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Ukiah Adult School
Vocational Nursing Program
1056 N. Bush St.
Ukiah, Ca.  95482
 
Student Handbook 
 
Welcome to the Vocational Nursing Program
 
MISSION STATEMENT
Ukiah Adult School is an integral part of the Ukiah Unified School District and the Mendocino Lake Adult & Career Education Consortium. We provide high quality instruction for our diverse community of adult learners to achieve family, workforce and personal goals.
 
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
 
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DIRECTORY
 
Important Phone Numbers
 
Board of Vocational Nursing & Psychiatric Technicians
2535 capitol Oaks Drive, Suite 205 
Sacramento, California 95833 
(916) 263-7800
www.bvnpt.ca.gov
 
Council on Occupational Education
Ukiah Adult School is accredited by the Council on Occupational Education

Council on Occupational Education 
7840 Roswell Road, Building 300, Suite 325 
Atlanta, GA 30350
(770) 396-3898
www.council.org
 
UUSD District Office 
511 South Orchard Avenue Ukiah, California 95482
 
Debra Kubin, Superintendent  - (707) 472-5002
 
Ukiah Adult School
1056 N. Bush Street
Ukiah, CA 95482
(707) 463-5217 Phone
(707) 463-0718 Fax
 
Eric Crawford, Principal EmaiI: [email protected]
Andria Castro, Site Secretary III Email: [email protected]
Juliana Castro, Attendance Secretary III Email: [email protected]
 
Vocational Nursing Program
Leslie Kline, RN, Director of Vocational Nursing Program   Email: [email protected]
Lachelle Burns, RN Clinical Instructor  Email: [email protected]
Angel Huntley, LVN Skills Lab Instructor  Email: [email protected]
Danielle Arriaza, RN Classroom Instuctor  Email: [email protected]
 
 
PHILOSOPHY OF CONTROLLING INSTITUTION AND VOCATIONAL NURSING PROGRAM 
 
Vision Statement 
Ukiah Adult School enables students to acquire the competencies necessary to improve their lives through gainful employment, personal enrichment, and positive contributions to the community.
 
Philosophy of Controlling Institution
The philosophy of Ukiah Adult School is to provide opportunities for economic self­ improvement for our community, such as:
  1. Allied health job skill training for initial job placement in occupations in which there is expressed industry need;
  2. continuing education technical courses designed to qualify individuals for career advancement;
  3. counseling and academic advisement services for adults to assist them in planning and selection of appropriate occupational educational programs to better qualify individuals for employment within the local community. 
 
Philosophy of the Vocational Nursing Program
Vocational nursing is an art and a science that has as its goal providing safe, compassionate, competent care. The vocational nurse is responsible for delivering evidence-based care to individuals, families and the greater community, promoting self­care, wellness, and disease prevention.

Student are unique individuals, coming from a variety of cultural, ethnic, economic, and educational backgrounds. Nursing education should prepare all students to function safely in entry-level vocational nursing jobs, while providing them with the foundation for life-long learning as they progress in their chosen profession within our community.

The vocational nursing program is dedicated to preparing students with the knowledge, skills, and values necessary to provide safe, competent, effective care in a variety of settings to the diverse population within our community. The faculty are committed to providing all students with the education needed to pass the NCLEX licensure exam and enter the health care workforce in our community. To this end, licensed and certificated staff assist students in understanding the course content and selecting learning experiences that meet individual needs and state requirements. Ongoing monitoring, close supervision, guidance, and evaluation by each instructor ensure that client safety and dignity are maintained at all times.
 
STUDENTS' TERMINAL OBJECTIVES 
 
The graduate will be able to:
  1. Express an understanding of the individual essential needs of humans in the continuum of health/illness.
  2. Perform the nursing care needed for selected individuals of all ages with various health problems.
  3. Assist in the nursing-care planning of these individuals, by identifying problems, selecting appropriate nursing action, and evaluating the individual's response to care.
  4. Demonstrate an acceptance of the ethical and legal responsibilities within the nurse-patient-agency-physician relationship.
In addition, the graduate of this program will: 
  1. Satisfy the eligibility requirements for the National Council Licensure Examination for Vocational Nurses (NCLEX-PN).
  2. Perform the basic skills required of a licensed vocational nurse in health care facilities.
 
VOCATIONAL NURSING COURSE DESCRIPTION 
 
Basic Anatomy and Physiology
Basic Anatomy & Physiology gives students in-depth instruction in the organization, structures, and functions of the human body. Students will learn the terminology, anatomy and physiology of each body system and how they interrelate to maintain homeostasis. Students build a foundation to understand deviations from normal and disease conditions.
 
Fundamentals of Nursing
This is an introductory course dealing with the basic arts and sciences of nursing and patient care. A general orientation to the Vocational Nursing Program, methods of studying, and requirements of the course precedes the materials studied. A brief background of nursing history is given. Health/hygiene principles, basic nutrition, health education, role of the LVN and agencies supplying health/welfare services are studied.
 
Students learn and practice nursing skills in the nursing laboratory. Throughout the course, good body mechanics, safety principles, and recognition of individual needs are stressed.
 
Students must maintain certification in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) throughout the program and are responsible for providing a copy of their current card to the Ukiah Adult School office.
 
Medical-Surgical Nursing
Body structure, function, and common problems of body systems are studied. Pharmacology, microbiology, rehabilitation, and nutrition are integrated. Terminology and communication skills are developed and interpersonal relationships emphasized. Learning is evaluated through testing, delivery of care, and written assignments.
 
Maternity 
Anatomy and physiology of the reproductive system are reviewed. Pregnancy, problems during pregnancy and prenatal care are studied. Development of the fetus, labor and delivery, the postpartum, and the neonatal period are included. A family centered approach is utilized.
 
Students may be assigned to hospital labor, delivery, postpartum, and nursery for clinical experience.

Pediatrics
Total needs (physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual) of the child are considered at each stage of growth and development. The impact of illness, accident, congenital abnormalities, and hospitalization on the child and family are discussed.
 
Prevention and treatment of common health problems are included. The importance of teaching parents and children to meet their own health needs is emphasized.
 
Students are assigned to pediatric patients in the hospital and community pediatric facilities for clinical experience.

Pharmacology
A study of physiological and pharmacological characteristics of drugs and nursing implications related to drug therapy. Precautions related to administration and care of drugs and to the clinical condition of the patient are included.
 
Therapeutic Nutrition
A study of food, its digestion, absorption and metabolism, and basic principles of nutrition and diet therapy are incorporated into the course of study.
 
 
VOCATIONAL NURSING PROGRAM COURSE OUTLINE 
 
1. Goals or Purposes:
The goals or purpose of this course is to prepare a graduate who will:
  1. Satisfy the eligibility requirements for the National Council Licensure Examination for Practical Nurses.
  2. Demonstrate an acceptance of the ethical and legal responsibilities with the nurse-patient relationship.
  3. Express an understanding of the individual essential needs of man in the continuum of health/illness.
  4. Practice nursing as required by the Board of Vocational Nurse and Psychiatric Technician Examiners outlined in the Vocational Nursing Practice Act with Rules and Regulations.
2. Performance Objectives:
By the end of this course, the student will:
  1. Perform the basic technical nursing skills, such as administering prescriptive drugs, hygiene, bathing, etc., which are required of a Licensed Vocational Nurse in health care facilities.
  2. Perform the nursing care needed for selected individuals of all ages with various health problems which include pre-and post-operative care, as well as patients with disorders of body systems.
  3. Assist in the nursing care planning of individuals by collecting and organizing data, assisting in identifying problems, planning nursing action, and participating in the evaluation process.
  4. Record pertinent information related to the nursing process, via care plans, charts and other written and digital documents in an accurate manner.
  5. Apply nursing knowledge and utilize nursing skills within the established protocol to ensure safe care.
3. Instructional Strategies:
  1. Appropriate patient care assignments correlated with theory, whenever possible.
  2. Care conferences for reinforcing learning and sharing of information.
  3. Utilization of community agencies for selected learning experiences.
  4. Assignment to specialty areas within the hospital.
  5. Adequate supervision and assistance.
  6. Classroom lectures, small group discussion, demonstrations, ATI software video modules, and return demonstrations of nursing skills.
  7. Skills practice in the context of simulation scenarios in our onsite skills lab and using the ATI software platform.
4. Hours per Unit of Study:
  1. The minimum total hours for this course: 956 clinical hours+ 606 theory hours for a total of 1562. Additional hours are added as needed. Units are listed with the appropriate time of each:
Title of Unit Clinical Hours Class Hours
Unit 1 - Nursing Fundamentals 60 106.5
Unit 2 - Pharmacology 0 111
Unit 3 - Basic Anatomy & Physiology 0 80
Unit 4 - Maternity 32 43
Unit 5 - Medical Surgical Nursing 832 215
Unit 6 - Nutrition 0 23
Unit 7 - Pediatrics 32 27.5
 
5. Evaluation:
The following means of evaluation will be utilized: instructor observation, feedback from agency staff, self evaluation, teacher developed paper/pen tests, oral questioning, demonstrations, ATI or other standardized competency exams, and attendance.
 
