General Information

The student body and the faculty are involved in creating and maintaining the educational environment in the School of Nursing. Guidelines are designed to foster the development of individual responsibility and accountability. Students are expected to comply with the existing rules and regulations contained in the Student Handbook.

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 Facilities

The School of Nursing is an air-conditioned smoke-free five-story complex completed in 1968.  The School includes a student lounge, classrooms, skills/assessment laboratories, library, exercise facilities, and recreational areas.

Vending machines are located on the ground floor of the Hospital. An exercise room funded by the Trinity Heath System Auxiliary is located adjacent to the gymnasium on the first floor. Membership to Trinity/YMCA is available at the student rate. Spacious classrooms with wireless internet accessibility are located on the ground floor of the Academic Wing.

A Skills/Assessment laboratory is located on the first floor of the School complex. The Laboratory consists of 13 spacious practice rooms, two conference areas, restroom, and storage areas. It is well-equipped with simulators, models, and materials for instruction. The rooms are provisional for group or individual instruction/remediation.

The Health Sciences Library, located on the ground floor, contains textbooks, periodicals, and internet and Hospital intranet access computers. Library holdings/resources are supplemented via cooperative endeavors with other educational research and/or clinical facilities. Faculty and administrative offices are located on the first floor.


The School of Nursing is connected to Trinity Medical Center East via an enclosed corridor. Hospital Security makes scheduled rounds throughout the School complex.  All entrances to, and exits from the School are locked after published School hours on weekends and holidays. The School of Nursing receptionist is on duty Monday through Friday  7:30 - 4:00 PM.

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Physical Access for Handicapped Students

The Main and Southwest entrances of Trinity Medical Center East are constructed to provide access to the hospital and school for the physically handicapped. The Southwest entrance provides the most immediate access to the school complex. Parking for the handicapped is provided.

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Food Service

Students are responsible for their meals. Students may purchase meals in any of the Take out/Hospital food service areas.

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Health Service

Student health services are supervised by the Trinity Health System Employee Health Coordinator.

Pre-enrollment health requirements include:

  1. Health inventory and a physical examination.
     
  2. Required Immunizations: Mumps, Measles, Rubella (X2), Hepatitis B and/or serological evidence of immunity is required as well as evidence of Varicella immunization or history of disease.
     

  3. Two-step Mantoux and/or chest x-ray if responsive to Mantoux.
     
  4. Completion of a latex sensitivity questionnaire.
     
  5. Urine Drug Screen.
     
  6. Completion of the Essential Functions and Abilities of a Nursing Student Form. 

DENTIST

The School encourages a dental examination prior to admission. The School recommends a dental examination every six months.

OPHTHALMOLOGIST

Students are recommended to have their eyes examined prior to entering the program. Scheduled periodic examinations are recommended.

LATEX ALLERGIES

It is the responsibility of students who are latex sensitive to inform their clinical instructor each semester/session of their latex needs.  Reasonable accommodations will be made to meet the student's needs.  Special gloves are provided for students with latex sensitivity.

If ongoing reactions occur (i.e. rash, respiratory problems, etc.) it is the responsibility of the students to follow up with their own physician.

Second year students will follow the guidelines established by the Student Services/Integrity Committee in accordance with the Trinity Employee Health Coordinator. Prior to the beginning of the second year, the student is responsible for completion of a Health Assessment and a one-step Mantoux or a review of signs and symptoms of tuberculosis for positive responders. A Tdap vaccine is recommended if a student is older than 19 years old, had last dose of Tetanus more than 5 years ago, and is not pregnant. Students must submit documentation of their post-entrance health requirements to the school of Nursing Receptionist by Aug. 1 of each year. It is recommended that the student participate in the annual influenza inoculation program which is provided by the Hospital free of charge. The School of Nursing/Hospital complies with the current OSHA regulations regarding blood borne pathogens. Updated information is provided annually for incoming and enrolled students.

