SYRACUSE, NEW YORK 2021-2022 CATALOG - ST. JOSEPH'S COLLEGE OF NURSING IS PROUD TO HAVE BEEN REDESIGNATED BY THE NATIONAL LEAGUE IN NURSING ...

 
SYRACUSE, NEW YORK 2021-2022 CATALOG - ST. JOSEPH'S COLLEGE OF NURSING IS PROUD TO HAVE BEEN REDESIGNATED BY THE NATIONAL LEAGUE IN NURSING ...
SYRACUSE, NEW YORK
2021-2022   C ATA LO G

                   ST. JOSEPH’S COLLEGE OF NURSING IS
                   PROUD TO HAVE BEEN REDESIGNATED
                   BY THE NATIONAL LEAGUE IN
                   NURSING EDUCATION AS A CENTER
                   OF EXCELLENCE FOR 2019-2023
SYRACUSE, NEW YORK 2021-2022 CATALOG - ST. JOSEPH'S COLLEGE OF NURSING IS PROUD TO HAVE BEEN REDESIGNATED BY THE NATIONAL LEAGUE IN NURSING ...
SYRACUSE, NEW YORK 2021-2022 CATALOG - ST. JOSEPH'S COLLEGE OF NURSING IS PROUD TO HAVE BEEN REDESIGNATED BY THE NATIONAL LEAGUE IN NURSING ...
TABLE OF CONTENTS

  OVERVIEW                                                                                          STUDENT LIFE..........................................................20
  Vision........................................................................................4   Student Development
  Mission.....................................................................................4     and Campus Life............................................................20
  Philosophy.............................................................................4          Tobacco-free Campus................................................20
  Program Options...............................................................5                   Drug-free Community.................................................20
  Outcomes..............................................................................5           Student Employment
  Facilities..................................................................................6     Opportunities....................................................................21
                                                                                                    Services for Students with
  ADMISSION AND ENROLLMENT                                                                          Disabilities..........................................................................21
  Admission Requirements............................................8                               Counseling and Guidance.......................................21
  Admission Process..........................................................8                      Health Care and Insurance.....................................21
  Credit for Previous Coursework..............................9                                     Activities and Entertainment..................................22
  Enrollment Requirements.........................................10                                Title IX Safety and Security.....................................22
  Essential Functions/                                                                              Student Groups...............................................................22
  Technical Standards.....................................................11
                                                                                                    ACADEMICS................................................................23
  FINANCIAL AID                                                                                     The Curriculum................................................................23
  Tuition and Fees.............................................................13                   Grading Policies..............................................................23
  Tuition/Residence Hall                                                                            Academic Policies.........................................................24
  Refund Policy....................................................................13               Program Option Curriculums.................................29
  How to Apply for Aid...................................................14                         Course Descriptions....................................................33
  Satisfactory Academic Progress
  Requirements for Financial Aid............................14                                      ADMINISTRATIVE INFORMATION........35
  Available Programs.......................................................15
  College Loan Code of Conduct............................18
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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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                                                                         Early action application submission date: Nov. 15.
                                                                         Application submission date: Feb. 1.

                                                                         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 one evening a week at St. Joseph’s and weekdays/
                                                                         evenings at Le Moyne. The A-DDPN begins in July each year.
PROGRAM OPTIONS                                                          Students are eligible to take the National Council Licensing Exam
                                                                         (NCLEX) after completion of their associate degree requirements.