6. Credit
Verification of course completion will be sent to the National Council Licensure Examination for Practical Nurses.
 
7. Repetition:
Ukiah Adult School offers a cohort program every 18 months. Transfer students may be added to the program at the beginning of the second or third term.
 
8. References and Materials
All textbooks and reference materials are current publications necessary to teach within the profession.
 
9. Anticipated Field Trips
Field trips (i.e. outside the school program) may be utilized as a learning experience if content is relevant at the time and the cost and distance is appropriate.
 
 
VOCATIONAL NURSING REQUIRED CURRICULUM HOURS 
  1. The course in vocational nursing shall consist of not less than 1562 hours and may be given on either a full-time or part-time basis. One hour of instruction for purposes of computing the total hours of instruction or for calculating semester units as specified in this section shall consist of not less than 50 minutes of actual class time.*
  2. The minimum hours required shall be as follows: Theory Hours - 606, which shall include a minimum of 54 hours in pharmacology: Clinical Hours - 956.*
  3. The school week shall not exceed 40 hours per week, and the school day shall not exceed eight hours when combined with theory and clinical experience. Clinical days may be 10 hours when not combined with theory lectures.*
  4. Students may be granted holidays and vacation days equivalent to those granted by the Ukiah Unified School District, pending unforeseen events.
  5. Personal vacations, doctor's appointments and time off should be scheduled on non-school days.
  6. It is the student's responsibility to keep a current mailing address, email address, and phone number on file in the office.
 
APPROVED COMMUNITY FACILITIES UTILIZED BY UKIAH ADULT SCHOOL VOCATIONAL NURSING PROGRAM 
 
 
The above facilities have been approved for student experience by the Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians.

Other sites may be added as needed.
 
Students may be provided with opportunities for clinicals at any approved clinical facility site.
 
 
VN PROGRAM TEXTBOOK LIST
 
ISBN Publisher's Price Required Texts
978-0-8036-6906·2 $100.95 Burton: Fundamentals of Nursing Care 3e
978-0-8036-6907-9 $29.95 Burton: Study Guide for Fundamentals of Nursing
Care 3e
978-0-8036-6898-0 $105.95
Williams: Understanding Medical-Surgical Nursing 6e
978-0-8036-6900-0 $55.51 Hopper: Study Guide for Understanding Medical
Surgical Nursing 6e
978-0-8036-8992-3 $56.95
Dahlkemper: Caring for Older Adults Holistically 7e
978-0-8036-9734-8 $98.95 Linnard-Palmer: Safe Maternity & Pediatric Nursing
Care 2e
978-0-8036-9736-2 $43.95 Linnard-Palmer: Study Guide for Safe Maternity &
Pediatric Nursing Care 2e
978-0-8036-6937-6 $97.95 Scanlon: Essentials of Anatomy and Physiology 8e
978-0-8036-6938-3 $41.95 Scanlon: Student Workbook for Essentials of
Anatomy and Physiology 8e
978-1-7196-4058-9
$89.95
Watkins: Pharmacology Clear and Simple 4e
978-1-7196-4005·3
$149.95 Davis Nursing Consult App (includes Davis's Drug Guide, Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary and Davis's Comprehensive Manual of Laboratory & Diagnostic Tests)
978-1-7196-4285-9
$79.00 Davis: Davis’s Nursing Skills Videos for LPN/LVN
(1Year) 3e
978-0-8036-7751-7
$73.84
Mazur: Lutz’s Nutrition and Diet Therapy 7e
978-0-8036-6814·0
$94.95
Castillo: Dosage Calc 360 3e
978-0-8036-7713-5
$259.00
Davis: Davis Advantage for LPN/LVN (Completer Set)
Textbook Totals $1378.80 without discounts
$794.48 BUNDLE PRICE &
PROMO Code
(Book bundle ISBN: 978-1-7196-6547-6 with a 15% discount = $993.10. Cost of books as a bundle and using school promo code QC4F2B4P for additional 20% off if students go directly to the F.A. Davis website at fadavis.com)
ATI
3 payments of $660 due each term ATI Student Subscription, Texts, and Online Resources cost estimate (price subject to adjustment by ATI at any time; a price adjustment is expected in July 2023)
Tuition $8,400 (total)
$2,800
$2,800
$2,800
Tuition: (total may be broken into 3 payments)
Term 1
Term 2
Term 3
Supplies $225.00
Uniforms: 2 scrub tops, 2 white pants, white shoes estimate
  $40.00
Stethoscope (choice of stethoscope up to student)
  $94.00
Background check, immunization tracking, drug test
  $75.00
All white uniform for graduation (estimated)
   
 
After Graduation Costs
  $300.00
Application to test (Paid to BVNPT on Breeze)
  $200.00
NCLEX exam fee (Paid to PearsonVue)
  $300.00
Initial License Fee (Paid to BVNPT through Breeze)
  $12,408.48
Estimated Total Cost over 2 years for Education and Licensure
 
FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE RESOURCES
 
Ukiah Adult School provides Federal Student Aid opportunities in the form of Pell Grants for those who qualify.
All students who apply for student aid must use the Free Application for Student Financial Aid (FAFSA). This form must be used to determine financial aid eligibility.
 
 
Ukiah Adult School's Federal School Code is 042081
 
It is very important to use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool (DAT) to transfer tax information directly from the IRS to your application to minimize the need to provide federal tax return transcripts. Do not change any information after using the DAT. It is possible to go to your FAFSA record and submit a corrected FAFSA using the DAT if you haven't already. Once the application is complete, the information is sent directly to the school if the correct Federal School Code is used. Students should be sure to print their Student Aid Report (SAR) to view their eligibility.
 
As a part of the Financial Aid Process, a student may be selected for verification, which is usually a random selection by the federal processor. Ukiah Adult School may also select additional files to verify. If selected for verification, it means that documents will be requested and a verification worksheet completed to verify certain information supplied on the FAFSA form is correct. No aid will be disbursed until the verification process is complete. It is a.federal crime to falsify any information on the FAFSA and any determination that deliberate tampering with FAFSA information occurred will be referred to the Office of the Inspector General.
 
Any Student who receives financial aid and then withdraws or is removed from the program for any reason may have to repay any financial aid received. Ukiah Adult School will determine if funds need to be returned and notify the student by mail within 30 days of the withdrawal date. The student will have 45 days from the date of the notice to return funds. Failure to return funds will result in notification of overpayment to the Department of Education via the National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS).
 
There are also some community resources for financial aid for those who qualify. CareerPoint https://www.workforcealliancenorthbay.org/center-locator/ of Mendocino) offers financial support for eligible students. Loans may also be applied for through Savings Bank of Mendocino at https://www.savingsbank.com/.
 
For more detailed and up to date information, please visit our website at www.ukiahadultschool.net.
 
‘‘GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government Web site at http://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill.
 
 
VETERAN'S AFFAIRS BENEFITS
 
Eligibility
Program applicants must be at least 18 years of age. Good physical and mental health, good eyesight, and hearing are required. If accepted, immunizations, including the hepatitis series, and annual TB skin test, must be current before the program begins. The applicant must be interested in people, work well in a team, deliver a mature attitude, good practical judgment, dependability, and an openness to change. The nurse should be an example to others in health practices, it is expected that the vocational nursing student attempts to maintain good health. This will be achieved by following principles of healthful living including proper nutrition, adequate rest, adequate exercise, stress control, and avoidance of harmful agents (smoking, drugs and alcohol). It is recommended that steps be taken prior to entrance into the program to overcome any smoking, drug, alcohol, or stress related problems. Random drug tests may be performed.
 
Admission Requirements
  • 18 years of age.
  • High School Diploma or high school equivalency (GED or HiSet passing score).
  • Application/Personal Information Form completed and returned, with $50 non-refundable application fee.
  • Three employer/educational references.
  • A passing test score on the entrance examination. Academic proficiency demonstrated by a minimum score of 50% on the TEAS test.
  • Personal interview.
  • Physical examination, laboratory tests, and immunizations as required.
  • Possess and maintain current Child/Adult CPR cards.
  • Pass drug screening.
  • Pass a criminal background check.
Satisfactory progress
In addition to the information contained within the student handbook, on pages 14-15, the student’s satisfactory progress will be evaluated monthly.  Upon review, VA benefits and/or PELL grant financial assistance will be terminated for the student who is not compliant with satisfactory progress and has not met the terms of probation. Terms of probation letters are one month or the end of the term, whichever comes first.
 
