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2021-2022 College CatalogLast Updated "Student Affairs" on October 7, 2021

Student Affairs

The Christ College of Nuring offers exceptional student support.

Campus Safety and Parking

Safety and Security

The Christ College of Nursing and Health Sciences is dedicated to the safety of College students, faculty, and staff. The College works collaborative with the Christ Hospital Department of Safety and Security whose mission is to promote a safe and secure environment that is conducive to excellence in patient care. Safety and Security carries out this mission by deterring and preventing crime, educating the Hospital staff/employees in all aspects of crime prevention and survival awareness, enforcing Hospital rules, city ordinances and State of Ohio laws and investigating complaints, offense reports, auto accidents and any other unusual or suspicious activity on campus.

For more information about Safety and Security on the Campuses of The Christ College, please click here to visit the Compliance Bridge Policy Portal and search Campus Safety and Security.


Emergency Phone Numbers

Updated 8/28/17

  • Safety and Security 513-585-2222
  • Cincinnati Police Department (District 4) 513-352-3576
  • Cincinnati Fire/EMS 513-352-2381
  • The Christ Hospital Emergency Services 513-585-2235
  • Rape Crisis Center (24 hours) 513-381-5610
  • Poison Control 513-558-5111

TCH Escort Service

Safety and Security offers an escort service anywhere on hospital property to assure safe travel. This service is available seven days a week. To reach the escort service, dial 513-585-5222 or extension 52222 from any Hospital or College phone.

Updated 10/31/15

Parking is available to students at an off-site designated area. The fee to park is $200 per year ($100 fall semester, $100 spring semester, and no fee summer session). Authorized vehicles are issued a parking badge to use the facility.


Shuttle Bus Service

  • Parking for Christ College students is provided at the Baldwin Building Garage located at 655 Eden Park Drive, Cincinnati, OH 45202.
  • The TCHHN Safety and Security Department provides shuttle service between the Baldwin Garage and the College, Monday through Friday. A schedule of pick ups and drop offs will be communicated to students prior to the start of each semester. After hours and for emergencies students and staff can directly contact Safety and Security.

NOTE: Location of student parking is subject to change based on contracted services and construction.


Parking

Updated 10/31/15

Parking is available to students at an off-site designated area. The fee to park is published each academic year on the College’s Tuition and Fees webpage at www.thechristcollege.edu/tuition-aid. Authorized vehicles are issued a parking tag to use the off-site designated area.

The TCHHN Safety and Security Department provides shuttle service between the off-site parking area(s) and the College, Monday through Friday. Two weeks prior to the start of each semester, a parking assignment and schedule of shuttle pickups and drop offs will be communicated to students who have purchased a parking pass. After hours and in the case of emergencies, students and staff can directly contact Safety and Security at 513-585-2222

For questions or concerns about parking, students should contact the Director of Business Services, Tim Ring at Timothy.Ring@TheChristCollege.edu.

Additional Parking

  • Limited parking is available on public streets near campus. Vehicles parked in violation of the Cincinnati Parking Authority are subject to a motor vehicle infraction and towing at the owner’s expense. The Christ College of Nursing and Health Sciences is not responsible for the safety or protection of motor vehicles or their contents, nor does it recommend parking on public streets
  • Students enrolled in eligible* evening classes and clinicals may be permitted to park in The Christ Hospital employee parking garage (P3), if space is available. Those students who park in the Hospital garage(s) without permission will be subject to tickets issued by The Christ Hospital Health Network’s Safety and Security Department. These tickets should be paid to the Bursar by cash or check. Tickets unpaid at the end of the semester will result in a hold on registration.

*Eligible evening classes and clinicals will be defined and communicated to students prior to the start of each semester.


Vehicle Assistance

Safety and Security is available to assist stranded motorists with vehicle problems on Hospital property. For help, call 513-585-2222 or extension x52222 from any Hospital phone.


Posting Signs & Notices on Campus

Revised 8/19/15; Updated 8/17/17; 11/9/17

The main goal of posting signs on campus is to communicate information of importance to the student population, and to communicate information that is relevant to the entire institution. The posting of signs, notices, and paper communications within and upon The Christ College of Nursing and Health Sciences premises and building is restricted to those approved by the Dean of Student Affairs. Any signage without approval or placed on unapproved surfaces will be taken down. For more information about what postings may be posted on campus, and where, please contact the Dean of Student Affairs at Meghan.Hollowell@TheChristCollege.edu.

Department of Student Success

To better prepare students for academic and non-academic success, in addition to life-long learning, the Student Success Department provides social and educational programs grounded in core values, academic accommodations for qualified students, and academic advising.

Counseling Services

Students in need of personal counseling services for non-academic matters will be directed to contact IMPACT Student Life Assistance. IMPACT is a 24/7 resource designed to help students manage the demands associated with balancing school, work, daily living, family and relationship concerns. All IMPACT counselors are qualified masters/doctoral level professionals who can help students with issues such as:

  • child-bearing concerns
  • child and elder-care assistance
  • marital difficulty
  • work stress
  • depression
  • anxiety
  • grief
  • financial troubles
  • alcohol and drug-related problems
  • legal assistance

IMPACT’s services are confidential and complimentary. Students who feel that they(or family members) may benefit from these services, should contact their advisor.

Students may also contact the Department of Pastoral Services of The Christ Hospital. The chaplains in the department are ministers who are qualified through their training and experience to offer spiritual care to all people in The Christ Hospital. Their sensitivity to individual beliefs and knowledge of different religious practices enable these chaplains to meet people at the point of their need. Offices of the Department of Pastoral Services are located on the first floor of the Hospital, near the lobby, and are open weekdays from 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM. A chaplain is on call 24 hours a day, and a Hospital associate can aid you in reaching a chaplain at any time by calling (513) 585-2000.

Academic Advising

Each student is assigned an Academic Advisor upon matriculation. The Advisor’s role is to with each student to support their academic, profession, and interpersonal success. The Advisor will do this by helping each student set and achieve goals, navigate barriers to success, and leverage institutional resources. Any students with questions or concerns about their education plan or pathway to successful program completion should reach out to their Academic Advisor or the Director of Student Success, Evangelina Figueroa at Evangelina.Figueroa@TheChristCollege.edu.

Academic Accommodations

Updated 11/26/2018, 03/09/2020, 9/4/2020, 10/19/2020

The Christ College of Nursing and Health Sciences (the “College”) is committed to students’ equal access to programs, services and activities in accordance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA) of 2008. It is the College’s policy to provide individuals with disabilities full and equal enjoyment of the services, facilities, and privileges of the College. The College does not discriminate on the basis of disability in its admission, recruitment, academics, housing, research, financial aid, counseling, employment assistance, and/or any other service, facility, or privilege available to students or potential students. Further, the College does not screen out, exclude, expel, limit, or otherwise discriminate against an individual seeking admission as a student, or an individual enrolled as a student, based on disability. The College promotes an environment of respect and support for individuals with disabilities.

Please click here to visit the Compliance Bridge Policy Portal and search Academic Accommodations.

