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HISTORY

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Dr. Varughese has been a Registered Nurse for 24 years and has nearly twelve years of teaching experience in nursing education through various academic settings. Professor Varughese earned her Doctoral Degree in Nursing Practice and Systems Leadership from Chamberlain University in December 2018. She took her Masters of Science in Nursing/Nursing and Healthcare Education from the University of Phoenix in February 2013. Dr. Jiji Varughese had opportunities to serve as Associate Dean of Nursing, Faculty of Nursing, and Clinical Instructor at various edicational institutions in United States and abroad. Courses taught by her through various institutions are Med-Surg, Fundamentals of Nursing, Fundamentals of Nursing skills lab, Clinical, Med-Surg & Fundamentals of Nursing. As a direct patient care nurse, Dr. Varughese worked in Cardiac Cath Lab, EP Lab, CCU, telemetry units, sub-acute hospitals, rehab facilities, nursing homes, and home health during her various professional endeavors both in United States and India. Prof. Jiji Sally Varughese is passionate about mentoring high-risk students for their success.

MISSION/PHILOSOPHY

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Solomon’s Healthcare Academy (SHA) is a faith-based private entity established to uplift the glory of the Lord God Almighty through academic excellence. The institution provides high-quality education to prepare students for career advancement and academic excellence through tutoring. The organizational philosophy is grounded on the principles of safe and effective care management for the people living in the community.

Mission

SHA is deeply committed to bringing academic excellence and preparing students to became a culturally competent safe, member of the associated career network as they transition from student life to employment. Our students accomplish critical thinking skills through integration and dissemination of knowledge along with excellent test preparation through our Socratic style for delivery of course content. The training center preserves and promotes high quality and safe professional practice through learning activities.

 

Vision

Our vision is to generate graduates with wisdom and power through professional excellence and cultural competency. As the most comprehensive career prep center providing higher quality education in one of the most dynamic and most extensive regions of the nation, SHA will celebrate its culturally competent transition focussed test prep for allied health professionals.

Values – “CAPE IT”

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Critical thinking: By practicing to apply to clinical scenarios

Academic excellence: Through cutting edge teaching and learning process the students will be guided to develop critical thinking.

Professional excellence: The students will be able to achieve professional excellence through learning the evidence-based practice.

Emotional Intelligence: The graduates will be prepared to serve as a catalyst to bring positive changes in society.

Intentional Diversity: The students will be prepared to demonstrate intentional cultural sensitivity and transparency to the clients they serve.

Transformation: Transformation of personnel to provide caritative caring for healthcare clients.

Purpose

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The ultimate purpose of the training institute is to demonstrate the love of Jesus Christ through academic excellence for the benefit of society.

ACCREDITATION AND APPROVALS

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Approved by Texas Workforce Commission as Career Schools and Collelges.

Approved by the Texas Health and Human Services Commission as NATCEP.

 

DESCRIPTION OF AVAILABLE SPACE, FACILITIES, AND EQUIPMENT

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Solomon’s Healthccare Inc. offer Nurse’s Aide Training and tutoring services for graduate nurses/international nurses seeking assistance for preparation for credentialing in the United States. The facility is over1800 square feet of office space, including modern classrooms and skills laboratories. The classroom is equipped with an LCD projector and computer interaction. Our skills lab incorporate specialized equipment for a variety of learning settings. Mannequins, Hoyer lift, hospital bed, bedside table, wheelchair, walker, crutches, commode, urinal, equipment for vital signs monitoring and oxygen concentrator will our skill lab. The skill lab is equipped to provide a hands-on learning experience to the students. Other amenities include a break room, library, two restrooms, open launch, and private office spaces for faculty/program director/administrator for advising students. The school also has a resource center equipped with four laptops, a growing inventory of books, CDs, and other resources. The school utilizes three rehabilitation/long term care center to accommodate students in their clinical experience. The school is accessible to major streets and public transportation routes.

Organizational Team

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Program Director /Owner: Jiji Sally Varughese DNP, MSN-Ed, RN

Administrator/Registrar: Geemon Varughese, B.Sc., MCA

Faculty/Staff: Jiji Sally Varughese DNP, MSN-Ed, RN

FEES, TUITIONS AND/OR SPECIAL CHARGES

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Tuition and fee vary by courses and seminars offered. Detailed tuition addenda provided to each student upon enrollment. Tuition is due in full prior to start of classes unless differed arrangements have been made. Fixed tuition promise is available for Solomon’s Healthcare Academy students who remain active and in good standing for the duration of their program or seminar. Students who withdraw or are withdrawn from school are not reinstated within 90 calendar days from the last day of attendance are subject to a tuition increase. Students requiring repeated course work will be charged additional tuition at the prevailing rate; repeated coursework will extend the program length and total cost. Students are not required to purchase scrubs, supplies and course materials through school but must be purchased and make available from the first day of class. Supplies include online access to course materials, textbooks, Gate belt, Stethoscope, wristwatch, notebook, pen. Students may purchase their own textbooks and course materials but items must be by required author/publication as per course curriculum/syllabi. Required scrubs for Nurses Aide training program is Maroon Color with embroidered school emblem/name. Students may purchase scrubs directly from the vendor supplies customized material to the school. The tuition fee does not include the fee for licensure/ certification examination. Students are responsible for the cost of the respective certification/licensing examination and related application process.

Program/

Seminar

Registration/ Student services Tuition Books & Materials Supplies Scrubs Lab Total Cost
NCLEX-RN

/PN review seminar

$50

$2,150

$300 N/A N/A N/A $2,500
Nurse’s Aide Program

$50

$600 $100 $100 $100 $50 $1000
Paient Care Technician (PCT)

$50

$2,500

$ 300 $ 100 $100 $300 $3,350
Phlebotomy Technician

$50

$800

$100 $100 $100 $100 $1,250
EKG technician

$50

$800

$100 $100 $100 $100 $1,250

 

Payment plan

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Solomon’s Healthcare Academy accepts cash, credit/debit card (Masters/VISA), check, cashiers check/money order as payment methods. All partial payment plan fee must be paid prior to the first day of class just as stated below. The students who fail to follow the payment plan may not be allowed to attend the classes unless prior approval from the program director is obtainined in writing.

Nurse Aide training

The student may pay the onetime fee of $700.00 at the time of admission. If the student would like to purchase the books, materials, supplies, or scrubs through the institution, the related payment must be made at the time of admission in addition to the $700 (total course fee). The student may also choose to pay in installment basis as follows:

Registration: $50.00

First Monday of the class: $300.00

Second Monday of the class: $200.00

Third Monday of the class: $150.00

The payment plan does not include the fee for course materials, supplies, or scrubs. The student must make the payment on or before the due date and prior to attending the scheduled class of the due date of the fee. A student may not be permitted to attend the class without clearing the outstanding fee or obtaining appropriate approval from the program administrator or registrar.

NCLEX-RN/PN Review

Students may pay a onetime fee of $2,500 at the time of admission to a four-month examination review seminar. Those students who wish to attend for a fewer number of days than four months may pay an hourly rate of $100/ hour for the needed hours of review. The students may purchase the course materials on their own. The student must have the materials readily available prior to the start of the seminar/initial evaluation. Once paid the fee in full students are permitted to attend the seminar repeatedly as many times as they need based on the availability of class/seats.

Registration: $50.00

Prior to the first day of class/first 1:1 tutoring: $850.00 (whichever comes first)

Prior to first Thursday of the second month: $800.00 (students are not permitted to attend class without making a payment)

Prior to first Thursday of the third month $800.00 (students are not permitted to attend class without making a payment).

Patient Care Technician (PCT) Program

The qualified students may receive credit exemptions based on submission of proof of eligibility and approval. If a student is approved for exemption of a specific course/s (certified para professionals with un restricted eligibility to practice in the healthcare setting such as Certified Nurse Assistants, Certified Phlebotomy Technician, Certified Electrocardiography Technician, of the program there will be a waiver of the tuition fee for that particular course will be provided. If the student choose to attend the classes even after receiving the eligibility for waiver, the student may pay the fee in full. The students who already have Nurse aide certification with no restriction to practice are exempoted from taking NAT 101. However, every student who enroll for PCT course are required to take NAT101 irrespective of the prior certifications.

The total cost of the program = $3,350.00 (Includes books supplies and materials)

The student may pay the onetime fee of $2,850.00 at the time of admission toward tuition, lab and registration. The fee fee mentioned here does not include course materials, scrubs, and/or supplies. If the student purchases the materials from the institution additional fee may be charged. Students may choose to purchase the books, materials, and other supplies including uniform by themselves as long as each itenary is exactly what is required by the institution. If the student would like to purchase the books, materials, supplies, or scrubs through the institution, the related payment must be made at the time of admission in addition to the $2,850.00 (total tuition fee for the program). The detailed tuition fee structure is as follows:

Registratration: $50.00 (not refundable). Separate registration fee may be charged for each program enrolled by the student.

Lab fee: $300.00

This is a one time payment if originally enrollment is for PCT course. If the student enrolled for each course separatrely additional lab fee may be charged for each course enrollment.)

NAT 101: $600.00 (Tuition only no other fee included)

NAT102: $300.00 (Tuition only no other fee included)

EKG101: $800.00 (Tuition only no other fee included)

EKG101: $800.00 (Tuition only no other fee included)

Students may pay the registration fee, lab fee and the tuition fee for the specific course upon enrollment for each course prior to the start date of the course. For example: A student who is planning to enroll for PCT course decides to take NAT 101 as his/her first course she may pay as follows:

Registration: $50.00

Lab fee: $300.00

Tuition fee for NAT101: $600.00 (Tuition only no other fee included)

Total $950.00 (Tuition only no other fee included)

For the subsequent courses (for those students who originally enrolled for PCT program only) of the program the student may pay only the tuition fee for the course planning to sign up to attend. If the student received credit exemptions for any of the courses that are part of the program, the related fee will be deducted from the total program cost if the original enrollment is for PCT course. The student may also choose to pay in installment basis as he or she progress toward signing up for each course within the program as follows:

Registration fee: $50.00

Skill laborotary fee: $300.00 (due prior to the first day of the first course). (NAT101/NAT102/EKG101/EKG101/CPT101) In addition to the above fee the students who enroll for PCT program may also adopt the following payment plan for each course they sign up if they would like to pay in multiple increment instead of one time payement pan.

Patient Care Technician Program

Total Tuition: $2500.00

NAT101 (4 weeks course including clinical)

Total tuition fee: $600.00

First Monday of the class: $200.00

Second Monday of the class: $200.00

Third Monday of the class: $200.00

Books, materials, supplies and uniform costs are not included in this payment plan. Students will not be allowed to take the final examination and clinical rotation without obtaining financial clearence.