Re-entrance
Any student dismissed from the program for unsatisfactory academic progress or attendance, will be able to reapply with the next application cycle.  Selection is not guaranteed.
 
Calendar
Ukiah Adult School follows the same calendar adopted by the School Board of Ukiah Unified School District. They adopt the calendar on an annual basis.
 
REFUND POLICY
 
Ukiah Adult School has established a fair and equitable refund policy for the refund of tuition, fees, or other charges in the event a class is canceled, or if a student decides not to enroll, or does not complete the period of enrollment for which the student has been charged. This policy uniformly applies to all nursing students.
 
If Ukiah Adult School cancels a class before it begins, 100% of all tuition and fees collected in advance of the start date of the program will be refunded within 45 days.
 
Students who have not attended classes will have an opportunity to withdraw without penalty within the first three days of class.
 
If a student familiar with the facility withdraws from the program before the first day of class, 100% of any tuition or fees collected will be refunded, less the nonrefundable application fee of $50.
 
If a student withdraws or is terminated from the program after class begins, tuition and fees will be refunded on a pro-rated basis determined by the number of hours of theory and clinical instruction remaining in the semester of withdrawal or termination. The cost of materials and services such as, but not limited to, books, liability insurance, and name tags will not be refunded.
 
Refunds will be made within 45 days of the last day of attendance by the student or within 45 days from the date the student is terminated or withdrawal has been determined by the school.
 
 
ACADEMIC WARNINGS, ATTENDANCE AND MAKE UP INTERVENTIONS 
 
Warning Letters and Probationary Status
  • Terms of probation letters are one month or the end of the term, whichever comes first.
  • Failure to comply with probationary status guidelines will result in corrective counseling and possible dismissal from the program.
  • Failure to comply with probationary status guidelines will result in corrective counseling and ultimately possible dismissal and termination of VA benefits and FAFSA assistance.
  • Dropping below a 75% average in each class will generate a Warning Letter.
  • Failure to maintain a 75% average will result in a Probationary Letter with guidelines for remediation as stated in the remediation policy.
Attendance
The vocational nursing program is approved for a minimum of 1562 hours of combined classroom (606 hours) and clinical (956 hours) work. In order to be eligible for graduation from the program and for taking the State Licensing Examination the students must have met the objectives of the program.
 
It is our top priority to assist students within the Ukiah Adult School Vocational Nursing program to successfully complete the program. At times, events occur which cause absences from theory classes or clinical sessions.
 
Students are expected to attend all scheduled classes, clinical instruction at approved facilities, and field trip assignments.
 
Absence Notifications
  • When a student finds that they will be unable to attend class or clinical assignment, the instructor must be notified, and informed of the reason for absence. Students missing hours for any reason must notify their instructor at least 1 hour prior to the theory or clinical day. If a student fails to notify their instructor of their absence (no-call, no-show) they will receive a Warning Letter and an individualized plan of correction. A student may be dropped from the program on their second no-call no-show offense.
  • In an effort to support students with their successful completion of the VN program, when students miss 5 or more hours of class, or 8 or more hours of a clinical day, they will receive a Warning Letter with an individualized plan of correction.
  • Students who do not arrive on time to a clinical class will be sent home and the day counted as an absence.
  • Three late arrivals to class will be counted as an absence from theory.
Absences
  • Absences due to illness of the student or their child or severe illness of a family member, court hearings, bereavement, or medical appointments will be considered excused absences.
  • Students are encouraged to have a plan for back-up childcare, and to plan medical appointments on non-class days, if possible.
  • Any other absences will be considered not excused.
  • If an instructor is ill, all efforts will be made to fill the scheduled shift with a qualified instructor. If for any reason the scheduled class or clinical must be canceled then the hours will be made up on the next available date. This is not counted as a student absence.
Make Up Hours
  • All make up hours must be completed during the term the missed objectives are assigned.
  • Make-up Time Forms will be kept in the student file in the director’s office. A copy will be given to the student.
  • Theory Make-up: The Make-up Time Form: Theory will be used for missed theory hours. All theory hours must be made up regardless of being excused or unexcused.
  • Clinical Make-up: The Make-up Time Form: Clinical will be used for missed clinical hours. A total of up to 20 clinical hours may be made up. Unexcused clinical absence hours may not be made up.
Dismissal from the Program
Those who are unable to meet course objectives due to frequent absences and/or tardiness will be notified of incompletion and placed on a probationary status. Failure to correct incompletes will result in corrective counseling and ultimately possible dismissal from the program.
  • Regardless of the mix of excused or unexcused absence hours, a student will be dropped from the program if they miss more than:
      • 20 theory hours from unexcused absences at any time during the program
      • 30 theory hours in one term, despite the hours being made up or not.
      • 40 clinical hours from unexcused absences
      • 60 clinical hours at any time during the program.
Health Limitations
Since a high level of wellness is essential to meet the requirements of the curriculum, each student must have on file those health examinations required under the admission policy and must maintain the degree of health necessary to meet the requirements and achieve objectives of the program.

In addition, the health and safety of the patient will be protected. A physical or emotional condition, which interferes with the student's effectiveness in meeting the course requirements, may constitute a hazard to the health and safety of patients.
 
This would include any medical or surgical problem that might interfere with the student's ability to carry out his/her clinical assignment, and fulfill program objectives. A statement from the student's physician may be required.
Accordingly, if a student is unable to meet objectives of the program due to health limitation or excessive absences the student may be asked to drop out of the program.
 
Employment Expectations
While it is a student decision to be employed, we strongly discourage working while classes are in session. Students may not work a late shift before reporting to a class or clinical assignment as this presents a health and safety risk for students and others.
 
 
EVALUATION, REMEDIATION AND TUTORING
Evaluation and Grading
Evaluation is an essential and ongoing process in education.  It is a means by which the student is kept informed of his/her progress in meeting the course objectives.  The process at the Ukiah Adult School of Vocational Nursing is accomplished through the following steps:
  1. Objectives are written in behavioral terms and are discussed with students during orientation to the course. Each student receives a copy of both theory and clinical objectives for each week of the program.
  2. Feedback of student progress is on-going with the fast return of corrected tests and projects.  Tests may be reviewed with clarification of correct answers and encouraged discussion.
  3. At least twice each term, including at the end of the Fundamentals clinical hours, individual conferences will be held to inform students of his/her progress in relation to clinical objectives. These are written evaluations and are signed by both instructor and student. These are kept on file until the end of the course. A pass/fail clinical grade is given at the end of each term.
  4. Students must meet with the director at least once per term to discuss the status of overall progress and objectives. These are written evaluations and are signed by both instructor and student. These are kept on file until the end of the course.
  5. Strengths and weaknesses are continually identified so that the student has the opportunity to pursue further development or improvement.
  6. Students must maintain a minimum of a "C" (75%) average in each class and a satisfactory clinical performance to continue in the program. Theory and clinical are evaluated separately.
  7. The following grading standards have been adopted:
    A+ 97 - 100 G.P.A. 4.00
    A 93 - 96 G.P.A. 4.00
    A- 90 - 92 G.P.A. 3.50
    B+ 87 - 89 G.P.A. 3.50
    B 83 - 86 G.P.A. 3.00
    B- 80 - 82 G.P.A. 2.80
    C+ 77 - 79 G.P.A. 2.50
    C 73 - 76 G.P.A. 2.00
    C- 70 - 72 G.P.A. 1.80
    D+ 67 - 69 G.P.A. 1.50
    D 63 - 66 G.P.A. 1.00
    D- 60 - 62 G.P.A. 0.50
  8. Students receive a report of theory grades and clinical progress upon completion of each term.
  9. Students who need additional help or tutoring are encouraged to make an appointment with the director or one of the other instructors.
Mathematics Requirements within the Nursing Program
  1. Accurate pharmacological calculation skills will be developed and evaluated in Pharmacology I.
  2. A basic medication administration exam will be administered in the first semester, and an advanced medication administration exam that includes pediatric dosage calculations will be administered in the second semester.
  3. The following math requirements must be met prior to students administering medications in a clinical course.
  4. A passing grade on these tests is 90%. If these tests are not passed this will be considered a course failure and the student will be ineligible to continue in the course. Only three exam attempts will be allowed.
  5. Students will be given a calculator and scratch paper to use on these exams. Phone calculators may not be used.
  6. Students must present documentation of participation in tutoring/ remediation activities to their instructor after which the test may be taken a 2nd time.
  7. Students who are unsuccessful in passing the test the 2nd time must present documentation of participation in tutoring/remediation activities to their instructor after which the test may be taken a 3rd time.
Remediation & Tutoring
It is our top priority to assist students within the Ukiah Adult School Vocational Nursing program to successfully complete the program, and to provide remediation as necessary. The intention of this remediation policy is to assist the student in developing a mastery of the material after identifying an area of weakness.
 