The following people have been designated to handle specific inquiries regarding specific non-discrimination policies:

For inquiries related to disabilities, please contact

Brittany York, Student Success Center Coordinator. Office: B18. Telephone No.: (513) 585-4144. Brittany.York@TheChristCollege.edu

For inquiries related to Title IX/Sexual Assault and all other discrimination-related inquiries, please contact

Anita Frazier, Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion/Deputy Title IX Coordinator. Medical Office Building, Office 101. Telephone No.: (513) 585-0180. Anita.Frazier@TheChristCollege.edu

Educational and Informational Technology

The College’s Educational and Information Technology staff support a collaborative learning environment and student success by steering and managing the selection, implementation and assessment of educational technologies utilized by College and Network constituents

Blackboard Learning Management System

The College utilizes Blackboard Learn as its web-based Learning Management System (LMS). While the College offers some fully online courses, all courses use the LMS in some capacity (for online assessments, discussion forums, submission of assignments etc.). Each instructor maintains the freedom to use Blackboard as they deem appropriate. Blackboard can be accessed at thechristcollege.Blackboard.com or by way of the OneStop link on the College’s website: www.thechristcollege.edu/onestop

SONIS Student Information System

Sonis is a student and faculty reference for registration, courses, schedules, grades, degree audit, billing, and personal information. Sonis can be accessend by going to https://www.ccnhssonis.com/studsect.cfm, Onestop at the college website or My Christ College Portal on the Blackboard login page at https://thechristcollege.Blackboard.com.

BYOD Technology Requirements, Recommendations and Support

Added 5/23/17, Edited 9/19/17, Updated 4/2019

Hardware and Software Requirements

Students entering all degree programs will be required to possess a Windows or Mac based laptop that complies with the technical requirements identified below. Laptops unable to meet hardware and software requirements are not acceptable for use. Public computers, Chromebooks, tablets and smartphones will not suffice as a primary device. Students experiencing financial barriers that prevent them from getting a computer to meet the below stated requirements should contact their Advisor.

  • Processor: Intel i-series (No AMD processors)
  • RAM: Minimum 4GB; 8 GB preferred. Memory directly affects computer performance when running multiple applications at once.
  • Hard Drive: Minimum 125GB Hard Drive. Free disk space is required for software installation and downloading books. Certain software components require installation for full functionality in online courses.
  • Sound – Video Recording: Working speakers are required. Some courses will require a webcam and microphone, additionally. Course-specific technology requirements can be found in course syllabi.
  • Microsoft Office: The web-based version of Office 365 will be provided to students, accessible via the College Computer Lab(s) and/or Citrix.
  • Wireless Network, On Campus: When on campus, students have access to the Wi-Fi network CON-Student. For best results in connecting, students should have an 802.11ac WiFi adapter, or an 802.11n adapter with support for the 5 GHz frequency band. Student laptops are not permitted to be used on other TCHHN Wi-Fi networks or the TCHHN wired (Ethernet) network.
  • High-Speed Internet Connection, Off Campus: For online learning activities completed off campus, DSL or cable is strongly recommended. A direct connection to a modem/router is also recommended for best results, when off campus. Dial up and satellite internet connections will not suffice for all online learning activities.
  • Plug-Ins: The most recent versions of the following plug-ins are required for use in TCCNHS courses: Adobe Reader, JavaScript, Adobe Flash, and Adobe Shockwave. Mac and Windows users can download Video Lan Client (VLC) to play Windows Media files. Uncheck any additional offers prior to updating or installing the plug-ins listed above.
  • Operating System: Windows 10 or macOS 10.12 or newer.
  • Virus Protection: Students are required to have current antivirus protection installed and running on their laptops.

o For Windows 10 users Windows Defender is already installed. Sophos may be an alternative if something more robust is needed.

o For Mac users, Sophos is a highly regarded free antivirus program.

o For malware concerns Malwarebytes is recommended for Windows and Mac users. It does not run in the background, so a scan should be initiated on a regular basis (eg., daily/weekly/monthly) or if malware is suspected.

NOTES:

• Blackboard (Bb) is the Learning Management System for TCCNHS.

• Students should verify minimum requirements for Bb using the Blackboard Browser

Checker located on TCCNHS’s Bb login page at https://thechristcollege.blackboard.com/

• Blackboard Collaborate is TCCNHS’s web conferencing and virtual classroom tool. More information can be found at https://en-us.help.blackboard.com/Collaborate/Ultra/Participant

• Specific curricula for TCCNHS courses may require additional software purchases. These requirements will be provided in the course syllabi.

• The Plug-Ins and Virus Protection listed above can be easily accessed on the BYOD page in Blackboard.

• Students are expected to bring their laptops fully charged for classroom activities and must have administrator access (i.e., the ability to install software). Tips for maximizing battery life can be found on the BYOD page in Blackboard, and use of a portable charger is strongly recommended (more details, below). Testing periods can be lengthy (four hours or more), and while some charging stations are available in instructional spaces, they are limited. Faculty have no obligation to allow students to re-test or make up other classroom activities should a student’s battery fail.

• No student will be denied admission to Christ College based on an inability to purchase a laptop. Financial aid funding may be available to assist students with their computer purchases.

College Technology Recommendations

Internet Browser Add-Ons:

AdBlock Plus: The AdBlock Plus add-on prevents annoying and potentially-malicious advertisements from appearing on frequently visited webpages, including Flash-based ads and popup ads. It can also be configured to block domains known to spread malware, protecting against viruses, Trojan horses, worms, spyware, and adware.

NoScript: The NoScript add-on blocks all scripts from running on a web page unless scripts are specifically permitted. Many kinds of malware are launched via scripts on webpages. These scripts can run in the background, and there may be no indication of an infection until the computer and its data have been compromised. NoScript may require an extra click here and there to set the permissions for various web pages, but it will serve as another line of defense to prevent infections.

All of these programs can be easily accessed on the Ed Tech page in Blackboard.

Portable Charger: A charger that is 30000 Milliamp Hours (mAh) or above, and compatible with the laptop’s power ports. This will be especially important for use during testing periods.

Printer: Students who prefer to have printed rather than electronic documents, will need a printer that is compatible with their laptop. (On-site printing is also available to students.)

Technology Support

Educational and Information Technology staff will provide on-site support for student laptops only as it relates to use of TCCNHS programs such as Blackboard, Citrix, or e-books. This may include, but is not limited to guidance for installation, registration, use and troubleshooting problems. Tech Support does not provide support for students’ laptops with regard to installation or repair of hardware, installation or configuration of operating systems or third party software, and the removal of viruses and other malware. The rental/purchase, installation and maintenance of required laptop hardware and software are the responsibility of the student.

Christ College maintains no responsibility for supporting personal hardware or software. Any technical assistance does not infer any further technology responsibility or accountability to the user. Users needing troubleshooting assistance beyond TCCNHS system software (e.g., for slow response time) will be referred to a third party vendor. Educational and Information Technology staff do not support tablet device issues beyond those resulting from TCCNHS system software.

Computer Labs

The Christ College of Nursing and Health Sciences provides Computer Labs for student use, in rooms 232, The Den (first floor of Main Campus), the Student Lounge on B-Level at Main Campus, the Lobby at The Commons, B-24, and the Library (located on the first floor of the Christ Hospital building). Each Lab contains a networked laser printer for student use. Free Wi-Fi is also provided to students in the College and Hospital buildings.

Usage

Software installed on lab workstations should not be modified, copied or removed, and users are not permitted to install software on the workstations without permission of Ed Tech/IT staff. Workstations are not to be used for business unrelated to the College.