NAT102

Total tuition: $300.00

Ist installment (Prior to week 1Friday): $150.00

IInd installment: (prior to Week 4 Friday) $150.00

EKG101

Total tuition: $800.00

Ist installment (Prior to week 1 thursday): $300.00

IInd Installment (Prior to week 4 Thursday): $300.00

IIIrd Instatllment (Prior to week 8 Thursday): $200.00

CPT101

Total tuition: $800.00

Ist Installment (Prior to week 1 Monday): $300.00

IInd. Installment (Prior to Week 4 Monday): $300.00

IIIrd Installment (Prior to week 8 Monday): $200.00

The payment plan does not include the fee for course materials, supplies, or scrubs. The student must make the payment on or before the due date and prior to attending the scheduled class of the due date of the fee. A student may not be permitted to attend the class without clearing the outstanding fee or obtaining appropriate approval from the program administrator or registrar.

 

Electrocardiograph Technician Training Program (EKG Technician)

The following fee structure is for students who enroll for the stand alone EKG technician.

Registration: $50.00

Skill Laborotary fee: $100.00

Tuition fee $800.00 (Books and materials not included)

Total: $950.00

Students may pay the entire amount as a one time fee or use the payement plan as follows:

Registration: $50.00

Lab fee: $100.00

Ist Installment (Prior to week 1 thursday): $300.00

IInd Installment (Prior to week 4 Thursday): $300.00

IIIrd Installment (Prior to week 8 Thursday): $200.00

(Books and materials not included in the above fee structure)

 

Phlebotomy technician Program (CPT)

The following fee structure is for students who enroll for the stand alone EKG technician.

Registration: $50.00

Skill Laborotary fee: $100.00

Tuition fee $800.00 (Books and materials not included)

Total: $950.00

Students may pay the entire amount as a one time fee or use the payement plan as follows:

Registration: $50.00

Lab fee: $100.00

Ist Installment (Prior to week 1 Monday): $300.00

IInd Installment (Prior to Week 4 Monday): $300.00

IIIrd Installment (Prior to week 8 Monday): $200.00

Books and materials not included in the above fee structure.

 

HOLIDAYS TO BE OBSERVED

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The school will remain closed during the following days

2020 2021
Easter holiday April 9th Thursday & 10th Friday Easter holiday April1st Thursday & 2nd Friday
Memorial Day: May 25th Monday Memorial Day: May 31st Monday
Independence Day: July 3rd Friday & 4th Saturday Independence Day: July 5th (observed)
Labor Day: September 7th Monday Labor Day: September 6th Monday
Thanksgiving: November 26th Thursday & 27th Friday Thanksgiving: November 25th Thursday & 26th Friday
Winter break: December 21st – January 1st, 2021 Winter break: December 20th 2021 – January 2nd 2022

 

ENROLLMENT PERIOD

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Enrollment periods for the Nurse aide training program are the three Calendar weeks prior to the first day of class for each course. Students may join anytime year-round for NCLEX-RN/PN exam preparation seminars based on the availability of seat and may attend until passing the licensure examination once paid the fee in full based on the availability of class and seat. The seminar schedule may vary based on student enrolment.

Schedule for 2020-2021

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Nurse Aide Training Program/NAT101

Total 100 hours: 5 weeks course

Spring 2020 March 16, 2020 – April 17, 2020

April 20, 2020 – May 22, 2020

Summer 2020 May 25, 2020 – June 26, 2020

June 29, 2020 – July 31, 2020

August 3, 2020 – September 4, 2020

Fall 2020 September 7, 2020 – October 9, 2020

October 12, 2020 – November 13, 2020

Winter 2020 November 16, 2020 – December 18, 2020

January 4, 2021 – February 5, 2021

Spring 2021 February 8, 2021– March 12, 2021

March 15, 2021 – April 16, 2021

April 19, 2021 -May 22, 2021

Summer 2021 May 24, 2021 – June 25, 2021

June 28, 2021 -July 30, 2021

August 2, 2021-September 3, 2021

Fall 2021 September 6, 2021 -October 8, 2021

October 11, 2021 -November 12, 2021

Winter 2021 November 15, 2021 -December 17, 2021

Phlebotomy Technician program/CPT101

Total hours 100 hours 10 weeks course

Summer 2020 May 25, 2020 – July 31, 2020

August 3, 2020 – October 9, 2020

Fall 2020 October 12, 2020 – December 18, 2020

Winter 2020 January 4, 2021 – March 12, 2021

Spring 2021 March 15, 2021 – May 21, 2021

Summer 2021 May 24, 2021 – July 30, 2021

August 2, 2021 – October 8

Fall 2021 October 11, 2021 – Dec 17, 2021

 

Electrocardiography Technician Program/EKG101

Total 60 hours 12 weeks course

Summer 2020 May 25, 2020 – August 14, 2020

Fall 2020 August 17, 2020 – November 6, 2020

Winter 2020 November 9, 2020 – February 12, 2021

Spring 2021 February 15, 2021– May 7, 2021

Summer 2021 May 10, 2021 – July 30, 2021

Fall 2021 August 2, 2021- October 22, 2021

Winter 2021 October 25, 2021 – January 28, 2022

Patient Care Technician Program

Students may sign up for the courses of the program in any order. Please refer to the schedule of the programs such as Nurse Aide Training (NAT101), Phlebotomy Technician Training (CPT101), & Electrocardiograph Technician (EKG101) courses for information regarding detailed schedule. The schedule for NAT 102, part of PCT program is as follows.

NAT102

Total 40 hours: 8 weeks course

Summer 2020 May 25, 2020 – July 17, 2020

August 3, 2020 – September 25, 2020

Fall 2020 October 12, 2020 – December 4, 2020

January 4, 2021 – February 26, 2021

Spring2021 March 15, 2021 – May 7, 2021

May 24, 2021- July 16, 2021

Summer 2021 August 2, 2021 – September 24, 2021

Fall 2021 October 11, 2021 -December 3, 2021

 

NCLEX-RN/PN Seminar

(Subject to change based on the number of enrolment and availability of attendees.)

Students may join year-round for NCLEX-RN/PN test preparation seminars and may attend until passing the licensure examination without any additional tutoring fee once paid the fee (flat-rate) in full based on the availability of class/instructor and seat. The complete test review is a 16-week seminar with a detailed review of the NCLEX blueprint. The seminar is offered 16 hours/week for 16 weeks, a total of 256 hours of classroom tutoring. The class schedule, date and enrollment number may vary according to student/faculty availability and demand. Those students enroll for attending classes on hourly base training instead to flat rate 0f $2500 (16-week review fee), are not allowed to continue/retake the classes. Students pay an hourly fee can only attend the review after making payment for the needed topics/ number of hours. The student can switch their enrolment to flat rate from hourly rate anytime they wish to do so if they agree to pay $2500 at the time of enrolment to the full review/Switching in addition to what is already paid in the past for hourly review. Any fee paid in advance (fee for unattended classes only) for hourly review will be counted toward the flat rate fee. The flat-rate fee for seminar review is not refundable. Hourly rate fee is refundable if the student did not attend the classes due to extenuating circumstances based on approval by the program director.

SCHEDULED VACATION PERIOD

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The school will be functional and offer courses year around as per pre planned schedule except during winter holidays. There will not be any scheduled classes during winter holidays and term breaks.

Winter Holidays: December 21st, 2020 to January 3rd 2021

The school will have one week of a break after every four-week course for administrative activities. Faculty training and student enrolment may take place as needed during this time period. There will not be any scheduled classes or training during the break week.

NORMAL HOURS OF OPERATION

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Days Time
Monday 09:00-21:00
Tuesday 09.00-21:00
Wednesday 09:00-21:00
Thursday 09:00-21:00
Friday 09:00-21:00
Saturday 09:00-21:00
Sunday Closed

Students will attend classes/ clinical from Monday to Friday as per scheduled hours of courses. The students may sign up for open lab hours for additional practice as needed/tutoring after class hours during the normal business hours of school with faculty.

 

SCHOOL OFFICE HOURS OF OPERATION

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The office will remain open from 10:00 to 16:00 Monday through Friday except on the day’s school that will be closed. The office will be closed for lunch from 12 noon to 1 pm.

 

DEFINITIVE CLASS SCHEDULES

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NAT 101

Total 100 hours: 5 weeks course

Week 1-3: Monday to Wednesday from 09:20 to 17:00 classroom/lab (60 hours)

Week 4: Monday to Wednesday from 07:00 to 19:00; 12 hours/day

Week 5: Monday: 07:00 am-11:00 am (40 hours). Time and days for clinical hours may vary based on clinical site availability. Students are required to attend 40 hours of supervised clinical training with the faculty to be eligible for graduation. A course time hour is at least 50 minutes of instruction during a 60 minutes period. Students will be given a ten-minute break each hour during didactic class. Break/meal time for clinical training may vary based on learning activities of the clinical rotation as per the direction of the clinical instructors. The students will take a Lunch break from 12 noon to 1 pm during weeks of classroom learning.

 

 

NAT102

Total 40 hours: 8 weeks course

Week 1-8 = Fridays: 09:30 – 15:30 5 hours/week = 40 hours (1 hour lunch break)

Schedule may vary based on number of student enrollment and availability to faculty.

EKG101

Total 60 hours 12 weeks course

Week 1- 12 =Thursdays 9:30 -15:30/week = 60 hours (1 hour lunch break)

CPT101

Total hours 100 hours: 10 weeks course

Week 1-10 Monday -Wednesday: 17:40-21:00 10 hours/week =100 hours

 

NCLEX-RN/PN Review Seminar

The complete exam review is a four-month seminar. The seminar is offered 16 hours/week for 16 weeks for a total of 256 hours of classroom review of the examination. The above shown hours includes a lunch break and leisure time. A course time hour is at least 50 minutes of instruction during a 60 minutes period. Students will be given a ten-minute break each hour during the seminar and demand. The seminar schedule is subject to change based on the number of students enroll for review. The tentative sample schedule is as shown below:

Thursdays:16:30 to 21:00: 4.5 hours/day

Fridays: 16:30 to 21:00: 4.5 hours/day

Saturdays: 9:30 to 16:30 7 Hours/day

ADMISSION/ENROLLMENT POLICIES

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Policy for Granting Credits

Solomon’s Helathcare Academy Inc. offer credits excemption for some previous education towards the programs offered by the institution for the qualifying students. The transcripts must have 80% match with the corresponding course curriculum to receive credits.

The students who hold an unrestricted and valid licence/certification of following may receive credit toward PCT course as long as the transcripts have at least 80% match with the related course curriculum:

  • Certified Nurse aide from an institution autherorized as an NATCEP by Texas health and human services when enrolling for PCT course. The credits will be accepted only if there is no legal restrictions to work as a nurse aide. If the prospective student qualifies for excemption she or he do not have to take NAT101 when enrolling for PCT program.
  • Certified Phlebotomy Technician from a nationally accredited board and possess an unrestricted certification to work on the same professional role may get excempted from retaking the course upon enrollment for PCT course. Students must meet all the requirements inorder to be eligible for admission.
  • Certified electrocardiography technicians mayt receive credit excemption for the related part of the course when enrolling for the PCT course if he or she have an unrestrictes cerrtificatrion to practice within the state.

