Admission tab at                 • Course was successfully completed with a                   must submit one
sjhcon.edu for specific instructions to complete an             grade of “C” (2.0) or higher.                              guidance counselor
application.                                                  • Course is similar in content, rigor, learning              recommendation
                                                                outcomes to those in the St. Joseph’s curriculum.          and one professional
Applications become the property of St. Joseph’s              • Science courses (anatomy & physiology;                     recommendation.
College of Nursing and will not be returned.                    microbiology) must be completed within                 •   Personal statement
                                                                seven years of acceptance to St. Joseph’s.                 (answer questions as
If an applicant does not complete an application                                                                           directed on application).
or if the applicant is not in communication with the      Secondary school and/or college transcripts from
Office of Admissions within one year of submitting        countries outside of the U.S. must be translated to          Note: Application materials
an application, the file will be deemed inactive and      English with U.S. grading system, by an approved             become the property of
consideration for admission will be cancelled.            international credential evaluator if the transcripts        St. Joseph’s College of Nursing
                                                          are to be considered as part of meeting the                  and will not be returned.
ADMISSION PROCEDURE                                       admission requirements or are to be considered for
                                                          college transfer credit. Applicants whose translated
Admission to St. Joseph’s College of Nursing is           secondary school transcripts do not specifically list        Click HERE to Apply Now
highly competitive and primarily based on academic        algebra, biology and chemistry will be required to
achievements (high school and/or college grade            complete these courses prior to being considered for
point average), strength of curriculum, standardized      admission.
test scores (High School students only), personal
statement, extracurricular, volunteer and/or work         Final determination of transfer credit is made by the
experience, and letters of recommendation.                College’s Registrar in conjunction with the Dean for
                                                          Academic Affairs. Official transcripts for all completed
Applications will be considered based on:                 coursework must be submitted before a final
                                                          determination can be made regarding transfer credit
   • Courses taken that meet or exceed the above
                                                          eligibility.
     minimum academic requirements.
   • Professional letters of recommendation that
                                                          Transfer credits are not included in the computation
     reflect positively on the applicant and their
                                                          of the cumulative GPA. A student must complete a
     desire to pursue a degree in nursing.
                                                          minimum number of nursing credits at St. Joseph’s
   • Quality of essay including subject matter,
                                                          to receive their degree. Nursing transfer credits are
     grammar, and punctuation.
                                                          determined on an individual basis.
   • Non-High School applicants who have
     completed Anatomy & Physiology I&II
     (A&P I&II with lab), Critical Writing (3 cr.), and
     Introductory Psychology (3 cr.) with a grade
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ADVANCED PLACEMENT EXAMINATIONS                                            HEALTH
The College will grant advanced placement credit in English and            All students must upload specific documents including health
Psychology if the student has achieved a score of 4 or 5 on the            history questionnaire, physical exam by a medical professional
Advanced Placement (AP) Examination of the College Entrance                within the past 12 months, proof of required immunizations and
Examination Board. An Official AP Score Report must be requested           acknowledgment of Essential Functions and Technical Standards to
from the College Board and forwarded to St. Joseph’s College of            CastleBranch.com by the established deadline. This process must
Nursing (SJCON) for transfer credit to be granted.                         be completed in its entirety and maintained to meet enrollment
                                                                           requirements. Failure to remain compliant in CastleBranch after
COLLEGE LEVEL EXAMINATION PROGRAM                                          initial enrollment requirements are met will result in the student
(CLEP)                                                                     being ineligible to attend clinical.
The College will grant academic credit for the following CLEP
examinations. College Composition, Introductory Psychology, or             HEALTH INSURANCE
Introductory Sociology. Credit for the examination is determined in        All matriculated students must have their own personal health
accordance with the recommendations of the American Council                insurance while in attendance.
on Education (ACE). A score of 50 or higher is required for transfer
credit to be granted. An Official score report must be requested           Valid cards are to be uploaded annually and managed through
from the College Board and forwarded to SJCON for transfer credit          CastleBranch.com. If nearing expiration, renewal is REQUIRED prior
to be granted. Information regarding these examinations may be             to expiration date. Failure to remain compliant in CastleBranch will
found at www.collegeboard.com.                                             result in the student being ineligible to attend clinical.