At no time should files of any sort be downloaded from the Internet. This includes toolbars, file converters, or application updates. All application updates will be managed by the Educational and Information Technology staff.

Maintenance

Hardware and software maintenance is performed routinely on computer lab workstations to ensure that all devices are functional and updated. At the end of each semester, the labs are cleaned and equipment is tested. Student files stored to the desktop are removed.

Etiquette

No eating or drinking is permitted in the Labs. Consideration of others working in the Labs is essential.

Acceptable Use Policy

Updated 5/22/2017, 2/25/2020

The use of technology resources creates and expands teaching and learning opportunities that support the efforts of the TCCNHS community to satisfy its mission and vision. Access to these resources is a privilege and use of them requires the acknowledgement and acceptance of specific responsibilities to ensure that the integrity and security of the systems not be compromised in any way.

Please click here to visit the Compliance Bridge Policy Portal and search Information Technology Acceptable Use Policy.

Student Accounts Office

The Student Accounts Office at The Christ College of Nursing and Health Sciences is responsible for student billing, revenue collection, refunds, and posting payments on student accounts. This office also oversees payment plans, financial aid refunds, the collection of past due tuition, and prepares billing statements to agencies that have authorized payment for student accounts. In addition, student loan, grant, and scholarship disbursement to student balances is the responsibility of this office.

Tuition and Fees

Updated 10/1/17; 4/16/18

Tuition and fees are established by The Christ College of Nursing and Health Sciences Board of Directors.

Current tuition and fees for each of the College’s programs can be accessed at https://www.thechristcollege.edu/cost-tuition/

Fees are assessed during the course of study dependent upon the student’s choice of program. The general categories of fees are:

  • Health Fee
  • Learning Resource/Registration and Technology Fee
  • Student Activity Fee
  • Graduation Fee
  • NCLEX Review Course Fee
  • Malpractice Insurance Fee
  • Parking Fee
  • Science Lab Fee
  • Nursing Course Fee
  • Nursing Skills Lab Fee
  • Lost Student ID Badge Fee

All fees are non-refundable.

Payment of Tuition and Fees

Updated 1/11/16; 4/16/18

A Billing Statement (tuition and fees bill) is prepared and mailed to students prior to each semester. Students can view their Billing Statement by logging into SONIS, which will display the charges and credits, including tuition, fees, aid and loans, for a specific semester as a PDF document. Students can access their Billing Statement in SONIS by following the steps below:

  1. Log into SONIS with your Student ID number and your Pin Number

a. If you forgot your Pin a ‘I forgot my Pin’ link is located under the Login button.

b. If this is your first-time logging into SONIS your password is your birthdate (MMDDYY)!

  1. Click the “Financial” link on the left hand of the screen, and select “Billing”
  2. Underneath the School Year and Semester is a link called “Click here to view statement”

It is the student’s responsibility to routinely check their Billing Statement in SONIS to ensure their financial obligations are met by the specified due dates. Tuition and fees, along with other charges must be paid in full or the student must be enrolled in the Tuition Payment Plan by the published tuition and fees due date on the Academic Calendar in order to maintain continuous enrollment.

Ways to pay tuition and fees:

Mail – Check and money order payments may be made by mailing them to the TCCNHS address listed below; DO NOT MAIL CASH! Make checks and money orders payable to The Christ College of Nursing and Health Sciences. Include the student’s name and student ID number on the check or money order.

The Christ College of Nursing and Health Sciences Attention Student Accounts

2139 Auburn Avenue Cincinnati, OH 45219

Debit/Credit Cardhttps://www.ccnhssonis.com/studsect.cfm

There is no additional processing fee for making debit/credit card payments online

Please make your tuition payment online by logging into SONIS. Click on Financials and then “Click here for Nelnet”. Any questions please contact Student Accounts at 513-585-2404.

You will need to know your balance and/or amount you want to be charged to your credit/debit card!

In Person– Cash, check, money order, and debit/credit card payments may be made in the Student Accounts Office, Room 130, Monday-Friday 8:00 am – 3:30 pm. You can also call the Student Accounts Office at 513-585-2404 between the hours of 8:30 am – 3:30 pm (Eastern Time Zone) to make a debit/credit card payment over the phone.

Tuition Payment Plan

Updated 4/16/18

The Tuition Payment Plan is an excellent option for those who do not want to pay their bill all at one time prior to the start of the semester. A Tuition Payment Plan Enrollment Form, obtained from the printable forms on the Registrar/Bursar Blackboard home page or outside the Student Accounts Office (room 130), must be completed and submitted to the Student Accounts Office by the tuition due date for that semester.

The plan consists of four (4) payments per semester for Fall and Spring Semesters and three (3) payments for the Summer Session. The Tuition Payment Plan has a nonrefundable enrollment fee of $40.00 for the Fall Semester, $40.00 for the Spring Semester and $20.00 for the Summer Session. The enrollment fee is due with the first payment each semester.

PLEASE NOTE: Payment Plans are semester specific and a new enrollment form must be submitted for each semester the student wishes to participate in The Tuition Payment Plan. We do not offer an annual payment plan.

A student should keep a copy of the Tuition Payment Plan Enrollment Form for their records. The Student Accounts Office may send out notices of due dates however it is the student’s responsibility to know the due dates of the Tuition Payment Enrollment Form. Please refer any payment questions, unusual financial circumstances or issues regarding payments to the Student Accounts Office immediately, so that the College can assist the student in planning or determining possible alternatives regarding payments.

Financial Obligations

Updated 1/11/16; 4/16/18

Students are responsible for payment of all costs associated with attending The Christ College of Nursing and Health Sciences by the published due date on the Academic Calendar. Application for financial assistance does not negate this responsibility. A student’s financial obligation for each semester must be met to remain enrolled at the College, and to register for a course in a subsequent session or semester. Unusual circumstances or a financial crisis should be reported to the Student Account’s Office immediately so that the College can assist the student in planning or determining possible alternatives. Students who fail to meet their financial obligations cannot register for courses and may be subject to late fees (see Late Fee Policy). If the financial obligation is not met within the designated period, the student will be referred to the Dean of Student Affairs or designee, which may result in Blackboard access being disabled, withdrawal from that semester’s course(s) and/or dismissal from the College until all financial obligations have been met. In addition, students are required to meet all financial obligations before grades, transcripts or degrees will be issued.

See Late Payment Policy regarding late fees and Adding Class after the Payment Deadline regarding adding a course(s) after being dropped for non-payment.

Former students are required to meet all financial obligations before grades, transcripts or degrees will be issued. Any former student that owes a debt to the College cannot re-apply to the College.

Late Payment Policy

Updated 1/11/16; 4/16/18

It is the responsibility of each student to frequently access his or her account in SONIS and be aware of published payment due dates on the Academic Calendar and/or Tuition Payment Plan Enrollment Form. All student accounts are to be paid –in-full or a student must enroll in the Tuition Payment Plan by the published Tuition and Fees due date for that semester. Payment due dates for students choosing to pay the full balance due prior to the beginning of each semester are published in the Academic Calendar. Students choosing to enroll in the ‘Tuition Payment Plan’ should refer to the ‘Tuition Payment Plan Enrollment Form’ for the payment due dates for the semester.