 

Nursed Aide Training Program

The students applying for Nurse Aide training course are required to:

  • Be 18 years or older prior to applying
  • be a legal resident/ Citizen of the United States of America
  • have a clean criminal background history (The school will conduct a background check as per state requirement and policy prior to the start of class. Student enrolment will not be finalized prior to obtaining background check clearance).
  • Present proof of high school diploma/GED certificate/college transcript
  • Present copies of driver’s license, or state-issued ID, and Passport, or Green card, social security card as proof of legal identification (at least two IDs required)
  • TB test results and vaccination (Hepatitis and seasonal flu shot) records
  • Bring the wristwatch with the second needle, gate belt, stethoscope, and required textbooks and course materials from the first day of class
  • Wear recommended uniform scrubs during clinical hours.
  • Must be physically fit to handle patient care situations that may involve body movements such as but not limited to bending, twisting, standing, lifting weights (while assisting with various client needs like changing, feeding, transferring, ambulating, and repositioning clients)
  • To have healthcare provider BLS certification prior to attending clinical (the school may provide assistance in getting BLS certified upon students request.

 

Phlebotomy Technician program

The students applying for Phlebotomy technician program are required to:

  • Must be 18 years or older prior to applying
  • Possess a high school diploma or the equivalent, such as a General Education Development (GED) test or other equivalency test or diploma and official transcript reflecting equivalent education as evaluated by the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers for secondary education (if documents are not in English, a translation into English from a translation service approved in the United States for legal or governmental documents must be available upon request).
  • A copy of current completion card of Basic Cardiac Life Support, BCLS, for Health Care Providers.
  • The student must provide proof of immunization. The following immunizations are required: Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR), Varicella, TD or TDAP, all 3 doses of the Hepatitis B series, Flu Shot, and a current TB test (within the last year). If students have had a previous positive PPD test, documentation or history of treatment is required.
  • A copy of proof of personal healthcare insurance coverage which will cover the course dates classes prior to enrolling.
  • A copy of valid U.S. or Texas State Government Issued Photo I.D. (e.g. driver’s license)
  • Pass a criminal background check and drug screens. These checks must be completed no more than 30 days before the start of the clinical experience. Students who do not pass these two requirements will not be allowed to continue on to clinicals.

Electrocardiography technician program

The students applying for patient care technician program are required to:

  • Must be 18 years or older prior to applying
  • Possess a high school diploma or the equivalent, such as a General Education Development (GED) test or other equivalency test or diploma and official transcript reflecting equivalent education as evaluated by the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers for secondary education (if documents are not in English, a translation into English from a translation service approved in the United States for legal or governmental documents must be available upon request).
  • A copy of current completion card of Basic Cardiac Life Support, BCLS, for Health Care Providers.
  • The student must provide proof of immunization. The following immunizations are required: Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR), Varicella, TD or TDAP, all 3 doses of the Hepatitis B series, Flu Shot, and a current TB test (within the last year). If students have had a previous positive PPD test, documentation or history of treatment is required.
  • A copy of proof of personal healthcare insurance coverage which will cover the course dates classes prior to enrolling.
  • A copy of valid U.S. or Texas State Government Issued Photo I.D. (e.g. driver’s license)
  • Pass a criminal background check and drug screens. These checks must be completed no more than 30 days before the start of the clinical experience. Students who do not pass these two requirements will not be allowed to continue on to clinicals.

Patient care technician program

The students applying for patient care technician program are required to:

  • Must be 18 years or older prior to applying
  • Possess a high school diploma or the equivalent, such as a General Education Development (GED) test or other equivalency test or diploma and official transcript reflecting equivalent education as evaluated by the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers for secondary education (if documents are not in English, a translation into English from a translation service approved in the United States for legal or governmental documents must be available upon request).
  • A copy of current completion card of Basic Cardiac Life Support, BCLS, for Health Care Providers.
  • The student must provide proof of immunization. The following immunizations are required: Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR), Varicella, TD or TDAP, all 3 doses of the Hepatitis B series, Flu Shot, and a current TB test (within the last year). If students have had a previous positive PPD test, documentation or history of treatment is required.
  • A copy of proof of personal healthcare insurance coverage which will cover the course dates classes prior to enrolling.
  • A copy of valid U.S. or Texas State Government Issued Photo I.D. (e.g. driver’s license)
  • Pass a criminal background check and drug screens. These checks must be completed no more than 30 days before the start of the clinical experience. Students who do not pass these two requirements will not be allowed to continue on to clinicals.
  • Students with a valid Nurse aide certification must provide the proof of eligibility to get credit exemptions from NAT101 course. Students who are not able to provide the proof will be required to take all the courses of the curriculum to graduate.
  • The students may take the courses in any order. Student must complete all the courses to be eligible to take the certification examination. The students with unrestricted and active Nurse aide certification may be eligible to receive exception from taking NAT101. However, such a student must completer NAT102
  • Nurse Aide training (NAT101) 100 hours
  • (The students with valid Nurse Aide certification could receive waiver for this course if provided the copy of the certificate if there is no restriction for practice applied by the Texas Health and Human Services)
  • EKG technician course (EKG 101) 60 hours
  • Phlebotomy Technician (CPT 101) 100 hours
  • Patient care technician skills view (NAT 102) 40 hours
  • (Student with valid Nurse aide certificate must complete this course successfully to be eligible to graduate)
  • See the detailed curriculum assigned to each course number for further information of topics covered under each course. Upon successful completion of this program, the student is eligible to take the State of Texas Nurse Aide Certification exam as well as the certification exams for EKG, Phlebotomy and Patient Care Technician Certification.

NCLEX-RN/PN Examination Review Seminar

The NCLEX-RN/PN Seminar Course do not offer basic nursing education / any degree / educational credit hours. This course is strickly designed to offer additional tutoring service to nurses successfully graduated from accredicted institution for their licensure examination. Solomon’s Helathcare Academy Inc. does not offer credits for any previous education towards the courses offer. Students must meet all the requirements inorder to be eligible for admission.

The students applying for NCLEX-RN/PN are required to:

  • Be 18 years or older prior to applying
  • Be a legal resident/ Citizen of the United States of America or a legal permit to study in the United States of America
  • Must present proof (copy) of nursing diploma/graduation certificate.
  • Present copies of driver’s license,/state-issued ID/Passport/Green card/social security card as proof of legal identification (at least two IDs required)

CANCELLATION AND REFUND POLICIES

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Cancellation and refund policy for all programs of the Solomon’s Healthcare academy Inc. will be as discussed under this section except any seminars conducted by the school. A full refund will be made to any student who cancels the enrollment contract within 72 hours (until midnight of the third day excluding Saturdays, Sundays and legal holidays) after the enrollment contract is signed. A full refund will also be made to any student who cancels enrollment within the student’s first three scheduled class days, except that the school may retain not more than $100 in any administrative fees charged, as well as items of extra expense that are necessary for the portion of the program attended and stated separately on the enrollment agreement. Refund computations will be based on scheduled course time of classes through the last documented day of an academically related activity. Leaves of absence, suspensions and school holidays will not be counted as part of the scheduled class attendance. If tuition and fees are collected in advance of entrance, and if after expiration of the 72-hour cancellation privilege the student does not enter school, not more than $100 in any administrative fees charged shall be retained by the school. The minimum refund of the remaining tuition and fees will be the pro-rata portion of tuition, fees, and other charges that the number of hours remaining in the portion of the course or program for which the student has been charged after the effective date of termination bears to the total number of hours in the portion of the course for which the student has been charged, except that a student may not collect a refund if the student has completed 75 percent or more of the total number of hours in the portion of the program for which the student has been charged on the effective date of termination. (More simply, the refund is based on the precise number of course time hours the student has paid for, but not yet used, at the point of termination, up to the 75% completion mark, after which no refund is due.) Refunds for items of extra expense to the student, such as books, tools, or other supplies are to be handled separately from refund of tuition and other academic fees. The student will not be required to purchase instructional supplies, books, and tools until such time as these materials are required. Once these materials are purchased, no refund will be made. For full refunds, the school will withhold costs for these types of items from the refund as long as they were necessary for the portion of the program attended and separately stated in the enrollment agreement. A student who withdraws for a reason unrelated to the student’s academic status after the 75 percent completion mark and requests a grade at the time of withdrawal shall be given a grade of “incomplete” and permitted to re-enroll in the course or program during the 12-month period following the date the student withdrew without payment of additional tuition for that portion of the course or program.

Applicants not accepted for admission to Solomon’s Healthcare Academy Inc. are entitled to a refund of all the money paid. Refund computations will be based on scheduled course time of classes through the last documented day of an academically related activity. Leaves of absence, suspensions and school holidays will not be counted as part of the scheduled classes. Applicants may cancel their enrollment without penalty at any time prior to midnight of the third day (excluding institutionally recognized holidays) after the start of their first scheduled class session. Cancellation request must be addressed to the registrar or program director. The notice must be in writing. No particular form needed for cancellation request but must be signed and dated, show that the applicant no longer wishes to enroll and include the student’s contact information (Name, address, phone number, e-mail address). Cancellation requests may be hand-delivered or submitted by US Mail, e-mail, or fax. If submitted by US mail, the cancellation is effective on the date postmarked. Payments made by the student will be refunded within 30 days following the receipt of the notice of cancellation. However, students will be charged for textbooks, uniforms, supplies, equipment unless they are returned in unused condition. To withdraw from school after attending classes, students must notify the registrar or program director. Withdrawal is complete when the student has notified the designated official. Students who withdraw are responsible for all outstanding financial obligations. The effective date of termination for refund purposes will be the earliest of the following:

  1. the date of termination, if the student is terminated by the school;
  2. the date of receipt of written notice from the student; or
  3. ten school days following the last date of attendance.

 

A full refund of all tuition and fees is due and refundable in each of the following cases:

  1. a) an enrollee is not accepted by the school;
  2. b) if the course of instruction is discontinued by the school and this prevents the student from completing the course; or
  3. c) if the student’s enrollment was procured as a result of any misrepresentation in advertising, promotional materials of the school, or misrepresentations by the owner or representatives of the school.

Tuition charges for the student enrollment period are based on the student’s last day of attendance and the resulting percentage of the enrollment period completed (Enrollment period is defined as the term, quarter, semester or other academic course periods in which the charges are assessed tuition earned by Solomon’s Healthcare Academy Inc. is determined by dividing the number of calendar days elapsed from the start date to the last day of attendance by the number of calendar days in the enrollment period. The refund shall be the amount the student paid in excess of the tuition earned by solomon’s Healthcare academy Inc., less additional charges for registration fees, student services fee, textbooks, bundled electronic study material access fee (if any). If the student fails to return any textbooks (including the items taken from the library), uniforms, supplies, or equipment, the college may retain a portion of any payment made by the student to cover the cost of any unreturned items.

REFUND POLICY FOR STUDENTS CALLED TO ACTIVE MILITARY SERVICE.