EXCELSIOR COLLEGE EXAMINATIONS                                             BASIC LIFE SUPPORT CARDIOPULMONARY
The College will grant academic credit for Anatomy & Physiology            RESUSCITATION (BLS CPR)
and/or Microbiology courses taken more than seven (7) years                St. Joseph’s College of Nursing mandates BLS CPR certification
prior to acceptance through Excelsior College Subject Exams                as an enrollment requirement. It is the student’s responsibility to
(UExcel Credit by Exam). Credit will only be granted for subject           complete an approved BLS CPR course prior to the designated
examinations if the student earned a grade of “C” (2.0) or higher          deadline.
in the initial course. A grade of “C” or higher must be achieved on
the subject exam. An official transcript must be requested from            Students must choose from the following options for initial
Excelsior College and forwarded to SJCON for transfer credit to be         BLS CPR certification:
granted.
                                                                              • American Red Cross – www.redcross.org
                                                                                Basic Life Support (BLS CPR) for Healthcare Providers
Information regarding these examinations may be found at
                                                                              • American Heart Association – www.cpr.heart.org
www.excelsior.edu
                                                                                Basic Life Support (BLS CPR) for Healthcare Providers

Questions regarding any aspect of this policy may be directed to
                                                                           Students enrolled in a blended CPR learning course (online &
the Office of the Registrar.
                                                                           classroom), must complete online learning content followed by
                                                                           classroom practice and skills demonstration in order to receive
ENROLLMENT REQUIREMENTS                                                    certification.

Enrollment is defined as completion of all requirements listed below       Valid CPR cards are to be uploaded to and managed through
prior to the established deadline date.                                    CastleBranch.com. Certification is valid for two years. If nearing
                                                                           expiration, renewal is REQUIRED prior to expiration date. Failure to
ENROLLMENT DEPOSIT                                                         remain compliant in CastleBranch will result in the student being
A non-refundable enrollment deposit must be paid by the                    ineligible to attend clinical.
established deadline date. If the fee is not submitted by the
established deadline date, the application is canceled and the             STUDENT BACKGROUND CHECK
student forfeits the guaranteed space in the program.                      St. Joseph’s College of Nursing’s enrollment requirements include
                                                                           submission of a background check for all accepted students.
TRANSCRIPTS                                                                To ensure the safety and well-being of all patients, background
All official transcripts pertaining to transfer credit must be received    checks are a standard practice for working in health care. Student
by the registrar prior to enrollment. Applicants enrolling directly out    placement in a clinical site/agency assumes that the person
of high school must submit an official final high school transcript        possesses good moral character and the ability to successfully pass
indicating the date of graduation.                                         the rigor of a background investigation and criminal background
                                                                           check. Therefore, it is required that all enrolled students obtain a
If fraud is suspected, the Registrar will refer to the U.S. Department     background check prior to beginning clinical practice.
of Education’s list of public and private high schools to verify
legitimacy of the institution. Additionally, the Office of Financial          • All students selected for admission will be enrolled
Aid may review the high school information located on the Free                  conditionally until background check results are reviewed.
Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).                                    The student is responsible for the cost of the background
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      check. Students are required to obtain a background check                  ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS/TECHNICAL STANDARDS
      via CastleBranch.com by an established/published deadline
      date.                                                                      Essential functions/technical standards include non-academic
  •   Results of the background check will be made available to                  criteria essential to successfully complete the required nursing
      the student and an administrator at St. Joseph’s College of                coursework. The following is a list of the essential functions/technical
      Nursing. All background checks will be treated as 			                      standards required to be achieved with or without accommodation:
      confidential.
  •   A student who refuses to obtain a background check or does                 Communication:
      not obtain a required background check by the published                    Use good communication skills in interacting with peers, staff,
      deadline set forth by the College will not be eligible to enroll.          college personnel and patients. Examples of relevant activities
      This student will be de-registered with no opportunity to 		               include, but are not limited to:
      reapply or defer enrollment.
                                                                                   • Effective verbal and non-verbal communication skills
  •   It is the student’s responsibility to determine eligibility for
                                                                                    • Effective utilization of the English language
      licensure. If convicted of a crime, it is the student’s responsibility
                                                                                    • Recording all information accurately
      to determine if their background will prohibit licensure and
                                                                                 Sensory Skills and Observation:
      employment in the health care industry. St. Joseph’s College
                                                                                 Functional use of senses. Examples of relevant activities include, but
      of Nursing’s administration and faculty are not able to provide
                                                                                 are not limited to:
      legal advice. If a student has questions or concerns about thier
      background, they may contact legal counsel before enrolling in                • Must be able to assess patients in their environment in order
      a nursing program.                                                              to safely deliver nursing care. Examples of relevant activity
  •   If a background check is negative (no incidences displayed),                    include, but are not limited to:
      the summary page of the report is filed in the student’s file.                       – Detect changes in skin color
  •   If a background check is positive, an administrative review                          – Collect data from recording equipment and
      process is initiated. The student will be requested to validate                        measuring devices
      and explain the results. Administration will review according                        – Detect fire in a client area and initiate emergency action
      to, but not limited to the following considerations: need for                        – Draw the correct quantity of medication into a syringe
      further information, nature of the crime, and Medicare/drug 		                • Must be able to assess patients and their environment and to
      related incidents. If the incident is deemed to be of no                        implement nursing care plans that are developed from such
      concern by administration, the student will be allowed to 		                    assessments. Examples of relevant activity include, but are not
      enroll.                                                                         limited to:
  •   If the incident is considered to be of concern and/or the                            – Detect sounds related to bodily functions using
      student provides an inadequate explanation, the student                                a stethoscope
      will either be requested to provide further information or if                        – Detect audible alarms (e.g., monitors, fire alarms,
      the incident is sufficiently egregious that the student will not                       call bell)
      meet the College’s Essential Functions and/or be eligible                            – Communicate clearly in a telephone conversation
      for placement in clinical settings, the student will not be                          – Communicate effectively with clients and with other
      eligible to enroll.                                                                    members of the health care team
                                                                                           – Detect odors of bodily fluids or spoiled foods
TESTING                                                                                    – Detect smoke from burning materials
  • All incoming students are required to take a critical thinking                         – Detect changes in skin temperature
    entrance exam prior to or during orientation. There are no study                       – Detect unsafe temperature levels in heat-producing
    materials for this standardized exam.                                                    devices used internally/externally with clients
  • All students will be given a basic math test during orientation                        – Detect anatomical abnormalities such as subcutaneous
    to the college. If 100% is not achieved on the test, the student                         crepitus, edema, infiltrated IV fluids
    will be required to obtain remediation and retest.
         – Basic math competency must be achieved prior to                       Manual Dexterity and Motor Skills:
           beginning med-math calculations in Nursing 111. Students              Strength and mobility sufficient to perform client care activities and
           who remain unsuccessful in retesting will result in                   emergency procedures. Examples of relevant activities include, but
           administrative action up to and including possible                    are not limited to:
           dismissal from the program.                                             • Perform Cardiac Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
         – A basic 4-function calculator is the only type that may be               • Accurately place and maintain position of stethoscope for
           used for Basic Math and Medication Calculation testing.                    detecting sound functions
           Scientific/electronic storage calculators are prohibited.                • Manipulate small equipment and containers such as syringes,
  • Students who fail to meet the enrollment requirements in their                    vials, and medication packages to administer medications
    entirety by the published deadline set forth by the College will                • Safely transfer clients in and out of bed
    be ineligible to enroll.                                                        • Lift or move clients or objects, turn and position clients as
                                                                                      needed to prevent complications due to bed rest
                                                                                    • Hang IV bags at the appropriate level
                                                                                    • Accurately read the volumes in bodily fluid collections devices
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Please visit www.sjhcon.edu if you are interested in applying to St. Joseph’s College of Nursing. Admission representatives are available to answer your
questions by email, telephone or during open advising (check our website for dates and times).