If payment is not received by the due date, the student will be subject to a $25 per day late fee. The $25 per day late fee will accrue during the designated period of five (5) business days or until all financial obligations (including late fees) have been met. If the financial obligations (late fees included) are not met after five (5) business days from the agreed due date the student’s account will be referred to the Dean, College Support Services, and may result in Blackboard access being disabled, withdrawal from course(s) and/or dismissal from the college.

See adding a class after the Payment deadline regarding adding a course9s) after being dropped for non-payment.

Adding a Class after the Payment Deadline

Added 1/11/16; 4/16/18

Students may add a class after the published tuition payment due date. Payment for the additional class will be due within five (5) business days of adding the course or by the published ‘Last Day for 100% Refund’ for the session the course is in. Registration is not complete until payment is made with the Student Accounts Office. If the student is already enrolled in the Tuition Payment Plan, remaining payments can be adjusted to reflect the additional charges by contacting the Student Accounts Office.

A student can add course(s) after they were dropped from course(s) because payment was not received by the Tuition and Fees due date or during the Late Payment designated period. The student would contact the Registrar’s Office to enroll in the course(s), and contact the Student Accounts Office to make a full payment (plus late fees), or set up a Tuition Payment Plan (including the late fees). Registration is not complete until payment is made with the Student Accounts Office. The Student Accounts Office and Registrar’s Office cannot promise the student will have the same class schedule as they had prior to being dropped for non-payment.

Returned Check Policy

A $15.00 fee will be charged for any check returned. More than two (2) returned checks will result in immediate suspension of your right to pay by check.

Course Withdrawal Refund Policy

Updated 4/16/18

If dropping/withdrawing from a single course or from the College, a student should notify their Academic Advisor about their intention. The student should contact the Financial Aid Office (if they are using Aid) and the Student Accounts Office about how dropping course(s) will impact their financial obligations. If the student wishes to proceed with the withdrawal the Academic Advisor will notify the Registrar to drop the course. The withdrawal is complete when the Registrar has received notification from the Academic Advisor, and has processed the grade and an effective last date of attendance. Students who withdraw from course(s) or the College are responsible for any outstanding financial obligations at the time of withdrawal. If a balance is due then the students can pay in full or make payment arraignments with the Student Accounts Office. See Financial Obligation policy regarding the release of grades and transcripts when owing a debt to the College.

A withdrawal refund is not made unless the student has followed the withdrawal policy. Students may be eligible for a withdrawal refund once the course(s) have been officially dropped/withdrawn. Fees are non-refundable. Refer to the Refund Schedule below for the percentage of tuition refund a student is eligible to receive based on both the length of the course and the official drop/withdraw date filed in the Registration and Records Office.

Notification to an individual instructor or failure to attend class does not constitute an official withdrawal. An effective date of withdrawal and clarification of withdrawal from a course(s) or program at the College is required. An exit interview with the Financial Aid Office is required for students receiving financial aid who completely withdrawal from the College.

Course Withdrawal Refund Schedule

Sixteen (16) Week Semester

Class Days/Refund Percentage

1-6/100%

7-12/75%

13-18/50%

19-24/25%

25+/0%

Eight (8) Week Semester

Class Days/Refund Percentage

1-6/100%

7-12/50%

13+/0%

Refund Dates

Please refer to the Academic Calendars to determine the date of eligibility for a specific tuition refund percentage.

Student Policies

Student Complaints

Updated 01/19/2021

The Christ College of Nursing and Health Sciences provides several means by which student complaints may be addressed. In all cases, students are advised to put their concerns in writing and carefully document the events that led to the complaint.

Complaints may be academic or non-academic in nature. A complaint against a College employee (faculty or staff) or representative arises when a student believes he or she has been subjected to inappropriate behavior by a department or College representative acting within their role or duty. A complaint of personal misconduct by a College employee arises when a student believes he or she is the subject of inappropriate behavior outside of the employee’s role and duties within the College. Complaints may also arise from unfulfilled expectations related to college processes; for example, advising, academic accommodations, or maintaining a safe environment.

Please click here to visit the Compliance Bridge Policy Portal and search Complaint Policy.

Grievance and Fair Treatment Procedures

Updated 03/19/2021

The purpose of this policy is to protect the student’s right to fair treatment in academic or non-academic matters. When a student believes there has been inequitable application of a policy, the matter may qualify for the student to initiate his or her due process rights via the College’s stated grievance procedures. The Christ College of Nursing and Health Sciences provides a grievance procedure whereby students may express their grievances with the assurance there will be a complete, impartial, and prompt attempt to resolve the grievance.

Please click here to visit the Compliance Bridge Policy Portal and search Grievance and Fair Treatment.

Behaviors of Accountability

Students at The Christ College of Nursing and Health Sciences, will be expected to demonstrate the following behaviors related to accountability:

  1. Report to class and clinical on time.
  2. Turn in work (assignments) on time.
  3. Follow the College and program attendance policies.
  4. Exhibit honesty.
  5. Refrain from cheating or stealing.
  6. Refrain from repeating unacceptable behavior(s).
  7. Admit errors as soon as discovered.
  8. Seek assistance as needed from appropriate person(s) and/or resources.
  9. Demonstrate responsibility for previous and ongoing learning (i.e., reviewing materials/notes from previous classes; completing assigned readings before coming to class, etc.).
  10. Refrain from engaging in destructive criticism/communication/discussions.
  11. Follow the policies of institutions that you visit as a student of The Christ College of Nursing and Health Sciences.
  12. Treat self and others with respect.
  13. Report unethical behaviors in a timely manner and unsafe conditions immediately.
  14. Adhere to the College Code of Conduct, outlined below.

Student Code of Conduct

The Christ College of Nursing and Health Sciences (TCC) expects students to conduct themselves in a manner that reflects respect for others as well as themselves. The administration of TCC may suspend or terminate a student for incidences in which documented proof indicates that the behavior is inconsistent with the responsibilities of citizenship or the healthcare profession. TCC expects the conduct of its students on and off campus to be in accordance with the Code of Conduct.

Please click here to visit the Compliance Bridge Policy Portal and search Student Code of Conduct policy.

Student Bill of Rights and Responsibilities

Each student is responsible for being knowledgeable of and acting in accordance with the Code of Conduct and Behaviors of Accountability.

  1. Students are encouraged to develop the capacity for critical judgment and engage in a sustained and independent search for truth.
  2. The freedom to teach and the freedom to learn are inseparable facets of academic freedom: students must exercise their freedom in a responsible and respectful manner.
  3. Each institution has a duty to develop policies and procedures that provide and safeguard the students’ freedom to learn.
  4. Under no circumstances will a student be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, creed, national origin, ethnicity, age, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, veteran status, disability, or economic status.
  5. Students are free to take reasoned exception to the data or views offered in any course of study and to reserve judgment about matters of opinion, but they are responsible for learning the content of any course of study for which they are enrolled.
  6. Students have a right to protection through orderly procedures against prejudiced or capricious academic evaluation, but they are responsible for maintaining standards of academic performance established for each course in which they are enrolled.
  7. Information about student views, beliefs, political ideation, or sexual orientation which instructors acquire in the course of their work or otherwise, should be considered confidential and not released without the knowledge or consent of the student, and should not be used as a basis of evaluation.
  8. The College has a carefully considered policy as to the information which should be a part of a student’s permanent educational record and as to the conditions of this disclosure.
  9. Students and student organizations are free to examine and discuss all questions of interest to them, and to express opinions publicly and privately.
  10. Students are allowed to invite and to hear any person of their own choosing within the institution’s acceptable realm, thereby taking the responsibility of furthering their education.
  11. The student body has clearly defined means to participate in the formulation and application of institutional policy affecting academic and student affairs, e.g., through Student Congress membership or representation on faculty committees.
  12. The institution has an obligation to clarify those standards of behavior which it considers essential to its educational mission, its community life, or its objectives and philosophy.
  13. Disciplinary proceedings are instituted for violations of standards of conduct. It is the responsibility of the student to know these regulations. Grievance procedures are available for every student.
  14. As citizens and members of an academic community, students have the same freedoms and obligations as the other members of the community.
  15. Students have the right to belong, or refuse to belong, to any organization of their choice.
  16. Students have the right to personal privacy to the extent that the welfare and property of others are respected.
  17. Adequate safety precautions are provided by the College.
  18. Students have a clear mechanism for input into the evaluation of faculty.