Triggering issues: A student shall be found to be in need of remediation when one or more of the following events occurs:
  1. Student scores 75% or lower on any topic exam
  2. Student holds a score lower than 75% in any class
  3. Student self-identifies as being in need of remediation 
Note: All students will receive remediation on ATI Content Mastery Series & Predictor assessments and are not part of this additional remediation process. 
 
This form outlines the process that instructors and students are to take when a student is found to be in need of remediation. 
 
Theory Remediation
  1. Students will not have the opportunity to submit “extra-credit” work or complete an alternative process offering an opportunity to receive a higher score than originally achieved on the exam.
  2. A passing grade for any exam is represented by achieving a grade ≥ 75%. Any grade < 75% constitutes remediation for students continuing in the program.
  3. All students must meet with an assigned instructor for all exams requiring remediation.
  4. The grade on an exam with less than 75% may only be improved as follows:
    1. The assigned remediation must be completed by the agreed upon due date.
    2. Only 2 exams per class per semester will qualify for a grade increase to no more than 75% by completion of the assigned remediation.
  5. Students must complete all assigned remediation within 2 weeks of receiving their exam grade or the end of the semester, whichever comes first.
  6. The director or an assigned instructor will decide on the remediation plan after discussing this with the student.
  7. Remediation for a failed exam, or class grade below 75%, will include
    1. Identification of weakness areas
      1. At a time and location specified by an assigned instructor to:
        1. Review the test score report and missed question items
        2. Review of missed exam questions is intended only to identify weaknesses of test-taking strategies and not to serve as a review of course content.
        3. Assign student completion of a test self-analysis review sheet.
    2. Development of remediation study plan based on the identified area(s) of weakness.
      1. The self-study process for failed examinations will be formatted at the discretion of the course director or assigned instructor and may include, but not be limited to:
        1. Reading assignments
        2. Review of lecture material
        3. Individually focused tutoring (especially skills related deficiencies)
    3. Evidencing proficiency of failed material
      1. Students will be reassessed by the course director or assigned instructor after completion of the outlined remediation plan with an emphasis on areas of poor performance. The assessment activity may vary, at the discretion of the director or instructor, and depending on the nature of deficiency and degree of remediation necessary. The activity may include, but not be limited to:
        1. Make-up written, oral, or practical examination
        2. Written completion of selected course instructional objectives with reference citations.
          1. Written response to selected examination items with reference citations.
          2. Problem based learning exercise(s) focused on area(s) of weakness.

Clinical Remediation

  1. Clinical rotations are a pass or fail grade. Each student completes a term clinical evaluation with their assigned instructor. Passing or failing grades are evaluated with clinical write-ups, skills check-offs, logging patient cases, clinical experience hours, professionalism, hospital staff and clinical instructor evaluations.
  2. A student may receive a failing grade for, but not limited to, the following reasons: 
    1. Failing more than three items on their term evaluations. This does not include a “not applicable” mark if a student has not had the opportunity to complete an item.
    2. Failing to complete assigned clinical remediation. 
    3. Failed professionalism in the clinical year. Mild professionalism offenses can be remediated as determined by the clinical instructor. 
    4. Implementing a mistake in clinical judgment that causes harm to, or severe potential harm to another person. 
  3. Remediation in the clinical or skills lab settings include, but not limited to:
    1. Failing a skill check.
    2. Mild professionalism offenses.
    3. Lack of participation
  4. Remediation in the clinical or skills lab setting will be determined by the Director or the student’s assigned clinical instructor. 

REMEDIATION EVALUATION

In order to complete remediation, and to successfully continue in the Vocational Nursing program, the student will demonstrate an understanding of the following topics by scoring 75% or higher on an exam, by passing a clinical skill or completing the assigned remediation from a clinical assessment.


Student _________________________ has been identified as needing remediation for the following objectives:

 

  • Clinical Objectives
  • Theory Objectives
 
 
 
 

The following remediation work to be completed is as listed: 

____________________________________________________________________________________________


____________________________________________________________________________________________



Remediation will begin on ____________, and will be reassessed on ____________ by ___________________________________________ (name of supervising instructor). 



Need for Remediation Signatures

 

Student’s Signature: _________________________

Date: _____________

Instructor’s Signature: ________________________

Date: _____________

Director’s Signature: _________________________

Date: _____________

 
As stated on the previous page, remediation has been:
  • Completed, and shows proficiency in the listed objectives as evidenced by:
  • Not completed, and next steps will include:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Completion of Remediation Review Signatures

 

Student’s Signature: _________________________

Date: _____________

Instructor’s Signature: ________________________

Date: _____________

Director’s Signature: _________________________

Date: _____________

 

Test Self-Analysis Review Sheets


Student: __________________________   Completed on date: _____________


Directions:

When completing this form, first list the number of each test question that you missed & the topic in the first column. Then, mark an X under the description that best explains why you missed the question. You may mark more than one reason for a question. If you missed a question for a reason other than those listed, clearly specify the reason in the “Other” column on the right side of the chart. Next, add the number of X’s under each reason. These numbers indicate the areas of study on test-taking strategies that need more attention.


Complete this page with # of questions missed, the exam grade, an attainable goal, 3 strengths and at least one priority learning target.  


Submit a copy to the assigned instructor. 

©Loma Linda University

The number of questions I missed: My exam grade:  My realistic goal for next time:
My Strengths Identify at least 3 learning targets/ key concepts in which you excel:
 
 
 
My Highest Priority for Studying dentify priority learning targets/ key concepts/ clinical or theory objectives to be met
 
 
 
 
 
 
STUDENT RECORDS
 
A permanent cumulative file will be established when a student is accepted into the Vocational Nursing Program. The file will initially contain the application, transcripts, test scores, letters of recommendation, interview scores, and any other documents related to application and acceptance.
 
At the end of Terms I and II, a transcript is placed in the student file indicating the name of the program, overall grades for each term, a comprehensive percentage grade, individual subject grades, attendance, and the date of term completion.
 
At the end of Term III, a final transcript is placed in the file indicating the date of program completion along with the information listed for Terms I and II.
 
Transcripts are maintained indefinitely, and transcript information is also stored electronically in the adult school office and is password protected.
 
If a student withdraws prior to program completion, a summary statement of the student's progress, reason for withdrawal, and refund information will be placed in the file.
 
Files are stored in a locked, fire-proof cabinet.
 
Students may inspect their master file at any time under the direct supervision of the program director or an authorized staff member. Should a student find, upon review, that there are records that are inaccurate or misleading; the student may request that errors be corrected. The Adult School Administrator will have the final decision regarding changing or removing items from the file.
 
All student records are confidential and information from them will only be given to authorized persons. All data such as grades, scores, health records, and performance evaluations may not be revealed without the student's consent in writing. Only authorized personnel will have access to in-progress student evaluations and files.
 
TRANSCRIPT REQUESTS
 
Transcripts for students participating in the Vocational Nursing Program are maintained in the student's permanent file, and held electronically in a password protected program.
 
Transcripts are submitted to the file at the end of each term, and include overall grades, a comprehensive percentage grade, individual grades in specific subject areas, attendance, and dates of program participation and completion.
 
Ukiah Adult School will provide copies of transcripts free of charge. Transcripts will only be released upon receipt of a Transcript Request Form signed by the student. Identification must be provided to verify student requests. Transcripts can be released to the student, or mailed to another institution indicated on the request form.
 
Transcripts will be released only when all tuition and other fees are paid in full.
 
 
VOCATIONAL NURSING PROGRAM TRANSCRIPT REQUEST FORM

Official transcripts will be mailed directly by Ukiah Adult School. 


Please send a sealed copy of my official transcripts to:


Name: __________________________________________ Date:______________     


Address: ___________________________________________________________


Phone number: _________________________ Fax number: __________________



I attended your school under the name of (please print):


__________________________________________________________________

Last   First Middle


From: _____________________ To: _______________________

        month/year month/year


Date of Birth: ______________ Social Security Number: ___________________

(Last 4 Digits)


Signature: _________________________________________________________


Current Name (please print): __________________________________________

Last First


Current Address: ___________________________________________________


Current Phone Number: ______________________________________________

 
OTHER POLICIES, RULES, REGULATIONS AND CORRECTIVE COUNSELING
 
If a student is not following policies of the school or is not maintaining satisfactory progress, corrective counseling is conducted. The purpose of this counseling is to resolve any problems or situations interfering with successful completion of the program. A written counseling report may be produced depending upon the seriousness and frequency of the occurrence.
 