Cognitive Ability:                                                                 Professional Behavior:
Ability to collect, analyze and integrate information and knowledge                Professional behaviors involve a specialized skill set essential to
to make clinical judgments and management decisions to                             the performance of a unique and professional role. Examples of
promote client outcomes. Examples of relevant activities include,                  relevant activities include, but are not limited to:
but are not limited to:                                                                • Convey caring, respect, sensitivity, tact, compassion,
   • Process information accurately, thoroughly and quickly to                           empathy, tolerance and a healthy attitude toward others
      prioritize tasks                                                                 • Demonstrate professional communication, appearance and
   • Perform math computations for medication dosage 		                                  behavior that shows respect for clients and self
      calculations                                                                     • Demonstrate a mentally healthy attitude that is age
   • Demonstrate skills of recall using both long- and short-term                        appropriate in relationship to the client
      memory, inferential reasoning, predicting possible outcomes,                     • Handle multiple tasks concurrently
      and applications of knowledge and evaluation of predicted                        • Perform safe, effective nursing care for clients in a caring
      outcomes at appropriate times for point of program                                 context
   • Learn to use nursing process in a systematic way                                 • Maintain the confidentiality of medical information
   • Critical thinking in the process of delivering care and 		                        • Understand and follow the policies and procedures of the
      comfort to clients                                                                 college and clinical agencies
                                                                                       • Understand the consequences of violating the student code
Emotional Stability/Behavioral/Social Attributes:                                        of conduct
Student is expected to have the emotional stability required to                        • Accept responsibility, accountability and ownership of
provide safe nursing care. Examples of relevant activities include,                      one’s actions
but are not limited to:                                                                • Function effectively in situations of uncertainty and stress
   • Exercise sound judgment, complete assessment and                                    inherent in providing nursing care
     intervention activities, and develop sensitive interpersonal                      • Adapt to changing environments and situations
     relationships with patients/clients/families and others                           • Remain free of chemical dependency
     responsible for health care                                                       • Report promptly to all clinical experiences
   • Demonstrate flexibility to function effectively under stress
     and adapt to multiple situations
   • Handle strong emotions
   • Demonstrate compassion
   • Establish therapeutic relationships in a caring manner
   • Focus and maintain attention on tasks
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                                                                                      FINANCIAL AID
                                                              We believe that any student who is accepted and wants to attend
                                                              St. Joseph’s College of Nursing should be able to do so. We work
                                                              hard to help students find the financial resources they need.
                                                              The Financial Aid Office provides information and advice to help
                                                              students and their families apply for federal, state and institutional
                                                              aid, including student loans and scholarships.