Updated 01/31/2020

The Christ College enforces copyright laws. Copyright infringement or the use of College resources in a violation of copyright law is strictly prohibited.

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E-mail Communication

College Responsibilities

  1. The College is not responsible for any difficulties that may occur in the proper or timely transmission access of e-mail forwarded to an unofficial e-mail address, and any such problems will not absolve students of their responsibility to know, respond, and comply with the content of official communications sent to the students’ College e-mail address.
  2. All use of e-mail in regards to content, disclosure, and access of student educational records to communicate with students is protected by the Family Educational Rights to Privacy Act (FERPA) guidelines including all applicable Christ College policies and procedures. The College maintains confidentiality of student educational records until prior written consent to disclose is given by the student.
  3. According to Federal Privacy Laws, all College students and employees using the College’s official student e-mail accounts must comply, adhere to, and maintain all guidelines and confidentiality of all student educational records in regard to compliance with Family Educational Rights to Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA).
  4. The College’s internal e-mail must be utilized for all e-mail communications outside of the classroom between student and faculty.

Student Responsibilities

  1. It is the student’s responsibility to open and read The Christ College of Nursing and Health Sciences official student e-mails.
  2. The College expects all current students will receive, open, read, and act or respond to all official College e-mails sent in a timely manner, within 2 business days.
  3. Students have the responsibility to recognize and expect certain College communications may be time-critical such as security alerts, campus closures, IT security alerts, financial aid notifications, registration transactions, faculty instruction, or messaging including class status.
  4. Students Should Know: Failure to check messages or receive messages due to full mailboxes, auto forwarded e-mail, error in forwarding e-mail, e-mail returned to the College with “mailbox full” or “user unknown” are not acceptable causes for missing College communications sent by e-mail.
  5. Students are responsible for maintaining their College e-mail account in order to receive official College communications.
  6. The College is not responsible for any difficulties that may occur in the proper or timely transmission or access of e-mail forwarded to an unofficial e-mail address, and any such problems will not absolve students of their responsibility to know, respond, or comply with the content of official communications sent to the student’s College e-mail address.

Etiquette

  1. Treat e-mail messages as any professional communication.
  2. Begin by addressing the receiver by the proper title, i.e., Professor or Doctor.
  3. Keep messages short and courteous.
  4. Write complete sentences using correct spelling, proper grammar, and punctuation.
  5. State the reason for writing in the subject line.
  6. Do not write in all CAPS–it appears that the sender is screaming and is also considered rude. Use only blue or black Times New Roman or Arial font.
  7. Remember that~~—~~the message is an e-mail and~~,~~ not a text. Avoid the use of emoticons (smiley faces). While their use may be appropriate in informal messages, they are not commonly acceptable in professional communications.
  8. Read the message carefully and spell check before you hit send.
  9. Never include any confidential information (e.g., passwords) in an e-mail message.

Social Media Guidelines

Social media is internet-based platforms that are highly accessible to others where individuals can generate content and engage in social interactions. Social media platforms are constantly evolving and include, but are not limited to, Twitter, Facebook, blogs, Snapchat, Instagram, YouTube, LinkedIn, etc.

Students at TCCNHS are expected to adhere to the following social media guidelines:

  • Use common sense! Remember that little, if anything, is private when posted on social media and the poster is ultimately responsible for what is posted and any consequences that may arise from such postings, whether such consequences are in the personal, professional, or academic realm.
  • Think first, post second. Any conduct that could get a student in trouble with the College can also result in disciplinary action when social media is being utilized. For example, threatening or sexually harassing a classmate via Twitter or Facebook can subject a student to College discipline just as if s/he engaged in such conduct in person.
  • Protect confidential, sensitive, and proprietary information. HIPAA guidelines must be followed and students must avoid posting or otherwise disseminating protected health information or other identifiable information related to patients in clinical rotations.
  • Respect copyright and other intellectual property rights of others.
  • Do not use the College’s logos without prior written permission.
  • Do not use the College’s name to promote a product, cause, opinion, business, or political party or candidate.
  • When identifying as a student of TCC, students should avoid claiming or implying they are speaking on behalf of the College.
  • Cyberbullying and cyberstalking will not be tolerated at TCC.

Violations of these guidelines will result in a review of the incident by College officials and may include action under appropriate College discipline processes.
Corrective action may involve a verbal or written warning, suspension, dismissal and/or revocation of computer privileges at TCC.
Disciplinary action for conduct that involves social media and that also violates other College policies is not precluded by these guidelines.

Student Governance

Updated 5/30/17

Article IX. A. Purpose of the Student Congress

The purpose of the Student Congress is to maintain a spirit of cooperation between the student body and faculty; to improve campus life and promote a sense of community; and to represent the student body in matters that involve faculty and administration.

Article IX. B. Functions of the Student Congress

Based on the purpose of Student Congress, the core functions include:

  1. Promote a sense of community within the College, specifically among students.
  2. Provide learning and service opportunities.
  3. Provide means for communication within the student body.
  4. Advocate for the needs and interests of the student body.
  5. Organize fundraising activities.
  6. Support and promote the mission of the College.

Article IX. C. Membership

All students of The Christ College of Nursing and Health Sciences are general members of Student Congress and are encouraged to attend meetings. Student Congress Officers are elected by their peers.

  1. Nominations for Officers will be accepted during Spring semester, when the call for nominations is announced via email by the Student Congress Faculty/Staff Advisors in February.
  2. Students will be permitted to nominate other students or to self-nominate for Officer positions.
  3. To be eligible for an Officer position, students must have completed one full semester at the College.
  4. Have an overall GPA of 2.5.
  5. Students nominated for Officer positions, should they accept the nomination, will be given a designated period to campaign prior to the election.
  6. The newly elected Officers will attend a joint meeting of new officers and current officers in April and will assume office in May following elections and will serve for a one-year term.