It is recommended that some type of hospitalization insurance be maintained by the student while enrolled in the program. The cost of pre-enrollment and enrollment health requirements is the responsibility of the student.

Students are responsible for expenses incurred during illness, i.e., hospitalization and/or doctor fees/diagnostic tests, emergency care, medications, treatments, prosthetics and/or supplies.

Twenty-four hour emergency service is provided at Trinity Medical Center West on a fee for service basis. The School does not have facilities/personnel to provide constant monitoring of students with serious health problems. Therefore, students are encouraged to seek the advice of their physician concerning hospitalization or recuperation at home. A student whose health requires ongoing medical supervision and/or hospitalization is responsible for notifying the Director of the School. The School reserves the right to request the student to leave the premises. A physician’s written permission for the student to continue/resume all class/clinical responsibilities must also be submitted to the Director. The purpose for requiring a physician’s release is to protect the student from assuming responsibilities which could be hazardous to his/her mental/physical health.

In case of illness and/or accidents incurred while on School premises or at a clinical experience facility/agency, any emergency or on-going care received as a result of such illness and/or accident is the student's financial responsibility.

 

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Substance Abuse

The School prohibits the possession, use, sale, or distribution of alcohol, illegal drugs, and/or dangerous substances. The School has the right to dismiss any student found to be involved in these prohibited activities. Any individual who has violated any state or federal law in regards to alcohol or drugs will be referred to the appropriate law enforcement agency.

School policies and procedures regarding the use of alcohol and drugs are contained in the policy on the Prevention of Substance Abuse. The Program for the Prevention of Substance Abuse provides standards of conduct that clearly prohibit the unlawful possession, use, or distribution of drugs and alcohol by students and employees on the institution's property or any part of the institution's activities. It also contains a description of the health risks associated with the use of illicit drugs and the abuse of alcohol, as well as a description of drug and alcohol counseling, treatment, or rehabilitation programs that are available to students and employees. It informs students and employees of the School's/Hospital's position on the abuse of illicit drugs and alcohol and advises them of the consequences. Additionally, it provides guidelines for faculty in dealing with problems of substance abuse which interfere with the student nurse's performance in the clinical or classroom areas, and pose a threat to the safety and welfare of the public.

The School accepts its responsibility to assist the student in recognizing substance dependence and views substance abuse as preventable and treatable. The School supports the student's right to confidentiality in all matters dealing with suspected substance abuse. Those students who are experiencing problems due to substance abuse are referred to appropriate counseling or treatment programs.

The Program for Prevention of Substance Abuse is reviewed with students and employees during orientation. Each student and employee has online access to the School's Program for the Prevention of Substance Abuse. In addition, copies of the School's Program for the Prevention of Substance Abuse are maintained in the Trinity Health System Health Science Library and in the Office of Student Affairs.

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AIDS and Related Conditions

The Faculty of Trinity Health System School of Nursing support the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and its application to individuals who are HIV positive.  Accordingly, the School may not discriminate against any individual based on the perception that the person is HIV infected, in a category of persons at risk of HIV, or because he/she is caring for a person in one of the aforementioned categories. Each student reviews the School's Policy on AIDS and has access to the policy on the School's website.
The Student Right-to-Know and Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (originally the Campus Security Act)     and the Higher Education Opportunity Act.

In compliance with the Crime Awareness and Campus Security Act of 1990, as amended in 1998, the campus crime statistics are disclosed at the end of the catalog as required by law. The Policy/Report and Campus Crime Statistics are shared annually with students, employees, and prospective students upon request. Copies are maintained in the Office of Student Affairs. Campus Security Statistics for the School can be viewed online at the OPE Campus Security Statistics Website at www.ope.ed.gov/security.