All School District policies apply to the LVN program.
 
All formal agreements with clinical sites apply to the LVN program.
 
Laws and Assurances
Ukiah Adult School provides equal opportunity to all students, and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, handicap, religion, national origin, age, political or sexual orientation. No services will be denied and equal treatment assured while a student is being interviewed, oriented, tested, counseled, enrolled and instructed in classroom activities. If any of these rights are violated, a student has the right to file a grievance.
 
The Ukiah Unified School District and the Ukiah Adult School are committed to providing equal opportunities for all individuals in educational programs and do not discriminate on the basis of any unlawful consideration.
 
Uniform Complaint Policy
The District will adhere to uniform complaint procedures when addressing complaints alleging unlawful discrimination or failure to comply with the law. The district encourages complainants to resolve problems early and informally whenever possible.
  • All complaints must be in writing and must contain a concise statement of the facts. The complainant must sign and date the complaint and submit it to the superintendent or the compliance officer of the district.
  • Within three days of receiving the complaint, the compliance officer may discuss informally with the complainant the possibility of referring the matter to mediation. The compliance officer shall, within five working days following the receipt of the complaint, or following unsuccessful mediation, commence an investigation of the complaint.
  • Within 60 days from complaint, the compliance officer shall complete the investigation and the Superintendent shall prepare a written decision based on the findings.
For further details on the above, the Policies/Rules and Regulations are located in the Adult School office.
 
Sexual Harassment 
Sexual harassment of or by any employee or student will not be tolerated in the Ukiah Unified School District. The Board considers sexual harassment to be a major offense, which may result in disciplinary action or dismissal of the offending employee. Students who commit sexual harassment may be subject to suspension or expulsion from schooling in the district pursuant to Education Code 48900.2 Employees and students are expected to adhere to a standard of conduct that is respectful and courteous to fellow employees and students and to the public.
 
Sexual harassment is defined in California Education Code, Section 212.5, as "unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors and other verbal, visual or physical conduct of a sexual nature, made by someone from or in the work or educational setting... :• It is further defined as "deliberate or repeated sexual attention that is unwelcome, unwanted and not returned."
 
A person who feels that he/she is being harassed is encouraged to immediately report such an incident to his/her immediate supervisor.
 
Smoking 
The use of tobacco, or any other smoked substances, are strictly forbidden on school property or at an off campus school event. Smoking tobacco is discouraged. Students who chose to smoke should not do so in their clinical uniform as odors cling to clothes and can have ill effects on some patients. Students who smell of smoke or perfume will be sent home and the hours may not be made up.
 
Alcohol / Drugs
Alcohol may not be consumed, served, sold or auctioned while on school property or at any school function. Students suspected of coming to school under the influence may be detained. Authorities will be contacted. Use of illicit drugs is strictly forbidden. Sale, possession, or use of drugs or alcohol will result in expulsion.
 
Weapons
Knives, firearms, explosives, or other dangerous objects are strictly prohibited. Causing, attempting to cause, or threatening to cause physical injury to another person will result in being dropped from the program. Police will be contacted.
 
Dress Code / Gangs
Professional dress is required. All students shall present themselves in an orderly manner conducive to the advancement of education. Their appearance should be neat and in keeping with the activity at school. Students are prohibited from wearing gang­-related apparel, or having gang-related tattoos.
 
The Ukiah Adult School staff reserves the right to determine if an article of clothing is disruptive to the educational environment.
 
Fragrance, Cellular Phones, Parking
The state school code prohibits the wearing of any fragrance while on school property. Cell phones are to be used in a professional manner.

VN students may park in open spots in our main parking lot, excluding those marked for student drop off/pick up and green short term parking. Spaces along Bush Street are  permissible as well.
 
Social Networking
Students are required to use professionalism and discretion in the use of social networking sites.
 
Health, Safety, and Facilities Use
It is the primary goal of Ukiah Adult School to provide adequate, safe, clean, and healthy facilities conducive to enhancing excellent learning and working environments for our staff, students, and guests. Policies and procedures are in place to reduce emergency situations and accidents and to respond appropriately if they arise.
 
In order to ensure wise use and maintenance of facilities, the following are expressly forbidden: willful defacing or destruction of school property, setting fires or tampering with fire protection equipment, willful waste of school supplies, and congregating in lavatories. Destruction of school or private property will result in the student being dropped from the program. The classroom and refrigerator are for everyone's use, it is your responsibility to dispose of all food and trash properly.
 
Ukiah Adult School maintains safety measures at the site for the benefit of students and staff, with the following required:
  • The school is alarmed by an independent security company to ensure appropriate and safe use of facilities.
  • Fire extinguishers and first aid kits are in each classroom.
  • Fire safety procedures and escape plans are posted in the classrooms and offices, and fire extinguishers are inspected annually.
  • Policies regarding smoking and tobacco use, alcohol and drug use, weapons, dress codes, sexual harassment, and a uniform, complaint procedure are in place.
  • A direct line to the police department is maintained in the office. An intercom system enhances communication to every room.
  • The custodian conducts a monthly safety check for the entire facility.
  • Restrooms are maintained and resupplied daily. A disaster/school safety plan is in place.
  • The parking lot is well lit and close to classrooms and the office.
  • Ukiah Adult School fills out a Ukiah Unified School District Report of Hazard or Safety Issue form if there is a safety issue the maintenance department needs to rectify. Imminent hazards or concerns are addressed immediately.
Students in the Vocational Nursing program are covered under the district Workers' Compensation program. Instructions in the student handbook outline the procedures in case an employee or student is injured or sick. A Report of Incident form must be completed immediately, as well as a Report of Accident for Workers' Compensation. Directions are specific for seeking care either at Job Care or the Emergency Room. All copies of the forms are sent to the district risk manager. Any actions necessary will be employed to insure any injury is addressed immediately, and that the welfare of the staff or student is foremost in all decisions.
 
 
INSTRUCTIONS FOR STUDENTS INJURED ON CAMPUS OR DURING COMPLETION OF SCHOOL ACTIVITIES
 
Fill out a DWC Form-1 along with the Workers Compensation Report of Accident form (located in the Ukiah Adult School Office or obtained from an instructor within 24 hours). Take the pink and green copies of the DWC Form-1 with you to your medical treatment appointment.
 
If it is necessary to seek medical treatment from:
A. Company Nurse
877 518-6702
Employer Name: Ukiah Unified 
Search Code: SIG05
B. Urgent Care
Sutter Lakeside Hospital 5176 Hill Road
Lakeport, CA  95453
(707) 262-5000
 
If necessary medical treatment is not an emergency, call Company Nurse or Urgent Care for an appointment.
 
Emergency treatment should be obtained at AHUV Emergency Room or Sutter Lakeside Emergency Room.
 
Doctor's notes for work-related injuries (also known as work status report) should be provided to Kimberly Larkin, Risk Manager, at the Ukiah Unified School District Office prior to returning to your program.
 
If your doctor's note states you have ''work restrictions", those restrictions must be submitted to and approved by the Vocational Nursing Program Director.
 
PROFESSIONAL BEHAVIOR FOR STUDENTS
 
Behavior
Students must demonstrate the acceptance of the ethical and legal responsibilities of the nurse-patient relationship.
 
Confidentiality
As part of the healthcare team, we are entrusted with personal information. It should be an unfailing rule to refrain from discussing what goes on in the hospital, or the illness and troubles of any patient, in public, not even with our own families, as defined under the Health Insurance and Portability Act (HIPAA) and the Protected Health Information Requirements.
 
Do not advise patients, either in or out of the hospital, on the choice of a physician. When talking with patients, do not discuss personal problems or problems of other patients, staff, or students.
 
Bullying
“Bullying is an ongoing and deliberate misuse of power in relationships through repeated verbal, physical and/or social behavior that intends to cause physical, social and/or psychological harm. It can involve an individual or a group misusing their power, or perceived power, over one or more persons who feel unable to stop it from happening.” - National Center Against Bullying
 
The UAS LVN Program identifies that bullying is: to seek to harm, intimidate, or coerce someone perceived as vulnerable.
 
What bullying IS NOT: single episodes of social rejection or dislike, single episode acts of nastiness or spite, single acts of aggression or intimidation, mutual arguments, disagreements or fights.
 
What bullying IS: repeated actions which harm, intimidate, or coerce others. 
 