IX. E. Requirements of Student Congress Officers

  1. In order to maintain their position as Officers, students must:

a. Maintain at least a 2.5 GPA. The Student Congress Faculty/Staff Advisors will check the GPAs of all Officers when final grades are posted each semester. Any Officer who does not maintain at least a 2.5 GPA will be suspended from his or her position until the GPA recovers to 2.5 or higher.

b. Maintain an active, positive interest in the well-being of The Christ College community.

c. Communicate with peers, administration, faculty, and staff in a professional manner.

i. A response to personal emails, and group emails, is expected within 48 business hours.

d. Attend Student Congress and College governance meetings as assigned.

i. If unable to attend Student Congress meetings, a written update on the status of all current projects must be provided to the Chair via e-mail in advance of the start of the meeting.

ii. If unable to attend College governance meetings as assigned, the Chair and Vice Chair must be informed in advance so that an alternate Officer may be found to attend instead.

e. Serve the student body and the College in a professional manner.

f. Effectively balance school and personal activities and give the appropriate amount of time necessary to fulfill Student Congress duties. If unable to fulfill assigned duties, Officers are responsible for requesting assistance from the rest of the Board so that duties are not neglected.

g. Only one, the Chair or Vice Chair, can be in their senior year. This will ensure both are not serving at the same time while in their last year of school.

  1. The Officers of the Student Congress Board include:

a. Chair

b. Vice Chair

c. Secretary

d. Social and Community Activities Chair(s) (Up to three students can serve as this role)

e. Fundraising Chair

f. Diversity Chair

g. Educational Chair

  1. Students may hold only one Officer position on Student Congress at a time. Over the course of their time at the College, they may hold multiple positions if nominated and elected.

Students elected to Student Congress Officer positions are not permitted to hold an Officer position in any other student organization.

  1. In the event that an Officer steps down from office or becomes ineligible to serve, the remaining Officers will be responsible for filling the vacancy. The student chosen to fill the vacancy will be subject to Faculty/Staff Advisor approval.

Article IX. F. Duties of Student Congress Officers

  1. Chair

a. Represent the student body as a member of the Delegate Council.

b. May serve only one year as chair.

c. Will set the meetings dates for each semester. Meetings dates will be sent to the Faculty/Staff Advisors no later than August for Fall semester and November for Spring semester.

d. Construct and distribute agendas for Student Congress meetings.

e. Preside over Student Congress meetings.

f. Appoint an acting Secretary to document meeting minutes, if the secretary is not present at the meeting.

g. Cast the deciding vote in the case of a tie.

h. Appoint ad-hoc committees as needed to ensure the proper conduct of the business of Student Congress.

i. Follow up with the other Student Congress Officers to assure completion of projects and fulfillment of duties, recruiting additional assistance as needed.

j. Collaborate with the Faculty/Staff Advisors on the planning and implementation of Student Congress ideas and proposals.

k. Expedite Student Congress business, considering the rights of all members.

l. Invite all students, faculty, and staff to participate in activities of Student Congress, when appropriate.

m. Work with the Student Congress Officers and Faculty/Staff Advisors in planning the annual financial budget.

  1. Vice Chair

a. Represent the student body at Delegate Council meetings in the absence of the Student Congress Chair.

b. Attend monthly Student Congress meetings. .

c. Assist the Chair in carrying out Student Congress functions, preside over meetings in the absence of the Chair, and provide additional leadership as able.

d. Serve on special ad-hoc committees within Student Congress as needed.

e. Collaborate with Student Congress Faculty/Staff Advisors, Officers, and other appropriate individuals when planning special events.

f. Publish a newsletter twice a year, each semester (by the end of August and January), informing students, faculty, and staff of upcoming Student Congress activities and events.

g. Work with the Student Congress Chair, Officers, and Faculty/Staff Advisors in planning the annual financial budget.

  1. Secretary

a. Attend monthly Student Congress meetings. If unable to attend a meeting, provide a written update to the Chair on the status of all current projects.

b. Keep accurate minutes and attendance at all Student Congress meetings.

c. Distribute completed minutes via e-mail for review by the Officers and the Faculty/Staff Advisors before the next meeting.

d. Bring a hard copy of approved minutes to each meeting to be signed by the Chair and Secretary. Give signed meeting minutes to the Faculty/Staff Advisor.

e. Faculty/Staff Advisors will place the approved minutes on the College share drive and provide a hard copy to Cheryl Boone.

f. Notify the Chair in advance if unable to attend meetings, so an acting Secretary can be appointed.

g. Have the Student Congress By-Laws and any other pertinent information available at each meeting.

h. Serve on special ad-hoc committees within Student Congress.

i. Take responsibility for removing all outdated flyers, signs, and newsletters around the College building on a monthly basis.

  1. Social Activities Chair

a. Attend monthly Student Congress meetings. If unable to attend a meeting, provide a written update to the Chair on the status of all current projects.

b. Organize committee(s) of Student Congress Officers and other students to help with Social and Community Activities, and serve as the chair of said committee(s). As chair, arrange and plan activities/events focused on building community among the student body, faculty, and staff. The following are the required events:

  1. August- will work with other student groups and Student Success for a welcome back event
  2. September - Student Congress events
  3. December- will chair the Adopt a Family event and work with the other student groups and the Faculty and Staff of the College for successfully implementation.
  4. January - Student Congress events
  5. April- will work with other student groups for an end-of-year event

c. May arrange more College wide events in addition to the above assignments.

d. Present ideas and detailed reports, including estimated budget, at monthly meetings in advance of any proposed activities/events.

e. Collaborate with the Faculty/Staff Advisors on the planning and implementation of proposed activities.

i. Faculty/Staff Advisor will complete the Purchase Approval Form (PAF) and submit to the Administrative Assistant of Arts and Sciences for final approval and issuance of a check or for record of reimbursement of funds.

ii. Send the flyer to advertise the event to Faculty/Staff Advisor for approval and printing.

iii. Take the approved flyers and hang in appropriate places in the College, in alignment with the College’s policy on signage.

f. Provide information on planned events to the Vice Chair for inclusion in the newsletter (by the beginning of August and January).

g. Publicize planned events throughout the College building with flyers, signs, etc. in alignment with the College’s policy on signage.

h. Serve on special ad-hoc committees within Student Congress as needed.

  1. Fundraising Chair

a. Attend monthly Student Congress meetings. If unable to attend a meeting, provide a written update to the Chair on the status of all current projects.

b. Organize fundraising efforts designed to help raise money for Student Congress activities and events, convening appropriate committee(s) as needed to plan and implement fundraising events (at least two per semester).

c. Brainstorm potential fundraising efforts and present proposals at Student Congress meetings.

d. Work collaboratively with advisor(s) for all TCCNHS merchandise orders. Will have at least two sales each semester on a variety of days. Merchandise should be available for evening classes for at least one sale per semester.

e. Coordinate all sale events.

f. Submit the idea approved by Student Congress Officers to the Faculty/Staff Advisors

  1. Faculty/Staff Advisor will complete the PAF and submit to the Administrative Assistant of Arts and Sciences for final approval and issuance of a check or for record of reimbursement of funds.
  2. Fundraising Chair will work collaboratively with advisor(s) to place the order with an approved vendor
  3. Fundraising Chair will work collaboratively with advisor(s) obtain the completed merchandise from the vendor, record the inventory, and organize and publicize merchandise sales College-wide.
  4. Send the flyer to advertise the sales to Faculty/Staff Advisor for approval and printing.
  5. Will take the approved flyers and hang in appropriate places in the College, in alignment with the College’s policy on signage.

g. Organize and maintain an accurate inventory of all TCCNHS merchandise ordered, reporting a summary at monthly meetings. An inventory sheet will be maintained and stored in the inventory closet.

h. Post a current pricing list in the inventory closet for easy access for sales.

i. Report overall progress of the planning and implementation of fundraising efforts at monthly meetings.

j. Include all students, faculty, staff, and alumni in Student Congress fundraising efforts, where appropriate.

k. Provide information on planned events to the Vice Chair for inclusion in the newsletter (by the beginning of August and January).

l. Collaborate with the Faculty/Staff Advisors and Student Congress Officers, as needed, on the planning and implementation of proposed fundraising activities.

m. Serve on special ad-hoc committees within Student Congress as needed.