In addition, students can find law enforcement agency information concerning registered sex offenders by calling the Jefferson County Sheriff's office at 740-283-8600 or by visiting www.jeffersoncountysherriff.com

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Sexual Harassment and Sexual Violence Policy

In accordance with Title IX of the Education amendments of 1972, Trinity Health System School of Nursing will not tolerate conduct by any person, which constitutes sexual harassment, including sexual violence of any student/employee. For the purpose of this policy, sexual harassment/violence must be sufficiently severe, persistent, or pervasive that it adversely affects a student's education or creates a hostile or abusive educational environment. The Sexual Harassment/Violence Policy is reviewed at Orientation each fall and is accessible on the School's website.

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Disability Harassment Policy

In accordance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and Title II of the American With Disabilities Act of 1990, which are enforced by the Office of Civil Rights, Trinity Health System School of Nursing will not tolerate disability harassment of any student by other students or school employees. The Disability Harassment Policy is reviewed at Orientation each fall and is accessible on the School's website.
Policy on Students with Disabilities

In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (1990) the Trinity Health System School of Nursing will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified students with disabilities. For a more detailed description of this Act/Policy on Students with Disabilities, refer to the Student Handbook. IT IS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE STUDENT TO DISCLOSE THE DISABILITY.

Social Networking Policy

Purpose

The purpose of this policy is to provide guidelines to students, faculty, and staff who engage in online social networking.  Information published on social media networks that has to do with any aspect of the School/Hospital must comply with Trinity Health System’s Non Disclosure Acknowledgement, HIPPA compliance, and the School of Nursing’s Code of Conduct.  This applies to posts/comments on any social networking site.

Philosophy

Trinity Health System School of Nursing maintains that social networking is strictly a personal activity and any participation in such will be consistent with The American Nurses Association’s (ANA) Code of Ethics, the Ohio board of Nursing and Trinity Health System’s core values.

Definition

As used in this policy, “social networking” means communicating with others over the Internet for social purposes.  Examples of Social Media include, but are not limited to Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn, Instagram, Pinterest, podcasts, blogs, comment boards, virtual worlds, chat rooms and other online group discussion forums or social networks.  This can also include media sites that are offered by television networks, newspapers, and magazines.

Guidelines for Personal/School Affiliated Social Networking

Please remember that social networking sites are in fact public forums. This means that the information that is posted or shared can be viewed by others. Please keep in mind these guidelines and consider carefully when posting.

  1. On personal social networking sites, post/comments by students involving the School/Hospital in any manner is prohibited. When posting on any social networking site posts/comments should reflect the personal views of the social networking member only, not Trinity School of Nursing/Hospital.  Tagging, check-ins or any comments reflecting Trinity School of Nursing/Hospital are prohibited.
  2. When commenting on the School affiliated Facebook page, all comments should be ethical, professional and accurate. The Administrator reserves the right to delete any comment that is deemed inappropriate.
  3. The Administrator is responsible for generating all posts on the School affiliated Facebook  page. Students will be permitted to comment only to these posts.
  4. Posts/comments should be respectful and in good taste. Negative or unprofessional posts/comments are unacceptable.
  5. Post/comments should never directly or indirectly reflect patients, diagnoses or any content related to patient care or clinical experiences.
  6. Personal photos on the  student's personal social networking site should be tasteful.
  7. Photos posted on the School affiliated Facebook page will require a Consent or Refusal to Photograph or Videotape.
  8. Photos in which patients are identified or patient privacy and confidentiality are breached are unacceptable.
  9. With the exception of the School affiliated Facebook page, interaction between current students and faculty/staff on personal social media accounts is prohibited.
  10. Questions/concerns are only to be addressed in proper, approved channels of communication set forth by the School except for social networking sites that have been developed and are monitored by the site Administrator/School site.
  11. Students are prohibited from accessing all social networking sites during clinical or classroom time/lecture.
  12. In the event that the student is no longer enrolled in the School, the Administrator will remove the student from the School affiliated Facebook page.
  13. The Administrator reserves the right to remove any student who fails to abide by the guidelines for social networking.