Disrespectful, belittling, or harmful behaviors, towards any student or UAS Staff will not be tolerated, and include examples of the following, but not limited to:
  • Disrespectful use of words, volume, or tone of voice, verbally or written.
  • Snide comments
  • Physical intimidation
  • Verbal intimidation
  • Manipulating this process in an attempt to derail another student’s success in the program
Ukiah Adult School (UAS) implements the following to ensure the safety and support of all students and staff in the LVN Program:
  1. Any occurance of bullying amongst peers will be reported through the chain of command:
    1. The supervising LVN Instructor
    2. Program Director
    3. UAS Principal
  2. Verbal Warning will be given for the first offense and documented in the student record. Subsequent offenses will be written and documented in the student record.
  3. Students may be dismissed from class or clinical, at the instructor’s discretion, if they have persistent bullying behavior after receiving a verbal warning. This will be counted as an unexcused absence and the hours will not be eligible to be made up.
  4. Students witnessed engaging, on 3 or more separate occasions (3 offenses), in bullying behaviors will meet in person with the Program Director, Principal, and involved instructors. An appropriate remediation plan will be implemented at the discretion of UAS Staff, and the student will be placed on probation for 1 month or the end of the term, whichever comes first. 
Any subsequent acts of bullying during the probationary period will result in immediate dismissal from the program. Tuition will be refunded as written in the refund policy. 
 
Clinical Uniform
The following uniform standards must be observed during all clinical rotations.
  • Ceil blue color scrub top, with appropriate school patch and white slacks. Only approved, ceil blue color cardigans should be worn with the uniform.
  • Scrubs must be clean, well-fitting, unstained without holes. Pants must fit appropriately so cuffs do not touch the ground.
  • No lab coats
  • Solid white turtlenecks or tops may be worn under the scrub top.
  • Appropriate clean white socks and white shoes with soft soles and heels.
  • Hair should be clean, worn in a style that is away from the face so that it does not fall on the patient or have to be touched during patient care.
  • Facial hair may be worn if short and neatly trimmed.
  • A watch with a second hand is required.
  • Simple facial jewelry is appropriate. No earrings longer than 1 inch. Wedding rings are acceptable.
  • Clinical uniforms are to be worn only for clinical rotations. 
Grooming 
Careful attention to grooming is necessary, which means thorough oral hygiene, cleanliness of hair and body with no bright or chipped fingernail polish. No nail jewelry. Fingernails must be kept shorter than ¼ inch. No perfume. 

Makeup and hair must be in keeping with a professional image. 
 
Use of a good deodorant to prevent body odor is necessary. Good grooming helps you to enjoy your work and adds prestige to your service. No gum chewing. If you smoke, be aware that smoke odors cling to clothing and hair and may be offensive to others.
 
 
STUDENT SERVICES
 
Ukiah Adult School's goals and objectives for providing effective student services lie in three aspects of the program. First, the program must develop and maintain a system for recruiting and admitting the most qualified candidates for program completion.

Secondly, once admitted, it is the responsibility of the program to provide the counseling and guidance necessary in personal and academic areas so the students can face and overcome challenges that may hinder their success. Finally, the program must instill the skill and professionalism necessary, and provide the opportunity in the community, for students to successfully obtain employment as healthcare professionals, and track these successes for program improvement.
 
The application process was rigorous and congratulations for being one of the best candidates admitted to the program. We feel you possess the qualities necessary to complete the program successfully and become a quality healthcare professional.
 
Once the program begins, a thorough orientation of program requirements and strategies for success are presented. Academic and personal advisement and counseling are available and encouraged by the Director of Nursing and school administrator. Close monitoring of student progress is maintained with necessary counseling, interventions, and remediation plans instituted when necessary. Required meetings for students who fall behind take place, with follow-up meetings where necessary.
 
End of program evaluation, job placement activities, and student tracking take place to help program improvement. Formal end of program student evaluations are used to reflect effectiveness of program objectives, clinical experiences, and program strengths and weaknesses. Students evaluate instructional staff effectiveness. Clinical sites have the opportunity to evaluate students and the program. An end of program job fair takes place to help with job placement for completers. The Director of Nursing monitors both licensure examination results and job placement data for graduating students.
 
Every effort is made to provide the counseling and interventions necessary for all students to successfully complete the program and acquire the competencies necessary to become quality healthcare professionals.
 
Students can make arrangements with instructors for remedial work or tutoring as needed.
 
LIBRARY AND MEDIA SERVICES

Ukiah Adult School's Vocational Nursing program provides the variety of learning resources necessary to support the instructional program and informational needs of students and staff. The program also realizes that skill in alternative media input and delivery is a necessity for successful healthcare professionals in this country, and makes available multi-media opportunities to enhance professional competencies in this area.
 
A state of the art computer lab with internet is maintained in Room 4 for student use for research, projects, and assignment completion. Software relevant to the program is continuously updated. Printers and copiers are available for student use. Students have access to a simulation/skills lab in Room 6 to target skills and competencies for successful program completion. A professional library containing books, periodicals, and supplementary materials is maintained and available for student use in the main classroom, Room 2. An online media center library on the website allows students to view and review power-point presentations that have been presented in the classroom. Students have access to a digital library of instructional DVDs and videos.
 
The classroom contains equipment necessary for multimedia presentations, including computers, In Focus projector, television, DVDNHS player, video camera, digital camera, and webcam. Instructional media is reviewed and outdated material is eliminated from the digital library and new updated materials are purchased. A staff person is in charge of media services and provides orientation and assistance to staff and students. Staff will assist students in printing, duplication, and scanning of materials. Separate rooms are adequate and dedicated for classroom, computer lab, and skills center use. The media service center, classroom, skills lab, and office are all open and available to students and staff every school day.
 
STUDENT COMPLAINT AND GRIEVANCE PROCEDURE
 
If a student or any group of students has a complaint or any controversy, misunderstanding, or dispute arising from the interpretation, application, or observation of any policies or procedures of the Vocational Nursing Program, it is encouraged that the students' meet with the instructor and every effort be made to settle any disputes among the individual parties.
 
If efforts for resolution are not successful, the aggrieved parties should bring the matter to the Director of Nursing for an informal meeting within five days of the alleged incident. All parties and complaints will be heard and the Director of Nursing will make a decision regarding the resolution of the grievance.
 
If the decision of the Director of Nursing is not satisfactory, the aggrieved participants may request, in writing within five days of the informal hearing, a formal hearing with the Director of Nursing and the Administrator of Ukiah Adult School.

The Administrator will submit a written decision on the grievance to all parties concerned within five days of the formal hearing.
 
Students may always contact the Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians or the Council on Occupational Education regarding any concerns about the program.
 
Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians
2535 Capitol Oaks Drive, Suite 205
Sacramento, Ca 95833
(916) 263-7800
 

Council on Occupational Education
7840 Roswell Road, Building 300, Suite 325
Atlanta, GA, 30350
(800) 917-2081
www.council.org
 
California Department of Education
Adult Education Office 1430 N Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
Telephone: 916-322-2175 
www.cde.ca.gov
 
 
REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION STATEMENT / ADA 
The Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) provide comprehensive civil rights and protections for persons with disabilities. "No otherwise qualified person with a disability in the United States...shall, solely on the basis of disability, be denied access to, or the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under al)y program or activity provided by any institution receiving federal financial assistance." A "qualified student" is defined as a student..."who meets the academic and technical standards required for admission or participation in the education program or activity." (source: rehabilitation Act of 1973 • Section 504).
 
Ukiah Adult School may not discriminate in the recruitment, admission, educational process, or treatment of students with disabilities. UAS will provide reasonable accommodations for students who are identified to have special needs. Students must voluntarily disclose that they have a disability (self-identify) or be referred from an agency or program for special needs adults, request accommodation, and provide documentation of their disability. Once identified, the student will meet with an administrator, the documentation of their disability will be reviewed, and appropriate, reasonable accommodations can be made. If students do not have recent documentation of the disability, the administrator may refer them to the appropriate agencies for follow-up.
 
COMMUNITY RESOURCES
 
Counseling Services   Health Services  
Hillside Health Center (707) 468-1010 Consolidated Tribal Health (707) 485-5115
Mental Health Department (707) 472-2300 Healthy Families (707) 472-2600
Redwood Children’s Services (707) 472-2922 Hillside Health Center (707) 468-1010
    Veterans Health Center (707)  468-7700
       
Domestic Violence   Suicide prevention / Mental Health  
Project Sanctuary (707) 462-9196 Hotline 1-855-587-6373
   
1120 South Dora Street
Ukiah, Ca 95482
 
Financial Services   24/7 Crisis line: (800) 555-5906
Food Stamps (707) 463-7700 Mental Health Access Team: (707) 472-2304
General Assistance (707) 463-7900
270 N. Pine Street
Ukiah, CA 95482
 
North Coast Energy Services (HEAP) (707)  463-0303 Message/Office Phone: (707) 463-0405
CalWorks (707) 463-7700 Mental Health Department: (707) 472-2300
Career Point (707) 467-5900    
    Substance Abuse  
    AODP (707) 472-2637
    Ford Street Project (707) 462-1934
 
POLICY OF ACCEPTANCE OF TRANSFER STUDENTS AND CREDITS
 
Acceptance of transfer students and competency based credits is in compliance with the California Vocational Nursing Practice Act with Rules and Regulations (section 2535).
 