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A student of the school or college who withdraws from the school or college as a result of the student being called to active duty in a military service of the United States or the Texas National Guard may elect one of the following options for each program in which the student is enrolled:

 

  1. if tuition and fees are collected in advance of the withdrawal, a pro-rata refund of any tuition, fees, or other charges paid by the student for the program and a cancellation of any unpaid tuition, fees, or other charges owed by the student for the portion of the program the student does not complete following withdrawal;

 

  1. a grade of incomplete with the designation “withdrawn-military” for the courses in the program, other than courses for which the student has previously received a grade on the student’s transcript, and the right to re-enroll in the program, or a substantially equivalent program if that program is no longer available, not later than the first anniversary of the date the student is discharged from active military duty without payment of additional tuition, fees, or other charges for the program other than any previously unpaid balance of the original tuition, fees, and charges for books for the program; or

 

  1. the assignment of an appropriate final grade or credit for the courses in the program, but only if the instructor or instructors of the program determine that the student has:

 

 

  1. satisfactorily completed at least 90 percent of the required coursework for the program; and
  2. demonstrated sufficient mastery of the program material to receive credit for completing the program.

 

The payment of refunds will be totally completed such that the refund instrument has been negotiated or credited into the proper account(s) within 60 days after the effective date of termination.

NCLEX-RN/PN Examination Review Seminar

A full refund will be made to any student who cancels the enrollment contract within 72 hours (until midnight of the third day excluding Saturdays, Sundays and legal holidays) after the enrollment contract is signed. A full refund will also be made to any student who cancels enrollment within the student’s first three scheduled class days, except that the school may retain not more than $100 in any administrative fees charged, as well as items of extra expense that are necessary for the portion of the seminar attended and stated separately on the enrollment agreement. Refund computations will be based on scheduled course time of classes through the last documented day of an academically related activity. Leaves of absence, suspensions and school holidays will not be counted as part of the scheduled class attendance. If tuition and fees are collected in advance of entrance, and if after expiration of the 72-hour cancellation privilege the student does not enter school, not more than $100 in any administrative fees charged shall be retained by the school. The minimum refund of the remaining tuition and fees will be the pro-rata portion of tuition, fees, and other charges that the number of hours remaining in the portion of the seminar for which the student has been charged after the effective date of termination bears to the total number of hours in the portion of the course for which the student has been charged, except that a student may not collect a refund if the student has completed 75 percent or more of the total number of hours in the portion of the seminar for which the student has been charged on the effective date of termination. (More simply, the refund is based on the precise number of course time hours the student has paid for, but not yet used, at the point of termination, up to the 75% completion mark, after which no refund is due.) Refunds for items of extra expense to the student, such as books, tools, or other supplies are to be handled separately from refund of tuition and other academic fees. The student will not be required to purchase instructional supplies, books, and tools until such time as these materials are required. Once these materials are purchased, no refund will be made. For full refunds, the school will withhold costs for these types of items from the refund as long as they were necessary for the portion of the seminar attended and separately stated in the enrollment agreement

  1. Refund computations will be based on the period of enrollment computed on the basis of course time (clock hours).
  2. The effective date of termination for refund purposes will be the earliest of the following:
    1. the last date of attendance; or
    2. the date of receipt of written notice from the student.
  3. If tuition and fees are collected in advance of entrance, and the student does not enter school, not more than $100 shall be retained by the school.
  4. If the student fails to enter the seminar, withdraws, or is discontinued at any time before completion of the seminar, the student will be refunded the pro-rata portion of tuition, fees, and other charges that the number of class hours remaining in the seminar after the effective date of termination bears to the total number of class hours in the seminar.
  5. A full refund of all tuition and fees is due in each of the following cases:
    1. an enrollee is not accepted by the school;
    2. if the seminar of instruction is discontinued by the school and thus prevents the student from completing the seminar; or
    3. if the student’s enrollment was procured as a result of any misrepresentation in advertising, promotional materials of the school, or misrepresentations by the owner or representatives of the school.

REFUND POLICY FOR STUDENTS CALLED TO ACTIVE MILITARY SERVICE.

  1. A student of the school or college who withdraws from the school or college as a result of the student being called to active duty in a military service of the United States or the Texas National Guard may elect one of the following options for each program in which the student is enrolled:
    1. if tuition and fees are collected in advance of the withdrawal, a pro-rata refund of any tuition, fees, or other charges paid by the student for the program and a cancellation of any unpaid tuition, fees, or other charges owed by the student for the portion of the program the student does not complete following withdrawal;
    2. a grade of incomplete with the designation “withdrawn-military” for the courses in the program, other than courses for which the student has previously received a grade on the student’s transcript, and the right to re-enroll in the program, or a substantially equivalent program if that program is no longer available, not later than the first anniversary of the date the student is discharged from active military duty without payment of additional tuition, fees, or other charges for the program other than any previously unpaid balance of the original tuition, fees, and charges for books for the program; or
    3. the assignment of an appropriate final grade or credit for the courses in the program, but only if the instructor or instructors of the program determine that the student has: (1) satisfactorily completed at least 90 percent of the required coursework for the program; and
    4. demonstrated sufficient mastery of the program material to receive credit for completing the program.
  2. Refunds will be totally consummated within 60 days after the effective date of withdrawal from the course.

 

 

COURSE(S)

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OBJECTIVE /PURPOSE OF COURSE

Nurse Aide Training Program

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Solomon’s Helathcare Academy Inc. does not offer credits for any previous education towards the courses offer. Students must meet all the requirements inorder to be eligible for admission.

The nurse aide course designed for the purpose of training students who wish to seek the career path in providing safe and effective basic care for people who need long term assistance in activities of daily living. The course is designed to teach the students the principles, concepts, and skills needed to learn the role of the nurse assistant in a long-term care facility. The course provides an opportunity for students to perform functions of a nurse aide through faculty-guided skills lab practice and simulations as well as off-campus long term care adult clinical experiences. After successful completion of the course and evaluation, the student will receive certification from the NATCEP and will be eligible to seek employment at the long-term care facilities as a certified nurse aide. The objectives of this course are predesigned by the Nurses Aide Training and Competency Evaluation Program (NATCEP) course curriculum. The institution will be conducting the course with the same objectives and purpose of NATCEP.

At the completion of the program the student will be able to:

  • Function as a certified nursing assistant in a long-term care facility providing client-centered basic care for activities of daily living and support residents and their families
  • communicate and interact therapeutically with residents and their families, with sensitivity to the physical, and psychosocial needs of residents.
  • Function as a contributing member of the healthcare team affecting the quality of care for the residents in a long-term care facility.
  • assist residents in attaining and maintaining maximum functional independence dignity, and rights as they undergo physical, psychological, and economic changes of aging.
  • provide safety and preventive measures in the care of residents through culturally sensitive care delivery.
  • demonstrate skill in observing, reporting and documentation of residence psychosocial and physical signs and symptoms to the nurse.
  • To take the state of Texas Nurses Aide Examination for the certification after successful completion of the classes.

As a certified nurse aide, the graduate will be able to work in healthcare settings under the supervision of a registered nurse or a licensed vocational nurse. Nursing homes, long term care facilities, and home health care agencies and hospitals are some of the areas that the graduates may be employed after obtaining the state-issued certification.

NCLEX-RN/PN Examination Review Seminar

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Solomon’s Helathcare Academy Inc. does not offer credits for any previous education towards the courses offer. Students must meet all the requirements inorder to be eligible for admission.

The NCLEX-RN/PN examination review seminar is offered by the SHA to assist graduate nurses who need additional training and support to pass the licensure examination. This 16-week seminar is designed to provide a content review based on NCLEX-RN/PN exam blueprint to the students who need to build up more confidence after graduation from an accredited nursing program of the United States of America or other countries prior to taking the licensure examination. The students will be taking practice tests along with content review throughout the seminar. Students will be assisted to build up test-taking and critical thinking skills during the seminar. Foreign graduate nurses will be given tips and guidance in cultural transformation in practicing nursing within America during the course of the seminar. The foreign nurses must seek eligibility to write the credentialing examination on their own through the appropriate board of nursing. The NCLEX-RN/PN exam seminar will prepare the candidates to:

  • Understand the content area based on the NCLEX-RN/PN test blueprint
  • To organize basic nursing knowledge previously learned.
  • Review course content learned during basic nursing school learning.
  • Identify individualized weakness in content area so study effort can be focused appropriately.
  • Learn the basic concept of transition to practice from expert foreign nurse to novice nurse of the United States of America
  • Develop cultural sensitivity in working among clients and co-workers of a culturally diverse population.
  • Develop test-taking skills so the application of safe nursing practice from previously learned knowledge can be demonstrated.
  • Develop critical thinking skills
  • Boost test-taking skill and reduce anxiety by being well prepared and increasing predictability to answer correctly.

 

Patient Care Tecnician Program

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Solomon’s Helathcare Academy Inc. allow credit exemption of NAT101 (see program details) for those students who successfully complete the training by an authorized NATCEP center of TWC and are certified as the nurse Aide. The student must hold an unrestricted certification by the state ansd must be eligible to work in the healthcare setting as a nurse aide. Students must meet all the requirements inorder to be eligible for admission.

Patient Care Technicians (PCT) are allied health workers responsible for providing basic care for patients. PCTs work under PCTs are normally hired in variety of care settings primarily acute care settings. PCTs perform a number of tasks, such as taking vital signs, assisting with activities of daily living, monitoring patients, charting, and reporting changes in their health or behavior, escorting patients and obtaining lab specimens.

General duties of a PCT include taking hospital patients vital signs; assisting patients with basic tasks, such as bathing, dressing, and eating; preparing and administering some medications; collecting specimens for lab tests; monitoring patients; and recording treatment. PCTs may work in hospitals, nursing homes, clinics or other health care settings. PCT program offered by Solomon’s Healthcare Academy Inc. (SHA) focuses on preparing graduates to work in variety of healthcare settings such as home health agencies, skilled nursing facilities, assisted living centers, sub-acute/rehabilitation facilities, acute care hospitals, day surgery centers, Intensive care units, and Emergency departments. Training generally includes skill lab training, lectures and externship/clinical rotations with direct supervisor of registered nurse. The course content includes overview of basic pre and postoperative care, anatomy, nutrition and physiology by qualified healthcare professionals. The students who have a valid Nurse aide certification from Texas Health and Human cervices without any restriction/stipulations can be eligible to receive some credit exception for PCT course.