Violation of Policy

Trinity School of Nursing will not tolerate violations of the social networking policy.  All reports of such behavior will be investigated.  If activity on a social networking site is considered an infraction of School policy, it will be handled according to the disciplinary process.  Violation of this policy can result in disciplinary action ranging from written reprimand to dismissal from the program.

 

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Guidance

Academic and personal counseling is available to students by the faculty and administrative personnel. Professional services are available in the health system and community. For the purpose of reference, a current manual of local social agencies is available in the Office of Student Affairs, the Library, and in the hospital information/communication system (Meditech).  A complete description of the guidance program is found in the Student Handbook.

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Academic Advisement

The Faculty believe the guidance program is based on the uniqueness of the individual. The guidance program offers opportunities to the student to identify options for personal and intellectual growth and to be responsible for their own decisions.


Outcomes:

1. Students will be assigned an Academic Advisor upon entering the program.

2. A first meeting with the student is scheduled during the first semester following the faculty presentation of the Study Skills and Test Taking Strategy Workshop (mandatory student participation).

• At the initial meeting, the student’s Study Habits Profile is reviewed.

• Meetings are documented on the Academic Advisement – Student Progress Report.

3. The Academic Advisor will meet with students at least once during the semester/session.

• It is the responsibility of the student to contact the advisor. Failure to schedule appointments will be documented on the Academic Advisement-Student Progress Report.

• Academic Advisors will be available to meet with the students during posted hours and by appointment as needed.

• Advisor/student meetings may include discussion of:

A. Standardized Test Results

B. NCLEX Intervention Program (NIP)  

• Advisors may refer students to:

  1. Utilization of  NCLEX Review textbooks/ CD ROM's
     
  2. Utilization of instructional/tutorial/testing computer software programs
     
  3. Utilization of stress relaxation techniques
     
  4. Review of Textbooks on test-taking techniques i.e. Test Success by Patricia Nugent or Soar to Success by Paulette Rollant

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Career Services

Trinity Health System School of Nursing incorporates career service opportunities into the curriculum via a variety of methods. During the final course of the program, N205 Transition to Professional Practice, professional growth and accountability are augmented through a preceptorship within Trinity Health System and through classroom seminars. The seminars entail career-focused topics such as educational advancement, resume writing, and job interviewing. Time is allotted for shadowing and/or interviewing with a potential employer.

Trinity Health System recognizes student achievement with a recruitment luncheon at the end of the last course. All students receive job listings offered by Trinity Health System via Meditech, the Hospital's information system. Other career opportunities are posted on the bulletin board adjacent to the Student Lounge. The Employee Tuition Forgiveness Scholarship/Loan Program is a career service opportunity leading to job placement within the Health System.

Student of the Month Recognition Program

Trinity School of Nursing (TSON) recognizes our outstanding students who exemplify behaviors reflective of the Core Values, Quality Principles, Standards of Performance, Quality Improvement efforts, and those who go above and beyond the call of duty. This continuing recognition program is administered by the TSON Student Services Committee. The procedures for eligibility, nomination, selection, and recognition of students for the Student of the Month Program are detailed within the Student Policies section of the Student Handbook.

Worship

Hospital chapels are available for services. Students may attend a local house of worship of their choice.

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Student Activities

Student activities (social, cultural, and recreational) are coordinated via the Student Services/Integrity Committee and individual class organizations.

The proximity of Pittsburgh encourages students to take advantage of the entertainment and cultural events in that metropolitan area.

Class Organization

Class Organizations of the School of Nursing provide a means through which the business/activities of each Class may be communicated.

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Student Handbook

The Student Handbook contains the rules and regulations governing School life and use of facilities. Each student signs a Policy Signature Sheet acknowledging access to the school catalog and student handbook link @ www.trinityson.com.