ASSOCIATE DEGREE (AD) WEEKDAY AND
EVENING/WEEKEND OPTIONS                                                  Prerequisite classes exist for this program option. Must apply
St. Joseph’s offers several academic options, which lead to an           using Le Moyne College application. For a July start date, the
associate in applied science degree with a major in nursing. The         application deadline is November 1 of the prior year.
admission criteria and academic requirements for all options are
the same. The weekday format follows an academic calendar over           RN TO BS ARTICULATION OPTION
a two-year period. Students in the evening/weekend option attend         Students who earn an associate degree from St. Joseph’s are
on alternating weekends (Friday evening, Saturday and Sunday)            eligible to continue their education and earn a bachelor’s degree
and one evening a week for 18 months, allowing them to                   at a 4-year institution. The RN to BS option has academic and
work full time during the week, if they so choose.                       economic benefits, students choosing this option may begin
                                                                         working as a registered nurse earning a competitive salary while
The evening/weekend option begins in July, the application               completing their bachelor’s degree. For additional information on
deadline is September 1st of prior year. The weekday option begins       where many of our graduates continue their education please visit
in August, with an application deadline of January 1st. All students     our website at: https://www.sjhcon.edu/continuing-education
attend classes and start participating in clinical rotations very
early in both options, giving the opportunity to immediately apply       LICENSED PRACTICAL NURSES (LPNS)
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.
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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
2020..................................................90%                                                           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
2019...................................................94%                                                          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;
2018...................................................93%                                                          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
2017...................................................94%
                                                               • complete the program at a rate of 70 percent
                                                                 of the cohort.
                                                                                                                    FACILITIES
2016...................................................89%
                                                             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
2019...................................................89%       within diverse communities.                        FOR EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING
                                                               • Integrate scientific knowledge, skills, clinical   The Meccariello Center for Experiential Learning
2018...................................................89%       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
2017...................................................90%       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
2016...................................................93%       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
2015...................................................90%       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
                                                                                                                    able to access the lab for practice during regularly
                                                               • demonstrate a commitment to pursuing               scheduled class times and off-hours with
                                                                 additional learning opportunities related          key access.
                                                                 to their academic, personal or professional
                                                                 interests;                                         NURSING AND MEDICAL LIBRARY
                                                               • recognize the practical relevance of               Our library has seating for 118 students, contains
                                                                 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
                                                               • 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
                                                               • 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
                                                                 reasoning;                                         with wireless connectivity to allow the use of
                                                               • develop information literacy skills and            mobile devices.
                                                                 technological competence; and
                                                               • articulate the role and purpose they play as       Our print collection consists of over 1,500 books
                                                                 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
                                                                               Bariatrics, 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 (4 cr. 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 higher
                                     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 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              Science courses completed outside of the seven             directed on application).
or if the applicant is not in communication with the          year time frame, must be repeated.
Office of Admissions within one year of applying, the                                                                Note: Application materials
file will be deemed inactive and consideration for      Secondary school and/or college transcripts from             become the property of
admission will be cancelled.                            countries outside of the U.S. must be translated to          St. Joseph’s College of Nursing
                                                        English with U.S. grading system, by an approved             and will not be returned.
ADMISSION PROCEDURE                                     international credential evaluator if the transcripts
                                                        are to be considered as part of meeting the
Admission to St. Joseph’s College of Nursing is         admission requirements or are to be considered for           Click HERE to Apply Now
highly competitive and primarily based on academic      college transfer credit. Applicants whose translated
achievements (high school and/or college grade          secondary school transcripts do not specifically list
point average), strength of curriculum, standardized    algebra, biology and chemistry will be required to
test scores (High School students only), personal       complete these courses prior to being considered for
statement, extracurricular, volunteer and/or work       admission.
experience, and letters of recommendation.
                                                        Final determination of transfer credit is made by the
Applications will be considered based on:               College’s Registrar in conjunction with the Dean of
                                                        Academic Affairs. Official transcripts for all completed
   • Courses taken that meet or exceed the above
                                                        coursework must be submitted before a final
     minimum academic requirements.
                                                        determination can be made regarding transfer credit
   • Professional letters of recommendation that
                                                        eligibility.
     reflect positively on the applicant and their
     desire to pursue a degree in nursing.
                                                        Transfer credits are not included in the computation
   • Quality of essay including subject matter,
                                                        of the cumulative GPA. A student must complete a
     grammar, and punctuation.