Admission requirement:

  • Must be 18 years or older prior to applying
  • Possess a high school diploma or the equivalent, such as a General Education Development (GED) test or other equivalency test or diploma and official transcript reflecting equivalent education as evaluated by the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers for secondary education (if documents are not in English, a translation into English from a translation service approved in the United States for legal or governmental documents must be available upon request).
  • A copy of current completion card of Basic Cardiac Life Support, BCLS, for Health Care Providers.
  • The student must provide proof of immunization. The following immunizations are required: Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR), Varicella, TD or TDAP, all 3 doses of the Hepatitis B series, Flu Shot, and a current TB test (within the last year). If students have had a previous positive PPD test, documentation or history of treatment is required.
  • A copy of proof of personal healthcare insurance coverage which will cover the course dates classes prior to enrolling.
  • A copy of valid U.S. or Texas State Government Issued Photo I.D. (e.g. driver’s license)
  • Pass a criminal background check and drug screens. These checks must be completed no more than 30 days before the start of the clinical experience. Students who do not pass these two requirements will not be allowed to continue on to clinicals.
  • Students with a valid Nurse aide certification must provide the proof of eligibility to get credit exemptions from NAT101 course. Students who are not able to provide the proof will be required to take all the courses of the curriculum to graduate.
  • The students may take the courses in any order. Student must complete all the courses to be eligible to take the certification examination. The students with unrestricted and active Nurse aide certification may be eligible to receive exception from taking NAT101. However, such a student must completer NAT102
  • Nurse Aide training (NAT101) 100 hours
  • (The students with valid Nurse Aide certification could receive waiver for this course if provided the copy of the certificate if there is no restriction for practice applied by the Texas Health and Human Services)
  • EKG technician course (EKG 101) 60 hours
  • Phlebotomy Technician (CPT 101) 100 hours
  • Patient care technician skills view (NAT 102) 40 hours
  • (Student with valid Nurse aide certificate must complete this course successfully to be eligible to graduate)
  • See the detailed curriculum assigned to each course number for further information of topics covered under each course. Upon successful completion of this program, the student is eligible to take the State of Texas Nurse Aide Certification exam as well as the certification exams for EKG, Phlebotomy and Patient Care Technician Certification.

Phlebotomy Technician Program

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Solomon’s Helathcare Academy Inc. does not offer credits for any previous education towards the courses offer. Students must meet all the requirements inorder to be eligible for admission.

Certified Phlebotomy technicians (CPT) work in hospitals, physician offices, group practices, independent laboratories, health maintenance organizations and public facilities. Job responsibilities of a phlebotomy technician may include: drawing blood; preparing specimens for storage or testing; assembling equipment; verifying patients’ records. A phlebotomist may also interview and screen donors at a blood bank. The phlebotomist is an important part of the clinical laboratory team, whose main function is to obtain patient’s blood specimens by venipuncture and micro collection. They usually work under the supervision of medical technologists or laboratory managers. Phlebotomists are employed throughout the health care system – hospitals, neighborhood health centers, medical group practices, HMOs, public health facilities, veterans’ hospitals, insurance carriers and in other health care settings. The phlebotomy technician course can be taken as a stand-alone course or as part of the patient care technician program. Phlebotomy technician program is a 100-hour course. Program prepares students to collect blood specimens from clients for laboratory analysis. Students will become familiar with all aspects of blood collection and develop comprehensive skills to perform venipunctures competently and safely. Classroom work includes terminology; anatomy; physiology; blood collection procedures; specimen hands-on practice; and, clinical training in skills and techniques to perform puncture methods. The program also includes lab exercises and clinical externship. Students will work with a training arm and other exercises intended to prepare them to function as entry-level phlebotomy technicians. The curriculum is designed to provide the educational information and competencies for certification as a Phlebotomy Technician.

Total contact hours: 100 hours

Phlebotomy Technician (CPT 101) 100 hours

The student must accurately perform 30 venipunctures and 10 capillary sticks on live individuals to successfully graduate from the program. The course hours also include clinical externship of 40 hours. Upon successful completion of this program, the student is eligible to take the certification exam for phlebotomy Technician.

Admission requirement:

  • Must be 18 years or older prior to applying
  • Possess a high school diploma or the equivalent, such as a General Education Development (GED) test or other equivalency test or diploma and official transcript reflecting equivalent education as evaluated by the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers for secondary education (if documents are not in English, a translation into English from a translation service approved in the United States for legal or governmental documents must be available upon request).
  • A copy of current completion card of Basic Cardiac Life Support, BCLS, for Health Care Providers.
  • The student must provide proof of immunization. The following immunizations are required: Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR), Varicella, TD or TDAP, all 3 doses of the Hepatitis B series, Flu Shot, and a current TB test (within the last year). If students have had a previous positive PPD test, documentation or history of treatment is required.
  • A copy of proof of personal healthcare insurance coverage which will cover the course dates classes prior to enrolling.
  • A copy of valid U.S. or Texas State Government Issued Photo I.D. (e.g. driver’s license)
  • Pass a criminal background check and drug screens. These checks must be completed no more than 30 days before the start of the clinical experience. Students who do not pass these two requirements will not be allowed to continue on to clinicals.

EKG Technician Program

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Solomon’s Helathcare Academy Inc. does not offer credits for any previous education towards the courses offer. Students must meet all the requirements inorder to be eligible for admission.

EKG technicians work in healthcare facilities with doctors and technologists and specialize in electrocardiogram (EKG) testing for patients. EKG machines are complex devices that monitors the heart’s performance. This is done by attaching wires and electrodes to a patient’s chest, arms and legs. EKG technicians monitor the readings, make sure the machine is attached properly and in working order, and records the results of the EKG tests. This course may be taken as party of the patient care technician program or as a stand-alone course.

The course includes a total 60 hours. The course includes important practice and background information on anatomy and physiology of the heart, medical disease processes, medical terminology, medical ethics, legal aspects of patient contact, the Holter monitor, and laboratory assisting electrocardiography and echocardiography. Additionally, students will practice with equipment and perform hand-on labs including the introduction to the function and proper use of the EKG machine, normal anatomy of the chest wall for proper lead placement, and 12 lead placement and other clinical practices.

Total contact hours: 60 hours

EKG technician course (EKG 101): 60 hours

Student must obtain minimum of 10 EKGs on live individuals. Upon successful completion of this program, the student is eligible to take the certification exam for EKG Technician.

Admission requirement:

  • Must be 18 years or older prior to applying
  • Possess a high school diploma or the equivalent, such as a General Education Development (GED) test or other equivalency test or diploma and official transcript reflecting equivalent education as evaluated by the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers for secondary education (if documents are not in English, a translation into English from a translation service approved in the United States for legal or governmental documents must be available upon request).
  • A copy of current completion card of Basic Cardiac Life Support, BCLS, for Health Care Providers.
  • The student must provide proof of immunization. The following immunizations are required: Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR), Varicella, TD or TDAP, all 3 doses of the Hepatitis B series, Flu Shot, and a current TB test (within the last year). If students have had a previous positive PPD test, documentation or history of treatment is required.
  • A copy of proof of personal healthcare insurance coverage which will cover the course dates classes prior to enrolling.
  • A copy of valid U.S. or Texas State Government Issued Photo I.D. (e.g. driver’s license)
  • Pass a criminal background check and drug screens. These checks must be completed no more than 30 days before the start of the clinical experience. Students who do not pass these two requirements will not be allowed to continue on to clinicals.

COMPLETE LISTING OF SUBJECTS

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Nursing Aide Training Program

Subject # Subject title Lecture Lab Clinical Total

Hours of instruction

NAT101

Section I

Intro to long term care

16 hours

Introduction

Role of the nurse aide in LTC. Safety Measures.

Emergency Measures. Infection control. Residents rights &Independence

Communication & interpersonal skills. Taking care of yourself

8 hours

Infection control.

safety and emergency procedures

Fainting and falls. Seizures

Clearing the obstructed airway, PPE

Hand washing

Communication & interpersonal skills

8 hours

N/A 16
NAT101

Section II

 

Personal care skills

26 hours (lecture and lab)

Body mechanic’s Positioning & moving residents.

Care of the resident environment.

Assisting residents with bathing.

Toileting and perineal care.

Skincare.

Hygiene and grooming.

Nutrition

Hydration

Elimination

10 hours

Personal care

Residents environment

Prevention of pressure ulcers

Nutrition & Hydration

Elimination of care. Body mechanics fora nurse aide. Bed making. Bathing Oral care. Specimen collection. Foley catheter care. Ambulation and transfer

16 hours

20 6
NAT101

Section III

Basic nursing skills

9 hours

Promoting a restraint-proper environment. Vital signs, height, & weight.

Observing reporting & documenting.

Admission transfer & discharge. Coping with death

4 hours

Basic nursing skills. Communication& interpersonal skills.

Vital signs

Height & weight

Caring for resident death

5 hours

10 19 hours
NAT101

Section IV

Restorative services

4 hours

Intro to restoration. Role of Nurse Aide in restoration care

3hours

Basic restoration services

Passive range of motion exercise

1 hour

4 8 hours
NAT101

Section V &VI

Mental health and social service needs

Social Skills

5 hours

Psychosocial needs of residents

Culture change

Specific behavior problems

Cognitive Impairment

Conflict resolution

Technologies

5 hours

6 11 hours
Total hours 60 30 30 40 100

 

NCLEX Review Seminar

The table below is the sample NCLEx blueprint. The review content for the NCLEX-RN/PN seminar will be based on the blueprint. There is no separate review session for LVNs and RNs. Both attendees sit together. However, the instructors may give emphasis on the appropriate content area for each specific group during the discussion as necessary.

Subject Subject title Seminar topics
Overview of NCLEX-RN/PN Test-taking strategy Multiple testing items and NCLEX-RN/PN Blueprint
Physiological integrity Pharmacological and parenteral therapies 15% Adverse Effects/Contraindications/Side Effects/Interactions
Blood and Blood Products
Central venous Acces devices
Dosage Calculation
Expected Actions/Outcomes
Medication administration
Parenteral Intravenous therapies
Pharmacological Pain Management
Total Parenteral Nutrition
Basic care and comfort 9% Assistive Devices
Elimination
Mobility/Immobility
Non-Pharmacological Comfort Interventions
Nutrition and Oral Hydration
Personal Hygiene
Rest and sleep
Reduction of Risk Potential 12% Changes/abnormalities in Vital signs
Diagnostic Tests
Laboratory Values
Potential for Alterations in Body systems
Potential complications of Diagnostic tests/Treatment/Procedures
Potential for Complications from Surgical Procedures and Health Alterations
System-specific Assessments
Therapeutic Procedures
Physiological Adaptation 14% Alterations in Body Systems Integumentary Disorders
Hematological and Oncological disorders
Endocrine Disorders
Gastrointestinal Disorders
Respiratory disorders
Cardiovascular Disorders
Renal and Urinary Disorders
Eye and Ear Disorders
Neurological disorders
Musculoskeletal Disorders
Immune disorders
Fluid and Electrolyte Imbalance
Hemodynamics
Illness Management
Medical Emergencies
Pathophysiology
Unexpected response to therapies
Psychosocial Integrity9% Abuse/Neglect
Behavioral Interventions
Coping Mechanisms
Crisis Intervention
Cultural awareness/Cultural Influences on Health
End of Life Care
Family Dynamics
Grief and Loss
Mental Health Concepts
Religious and spiritual influence on health
Sensory/perceptual alterations
Stress Management
Substance Use and other disorders and dependencies
Support systems
Therapeutic Communication
Therapeutic Environment
Health Promotion and Maintenance 9% Care & education for clients from birth through all ages. Care and education to prenatal, antenatal, Intranasal and postnatal client. Assess and educate the population and community regarding various health risks.