Communication of Student Information

Students and Faculty have input into policy development and revision. All new or revised policies are communicated formally in writing or electronically to each student as an addendum to the Student Handbook. Postings on student bulletin boards and verbal presentations are informal means of dissemination of information.

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Student Grievance/Appeals Process

This process is available to any student who has a disagreement concerning the interpretation and/or the application of, or compliance with any school policy or for allegations of dating violence, domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking. Matters which can be pursued through this process include, but are not limited to, equal opportunity, American’s with Disabilities Act, sexual harassment/ violence, accommodations, probation, financial aid procedures and grading practices.

The grievance/appeal process is comprised of voluntary informal and formal steps. It is the goal to resolve problems informally whenever possible. The student is advised to discuss the concern directly with the person with whom there is a disagreement. In cases of sexual harassment or violence allegation, the student is not required to discuss the allegation informally and has the right to end the informal process at any time and proceed to the formal stage of due process.

1. To initiate the formal process, the student must contact the Coordinator of Student Affairs within ten      (10) business days of the incident and submit written notification. This notification should include any relevant documentation and requests for additional  attendees at hearing.

2. The Director of Trinity Health System School of Nursing activates the grievance/appeals committee   which is comprised of the following;

     a. The Director and/or his or her designee (nonvoting, acts as facilitator)

     b. School of Nursing Secretary (minutes)

     c. Designated faculty members (voting)

     d, Student Service Committee representatives (voting) - only for cases involving alleged sexual        

         harassment/violence. The student has the right to waive (in writing) the participation of          

         his/her peers if desired.

3. Within ten (10) business days of the submission of the formal complaint, the Director sets the date and time of the hearing.

4. The involved parties in the allegation are notified in writing via certified letter. Sufficient time will be allotted to insure preparation for the meeting.

5. In cases of alleged domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, or stalking, the accuser and the accused are entitled to the same opportunities to have others present during an institutional disciplinary proceeding, including the opportunity to be accompanied to any related meeting or proceeding by an advisor of their choice.

6. All persons involved in the process are in attendance during the fact presentation. Only committee members will be present during the voting.

7. Failure of the complainant to attend the scheduled hearing will terminate the process.

8. The decision will be based on the facts relevant to the situation.

9. All involved parties in the allegation will receive a written notification via certified letter of the decision.

10. In the case of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, or stalking, both the accuser and the accused shall be simultaneously informed in writing of the outcome of any institutional disciplinary proceeding that arises from an allegation of these offenses. They will also be informed of the institution's procedures for the accused and the victim to appeal the results of the institutional disciplinary proceeding and of any changes to the results that occurs prior to the time that such results become final and when such results become final.

11. If a complainant disagrees with the outcome of the hearing, he/she may appeal the decision in writing to the Director within five (5) business days. The Director will appoint a neutral School/ Hospital representative to review the proceedings. If proper procedures were followed, the appeals process is terminated and the decision is final

12. In the case of a Title IX and 504 Grievance, the decision may be appealed by the complainant to the Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education (Follow Step 3 of the Title IX and Section 504 Grievance Procedure located in Section V of the Student Handbook).

13. The student’s prehearing status remains unchanged until a final decision has been rendered.

14. All documentation of the grievance/appeals procedure will be maintained separate from the    “educational record” in the School Office.

Regardless of the source of the grievance, the student is granted the opportunity to have a fair, prompt and equitable resolution of the concern. Resolution will occur after an impartial investigation of the complaint has been conducted. Every effort is made to ensure confidentiality under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). The complainant is informed if confidentiality cannot be maintained.

Compliance with these provisions does not constitute a violation of section 444 of the General Educational Provisions Act (20 U.S.C. 1232g), commonly known as the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA)

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Transcripts and Educational Records

In accordance with the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) of 1974, Trinity Health System School of Nursing is required to maintain confidentiality of the academic records of a student or alumnus. Students are informed of their FERPA rights annually via the student Handbook. A student has the right to review his/her record(s) according to established School of Nursing policy.