                                                        minimum number of nursing credits at St. Joseph’s
   • Non-High School applicants who have
                                                        to receive their degree. Nursing transfer credits are
     completed Anatomy & Physiology I&II
                                                        determined on an individual basis.
     (4 cr. 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                All students must upload specific documents including health
Composition and Psychology if the student has achieved a score of          history questionnaire, physical exam by a medical professional
4 or 5 on the Advanced Placement (AP) Examination of the College           within the past 12 months, proof of federally or state mandated
Entrance Examination Board. An Official AP Score Report must be            vaccines and acknowledgment of Essential Functions and
requested from the College Board and forwarded to St. Joseph’s             Technical Standards to mycb.castlebranch.com by the established
College of Nursing (SJCON) for transfer credit to be granted.              deadline. This process must be completed in its entirety and
                                                                           maintained to meet enrollment requirements. Failure to remain
COLLEGE LEVEL EXAMINATION PROGRAM                                          compliant in CastleBranch after initial enrollment requirements are
(CLEP)                                                                     met will result in the student 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          mycb.castlebranch.com. If nearing expiration, renewal is REQUIRED
to be granted. Information regarding these examinations may be             prior to expiration date. Failure to remain compliant in CastleBranch
found at www.collegeboard.org.                                             will 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.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 BLS 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.                                    mycb.castlebranch.com. Certification is valid for two years. If
                                                                           nearing expiration, renewal is REQUIRED prior to expiration date.
ENROLLMENT DEPOSIT                                                         Failure to remain compliant in CastleBranch will result in the
A non-refundable enrollment deposit must be paid by the                    student being ineligible to attend clinical.
established deadline date. If the fee is not submitted by the
established deadline date, the application is cancelled, and the           STUDENT CRIMINAL 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
TRANSCRIPTS                                                                students through CastleBranch using the designated Package
All official transcripts pertaining to transfer credit must be received    Code provided through the enrollment process. To ensure the
by the registrar prior to enrollment. Applicants enrolling directly out    safety and well-being of all patients, background checks are a
of high school must submit an official final high school transcript        standard practice for working in healthcare. Student placement in
indicating the date of graduation.                                         a clinical site/agency assumes that the person possesses good
                                                                           moral character and the ability to successfully pass the rigor of a
If fraud is suspected, the Registrar will refer to the U.S. Department     background investigation and criminal background check.
of Education’s list of public and private high schools to verify
legitimacy of the institution. Additionally, the Office of Financial       Therefore, it is required that all enrolled students obtain a
Aid may review the high school information located on the Free             background check prior to beginning clinical practice.
Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).                                 • All students selected for admission will be enrolled
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    conditionally until background check results are reviewed. The         TESTING
    student is responsible for the cost of the background check.           All incoming students are required to take a critical thinking entrance
    Students are required to obtain a background check via                 exam during orientation. There are no study materials for this
    certifiedbackground.com by an established/published deadline           standardized exam.
    date. Results of the background check will be made available to            • Students must achieve 100% on the basic math competency
    the student and an administrator at St. Joseph’s College of                  during orientation prior to beginning Nursing 110/111. If 100% is
    Nursing. All background checks will be treated as confidential.              not achieved on the test, the student will be required to:
•   A student who refuses to obtain a background check or does                        – complete remediation
    not obtain a required background check by the published                           – retest
    deadline set forth by the College will not be eligible to enroll.          • Students who remain unsuccessful in retesting will be referred
    This student will be deregistered with no opportunity to                     for administrative action up to and including possible
    re-apply or defer enrollment.                                                postponement with starting the program. Students who fail to
•   It is the student’s responsibility to determine whether or not he/           meet the enrollment requirements in their entirety by the
    she is eligible for licensure. If convicted of a crime, it is the            published deadline set forth by the College will be ineligible to
    student’s responsibility to determine if his/her background                  enroll.