Health assessment, learning need assessment. Assessment of learning preferences and barriers.

Aging Process
Ante/Intra/Postpartum/and Newborn care
Developmental Stages and Transitions
Health Promotion/ Disease Prevention
Health Screening
High-risk Behaviours
Lifestyle Choices
Self-Care
Techniques of Physical Assessment
Safe and effective care Environment Management of care 20% Advance Directives
Advocacy
Assignment, delegation, and Supervision
Case Management
Client Rights
Collaboration with Interdisciplinary Team
Concepts of management
Confidentiality/Information Security
Continuity of Care
Establishing Priorities
Ethical Practice
Informed consent
Information Technology
Legal rights and Responsibilities
Performance Improvement
Referrals
Safety and Infection Control 12% Accident/error/Injury prevention
Emergency Response Plan
Ergonomic Principles
Handling Hazardous and Infectious Materials
Home safety
Reporting of Incident/Event/Irregular Occurrences/Variance
Safe Use of Equipment
Security Plan
Standard precautions/Transmission based Precautions/Surgical Asepsis
Use of Restraints/Safety Devices

 

Patient Care Technician Ceretification Program

Detailed curriculum

Nurse Aide training (NAT101)

Total Contact hours 100 hours

The topics includes but not limited to

Subject # Subject title Lecture Lab Clinical Total

Hours of instruction

NAT101

Section I

Intro to long term care

16 hours

Introduction

Role of the nurse aide in LTC. Safety Measures.

Emergency Measures. Infection control. Residents rights &Independence

Communication & interpersonal skills. Taking care of yourself

8 hours

Infection control.

safety and emergency procedures

Fainting and falls. Seizures

Clearing the obstructed airway, PPE

Hand washing

Communication & interpersonal skills

8 hours

N/A 16
NAT101

Section II

 

Personal care skills

26 hours (lecture and lab)

Body mechanic’s Positioning & moving residents.

Care of the resident environment.

Assisting residents with bathing.

Toileting and perineal care.

Skincare.

Hygiene and grooming.

Nutrition

Hydration

Elimination

10 hours

Personal care

Residents environment

Prevention of pressure ulcers

Nutrition & Hydration

Elimination of care. Body mechanics fora nurse aide. Bed making. Bathing Oral care. Specimen collection. Foley catheter care. Ambulation and transfer

16 hours

20 6
NAT101

Section III

Basic nursing skills

9 hours

Promoting a restraint-proper environment. Vital signs, height, & weight.

Observing reporting & documenting.

Admission transfer & discharge. Coping with death

4 hours

Basic nursing skills. Communication& interpersonal skills.

Vital signs

Height & weight

Caring for resident death

5 hours

10 19 hours
NAT101

Section IV

Restorative services

4 hours

Intro to restoration. Role of Nurse Aide in restoration care

3hours

Basic restoration services

Passive range of motion exercise

1 hour

4 8 hours
NAT101

Section V &VI

Mental health and social service needs

Social Skills

5 hours

Psychosocial needs of residents

Culture change

Specific behavior problems

Cognitive Impairment

Conflict resolution

Technologies

5 hours

6 11 hours
Total hours 60 30 30 40 100

 

Students with active Nurse aide certification may be eligible for the exemption of this course.

Patient Care Technician Skills Review (NAT102) 40 hours

Topic title Lecture Lab Total hours
Psychosocial integrity Providing emotional support for client and family while providing care in a culturally competent manner using therapeutic technique.

Positive and negative coping mechanisms.

4 hours

0 hours 4 hours
Overview of human body system functions and illnesses. Structure and functions of various body systems and related disease process

6 hours

0 6 hours
Setting up equipment’s for client use. Oral suctioning, Monitors, Incentive spirometer

Oxygen equipment delivery systems

Operating patient’s bed; Various type of feeding tubes; Pressure ulcer prevention

Compression devices, Antiembolism stockings

6 hours

4 hours 10 hours
Recognizing and reporting status change of clients Recognizing and reporting the signs and symptoms of the following status change to the registered nurse appropriately:

Aspiration precaution, Ostomy/stoma clients,

chest pain/MI, congestive heart failure,

cardiac arrhythmia, pressure ulcer; Clients receiving feeding/suctioning; Functional limitations, Physical, sensory and cognitive impairment, Need for dressing change/ wound care, Appearance and quantities of body fluids

6 hours

0 6 hours
Performing skills Ostomy care; Checking blood glucose; Applying SCDs and elastic stockings; Deep breathing and coughing exercise; Incentive spirometer 1 hour 3 hours 4 hours
First aid and CPR as per AHA guideline BLS technique training for healthcare providers as per AHA guideline 4 hours 2 6 hours
Delegation and prioritization 5 Rights of delegation; factors to consider when prioritizing; medical ethics; medical terminology; Electronic health records; chain of command. 4 hours 0 4 hours
Total Hours 31 9 40

 

EKG technician course (EKG 101) 60 hours

Content category Lecture Supporting Knowledge Lab Externship Total hours
Safety, Compliance, and Coordinated Patient Care

 

Adhere to HIPAA regulations.

Adhere to infection control practices (e.g., OSHA, universal precautions).

Adhere to scope of practice and comply with ethical standards.

Communicate appropriately with patients and members of the multidisciplinary

health care team.

Obtain and interpret patient vital signs.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Instruct patients about preparation for and expectations during stress testing.

 

Instruct patients on use of ambulatory monitoring (e.g., Holter, event), and verify

their understanding.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Utilize electronic medical records/electronic health records (EMR/EHR) to input patient information (e.g., patient history, medications, vitals, completed EKG)

 

Recognize signs and symptoms of cardiopulmonary compromise

 

10 hours

HIPAA regulations

 

Guidelines regarding infection control (e.g., OSHA, universal

precautions)

Scope of practice of the EKG technician

Ethical standards related to the practice of EKG technicians (e.g., NHA

Code of Ethics)

Communication methods and techniques

Factors that affect communication with patients (e.g., culture, language,

religion, developmental level, gender, disability)

Roles and responsibilities of members of the interdisciplinary health care

Team

Emergencies related to cardiac testing (e.g., syncope, chest pain,

abnormal

vitals)

Methods for obtaining vital signs

Normal vital signs across the lifespan

Patient preparation for stress testing

Types of stress tests

Instructions for patient use of ambulatory monitors

Types of ambulatory monitors

Basic elements and processes related to electronic medical

records/electronic health records (EMR/EHR) (e.g., fields, transmit or

upload results)

Emergencies related to cardiac testing (e.g., syncope, chest pain,

abnormal

vitals)

Cardiopulmonary resuscitation and basic life support

Signs or symptoms of cardiopulmonary compromise

Hand washing

PPE

Vital signs

BLS

9 hours

19 hours
EKG Acquisition Maintain EKG equipment (e.g., load paper, replace clips, disinfect machines and

leads).

 

 

 

 

 

Verify EKG machine settings (speed, gain).

 

Prepare skin for electrode placement.

 

Position patient for cardiac testing (e.g., 3-, 5-, 12-lead, stress test, telemetry).

 

Apply electrodes and attach leads for:

Standard 12-lead EKG

Ambulatory (e.g., Holter, event) monitoring Stress testing

 

Telemetry

Patients who have special considerations (e.g., right-sided heart,

posterior chest, amputations, pediatric)

 

Verify that all leads were recorded.

 

Identify and resolve artifacts from the tracing (e.g., wandering baseline,

somatic, electrical).

Mount a completed EKG tracing strip for patient’s chart.

Assist in monitoring patient condition during stress testing.

Provide support in responding to complications during stress testing

5 hours

EKG equipment maintenance and cleaning requirements (e.g., paper

loading, clip replacement, machine and lead disinfection)

Supplies needed to perform or assist in cardiac tests

Equipment needed to perform or assist in cardiac tests

Machine settings for acquiring tracing (e.g., speed, gain)

Methods to prepare the skin for application of EKG electrodes

Positioning considerations for special patient populations (e.g.,

amputees, respiratory issues, late-term pregnancy)

Positioning protocols for specific cardiac tests

Basic anatomy and physiology of the heart

Location of electrode application for various cardiac tests

Lead placement and troubleshooting

Types of EKG acquisition (e.g., 3-, 5-, 12-lead, stress test, telemetry)

Types of cardiac monitoring (e.g., ambulatory, stationary)

Lead placement and troubleshooting

Elements of complete EKG tracing

Causes and types of artifacts (e.g., wandering baseline, somatic

tremor, AC interference)

Methods to resolve artifacts

Mounting EKG rhythm strips

Signs of adverse reaction during stress testing (e.g., shortness of

breath, chest pain, abnormal vitals)

2 hours

 

 

20 hours

 

Must obtain at least 10 EKGs on live individuals

27 hours
EKG Analysis and Interpretation

 

EKG Analysis and Interpretation

Determine the regularity of the patient’s heart rhythm from the EKG tracing.

Measure EKG intervals and waveforms (e.g., PR interval [PRI], QRS duration, QT

interval).

 

Inspect the waveform characteristics (P waves, QRS complexes, ST segments, T

waves) for symmetry, direction, and amplitude.

Identify arrhythmias (sinus, atrial, ventricular, junctional, heart blocks) from the

EKG tracing.

 

Recognize pacemaker spikes on an EKG tracing.

Identify ischemia, injury, and infarction on the EKG tracing.

 

Take appropriate action when life-threatening arrhythmias are identified.

10 hours

Formulas to determine maximum and target heart rates

Methods to calculate heart rate (e.g., 6-second method, R-R interval,

sequencing)

Units of measurement of graph paper

Regular and irregular heart rhythms

Electrical conduction

Techniques for measuring waveforms

Normal and abnormal waveform duration and intervals

Normal and abnormal waveform characteristics

Electrolyte abnormalities

Types of arrhythmias (sinus, atrial, ventricular, junctional, heart

blocks)

Spikes caused by pacemakers

Variances in waveforms related to ischemia, injury, and infarction

Life-threatening arrhythmias (e.g., ventricular fibrillation, ventricular

tachycardia)

4 hours 14 hours
25 15 20 60

 

Phlebotomy Technician course (CPT 101) 100 hours

Total contact hours: 100 hours

The student must accurately perform 30 venipunctures and 10 capillary sticks on live individuals to successfully graduate from the program. The course hours also include clinical externship of 40 hours.

Topic title Lecture Lab Clinical Total Hours
Core topics The role of phlebotomy technicians in laboratory testing.

The role of phlebotomy technicians in patient care.

Medical terminology related to phlebotomy.

Aseptic techniques.

Blood components such as: serum, plasma, whole blood, RBC, WBC, & platelets.

Blood group systems (A, B, AB, O, Rh).

Phlebotomy-related vascular anatomy: antecubital fossa, hand, foot.

Cardiovascular system: anatomy and physiology of the heart; pulmonary systemic blood flow blood vessels.

Hemostasis and coagulation process.

The impact of pre-analytical errors on test results.

Needlestick Safety and Prevention Act.

Documentation and reporting requirements.

