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  Nov 30, 2020
 
2020-2021 Academic Catalog and Student Handbook 
    
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2020-2021 Academic Catalog and Student Handbook [Archived Catalog]

Supplement for Nursing Programs Leading to Licensure in Texas


Published and Effective July 10, 2020

Associate of Applied Sciences in Nursing (ADN)

Certificate in Vocational Nursing (VN)

 

True and Correct Statement

The information contained in the Academic Catalog and Student Handbook and this Supplement for Nursing Programs Leading to Licensure in Texas is true and correct to the best of my knowledge.

-Lance Garrison, Ph.D.

Campus Dean, Dallas Campus

The Chicago School of Professional Psychology

 

Faculty, Staff, and Board of Trustees

Information on faculty members responsible for the ADN and VN programs is available on this webpage.

Information on staff members responsible for the ADN and VN programs is available on this webpage.

Information on The Chicago School of Professional Psychology’s Board of Trustees is available on this webpage.

 

ADN and VN Advisory Board

The ADN and VN Advisory Board is charged with ensuing the currency and relevance of the ADN and VN programs. The Advisory Board includes nursing experts who provide feedback and recommendations to the programs. Information on the ADN and VN Advisory Board is available on this webpage.

Facilities

The Chicago School of Professional Psychology at Dallas is located in Richardson, Texas, in a professional building at 2101 Waterview Parkway. TCSPP occupies approximately 30,000 square feet that contains administrative offices, student break rooms, clinical skills training labs, numerous classrooms, and an academic library. The building is handicap accessible and is located in an area that offers easy access to parking, public transportation, housing, and employment opportunities. Additionally, this location is near several major health care facilities that are utilized for clinical instruction sites for the Vocational Nursing (VN) and Associate Degree of Nursing (ADN) programs. 

Campus and Program Operating Hours

Program Operating Hours, and Campus Hours of Operation are available on this webpage.

Academic Calendar

The Academic Calendar for the ADN and VN programs is posted on this webpage

Attendance Policy

The ADN and VN programs take attendance. A student is expected to attend all classes and submit all assignments per each course’s requirements. Each instructor will take and record each student’s attendance in each class and clinical rotation. A student is required to be in their scheduled classes and clinical rotations every day and be on time for all classes and clinical rotations. A student who arrives for class after a quiz has been initiated may enter the classroom and use the remaining allotted time to complete the quiz.

A student who fails to attend 90% of their cumulative program time will be administratively withdrawn from the university. A student who misses more than 10 consecutive scheduled school days will be administratively withdrawn from the university for non-attendance. A student who misses two clinical rotations per term or semester will be disciplined and may be required to repeat the associate course along with any co-requisite course(s), or subject to administrative withdrawal from the program. A student who is administratively withdrawn due to unsatisfactory attendance may request readmission for the next scheduled term start.  

Absence, Tardy, and Leaving Early

An absence is recorded each time a student fails to attend a regularly-scheduled class or clinical rotation regardless of the reason for absence. A student is considered tardy if they arrive for class, laboratory, or clinical rotations after the scheduled start time.

Absence, tardiness, and leaving class early become part of a student’s permanent record and can never be made up. Work missed due to absence is subject to the Make-Up Work policy. Missed clinical rotation hours cannot be made up. A student who misses two clinical rotations within one semester may be required to repeat the associated course along with any co-requisite course(s) or may be subject to termination from the program.

Cancellation Policy

A full refund will be made to any student who cancels their enrollment agreement within 72 business hours (until midnight of the third day excluding Saturdays, Sundays, and legal holidays) after the enrollment agreement is signed and a tour of the facilities and inspection of the equipment is made by the prospective student.

Financial Aid Payment Periods and Disbursement Procedure (Clock Hour)

Federal financial aid including Federal Pell Grants, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant, Federal Direct Stafford Loans, and Federal Direct Parent PLUS Loans will be disbursed to a student in two or more payments depending on the number of academic years required by the student’s academic program. 


For a VN student, the first payment period begins at the start of a program and ends at the halfway point of the academic year. For ADN students, the payment period begins at the beginning of each semester and ends at the end of each semester. Depending on the program, there are two or more payment periods. A student must maintain satisfactory academic progress (SAP) in order to receive federal financial aid.


Federal financial aid payments are refunded when a credit balance is created unless an authorization to hold funds is on file. 

Make-Up Work

Work eligible for make-up or late submission is limited to major tests, midterm or final exams, major projects, and skills check-offs. Quizzes and other homework may not be made up.

During the term, the student is responsible for initiating a request for make-up work due to absence. This must occur on the day the student returns from absence. All make-up work must be completed and submitted to the instructor within five business days of the granting of the make-up work request. All make-up work will be reduced one letter grade from the earned grade.

At the end of the term, a student may be assigned an Incomplete as a temporary grade and be required to complete make-up work to earn a final grade. If make-up work is not completed within five business days, the student will earn a zero on the make-up work, and the course grade will be recalculated. In some circumstances, a student may be permitted to make up hours upon approval by the Dean of Nursing. No more than 5% of the total course time hours for program shall be made up.

Make-up work shall:

  • Be supervised by an instructor approved for the class being made up;
  • Require the student to demonstrate substantially the same level of knowledge or competence expected of a student who attended the scheduled class session;
  • Be completed within 5 business days after returning from an absence;
  • Be documented by the School as being completed, recording the date, time, duration of the make-up session, and the name of the supervising instructor; and
  • Be signed and dated by the student to acknowledge the make-up session.

Satisfactory Academic Progress: Rate of Progress Tiers for VN Certificate Program 

Evaluation Point

ROP Required

End of Term 1

50%

End of Term 2

58%

End of Term 3

62%

End of Term 4

67%

End of any subsequent term up to 150%

67%

 

Student to Faculty Ratio

The Chicago School of Professional Psychology will maintain a proper ratio between faculty and students to allow adequate attention to each student in all class settings. The student to faculty ratio generally will not exceed these guidelines:

All Programs Ratio Minimum to Start
Didactic Courses 30:1 5
Labratory Courses 20:1 5
VN Certificate Ratio Minimum to Start
Clinical Rotations 10:1 5
ADN Ratio Minimum to Start
Clinical Rotations 10:1 OR 15:1 5

Minimum to Start provision: TCSPP reserves the right to cancel any course in which the census drops below the minimum to start up to the fourth class session. Students will be notified immediately and given the opportunity to change classes where possible. Schedule changes are processed in the Office of the Registrar. In the event of a course cancellation due to low enrollment, a student will not be charged for the course and the course will be removed from the student’s education record.

Tuition and Fee Schedule

The tuition and fees schedule for the ADN and VN programs is available on this website. The total program cost includes tuition, books, supplies, immunizations, physical examination, and 2 sets of scrubs.