When a student has a legal name change, documentation must be submitted to the school office so that the appropriate name change may be placed on student records.

All requests for transcripts must be in writing. A transcript may be obtained for a fee of five dollars, payable in advance. An official transcript is sent directly to an educational institution or to an employing institution.

Trinity Health System School of Nursing follows the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (Buckley Amendment) in reference to Student Record Policies.

Procedure to Inspect Education Records

Students may inspect and review their education records upon request to the appropriate record custodian.

Students should submit to the record custodian or an appropriate School staff person a written request which identifies, as precisely as possible, the record or records he or she wishes to inspect.

The record custodian or an appropriate School staff person will make the needed arrangements for access as promptly as possible and notify the student of the time and place where the records may be inspected. Access must be given in 45 days or less from the receipt of the request.

When a record contains information about more than one student, the student may inspect and review only the records which relate to him or her.

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Right of School to Refuse Access

Trinity Health System School of Nursing reserves the right to refuse to permit a student to inspect the following records.

  1. The financial statement of the student’s parents.
  2. Letters and statements of recommendation for which the student has waived his or her right of access, or which were placed in his or her file before January 1, 1975.
  3. Records connected with an application to attend Trinity Health System School of Nursing if that application was denied.
  4. Those records which are excluded from the FERPA definition of education records.

Refusal to Provide Copies

Trinity Health System School of Nursing reserves the right to deny transcripts or copies of educational records not required to be made available by FERPA in any of the following situations:

  1. The student has an unsettled financial obligation to Trinity Health System.                                                                                                                         
  2. There is an unresolved disciplinary action against the student.
  3. The student has not fulfilled requirements of the withdrawal/graduation policies.

Fees for Copies of Records

The fee for copies of educational records is five dollars per transcript or one dollar per page for other educational records, up to seventy-five dollars.

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Disclosure of Education Records

Trinity Health System will disclose information from a student’s educational records only with the written consent of the student, except:

  1. To School officials who have a legitimate educational interest in the records. A School official is: a person employed by the School in an administrative, supervisory, academic, research or support staff position; a person elected to the Board of Trustees; a person employed by or under contract to the school to perform a special task, such as the attorney or auditor. A School official has a legitimate educational interest if the official is performing a task that is specified in his or her position description or by a contract agreement; performing a task related to a student’s education; performing a task related to the discipline of a student; providing a service or benefit relating to the student or student’s family, such as health care, counseling, job placement, or financial aid.
  2. To officials of another school, upon request, in which a student seeks or intends to enroll.
  3. To certain officials of the U.S. Department of Education, the Comptroller General, state and local educational authorities in connection with certain state or federally supported education programs.
  4. In connection with a student’s request for or receipt of financial aid as necessary to determine the eligibility, amount, the conditions of the financial aid, or to enforce the terms and conditions of the aid.
  5. If required by a state law requiring disclosure that was adopted before November 19, 1974.
  6. To organizations conducting certain studies for or on behalf of the School.
  7. To accrediting organizations to carry out their functions.
  8. To parents of an eligible student who claim the student as a dependent for income tax purposes.
  9. To the students.     
                                                                            
  10. To comply with a judicial order or a lawfully issued subpoena.
  11. To appropriate parties in health or safety emergency.
  12. Directory information so designated by the School.
     
  13. Results of a disciplinary hearing.
  14. The results of any disciplinary proceeding conducted by the School against an alleged perpetrator of a crime of violence to the alleged victim of that crime.
     
  15. Disclosure to a parent of a student under 21 if the institution determines that the student has committed a violation of its drug or alcohol rules or policies (regardless of student's dependent status).

Record of Requests for Disclosure

Trinity Health System School of Nursing will maintain a record of all requests for and/or disclosure of information from a student’s education records. The record will indicate the name of the party making the request, any additional party to whom it may be re-disclosed, and the legitimate interest the party has in requesting or obtaining the information. The record may be reviewed by the parents or eligible student.