  1. Student Diversity Ambassador

a. Attend monthly Student Congress meetings. If unable to attend a meeting, provide a written update to the Chair on the status of all current projects.

b. Serve as a student liaison between Diversity and Inclusion Committee and the students at the College.

c. Attend at least three (3) Diversity and Inclusion Committee meetings per year.

d. In collaboration with the Social Chair, plan and coordinate at least one student event focused on Diversity and Inclusion each year.

e. Report activities of the Diversity and Inclusion Committee to the Student Congress.

f. Provide information on planned events and updates from the Diversity and Inclusion Committee to the Vice Chair for inclusion in the newsletter (by the beginning of August and January).

g. Serve on special ad-hoc committees within Student Congress as needed.

  1. Educational Chair

a. Attend monthly Student Congress meetings. If unable to attend a meeting, provide a written update to the Chair on the status of all current projects.

b. Organize committee(s) of Student Congress Officers and other students to help with Educational Activities, and serve as the chair of said committee(s). As chair, sponsor, arrange and plan activities/events focused on building community among educational opportunities for the student body. The following are the required events:

  1. Student Success Workshops (Science, Math and Writing workshops)
  2. Evolve Super User

Optional Events:

  1. Kaplan NCLEX Success free workshops
  2. Kaplan NCLEX Success Courses hosted at TCCNHS

c. May arrange more College wide events in addition to the above assignments based on the student’s needs and interested as it relates to education and educational success at the College.

d. Present ideas and detailed reports, including estimated budget, at monthly meetings in advance of any proposed activities/events.

e. Collaborate with the Faculty/Staff Advisors on the planning and implementation of proposed activities.

i. Faculty/Staff Advisor will complete the Purchase Approval Form (PAF) and submit to the Administrative Assistant of Arts and Sciences for final approval and issuance of a check or for record of reimbursement of funds.

ii. Send the flyer to advertise the event to Faculty/Staff Advisor for approval and printing.

iii. Take the approved flyers and hang in appropriate places in the College, in alignment with the College’s policy on signage.

f. Provide information on planned events to the Vice Chair for inclusion in the newsletter (by the beginning of August and January).

g. Publicize planned events throughout the College building with flyers, signs, etc. in alignment with the College’s policy on signage.

h. Serve on special ad-hoc committees within Student Congress as needed.

Article IX. G. Meetings

Meetings will be held monthly and as deemed necessary. A meeting calendar will be completed by the Student Congress Officers no later than August for Fall semester meetings and November for Spring semester meetings. Meetings can be called by the Chair or by a Faculty/Staff Advisor and may be virtual (held via conference call or e-mail), if needed.

Article IX. H. Attendance and Voting

Meeting attendance for Officers is mandatory. If unable to attend a meeting, then a written update must be provided to the Chair in advance. An elected Officer of Student Congress who is unable to be present at three (3) meetings per academic year and fails to provide a written update for every absence is deemed to have resigned their office. A letter will be sent to the absent Officer outlining the details of forfeiting the position. This forfeiture letter will typically be sent by the Chair but may be sent by another Officer as appointed by the Faculty/Staff Advisors, if needed. If an Officer resigns, the Student Congress Officers and Advisory Board will elect a new student by majority vote to fill the unexpired term.

Meeting attendance for general student members is voluntary. All students, as general members of Student Congress, are invited to attend meetings. General student members are voting members of Student Congress and are invited to join the Officers in voting on matters brought before the Student Congress Board for approval.

Article IX. I. Faculty/Staff Advisors

At least two faculty members or one faculty member and one professional staff member will together serve as the Student Congress Faculty/Staff Advisors. Faculty/Staff Advisors are responsible for guiding, coaching, and providing support to the Student Congress throughout the academic year. The Faculty/Staff Advisors will:

  1. Organize and coordinate the annual nomination and voting process for new Officers.
  2. Collaborate with the Officers on all proposed Student Congress projects and business transactions, contact members of administration when necessary, and oversee the submission of all necessary paperwork for project completion.
  3. Attend Student Congress meetings as able.
  4. Approve, print and have stamped all flyers to be posted at the College.
  5. Oversee the financial budget and business of Student Congress, in collaboration with the entire Board and the Administrative Assistant, Arts & Sciences.
  6. Submit all PAFs to Sandy Haungs.
  7. Post all approved and signed meeting minutes to the College shared drive and provide a hard copy to Cheryl Boone.
  8. Post all Student Congress events on the Blackboard Institutional Calendar.
  9. Manage the ordering of all fundraising merchandise.
  10. Communicate to all list serves on behalf of Student Congress.
  11. Submit the summative yearly report to the Institutional Effectiveness Council.

Article IX. J. Amendments

This Student Congress constitution may be amended by majority vote of the Student Congress Officers.

Article IX. K. Student Congress Money Making Projects

All projects are subject to the discretion of the Faculty/Staff Advisors and the policies of The Christ College of Nursing and Health Sciences.

Creation of New Student Club and Organizations

Students are encouraged to initiate the creation of clubs and organizations that can help them develop the leadership skills that will benefit them in their professional endeavors and that can help create a culture of student engagement throughout the College.

All organizations that are created by students must:

Be aligned with the vision, mission, and the core values of the College.

All organizations that are created by students must adhere to the College’s non-discrimination policy as stated in the College Catalog.

Adhere to the College rules and regulations as outlined in the College Catalog, individual program handbooks, and all other sources of policy within the College.

Operate under the 501-c-3 status of the College, and shall not be separately incorporated.

Identify at least one member of the faculty, administration, or staff to serve as the group’s moderator.

If a chapter of a national or regional organization, the College club or organization must abide by the charter of said organization.

Abide by the College’s policies concerning fund raising and financial management.

Procedure for Establishing a New College Club or Organization

Updated 10/17/15

  1. Students interested in establishing a new club or organization first should meet with the Dean of Student Affairs to discuss their plans. The Dean of Student Affairs will then provide the students with a Proposal for a New Student Organization (PNSO).
  2. Students must complete the PNSO and any requested documentation. If part of a national, international, regional, or professional organization, all requested documentation about those groups must be submitted.
  3. Students will submit the completed PNSO to the Dean of Student Affairs within 90 days of receipt of the PNSO.
  4. The Dean of Student Affairs will review the PNSO and consult with the College’s administration, if necessary.
  5. The Dean of Student Affairs will make a decision about the creation of the new organization and will then communicate the decision to the students who presented the proposal.
  6. Upon approval, the student may begin to establish the new organization.

Procedures for Health Insurance, Background Checks, Drug Testing, and Student Health Screenings and Immunization Records

Health Insurance

Students enrolled in the College are required to carry health insurance and provide proof of current personal health insurance coverage to TCCNHS. A student may not participate in any course without meeting these requirements. Students who do not comply will not be allowed to enroll or continue enrollment at The Christ College of Nursing and Health Sciences.