 TUITION AND FEES                                                                    TITLE IV REFUNDS POLICY
                                                                                     In accordance with the Higher Education Amendments of 1998, a
 All tuition and fees must be paid to St. Joseph’s College of Nursing                portion of Title IV grant or loan funds must be returned to the Title
 prior to the first day of each semester/term. The tuition and fees listed           IV Program upon a student’s withdrawal from college. Fees are
 below do not include indirect costs such as books/supplies, personal                separate from tuition and are nonrefundable. Refund date is based
 expenses, entertainment, transportation and other incidentals.                      on the last date of attendance. If a student received Title IV financial
 Estimated annual expenses for at St. Joseph’s can also be found                     aid, the aid is recalculated based on the percentage of the semester
 below and on our website https://www.sjhcon.edu/tuition-fees.                       completed up to 60 percent. This may result in a student incurring a
                                                                                     liability to St. Joseph’s College of Nursing after the Title IV funds are
                                                                                     returned. Once the institution has determined an official withdrawal
                                                                                     date, regulation provides a formula for the calculation of the amount
                                                                                     of Title IV aid that the student has “earned” and the school may
                                                                                     retain. This will depend on the percentage of the enrollment period
                                        Semester 1     Semester 2
                                                                                     that the student has completed up to withdrawal. This percentage
       Tuition at $575 per/credit hr.     $10,925.00      $9,775.00     $20,700.00
1st                                                                                  is calculated by dividing the number of calendar days completed
Year   Fees                                 $728.00         $728.00      $1,456.00
                                                                                     by the total number of calendar days in the payment period. Up
       Total                             $11,653.00     $10,503.00      $22,156.00   through the 60% point of the enrollment period, the student is eligible
                                        Semester 3     Semester 4                    for the actual percentage of aid the calculation provides. A refund
                                          $9,200.00       $9,200.00     $18,400.00
                                                                                     of federal financial aid is first applied to Federal Direct Loans and
       Tuition at $575 per/credit hr.
2nd                                                                                  then the Federal Pell Grant. Once federal refunds are complete, the
Year   Fees                                $843.00         $843.00       $1,686.00
                                                                                     student will be required to pay any remaining balance due to the
       Total                            $10,043.00      $10,043.00      $20,086.00
                                                                                     school within 30 days. After the 60% point of the semester/term,
                                         Total Tuition for Two Years:   $42,242.00   100% of the Title IV aid is considered “earned” by the student and no
                                                                                     recalculation is necessary. For further information regarding refund
                                                                                     policies, contact the Coordinator for Financial Aid.