Verbal and non-verbal communication: active listening, pace, tone, and volume of voice, personal space, use of jargons.

Patient characteristics impacting communication: cultural and religious differences, language barriers, cognitive level, developmental stage.

Professionalism: integrity, punctuality, etiquette, respect, professional presentation.

Ethical standards applicable to the practice of phlebotomy (e.g., NHA code of ethics).

Total 12 hours

 

Performing hand hygiene

Aseptic technique

Needle stick prevention

Wearing PPE

 

2 hours

 

Skills will be performed throughout clinical externship.

14 hours
Safety & Compliance

 

Workplace safety: resources and regulations: OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration); NIOSH (National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health); CDC (Center for Disease Control); TJC (The Joint Commission).

Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute; College of American Pathologists.

HIPAA regulations.

Manufacturer recommendations for laboratory equipment.

Quality control and assurance procedures: maintaining logs, checking reference ranges, troubleshooting

Guidelines related to CLIA-waived tests

Bloodborne Pathogens Standard

Requirements related to biohazards: cleaning of blood spills, disinfection, disposal

OPIM Requirements for sharps disposal

Exposure control protocols: eye washing, handwashing, showers. Notification requirements

Standard precautions

Transmission based precautions: airborne, droplet, contact

Personal protective equipment

Hand hygiene guidelines

First aid and CPR

15 hours

 

First aide

CPR

 

 

2 hours

17 hours
Patient Preparation Patient identifiers

Informed, expressed, or implied consent requirements

Requirements of requisition forms: patient demographics; physician information; diagnosis code; tests ordered; test priority

Timing requirements of draws: peaks and troughs, stats, routines, time of day

Testing requirements: fasting, medication, basal state,

Patient interviewing techniques

Variables that may impact collections: allergies, medications, recent surgeries,

history of fainting.

Special considerations: age, physical and mental condition.

Non-blood specimen collection procedures

Minimum and maximum blood volume requirements

Patient positioning

Site selection criteria

8 hours

 

Patient identifiers

Patient positioning

Site selection criteria

1 hour

9 hours
Routine blood collections Identification of blood collection devices

Considerations for device selection: current health status, stated history, vein size and patency, requisition requirements

Needle gauge sizes and lengths

Evacuated tubes required for laboratory testing: colors, additives and preservatives

Differentiation among uses of evacuated tubes in blood collection

Order of draw, number of tube inversions, angle of tube insertion, fill level/ratios

Identify equipment quality control checks: inspection of needles, check for cracks in tubes, check expiration dates

Standard tourniquet application and removal procedures

Palpation techniques

Skin integrity, venous sufficiency, contraindications

Types of antiseptic agents and methods of application

Techniques for anchoring the vein

Angle of needle insertion and withdrawal

Problematic patient signs and symptoms during collection: syncope, diaphoresis, nausea, seizures

Potential complications resulting from procedure

Adjustments for establishing blood flow: redirection, increase or decrease needle angle, change tube

Procedural steps when removing tourniquet, tubes, and needle

Use of needle safety devices: retractable, sheath

Dermal puncture procedures for capillary collection

Order of draw for capillary collection

Bandaging procedures and considerations: allergies, skin types, patient age and condition

Labeling procedures and requirements

Post-procedural complications and precautions

15 hours

2 hours 5 hours/ day (5 days) =25 hours

Must perform at least 30 venipuncture and 10 capillary puncture

42 hours
Special Collections Equipment needed for peripheral blood smears: slides, lancet, tubes

Techniques to perform peripheral blood smears

Type of sample for blood smears and timing requirements

Techniques and locations for blood culture collections

Identify equipment needed for blood culture collections: needle type, hub/adaptor, bottle type

Skin preparation for blood culture collections

Volume requirements for blood culture collections

Order of draw for blood culture collections

Blood culture bottle preparation procedures

Equipment and transfer procedures needed when assisting other health care professionals with specimen collection

Techniques to collect blood on filter paper/Guthrie cards

Standards for blood donation: check hemoglobin and hematocrit levels; weight; complete patient screening

Pediatric volume calculations

Equipment and techniques for performing non-blood specimen collection; throat cultures, nasal swab, wound cultures; Skin preparation for blood alcohol level collection

10 hours

3 hours 13 hours
Processing Centrifuging procedures and techniques

Aliquoting procedures and techniques Handling, storage, transportation and disposal requirements for specimens:

biohazard bags/containers, temperature, exposure to light, viability guidelines

Chain of custody guidelines

Internal and external databases

Critical values for point of care testing

Basic protocol to distribute laboratory results

Laboratory requirements

5 hours

N/A 5 hours
65 hours 10 25 100

 

Electrocardiography Technician Certification Program

Students may enroll for this course as a stand alone program or as part of the PCT course. The students may enroll for in classroom learning or online learning or blended based on prior approval. Students who enroll for blended learning option must obtain prior approval from the course instructor for attending onlne (webex) prior to each classroom meeting session. The online webex availability may vary from instructor to instructor and class to class. The instructor and student may communicate prior to each session/webinar to ensure mutual availability and feasibility. The total length of time of the course and schedule will remain the same irrespective of the mode of teaching (webex/classroom/blended) selected by individual instructor. The instructor may set up 1:1 student interactions and meetings in person/telephone/webex as needed to enhance student learning.

 

Detailed curriculum

EKG 101 60 hours

Content category Lecture Supporting Knowledge Lab Externship Total hours
Safety, Compliance, and Coordinated Patient Care

 

Adhere to HIPAA regulations.

Adhere to infection control practices (e.g., OSHA, universal precautions).

Adhere to scope of practice and comply with ethical standards.

Communicate appropriately with patients and members of the multidisciplinary

health care team.

Obtain and interpret patient vital signs.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Instruct patients about preparation for and expectations during stress testing.

 

Instruct patients on use of ambulatory monitoring (e.g., Holter, event), and verify

their understanding.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Utilize electronic medical records/electronic health records (EMR/EHR) to input patient information (e.g., patient history, medications, vitals, completed EKG)

 

Recognize signs and symptoms of cardiopulmonary compromise

 

10 hours

HIPAA regulations

 

Guidelines regarding infection control (e.g., OSHA, universal

precautions)

Scope of practice of the EKG technician

Ethical standards related to the practice of EKG technicians (e.g., NHA

Code of Ethics)

Communication methods and techniques

Factors that affect communication with patients (e.g., culture, language,

religion, developmental level, gender, disability)

Roles and responsibilities of members of the interdisciplinary health care

Team

Emergencies related to cardiac testing (e.g., syncope, chest pain,

abnormal

vitals)

Methods for obtaining vital signs

Normal vital signs across the lifespan

Patient preparation for stress testing

Types of stress tests

Instructions for patient use of ambulatory monitors

Types of ambulatory monitors

Basic elements and processes related to electronic medical

records/electronic health records (EMR/EHR) (e.g., fields, transmit or

upload results)

Emergencies related to cardiac testing (e.g., syncope, chest pain,

abnormal

vitals)

Cardiopulmonary resuscitation and basic life support

Signs or symptoms of cardiopulmonary compromise

Hand washing

PPE

Vital signs

BLS

9 hours

19 hours
EKG Acquisition Maintain EKG equipment (e.g., load paper, replace clips, disinfect machines and

leads).

 

 

 

 

 

Verify EKG machine settings (speed, gain).

 

Prepare skin for electrode placement.

 

Position patient for cardiac testing (e.g., 3-, 5-, 12-lead, stress test, telemetry).

 

Apply electrodes and attach leads for:

Standard 12-lead EKG

Ambulatory (e.g., Holter, event) monitoring Stress testing

 

Telemetry

Patients who have special considerations (e.g., right-sided heart,

posterior chest, amputations, pediatric)

 

Verify that all leads were recorded.

 

Identify and resolve artifacts from the tracing (e.g., wandering baseline,

somatic, electrical).

Mount a completed EKG tracing strip for patient’s chart.

Assist in monitoring patient condition during stress testing.

Provide support in responding to complications during stress testing

5 hours

EKG equipment maintenance and cleaning requirements (e.g., paper

loading, clip replacement, machine and lead disinfection)

Supplies needed to perform or assist in cardiac tests

Equipment needed to perform or assist in cardiac tests

Machine settings for acquiring tracing (e.g., speed, gain)

Methods to prepare the skin for application of EKG electrodes

Positioning considerations for special patient populations (e.g.,

amputees, respiratory issues, late-term pregnancy)

Positioning protocols for specific cardiac tests

Basic anatomy and physiology of the heart

Location of electrode application for various cardiac tests

Lead placement and troubleshooting

Types of EKG acquisition (e.g., 3-, 5-, 12-lead, stress test, telemetry)

Types of cardiac monitoring (e.g., ambulatory, stationary)

Lead placement and troubleshooting

Elements of complete EKG tracing

Causes and types of artifacts (e.g., wandering baseline, somatic

tremor, AC interference)

Methods to resolve artifacts

Mounting EKG rhythm strips

Signs of adverse reaction during stress testing (e.g., shortness of

breath, chest pain, abnormal vitals)

2 hours

 

 

20 hours

 

Must obtain at least 10 EKGs on live individuals

27 hours
EKG Analysis and Interpretation

 

EKG Analysis and Interpretation

Determine the regularity of the patient’s heart rhythm from the EKG tracing.

Measure EKG intervals and waveforms (e.g., PR interval [PRI], QRS duration, QT

interval).

 

Inspect the waveform characteristics (P waves, QRS complexes, ST segments, T

waves) for symmetry, direction, and amplitude.

Identify arrhythmias (sinus, atrial, ventricular, junctional, heart blocks) from the

EKG tracing.

 

Recognize pacemaker spikes on an EKG tracing.

Identify ischemia, injury, and infarction on the EKG tracing.

 

Take appropriate action when life-threatening arrhythmias are identified.

10 hours

Formulas to determine maximum and target heart rates

Methods to calculate heart rate (e.g., 6-second method, R-R interval,

sequencing)

Units of measurement of graph paper

Regular and irregular heart rhythms

Electrical conduction

Techniques for measuring waveforms

Normal and abnormal waveform duration and intervals

Normal and abnormal waveform characteristics

Electrolyte abnormalities

Types of arrhythmias (sinus, atrial, ventricular, junctional, heart

blocks)

Spikes caused by pacemakers

Variances in waveforms related to ischemia, injury, and infarction

Life-threatening arrhythmias (e.g., ventricular fibrillation, ventricular

tachycardia)

4 hours 14 hours
25 15 20 60

 

Phlebotomy Technician Certification Program

Detailed curriculum

CPT 101 Total contact hours: 100 hours

Students may enroll for this course as a stand alone program or as part of the PCT course.

