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Allied Health
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ADN Associate Degree Nursing
Practical Nursing Program
Nursing Assistant Program
Medical Lab Technology Program
EMT Basic Emergency Medical Technician
Phlebotomy Program
Allied Health Faculty

Disclaimer

In accordance with college policy as stated in the College Catalog, this publication is not to be construed as a contract between the student and the Nursing Assistant Program. All programs within the Division of Allied Health reserve the right to make changes at any time in individual courses, the curriculum leading to a degree or certificate, as well as policies contained in the NA Information Packet, PCCUA College Catalog, student handbooks, and web. Students must be familiar with, observant of, and subject to all rules and regulations of PCCUA.

General Information

The Office of Long-Term Care approves the Nursing Assistant Program. Graduates are eligible to take the Written and Skills Assessment Exams for certification. Graduates should be aware that violation of any federal, state, or local drug law or conviction of a crime may prohibit the student from entering a clinical agency to care for clients. In addition, clinical facilities also may require a criminal background check and/or substance abuse test as a condition of clinical practice in the respective facility. Inability to complete the clinical course because of failure to meet these requirements will result in course failure. The Office of Long-Term Care may be contacted at:

Post Office Box 8059
Little Rock, AR 72203-8059
501-682-1807

https://www.medicaid.state.ar.us/InternetSolution/general/units/oltc/index.aspx  

Financial Aid

Students interested in obtaining financial assistance should contact Glenda Allen at 870-946-3506 on the DeWitt campus or Barbara Stevenson on the Helena-West Helena campus.  

Substance Abuse Testing Policy

As a condition of enrollment, each allied health student will sign a Substance Abuse Testing Release Form agreeing to adhere to the Substance Abuse Testing Policy.

Uniforms and Supplies

The following items are required for clinical experiences. Uniforms may be purchased from a store that has professional scrubs.

Female:             

Ceil Blue short sleeve, V neck scrub top with front pockets
Ceil Blue pants or skirt   
 

Male:     

Ceil Blue short sleeve, V neck scrub top with front pockets
Ceil Blue pants
 

Both:      

Name pin      
Watch with a second hand
Stethoscope
White mid thigh lab coat (optional)

Disability Policy

Students admitted to the Nursing Assistant Program are faced with physical and mental demands in academic, laboratory, and clinical portions of the program. As such, essential core activities/attributes for nursing assistants has been identified.  Students must be able to perform these Essential Functions listed below. The list of Essential Functions does not encompass all behaviors required to work as an nursing assistant, but is a sampling of abilities needed to meet program objectives and requirements. The Nursing Assistant Program reserve the right to add additional essential functions to this list.

Essential Functions in General Terms

         Ability to see, hear, touch, smell, and distinguish colors

         Oral and writing ability with accuracy, clarity, and efficiency

         Manual dexterity, gross and fine motor movement.

         Ability to learn, think critically, analyze, assess, solve problems, and make sound judgments

         Emotional stability and ability to accept responsibility and accountability.

         Physical mobility, strength, and endurance.

         Ability to read and compute.

Disclosure

Students are encouraged to disclose a disability and to request reasonable accommodation for that disability, as early as possible during a particular semester, in order that any agreed upon accommodation may be implemented as soon as possible for the benefit of the student. Written documentation of a disclosed disability must be presented  to one of the PCCUA Disability Coordinators who are identified in the PCCUA College Catalog and Student Handbook.

Request for Reasonable Accommodation

Medical documentation from providers which include, but are not limited to, a certified/licensed physician, psychologist, psychometrist, audiologist, speech pathologist, rehabilitation counselor, physical or occupational therapist must be must be submitted to a Disability Coordinator, who is identified in the PCCUA College Catalog and Student Handbook. Documentation must reflect the studentís present level of functioning with respect to the major life activity affected by the disability. Diagnostic information must include specific recommendations as well as the rationale for each. The cost of obtaining professional documentation is the sole responsibility of the student.

Students with no history of accommodation or who do not utilize an accommodation granted by PCCUA during their pre-licensure educational program may be less likely to receive accommodations on the written certification exam.

Arrangements for Reasonable Accommodation

Reasonable clinical and classroom accommodation will be offered providing such accommodation does not alter the fundamental nature of the nursing program in a major way, jeopardize the health and safety of others, or cause undue hardship on the college or affiliated clinical agencies.