 TRANSPORTATION EXPENSES
 Students are responsible for their own transportation, meals and
                                                                                                 TUITION REFUND POLICY
 other necessities while attending off campus clinical experiences
 and outside conferences, unless they are acting as official student
                                                                                          AMOUNT REFUNDED                     WITHDRAWAL DATE*
 delegates on behalf of the St. Joseph’s College Administration.
                                                                                          100 percent                         first week of classes
 TUITION/RESIDENCE HALL REFUND POLICY
                                                                                          75 percent                          second week of classes
 A student wishing to withdraw from the College must submit a
 written request identifying the reason for withdrawal to the Vice                        50 percent                          third week of classes
 President/ Dean of the College of Nursing. A meeting will then                           25 percent                          fourth week of classes
 be scheduled. If the student withdraws from the College, tuition/                        0 percent                           fifth week of classes and later
 residence hall costs will be refunded as shown in the Tuition
 Refund Policy.                                                                           *Refund date is based on the last date of attendance
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HOW TO APPLY FOR AID                                                        COMPLETION RATE REQUIREMENTS
                                                                            A student must be progressively working towards completion of the
To be considered for all financial aid opportunities, students must file:
                                                                            degree, as measured hours attempted versus hours successfully
   • A Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) with the U.S.
                                                                            completed, with successful completion of a minimum of 67% of
     Department of Education Student Financial Assistance Programs
                                                                            hours attempted.
   • A New York State Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) application
     with the New York State Higher Education Services Corporation          GRADE POINT AVERAGE (GPA) REQUIREMENTS
                                                                            Financial aid recipients must maintain a minimum cumulative
These agencies will issue a report directly to the College’s Financial
                                                                            GPAs to meet satisfactory academic progress requirements (see
Aid Office. Students must apply for financial aid each year. Award
                                                                            Academic Requirements for Financial Aid table below).
amounts are credited to the student’s tuition account each semester/
                                                                            If a student repeats a course, only the highest of the grades
term. The Bursar Office issues credit balances as they become
                                                                            received for the course will be used in the calculation of the GPA.
available.
                                                                            MAXIMUM TIME-LIMIT REQUIREMENTS
The Financial Aid Office offers students the forms and guidance
                                                                            A student’s eligibility for financial aid will be terminated at the point
they will need to complete the application process. Students may
                                                                            where 150 percent of the total hours required for a program, as stated in
reach the office at (315) 448-5040.
                                                                            the college catalog, have been attempted. Hours attempted are the sum
FINANCIAL AID ELIGIBILITY                                                   of all this college’s credits for which tuition was charged whether or not
Eligibility for financial aid is determined according to the amount of      financial aid was received, plus all transfer hours accepted for credit.
financial need indicated on the FAFSA and TAP reports. To receive aid,
                                                                            EVALUATION OF ACADEMIC PROGRESS
students cannot be in default on any prior federal educational loan.
                                                                            A financial aid recipient’s satisfactory academic progress is evaluated
SCHOLASTIC REQUIREMENTS                                                     after each semester/term of the academic year. At that time, a student
Students must be in good academic standing to receive financial             will be in good standing, be placed on financial aid probation, or denied
aid. Once financial aid is awarded, students must meet St. Joseph’s         financial assistance for future enrollment periods. The student must meet
Standards of Progress to remain eligible for aid in subsequent              all three progress requirements (completion rate, GPA and be within
semesters/terms.                                                            the maximum time frame) to remain in good standing. Students will be
                                                                            notified by the Financial Aid Office if they are placed on probation or
The Standards of Progress include two factors: program pursuit and          denied financial aid.
academic progress. Program pursuit is defined as the percentage of
credits a student must complete each semester/term. Academic                PROBATION STATUS
progress is defined as accomplishing the required GPA and completing        Probation status will not prevent the student from receiving financial aid.
the necessary credits. After matriculation into the College of Nursing,     The probationary semester is meant to inform the student of potential
students have three years (six semesters) to complete the program.          academic problems and provide time for corrective action. If a student
                                                                            does not meet the satisfactory academic progress standards after one
Cumulative GPAs are reviewed at the end of each semester and used           probationary period, denial status will be imposed unless continued
to determine the level of academic progress and program pursuit for         probation approved.
federal and TAP aid (see chart on page 15).
                                                                            PROBATION CONTRACT
SATISFACTORY ACADEMIC PROGRESS                                              A student on financial aid probation must develop a probation contract
                                                                            before registering for the next semester. The student must meet the
REQUIREMENTS FOR FINANCIAL AID
                                                                            terms of the probation contract, including earning a 2.0 GPA during the
Financial aid satisfactory academic progress is defined by successful       following semester/term in order to remain eligible for financial aid.
completion of courses (credit hours), cumulative GPA and maximum
                                                                            DENIAL STATUS
time limits to complete the student’s course of study. Students must
                                                                            Denial status will prevent the student from receiving any Title IV funding,
meet all requirements listed in the chart below.
                                                                            state or institutional financial assistance for future enrollment until
                                                                            the student meets all satisfactory academic progress standards.

     ~ A C A D E M I C                  R E Q U I R E M E N T S                     F O R         F I N A N C I A L                A I D ~

     Hours Attempted                         Completion Rate                   GPA 0.0-1.99                      GPA 2.0
     1 – 17                                  50%                               Probation                         Satisfactory

     18 – 33                                 60%                               Probation                         Satisfactory

     34 – 49                                 60%                               Denial                            Satisfactory

     50+                                     67%                               Denial                            Satisfactory
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