    will prohibit licensure and employment in the healthcare
    industry. St. Joseph’s College of Nursing administration and           ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS/TECHNICAL STANDARDS
    faculty are not able to provide legal advice. If a student has
    questions or concerns about his/her background, he/she may             Essential functions/technical standards include non-academic
    contact legal counsel before enrolling in a nursing program.           criteria essential to successfully complete the required nursing
•   If a background check is negative (no incidences displayed),           coursework. The following is a list of the essential functions/technical
    the summary page of the report is filed in the student’s file.         standards required to be achieved with or without accommodation:
•   If a background check is positive, an administrative review
    process is initiated by the standing review committee consisting       Communication:
    of at least the Dean of Student Services, the Assistant Dean           Use good communication skills in interacting with peers, staff,
    and one member of the faculty currently serving on the                 college personnel and patients. Examples of relevant activities
    Admissions Committee. The student will be requested to                 include, but are not limited to:
    validate and explain the results. The review committee will
    review according to, but not limited to the following                     • Effective verbal and non-verbal communication skills
    considerations: need for further information, nature of the crime,        • Effective utilization of the English language
    and Medicare/drug-related incidents. If the incident is deemed            • Recording all information accurately
    to be of no concern by administration, the student will be             Sensory Skills and Observation:
    allowed to enroll. In deciding to disqualify a candidate,              Functional use of senses. Examples of relevant activities include, but
    the review committee, along with appropriate consultation              are not limited to:
    will consider the following: Network Policies & Procedures/               • Must be able to assess patients in their environment in order
    SJCON/Student Criminal Background Check Policy/December                     to safely deliver nursing care. Examples of relevant activity
    2020/Page 1 of 2                                                            include, but are not limited to:
•   The bearing, if any, the criminal offense or offenses for which                  – Detect changes in skin color
    the person was previously convicted will have on fitness to                      – Collect data from recording equipment and
    become a matriculated student when considering the essential                       measuring devices
    functions and technical standards required of students in the                    – Detect fire in a client area and initiate emergency action
    Program.                                                                         – Draw the correct quantity of medication into a syringe
•   The time which has elapsed since the occurrence of the                    • Must be able to assess patients and their environment and to
    criminal offense or offenses.                                               implement nursing care plans that are developed from such
•   The age of the person at the time of the occurrence of the                  assessments. Examples of relevant activity include, but are not
    criminal offense or offenses.                                               limited to:
•   The seriousness of the offense or offenses.                                      – Detect sounds related to bodily functions using
•   Any information produced by the person, or produced on his                         a stethoscope
    behalf, in regard to his rehabilitation and good conduct.                        – Detect audible alarms (e.g., monitors, fire alarms,
•   The legitimate interest of St. Joseph’s Hospital in protecting                     call bell)
    property, and the safety and welfare of our patient’s, visitors,                 – Communicate clearly in a telephone conversation
    and staff.                                                                       – Communicate effectively with clients and with other
•   The Review Committee makes a recommendation to the                                 members of the health care team
    Admissions Committee regarding the recommendation of                             – Detect odors of bodily fluids or spoiled foods
    admission. The Admissions Committee makes the                                    – Detect smoke from burning materials
    determination regarding the admission which constitutes the                      – Detect changes in skin temperature
    final step in the review process and may not be appealed.                        – Detect unsafe temperature levels in heat-producing
                                                                                       devices used internally/externally with clients
                                                                                     – Detect anatomical abnormalities such as subcutaneous
                                                                                       crepitus, edema, infiltrated IV fluids
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Manual Dexterity and Motor Skills:                                                 Professional Behavior:
Strength and mobility sufficient to perform client care activities                 Professional behaviors involve a specialized skill set essential to
and emergency procedures. Examples of relevant activities                          the performance of a unique and professional role. Examples of
include, but are not limited to:                                                   relevant activities include, but are not limited to:
                                                                                       • Convey caring, respect, sensitivity, tact, compassion,
   • Perform Cardiac Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
                                                                                         empathy, tolerance and a healthy attitude toward others
   • Accurately place and maintain position of stethoscope for
                                                                                       • Demonstrate professional communication, appearance and
     detecting sound functions
                                                                                         behavior that shows respect for clients and self
   • Manipulate small equipment and containers such