1.    Make an appointment to meet with a Disability Coordinator as early as possible during a particular semester, preferably before a semester begins. A Disability Coordinator is located on each campus and identified in the College Catalog and Student Handbook.

2.   Obtain an Application for Disability Services Form. http://www.pccua.edu/StudentsWithDisabilities/PDFs/Students%20with%20Disabilities-Application.pdf.

3.   Submit to the Disability Coordinator (1) a completed Application for Disability Services Form and (2) medical documentation from providers which include, but are not limited to, a certified/licensed physician, psychologist, psychometrist, audiologist, speech pathologist, rehabilitation counselor, physical or occupational therapist. Medical documentation must reflect the studentís present level of functioning with respect to the major life activity affected by the disability. Diagnostic information must include specific recommendations as well as the rationale for each. The cost of obtaining professional documentation is the sole responsibility of the student.

4.    The Disability Coordinator will verify eligibility and discuss with the student the medically recommended accommodation(s).

5.    The Disability Coordinator and student will identify and agree upon reasonable accommodation(s).

6.    The Disability Coordinator will complete a Faculty Notification of Services Form, which identifies recommended reasonable accommodation(s).

7.    The Disability Coordinator will give the completed Faculty Notification of Services Form to the student.

8.    The student will assume responsibility for taking the completed Faculty Notification of Services Form to each of the studentís instructor(s) to discuss the identified accommodation(s) on the Faculty Notification of Services Form. (The Disabilities Coordinator will email the instructors who are teaching courses for which the students has requested accommodation(s).

9.    The instructor and student will discuss the requested reasonable accommodation(s).

10. The instructor will sign the Faculty Notification of Services Form indicating his or her notification to provide reasonable accommodation services. Each instructor will keep a copy of the signed Faculty Notification of Services Form for his/her records.

11. The student will return the original Faculty Notification of Services Form to the Disability Coordinator after each of the studentís instructor(s) for a particular semester has/have signed the form.

12. The Disability Coordinator will keep signed copy of the Application for Disability Services Form, medical documentation, and Faculty Notification of Services Form in the Disability Coordinatorís office.

13. The Disability Coordinator will send a copy of the Application for Disabilities Services Form, medical documentation, and Faculty Notification of Services Form in a sealed envelope to the Registrarís Office for inclusion in the studentís permanent academic record.

14. Requests to rescind or modify any accommodation must be submitted in writing to the studentís Disability Coordinator and all instructors providing reasonable accommodation(s) for a particular semester.

15.  The request to receive accommodation services for a disclosed disability MUST BE REPEATED each and every semester the student is enrolled. However, documentation does not need to be presented to the Disabilities Coordinator each semester unless the status of a disability changes requiring a different level of accommodation.

Confidentiality

Information in the studentís disability file is confidential. Information pertaining to the studentís disability will be maintained in a sealed envelope in the studentís permanent academic record. Information about the existence and the relevant limitations of a disability and the accommodation for which a student is eligible will be disclosed only with the studentís written permission. The student must provide written permission for disclosure to secure academic and support services (parking, library usage, etc.). The graduate assumes sole responsibility for contacting the respective state board of nursing to request accommodation during the licensure exam.

Appeal

A student may appeal a decision concerning accommodation by first requesting an informal meeting with a Disability Coordinator and Vice Chancellor for Instruction and instructor if applicable. If the issue is not resolved, the student may activate the formal grievance process as outlined in the PCCUA Policy and Procedure Manual

FERPA Policy  

Phillips Community College of the University of Arkansas complies with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) of 1974. A student has the right to inspect and review all of his/her records that meet the definition of educational records. No third party has the right to review student records. Directory information can be provided, unless the student requests that it be withheld (PCCUA Student Handbook).

Health Insurance

Phillips Community College of the University of Arkansas does not provide insurance for its students. The College strongly encourages each student to provide his/her own health insurance, and for that reason, the College has contacted United States Healthcare Student Resources. Forms for this insurance are available in the Registrarís office.

ACTS

The Arkansas Course Transfer System (ACTS) contains information about the transferability of courses within Arkansas Public Colleges and Universities. Students are guaranteed the transfer of applicable credits and the equitable treatment in the application of credits for admission and degree requirements. Course transferability is not guaranteed for courses listed in ACTS as ďNo Comparable Course.Ē Additionally, courses with an earned grade of ďDĒ or less frequently do not transfer and institutional policies may vary. ACTS may be accessed on the Internet by going to the ADHE Website and selecting Course Transfer.

 

 
     
 
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