Ukiah Adult School does not grant credits, but grants completed hours for theory and clinical instruction as required by the BVNPT. Clock hours may be transferred from other programs.
 
The Vocational Nursing Program is currently the only post-secondary offering at Ukiah Adult School, so no intra-school transfers take place.
 
Ukiah Adult School’s Vocational Nursing program will grant credit to students under the following general guidelines:
 
General Guidelines
Competency based credit will be granted only for previous education or experience completed within five years prior to the start date of the Vocational Nursing Program.

All students must meet all admission requirements for the Vocational Nursing Program.

Courses must be equivalent to courses in the Ukiah Adult School Vocational Nursing Program.
 
It is the applicant’s responsibility to see that verification of past experience and duties, such as official transcripts showing content of courses and credit, performed are on file before any credit can be granted.

Copies of all tests and evaluations are retained in the applicant’s file in the school office.

Transfer of credit for related units of study may be granted if students are admitted to the program. Students who are granted credit for previous courses, such as Nutrition, may either opt out of testing in specific content areas and accept their earned grade in their previous class for exam only, or waive their right to credit in that content area. Students are still responsible for non-exam activities in these classes, and they will receive that grade according to the work done. 

Evaluation will be determined by the program director and school administration. Students will request credit granting in the “Agreement to Policies” form. Credit granted or denied will be documented on the “Application for Academic Credit” form. 

All transcripts and forms for transfer credit hours must be completed and submitted to the director within 1 week after the start of each term. 
 
Specific Courses and Experiences
 
Nurses’ Aide or Non-accredited Practical Nursing courses and Certified Nurse Assistant courses:

An applicant satisfactorily completing a course of study as described in   Section 2535 (1, 5, 6) and having met the above criteria may receive clock hours for course completion contingent on staff observation and evaluation of the applicant in one or more practical nursing situations.
 
Accredited Vocational Nursing or Practical Nursing Courses:
 
Clock hours based on evaluation of transcripts by the faculty will be granted to transfer students from other vocational nursing programs having similar courses of study. The applicant must have received passing scores and satisfactory clinical evaluations in the school from which he or she is being transferred. The applicant will be placed in the appropriate week of the program.
 
Accredited Professional Nursing Courses:
 
Clock hours for nursing education and clinical experience, based on evaluation of transcripts by the faculty, will be granted to students seeking transfer from this type of program. The applicant must have received passing scores and a satisfactory evaluation in the clinical area in the school from which he or she is being transferred. The applicant will be placed in the program in the appropriate week.
 
Accredited Psychiatric Technician Courses:
 
Clock hours for nursing education and clinical experience will be granted based on evaluation of transcripts by the faculty. Applicants must have received passing scores and satisfactory clinical evaluations from this type of school. The applicant will be placed in the program in the appropriate week.
 
Armed Service Nursing Courses:
 
Clock hours may be granted to an applicant showing evidence of satisfactory completion of a basic or advanced course in nursing offered by any branch of the Armed Forces. The applicant must have received passing scores and a satisfactory evaluation in the clinical area. The applicant will be placed in the program in the appropriate week.
 
Academic Credit Application

Students may transfer credit grades and/ or hours as listed in the Transfer Students and Credits Policy. 
 
The following credit has been evaluated as documented below. 
 
Term __________    Student Number __________   
 
Approved or Denied Type of Credit Notes
     
     
     
 

Student Printed Name: ___________________     Date: _________________


Student Signature: ______________________





Director Printed Name: ___________________     Date: _________________


Director Signature: ______________________

Graduate Follow Up Survey
Within 12 months of graduation, all graduates of the Ukiah Adult School Vocational Nursing program will be surveyed to determine:
  1. Whether the graduate is currently employed in the field of nursing
  2. Annual income
  3. Satisfaction level with the education/ preparation that the graduate received from the Ukiah Adult School Vocational Nursing program
The questionnaire will first be sent to the graduates via the class’ Facebook page or by email. 
 
If graduates do not respond on the facebook page, or by email, the School Secretary will call graduates to obtain a response.
 

EMPLOYMENT ASSISTANCE
 
Although Ukiah Adult School can not and does not guarantee employment upon graduation, qualified Vocational Nurses are in great demand.
 
Program participants enjoy a great advantage when it comes to opportunities for employment. Clinical instruction takes place in local hospitals and other healthcare facilities in our community. These facilities are the future employers of our graduates and have the advantage of observing the students' competencies with patient interaction and care first hand. Many of our students have jobs waiting before they complete the program. In addition, end of program job fairs are organized by the school which bring employers into the classroom to present employment opportunities and information regarding their facilities to students. Employers come to the Director of Nursing when openings occur and she makes those known to the class. In addition, job opportunities are posted on the website under the LVN tab.
 
STUDENT VOCATIONAL NURSING CONTRACT
 
  1. Attendance is required for the entire scheduled time. Work schedules, appointments, childcare, on-call schedules and other commitments are to be managed outside theory and class hours.
  2. Evening and nightshifts may be required. Contact your clinical instructor as soon as possible if you must be absent. Tardiness will not be tolerated, and three tardies will be counted as an absence.
  3. Clinical assignments may be in any approved facility, changes will occur as determined by faculty.
  4. The order of daily class content will be arranged at the instructors' discretion.
  5. Special projects such as oral reports, class presentations, and written reports may be required.
  6. Minimum homework expectations (outside of regular school hours) consist of 2 hours of preparation for each hour of theory presentation.
  7. Seating for tests is at the instructors' discretion.
  8. Break Times
    1. Monday & Tuesday- 60 minute lunch (Breaks according to instructors' discretion.)
    2. Wednesday & Thursday- one 10 minute morning break, 30 minute lunch, one 10 minute afternoon break.
  9. If a test cannot be taken on the assigned test date, it must be taken within one week. The test will receive zero credit if not made up. Consideration may be given for special circumstances to be determined by the faculty.
  10. Any hospitalization, pregnancy, or injury occurring during the school year requires a Doctor's authorization for continuance with program requirements. Evaluations may be required. An absence of more than 3 days requires a Doctor's permission to return to the program.
  11. Each student is required to abide by the attendance requirements. Not completing the required hours will make that student ineligible to apply for their NCLEX exam, and as a result they will be dropped from the program.
  12. Cell phone use during class or clinical must be in a professional manner. Use of cell phones during testing will be grounds for dismissal. In an emergency, family members should call the office so that a message can be relayed.
  13. Students must bring all appropriate materials to class and clinical.
  14. Clinical uniforms must only be worn for clinical hours and not to other places of employment.

Student’s Signature  _______________________________    Date  ______________
Print Name  ______________________________________
 
AGREEMENT TO POLICIES
 
I have been informed and understand the Adult School policies as outlined in the student handbook (internet use agreement, emergency procedures, uniform complaint procedure, smoking, parking, alcohol, drug, weapons, dress code, fragrance, phone, time logs, and sexual harassment). I agree to abide by these policies.   _____Initial
  
The School Health and Safety Plan has been reviewed and I know where it is located for my reference.   ____Initial
 
I choose to take the entire program as it is offered and waive my right to apply for transfer credit.   ______Initial
 
I understand the policies of the school regarding attendance, absences, tardiness, and reasons for dismissal. I also understand the class schedule that has been outlined; evening and/or night shift experiences may be included during the program. As it has been explained, I know that minor changes in the schedule may be necessary for class trips, etc. I agree to abide by the policies and to remember that my schedule must be somewhat flexible in order to meet school requirements.  ______Initial
  
As a student in the program, I realize that the administrative offices of the school are located in Ukiah and that I must attend classes twice weekly and possibly up to four times a week in Ukiah. I may also need to obtain clinical experience at Sutter Lakeside Hospital and Adventist Health Ukiah Valley during the course. I realize there may be other assignments in Ukiah or in Lake County related to specialty rotations, special guest lecturers, seminars, etc.  ______Initial
 
I have read and understand my financial obligations in relation to the Vocational Nursing program and I agree to pay for my expenses as they are incurred.  ______Initial
 
I have read and understand the policies for students in the clinical facilities (appearance, professionalism, and confidentiality). I agree to abide by these policies.  ______Initial     

Date:_____________________        Signature: _____________________________________
 


Student Agreement to Anti-Bullying Policy



Ukiah Adult School (UAS) implements the following to ensure the safety and support of all students and staff in the LVN Program:

  1. Any occurance of bullying amongst peers will be reported through the chain of command:
    1. The supervising LVN Instructor
    2. Program Director 
    3. UAS Principal
  2. Verbal Warning will be given for the first offense and documented in the student record. Subsequent offenses will be written and documented in the student record. 
  3. Students may be dismissed from class or clinical, at the instructor’s discretion, if they have persistent bullying behavior after receiving a verbal warning. This will be counted as an unexcused absence and the hours will not be eligible to be made up. 
  4. Students witnessed engaging, on 3 or more separate occasions (3 offenses), in bullying behaviors will meet in person with the Program Director, Principal, and involved instructors. An appropriate remediation plan will be implemented at the discretion of UAS Staff, and the student will be placed on probation for 1 month or the end of the term, whichever comes first. 