                                                                                       • Demonstrate a mentally healthy attitude that is age
     as syringes, vials, and medication packages to administer
                                                                                         appropriate in relationship to the client
     medications
                                                                                       • Handle multiple tasks concurrently
   • Safely transfer clients in and out of bed
                                                                                       • Perform safe, effective nursing care for clients in a caring
   • Lift or move clients or objects, turn and position clients as
                                                                                         context
     needed to prevent complications due to bed rest
                                                                                      • Maintain the confidentiality of medical information
   • Hang IV bags at the appropriate level
                                                                                       • Understand and follow the policies and procedures of the
   • Accurately read the volumes in bodily fluid collections
                                                                                         college and clinical agencies
     devices
                                                                                       • Understand the consequences of violating the student code
                                                                                         of conduct
Cognitive Ability:
                                                                                       • Accept responsibility, accountability and ownership of
Ability to collect, analyze and integrate information and knowledge
                                                                                         one’s actions
to make clinical judgments and management decisions to
                                                                                       • Function effectively in situations of uncertainty and stress
promote client outcomes. Examples of relevant activities include,
                                                                                         inherent in providing nursing care
but are not limited to:
                                                                                       • Adapt to changing environments and situations
   • Process information accurately, thoroughly and quickly to
                                                                                       • Remain free of chemical dependency
      prioritize tasks
                                                                                       • Report promptly to all clinical experiences
   • Perform math computations for medication dosage
      calculations
   • Demonstrate skills of recall using both long- and short-term
      memory, inferential reasoning, predicting possible outcomes,
      and applications of knowledge and evaluation of predicted
      outcomes at appropriate times for point of program
   • Learn to use nursing process in a systematic way
   • Critical thinking in the process of delivering care and
      comfort to clients

Emotional Stability/Behavioral/Social Attributes:
Student is expected to have the emotional stability required to
provide safe nursing care. Examples of relevant activities include,
but are not limited to:
   • Exercise sound judgment, complete assessment and
     intervention activities, and develop sensitive interpersonal
     relationships with patients/clients/families and others
     responsible for health care
   • 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

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).
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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
                                    Direct Costs         Direct Costs         retain. This will depend on the percentage of the enrollment period
                                    (includes general   (transfer students)   that the student has completed up to withdrawal. This percentage
                                   education courses)
                                                                              is calculated by dividing the number of calendar days completed
Year I                                 $22,454               $12,492          by the total number of calendar days in the payment period. Up
                                                                              through the 60% point of the enrollment period, the student is eligible
Year II                                 $20,715              $16,531
                                                                              for the actual percentage of aid the calculation provides. A refund
Commuter Student                       $43,169              $29,023
                                                                              of federal financial aid is first applied to Federal Direct Loans and
Room & Board (two year average)        $13,200              $13,200           then the Federal Pell Grant. Once federal refunds are complete, the
On Campus Student                      $56,369              $42,223           student will be required to pay any remaining balance due to the
                                                                              school within 30 days. After the 60% point of the semester/term,
                                                                              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
delegates on behalf of the St. Joseph’s College Administration.                    AMOUNT REFUNDED                     WITHDRAWAL DATE*

                                                                                   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) 448-5266.
                                                                            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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                                                                            To be eligible, a student must be a resident of New York State and a U.S.
                                                                            citizen or permanent resident alien or refugee. A student must have a
                                                                            high school diploma or GED, take at least 12 credits per semester/term,
                                                                            be in good academic standing, have no previous debt from a defaulted
                                                                            student loan and meet family income criteria.