Directory Information

Trinity Health System School of Nursing designates the following items as directory information: student name, address, telephone number, e-mail, date and place of birth, major field of study, participation in officially recognized activities, dates of attendance, degrees and awards received and the most recent previous educational agency or institution attended. Trinity Health System School of Nursing may disclose any of these items without prior written consent, unless notified in writing to the contrary during the first two-weeks of the Fall Semester.

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Correction of Education Records

Students have the right to ask for records to be corrected that they believe are inaccurate, misleading, or in violation of their privacy rights. The following are the procedures for the correction of records:

  1. The student must ask the Director of the School to amend a record in writing. The student should identify the part of the record he/she wants changed and specify why he/she believes it is inaccurate, misleading or in violation of his/her privacy or other rights.
  2. The Faculty Organization must reach a decision and inform the student of this decision, in writing, within a reasonable time after receipt of the request. If the Faculty Organization decides not to comply, the Director will notify the student of the decision and advise the student of the right to a hearing to challenge the information believed to be inaccurate, misleading, or in violation of student's rights.
  3. Upon request, the School will arrange for a hearing, and notify the student, reasonably in advance, of the day, place, and time of the hearing.
  4. The hearing will be conducted by a hearing officer who is a disinterested party; however, the hearing officer may be an official of the institution. The student shall be afforded a full and fair opportunity to present evidence relevant to the issues raised in the original request to amend the student’s education records. The student may be assisted by one or more individuals, including an attorney.
  5. The School will prepare a written decision based solely on the evidence presented at the hearing. The decision will include a  summary of the evidence presented and the reasons for the decision.                                                                                        
  6. If the School decides that the information is inaccurate, misleading, or in violation of the student’s right of privacy, it will amend the record and notify the student, in writing, that the record has been amended.   
                                                                      
  7. If the School decides that the challenged information is not inaccurate, misleading, or in violation of the student’s right of privacy, it will notify the student of a right to place in the record a statement commenting on the challenged information and/or a statement setting forth reasons for disagreeing with the decision.
     
  8. The statement will be maintained as part of the student’s education records as long as the contested portion is maintained. If the School discloses the contested portion of the record, it must also disclose the statement.

Note:
1. Notification of student rights under FERPA need not be sent to former students.
2. Schools need only make a “reasonable effort” to notify students of a subpoena in advance of compliance.
3. Parents of students attending the School are not given a right to inspect student records (e.g. negative grades) without student consent.
4. The opportunity for a hearing as specified in 99.21 of the regulations should not be construed to apply to questions concerning the underlying reasons for the granting of a
particular grade. Instead, a hearing to determine the accuracy of any grade should be confined to the issue of whether or not the recorded grade corresponded to the grade reported by the faculty member.

Alleged failures to comply with the requirements of FERPA may be filed by students with the US Department of Education. The name and address of the Office that administers FERPA is:

Family Policy Compliance Office                        Electronic Code of Federal Regulations
US Department of Education                              www.ecfr.gov
400 Maryland Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20202 - 5920

Types, Locations, and Custodians of Education Records

Types
Locations
Custodian
Admissions Records Before Entrance:
Office of Student Affairs
After Enrollment:
School Office
Coordinator, Student Affairs Director, School of Nursing
 
Academic Records (Current Students) School Office Director, School of Nursing
 
Academic Records
(graduates/ withdrawal students)
School Office Director, School of Nursing
 
Health Records
Health Services Office Employee Health
Coordinator
 
Financial Records Office of Student Affairs Coordinator, Student Affairs
 
Probationary/
Progression Records
School Office Director, School of Nursing
 
Disciplinary Records School Office Director, School of Nursing
     
Student Grievance/Appeals Records School Office Director, School of Nursing
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