Any subsequent acts of bullying during the probationary period will result in immediate dismissal from the program. Tuition will be refunded as written in the refund policy. 

Initial below: 

______ I have read the above information. 

______ I understand the program’s position on bullying.

______ I understand the process for reporting an occurrence of bullying.

______ I understand the expectation that I will not bully any other student or staff.

______ I understand that I may be dismissed from the program for bullying.

______ I will not abuse this process to intentionally derail another student's success in the program.



Print Name __________________________________


Sign: _______________________________________


Date: _______________________________________


“It costs nothing to be Kind.”

 

APPENDIX A
 
ACCEPTABLE USE POLICY FOR DISTRICT COMPUTER SYSTEM
 
 
Ukiah Unified School District
Acceptable Use Policy (AUP) for District Computer System Student and Parent Appropriate Use Policy
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This Acceptable Use Policy was adopted by the Board on September 14, 2010
 
The purpose of the Ukiah Unified School District's ("District") Acceptable Use Policy("AUP") is to prevent unauthorized access and other unlawful activities by users online, prevent unauthorized disclosure of or access to sensitive information, and to comply with the Children's Internet Protection Act ("CIPA"). As used in this policy, "user" includes anyone using the computers, Internet, email, electronic chars, wikis, blogs, webpages, and any other form of direct electronic communications or equipment provided by the District (the “network"). Only students enrolled in the District are authorized to use the network. All student’s using the network shall receive instruction in the proper and appropriate use.

The District will use technology protection measures to block or filter, to the extent practicable, access of visual depictions that are obscene, pornographic, and harmful to minors over the network. The District reserves the right to monitor users' online activities and to access, review, copy, and store or delete any electronic communication or files and disclose them to others as it deems necessary. Users have no expectation of privacy regarding their use of District property, network and/or Internet access or files, including email.
 
Acceptable Uses of the UUSD Computer Network and/or the Internet

At the beginning of each year, schools must verify that student’s using the computer network and Internet access for that school year have a signed page acknowledging this policy. Students who are under 18 must have their parents or guardians sign this page and schools must keep it on file. Once signed, this agreement shall remain in effect for one year and shall be renewed every school year prior to any computer network or Internet usage, unless the student loses the privilege of using the District's network due to violation of this policy or is no longer a UUSD student. Even without a signature, all users must follow this policy and report any misuse of the network or Internet to a teacher, Principal, or other appropriate District personnel. Access is provided primarily for education purposes. If a user is uncertain about whether a particular use is acceptable or appropriate, he or she should consult a teacher, supervisor or other appropriate District personnel.
 
Copyright of Pub/is/Jed works

The District reserves the copyright for all works produced using District equipment. Copyrighted material shall be posted online only in accordance with applicable copyright laws. Any materials utilized for research projects should be given proper credit as with any printed source of information.

Unacceptable Uses of the Computer Network or Internet

As further outlined in Board policy and regulations of Student Use of Technology (BP 411/ AR 411.1), the following examples are considered inappropriate activity on the District network; however. the District reserves the right to take immediate discipline action regarding any activities (1) that create security and/or safety issues for the District, students, employees, schools, network or computer resources, or (2) that expend District resources on content the District, in its sole discretion, determines to lack legitimate educational content/purpose, or (3) other activities as determined by District as inappropriate.
  • Violating any state or federal law or municipal ordinance, such as: Accessing or transmitting pornography of any kind, obscene depictions, harmful materials, materials that encourage others to violate the law, confidential information or copyrighted materials;
  • Criminal activities that can be punished under law;
  • Selling or purchasing illegal items or substances;
  • Obtaining and/or using anonymous email sites; spamming; spreading viruses;
  • Developing school-related websites, blogs, forums, emails, or similar online communications representing the District or using District equipment or resources without the permission of the student's teacher or Principal. All such forums shall include a disclaimer that the District is not responsible for the content of the messages.
  • Promoting unethical practices or any activity prohibited by law, Board policy, or administrative regulations.
  • Causing harm to others or damage to their property, such as:
    1. Using profane, abusive, or impolite language; threatening, harassing, or making damaging or false statements, in print or any electronic media, about others or accessing, transmitting, or downloading offensive, harassing, or disparaging materials, in any electronic media including (but not limited to) photos, movies, and text;
    2. Deleting, copying, modifying, or forging other users' names, emails, files, or data; disguising one's identity, impersonating other users, or sending anonymous email;
    3. Damaging computer equipment, files, data or the network in any way, including intentionally accessing, transmitting or downloading computer viruses or other harmful files or programs, or disrupting any computer system performance;
    4. Using any District computer to pursue "hacking" internal or external to the District, or attempting to access information protected by privacy laws, or;
    5. Accessing, transmitting or downloading "chain letters", large files, or any type of "pyramid schemes”·.
  • Engaging In uses that jeopardize access or lead to unauthorized access into others' accounts or other computer networks, such as:
    1. Using another's account password(s) or identifier(s);
    2. Interfering with other users' ability to access their account(s);
    3. Disclosing anyone's password to others or allowing them to use another's account(s).
  • Using the network or Internet for commercial purposes:
    1. Using the Internet to buy or sell anything for personal financial gain;
    2. Using the Internet for personal advertising. promotion, or financial gain; or
    3. Conducting for-profit business activities and/or engaging in non-government related fundraising or public relations activities such as solicitation for religious purposes, lobbying for personal political purposes.
Student Safety
  1. The student's parent or guardian is responsible for monitoring the minor's use and/or access to the UUSD network/accounts from outside of school;
  2. Students shall not reveal, use or disseminate on the Internet any personal information about themselves or other persons. For example, students should not reveal their name, home address, telephone number(s), Social Security number or display photographs of themselves or others;
  3. Students shall not meet in person anyone they have met only on the Internet; and
  4. Students must abide by all Jaws, this Acceptable Use Policy and all District security policies.
Parent Access to Student Data  and Electronic Classroom Environments
  1. Student attendance and grade information is considered confidential and access to unauthorized student information is in violation of this Acceptable Use Policy.
  2. Parents/guardians may not duplicate, distribute, or benefit financially from any work that is generated in an electronic classroom or school environment, such as through a classroom wiki, website, or blog.
  3. The District reserves the right to revoke Parent/Guardian access to anyone who violates the terms of this Acceptable Use Agreement
Use of Student Information
Because of the wide accessibility of the District network and potential risk to students, photograph(s) or videos of a student shall not be published without the prior written consent of the student's parent/guardian. Photographs or videos of groups of students, such as at a school event, may be published provided that students' names or personal information are not included.
 
Penalties for Improper Use
The use of a District account is a privilege, not a right, and misuse will result in the restriction or suspension of the account. Misuse may also lead to disciplinary and/or legal action for both students and parents or guardians, including, but not limited to suspension, expulsion, or criminal prosecution by government authorities.
 
Disclaimer
The District makes no guarantees about the quality of the services provided and is not responsible for any claims, losses, damages, costs, or other obligations arising from use of the network or accounts. Any additional charges a user accrues due to the use of the District's network are to be borne by the user. The District also denies any responsibility for the accuracy or quality of the information obtained through user access. Any statement, accessible on the computer network or the Internet, Is understood to be the author's individual point of view and not that of the District, its affiliates, or employees.
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I have read, understand, and agree to abide by the provisions of the Acceptable Use Policy of the Ukiah Unified School District. I agree to indemnify and hold harmless the District and its officers, agents, and employees from every claim or demand made and every liability, loss, damage or expenses, of any nature whatsoever, which may arise out of, or are in anyway connected with my failure to comply with this Agreement, except for liability for damages which result from the sole negligence or willful misconduct of the District or its officers, employees or agents.

Date: ____________ Student ID# ______________________    Student Name:_____________________________
 
School:_____________________________________    Student Signature_________________________________
                    
Parent/ Legal Guardian Name:____________________________________
 
Parent/ Legal Guardian Signature:_________________________________

Please sign and return this form to your school where it will be kept on file. It is required for all students that will be using a District computer, accessing the District's network, and/or Internet access.