                                                                            HESC does not consider family income for students who are considered
                                                                            financially independent: those 36 or older. Students between the
                                                                            ages of 22 to 35 who have not lived with their parents, been claimed
                                                                            as a dependent or received $750 yearly from their parents for three
                                                                            years are considered independent by NYS standards. New York State
                                                                            scholarships are for up to four years of full-time study regardless of
                                                                            need and are won in the senior year of high school by competitive
                                                                            examination. Recipients must attend school in New York State and
APPEAL AND REINSTATEMENT
                                                                            maintain their New York State residency.
Students may appeal their denial status by submitting a statement of
extenuating circumstances to the Financial Aid Office. Some
                                                                            TAP Standards of Progress is used to determine each student’s
circumstances such as medical problems, illness or death in the
                                                                            eligibility to receive their next TAP award. There is one difference
family can be considered for an appeal. The Financial Aid Appeals
                                                                            from the school standards. Each semester TAP award is valued at
Committee will review the appeal and notify the student within
                                                                            six points and an academic year is valued at 12 points. The higher
two weeks.
                                                                            number of points the student has used, the larger the percentage
                                                                            of courses they will need to complete. Points are accumulated
This policy does not preclude a student from enrolling in subsequent
                                                                            from all the schools from which the student received TAP. The
semesters/terms. Students may have their financial aid reinstated by the
                                                                            maximum allowed for study at a two-year institution is 36 points. In
Financial Aid Office once all satisfactory academic progress standards
                                                                            the first year of study, each student must complete 50 percent of
(completion and GPA requirements) are met.
                                                                            the courses attempted. The second year is a 75 percent completion
                                                                            rate; and the third year is 100 percent completion.
LOSS OF FINANCIAL AID
Students who do not achieve the qualitative and/or quantitative
                                                                            If a student has previously attended college and has received TAP,
measures as determined by the Standards of Progress will not receive
                                                                            they could be in their first year at St. Joseph’s College of Nursing,
further financial aid. However, students may petition the College to
                                                                            but at a 75 percent (second year) or 100 percent (third year) pursuit
waive the satisfactory progress requirement by submitting a written
                                                                            level of TAP.
explanation for poor performance. Examples of some acceptable causes
of poor performance are personal illness or injury, family illness, death
                                                                            Students will have an equivalent of three years of TAP to complete a
in the family or circumstances resulting in undue hardship. A committee
                                                                            two-year program. After students have received an equivalent of two
reviews the Request for Waiver and notifies the student of its decision,
                                                                            years of TAP, they must maintain a “C” (2.0) average or higher to remain
which is final.
                                                                            eligible for TAP.
Students may also regain financial aid eligibility by taking courses
                                                                            Eligibility lost due to GPA may be reinstated in the same fashion as
without the use of financial aid to make up any deficiencies. After
                                                                            stated earlier in St. Joseph’s Standards of Progress. When TAP is lost due
attaining the accumulated credits and satisfactory GPA, students are
                                                                            to program pursuit (not completing the percentage of courses required
eligible to use financial aid again.
                                                                            per semester), the student’s eligibility is lost for one year unless granted
                                                                            a waiver.
However, when TAP is lost due to a student not completing the required
percentage of courses per semester/term, eligibility for further TAP
awards is lost for one year. A student may submit a written request to
the Financial Aid Office to receive a one-time waiver of this eligibility           TA P S TA N DA R D S O F PR O G R E S S
requirement.
                                                                                                            Normal #                 Max # of
                                                                                                            of semesters             semesters
AVAILABLE PROGRAMS                                                                                          for completion           for completion
                                                                                 		                         1st   2nd    3rd   4th    5th    6th
GRANTS AND SCHOLARSHIPS FOR NEW YORK RESIDENTS                                   Credits per semester       0     6      15    27     39     51
Tuition Assistance Program:
New York state residents attending colleges in New York State can                Cum. GPA required          0     2.0    2.0   2.0    2.0    2.0
apply to receive a grant through the Tuition Assistance Program (TAP),
which is administered by the New York State Higher Education Services
Corporation (HESC).
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