Background Check Policy

The Christ College of Nursing and Health Sciences has secured the services of Corporate Screening, a straightforward, integrated, online process for managing and tracking results from the background check. The collection of this data is conducted by a third party to ensure privacy. Students have electronic access to their documents and the ability to provide access to the College of Nursing, practicum clinical agencies and to employers.

The results of prior background checks and drug tests that a student received for reasons unrelated to the College are not acceptable for purposes of these policies.

Background checks are to be initiated 90 days (3 months) prior to the beginning of the semester.

The purpose of this background check policy is to ensure that TCCNHS is preparing students who will be qualified to enter the nursing field. All new students entering the College must undergo a criminal background check as a condition of enrollment. All returning students must submit and satisfactorily complete an annual background check as a condition of continuing enrollment at the College. Clinical agencies may require additional background checks. Clinical agencies, in their sole discretion, have the authority to disallow a student from being placed at their site based on negative information in a background check. Not being placed, for whatever reason, will result in the student being unable to complete the clinical component of his/her program and, thus, unable to successfully complete his/her course of study at TCCNHS.

The Ohio Board of Nursing (OBN) is prohibited from issuing a nursing license to people who have pled guilty to, been convicted of, or have a judicial finding of guilt for one of the following offenses: aggravated murder, murder, voluntary manslaughter, felonious assault, kidnapping, rape, aggravated robbery, aggravated burglary, sexual battery, gross sexual imposition, aggravated arson, or a substantially similar law of another state. Therefore, a new student will have his/her conditional acceptance to TCCNHS automatically revoked if one of these crimes appears on a criminal background check. A continuing student will be automatically dismissed from TCCNHS if one of these crimes appears on a background check. Pending charges for one of these crimes will also result in revocation or dismissal.

OBN also has the authority to deny licensure to people who have pled guilty to, been convicted of, have a judicial finding of guilt of, have a judicial finding resulting from a plea of no contest to, or a judicial finding of eligibility for intervention in lieu of conviction for any of the following: (1) any felony (that is not an absolute bar as described in the previous paragraph); (2) a crime involving gross immortality or moral turpitude; (3) a misdemeanor drug law violation; or (4) a misdemeanor in the course of practice. As such, if a crime that falls into one of these four categories, or any other crimes or pending charges (excluding minor infractions or violations such as speeding, not wearing a seatbelt, fishing without a license), appear on a background check, a student may have his/her conditional acceptance revoked or be dismissed from the program. In these circumstances, the College will have discussions with the clinical placement sites that it has affiliation agreements with to determine if the student will be able to be placed at those locations notwithstanding the negative information on the background check. If no clinical agency agrees to accept the student for a clinical placement, the student will have his/her conditional acceptance revoked or will be dismissed from the College. In some situations, and prior to talking with the clinical placement sites, the College may also ask the student for more information regarding the situation that led to the negative information appearing on his/her background check.

If a student with negative information on a background check is allowed to enroll or continue his/her program of study at TCCNHS, he/she must understand that, despite being allowed to enroll or continue, the College cannot make any promises or guarantees regarding the student’s ability to obtain licensure from the OBN or employment in the nursing field post-graduation. College faculty and staff will not provide advice on a student’s ability to obtain licensure or employment notwithstanding an adverse background check, and students should not rely on any general information provided by College personnel in that regard. Students allowed to enroll or continue despite negative information on a background check will be required to sign an acknowledgement that they understand the information in this paragraph.

New students who are having their conditional acceptance revoked or current students who are being dismissed due to negative information on a background check will be notified of such in writing.

Current students have an ongoing duty to report to the College criminal convictions and pending charges that occur while they are enrolled but did not appear on the most recent background check that was performed. Such crimes or pending charges may result in non-placement and/or dismissal.

Drug Testing

Drug testing is required by the College for all students as a condition of enrollment. Failure to comply or achieve a satisfactory outcome will result in the student’s admission offer being rescinded, and attempts to re-apply to the College in the future will not be considered. Students may be drug tested any time due to “reasonable suspicion”. Circumstances which constitute reasonable suspicion include, but are not limited to, physiological signs of possible impairment from drugs or a pattern of abnormal behavior. Clinical agencies may require additional drug tests prior to beginning clinical.

Refusal to permit testing will be an automatic dismissal from the College. If the student fails a drug screen and cannot produce valid prescription documentation that is reviewed and confirmed by Employee Health, the student will be automatically dismissed from the College. Two (2) dilute drug tests will constitute a failed drug test. Students who are dismissed from the College due to a failed drug test will not be permitted to reapply to the College. Students will be notified in writing by the Associate Dean of Nursing of the failed drug test.

Vaccination and Health Requirements

Updated 2/18/2020

All students who are accepted at The Christ College of Nursing and Health Sciences are required to complete a health screening and provide documented immunity to specific diseases prior to starting classes as a condition of enrollment. All students must be current and compliant with each health requirement at all times throughout their enrollment with the College.

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Drug and Alcohol Policies

Updated 4/22/2020

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Student Travel Policy

Updated on 1/19/16; 11/15/16; 12/11/17

The Christ College believes that College-sponsored off campus events involving student transportation and travel (“trips”) are a valuable part of a student’s learning experience.

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Service Animal Policy

Updated 05/01/2020

It is the policy of The Christ College of Nursing and Health Sciences that service animals assisting individuals with disabilities are welcomed and generally permitted in all facilities and on all campuses with the exceptions described in our policy portal.

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Leave of Absence

Updated 01/11/2016, 3/19/2021

Leave of Absence (LOA) is defined as an approved absence from the College for a period not exceeding one year from the beginning of the last semester in which the student was enrolled. LOAs are granted for a medical or catastrophic reason.

(Notes: For leaves not exceeding one semester, please see the Non-Continuous Enrollment Policy. Leaves of Absence associated with active duty in the US Armed Forces are addressed by a separate policy—Military Leave of Absence.)

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Pregnant and Parenting Student Policy

Updated 03/19/2021

A student who foresees any educational issues related to a pregnancy or due to parenting responsibilities is strongly encouraged to notify the College as soon as possible. By doing so, the student and College personnel can collaborate and develop an appropriate plan for the continuation of the student’s education in light of the unique nature of the College’s nursing and health sciences programs and their clinical requirements. Pre-planning can also help with particular challenges a student may face while pregnant, when recovering from childbirth, or due to parenting obligations (e.g., missed classes, make-up work, etc.). Please note, however, that the choice to inform the College of a pregnancy is voluntary, and a student is not required to share this information with the College.

To support the College’s commitment to student success, the College clarifies the options students have when anticipating educational issues related to a pregnancy or due to parenting responsibilities.

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Policy Exceptions

The Dean/VP/President may grant policy exceptions based on unusual facts or circumstances. Exceptions must not violate federal, state or local laws or regulations, including governmental rules. In evaluating a request for an exception, the Dean/VP/President will meet the following standards:

If there is any question as to whether the exception may implicate federal, state or local laws or regulations, the President and General Counsel must be consulted before the exception is granted.

Should the facts and circumstances indicate a recurring issue, the Dean/VP/President should consider revising the policy.

Exceptions to the policies must be documented and maintained by the department making the decision. Policy exception documentation should be maintained for 5 years after the decision is made.