The student must accurately perform 30 venipunctures and 10 capillary sticks on live individuals to successfully graduate from the program. The course hours also include clinical externship of 40 hours. The students may enroll for in classroom learning or online learning or blended learning for a portion based on prior approval. Students who enroll for blended learning option must obtain prior approval from the course instructor for attending onlne (webex) prior to each classroom meeting session. The online webex availability may vary from instructor to instructor and class to class. The instructor and student may communicate prior to each session/webinar to ensure mutual availability and feasibility. The total length of time of the course and schedule will remain the same irrespective of the mode of teaching (webex/classroom/blended) selected by individual instructor. The instructor may set up 1:1 student interactions and meetings in person/telephone/webex as needed to enhance student learning.

 

Topic title Lecture Lab Clinical Total Hours
Core topics The role of phlebotomy technicians in laboratory testing.

The role of phlebotomy technicians in patient care.

Medical terminology related to phlebotomy.

Aseptic techniques.

Blood components such as: serum, plasma, whole blood, RBC, WBC, & platelets.

Blood group systems (A, B, AB, O, Rh).

Phlebotomy-related vascular anatomy: antecubital fossa,, hand, foot.

Cardiovascular system: anatomy and physiology of the heart; pulmonary systemic blood flow blood vessels.

Hemostasis and coagulation process.

The impact of pre-analytical errors on test results.

Needlestick Safety and Prevention Act.

Documentation and reporting requirements.

Verbal and non-verbal communication: active listening, pace, tone, and volume of voice, personal space, use of jargons.

Patient characteristics impacting communication: cultural and religious differences, language barriers, cognitive level, developmental stage.

Professionalism: integrity, punctuality, etiquette, respect, professional presentation.

Ethical standards applicable to the practice of phlebotomy (e.g., NHA code of ethics).

Total 12 hours

 

Performing hand hygiene

Aseptic technique

Needle stick prevention

Wearing PPE

 

2 hours

 

Skills will be performed throughout clinical externship.

14 hours
Safety & Compliance

 

Workplace safety: resources and regulations: OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration); NIOSH (National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health); CDC (Center for Disease Control); TJC (The Joint Commission).

Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute; College of American Pathologists.

HIPAA regulations.

Manufacturer recommendations for laboratory equipment.

Quality control and assurance procedures: maintaining logs, checking reference ranges, troubleshooting

Guidelines related to CLIA-waived tests

Bloodborne Pathogens Standard

Requirements related to biohazards: cleaning of blood spills, disinfection, disposal

OPIM Requirements for sharps disposal

Exposure control protocols: eye washing, handwashing, showers. Notification requirements

Standard precautions

Transmission based precautions: airborne, droplet, contact

Personal protective equipment

Hand hygiene guidelines

First aid and CPR

15 hours

 

First aide

CPR

 

 

2 hours

17 hours
Patient Preparation Patient identifiers

Informed, expressed, or implied consent requirements

Requirements of requisition forms: patient demographics; physician information; diagnosis code; tests ordered; test priority

Timing requirements of draws: peaks and troughs, stats, routines, time of day

Testing requirements: fasting, medication, basal state,

Patient interviewing techniques

Variables that may impact collections: allergies, medications, recent surgeries,

history of fainting.

Special considerations: age, physical and mental condition.

Non-blood specimen collection procedures

Minimum and maximum blood volume requirements

Patient positioning

Site selection criteria

8 hours

 

Patient identifiers

Patient positioning

Site selection criteria

 

 

1 hour

9
Routine blood collections Identification of blood collection devices

Considerations for device selection: current health status, stated history, vein size and patency, requisition requirements

Needle gauge sizes and lengths

Evacuated tubes required for laboratory testing: colors, additives and preservatives

Differentiation among uses of evacuated tubes in blood collection

Order of draw, number of tube inversions, angle of tube insertion, fill level/ratios

Identify equipment quality control checks: inspection of needles, check for cracks in tubes, check expiration dates

Standard tourniquet application and removal procedures

Palpation techniques

Skin integrity, venous sufficiency, contraindications

Types of antiseptic agents and methods of application

Techniques for anchoring the vein

Angle of needle insertion and withdrawal

Problematic patient signs and symptoms during collection: syncope, diaphoresis, nausea, seizures

Potential complications resulting from procedure

Adjustments for establishing blood flow: redirection, increase or decrease needle angle, change tube

Procedural steps when removing tourniquet, tubes, and needle

Use of needle safety devices: retractable, sheath

Dermal puncture procedures for capillary collection

Order of draw for capillary collection

Bandaging procedures and considerations: allergies, skin types, patient age and condition

Labeling procedures and requirements

Post-procedural complications and precautions

15 hours

2 hours 5 hours/ day (5 days) = 25 hours

Must perform at least 30 venipuncture and 10 capillary puncture

42 hours
Special Collections Equipment needed for peripheral blood smears: slides, lancet, tubes

Techniques to perform peripheral blood smears

Type of sample for blood smears and timing requirements

Techniques and locations for blood culture collections

Identify equipment needed for blood culture collections: needle type, hub/adaptor, bottle type

Skin preparation for blood culture collections

Volume requirements for blood culture collections

Order of draw for blood culture collections

Blood culture bottle preparation procedures

Equipment and transfer procedures needed when assisting other health care professionals with specimen collection

Techniques to collect blood on filter paper/Guthrie cards

Standards for blood donation: check hemoglobin and hematocrit levels, weight, complete patient screening, Pediatric volume calculations, Equipment and techniques for performing non-blood specimen collection: throat cultures, nasal swab, wound cultures

Skin preparation for blood alcohol level collection

10 hours

3 hours 13 hours
Processing Centrifuging procedures and techniques

Aliquoting procedures and techniques

Handling, storage, transportation and disposal requirements for specimens:

biohazard bags/containers, temperature, exposure to light, viability guidelines

Chain of custody guidelines

Internal and external databases

Critical values for point of care testing

Basic protocol to distribute laboratory results

Laboratory requirements

5 hours

N/A 5 hours
65 hours 10 25 100

 

LENGTH OF TIME IN WEEKS REQUIRED FOR COMPLETION

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NURSE AIDE TRAINING PROGRAM (NAT101)

The 100 hours of course delivery will be conducted over four-five weeks of instruction. The total duration of the program may vary from 4 -5 weeks based on the availability of the clinical site. The hours include classroom/online webex lecture (synchronized), skill lab practice and supervised clinical practice. The student may receive 60 hours of classroom/online (webex) and skill lab training and 40 hours of clinical externship within the four-week period. The students may enroll for in classroom learning or online learning or blended based on prior approval. Students who enroll for blended learning option must obtain prior approval from the course instructor for attending onlne (webex) prior to each classroom meeting session. The online webex availability may vary from instructor to instructor and class to class. The instructor and student may communicate prior to each session/webinar to ensure mutual availability and feasibility. The clinical hours may vary from eight to 12 hours/day based on the clinical site’s availability of spots. The exact date and time of the clinical hours may vary each term based on the availability of placement spot at the clinical site. The student will be directly supervised by the clinical instructor of Solomon’s Healthcare Academy Inc. throughout the hours of clinical practice. A student may perform only those activities taught and approved by the instructor during clinical rotation. The total length of time of the course and schedule will remain the same irrespective of the mode of teaching (webex/classroom/blended) selected by individual instructor. The instructor may set up 1:1 student interactions and meetings in person/telephone/webex as needed to enhance student learning.

Patient care Tecnician Certification Program

The Patient care technician program offers 300 hours of training. The students may take the courses in any order. Student must complete all the courses to be eligible to take the certification examination. The students with unrestricted and active Nurse aide certification may be eligible to receive exception from taking NAT101. However, such a student must complete NAT102. Nurse Aide training (NAT101) course is 100 hours course over 4-5 weeks. The students with valid Nurse Aide certification could receive waiver for this course if provided the copy of the certificate if there is no restriction for practice applied by the Texas Health and Human Services. The 100 hours of course delivery will be conducted over four-five weeks of instruction. The total duration of the program may vary from 4 -5 weeks based on the availability of the clinical site. The hours include classroom/online webex lecture (synchronized), skill lab practice and supervised clinical practice.

The student may receive 60 hours of classroom/online (webex) and skill lab training and 40 hours of clinical externship within the four-week period. The students may enroll for in classroom learning or online learning or blended based on prior approval. Students who enroll for blended learning option must obtain prior approval from the course instructor for attending onlne (webex) prior to each classroom meeting session. The online webex availability may vary from instructor to instructor and class to class. The instructor and student may communicate prior to each session/webinar to ensure mutual availability and feasibility. The clinical hours may vary from eight to 12 hours/day based on the clinical site’s availability of spots. The exact date and time of the clinical hours may vary each term based on the availability of placement spot at the clinical site. The student will be directly supervised by the clinical instructor of Solomon’s Healthcare Academy Inc. throughout the hours of clinical practice. A student may perform only those activities taught and approved by the instructor during clinical rotation. The total length of time of the course and schedule will remain the same irrespective of the mode of teaching (webex/classroom/blended) selected by individual instructor. The instructor may set up 1:1 student interactions and meetings in person/ telephone/ webex as needed to enhance student learning.

The EKG technician course (EKG 101) 60 hours is offered over a 12 weeks period. Students may enroll for this course as a stand alone program or as part of the PCT course. The students may enroll for in classroom learning or online learning or blended based on prior approval. Students who enroll for blended learning option must obtain prior approval from the course instructor for attending onlne (webex) prior to each classroom meeting session. The online webex availability may vary from instructor to instructor and class to class. The instructor and student may communicate prior to each session/webinar to ensure mutual availability and feasibility. The total length of time of the course and schedule will remain the same irrespective of the mode of teaching (webex/classroom/blended) selected by individual instructor. The instructor may set up 1:1 student interactions and meetings in person/telephone/webex as needed to enhance student learning. Student must obtain minimum of 10 EKGs on live individuals. Students may perform EKGs during externship of PCT program. Upon successful completion of this course, the student will also be eligible to take the certification exam for EKG Technician.

The Phlebotomy Technician (CPT 101) is a 100 hours course offered over 10 weeks. Students may enroll for this course as a stand alone program or as part of the PCT course. The student must accurately perform 30 venipunctures and 10 capillary sticks on live individuals to successfully graduate from the program. The course hours also include clinical externship of 40 hours. The students may enroll for in classroom learning or online learning or blended learning for a portion based on prior approval. Students who enroll for blended learning option must obtain prior approval from the course instructor for attending onlne (webex) prior to each classroom meeting session. The online webex availability may vary from instructor to instructor and class to class. The instructor and student may communicate prior to each session/webinar to ensure mutual availability and feasibility. The total length of time of the course and schedule will remain the same irrespective of the mode of teaching (webex/classroom/blended) selected by individual instructor. The instructor may set up 1:1 student interactions and meetings in person/telephone/webex as needed to enhance student learning.

Patient care technician skills view (NAT 102) is 40 hours course offered overeight weeks. Each student who enroll for the program must take this course irrespective of credit excemption status. There will not be any excemption or credit transfer permitted in lieu of this course. The student will receive the course completion certificate as a PCT only after successful completion of NAT102 along with all other courses of the program. The studets do not have to retake the courses they receive excemption at the time of admission. The students will be able to appear for the national certification examinartion upon completion of the PCT program. (Student with valid Nurse aide certificate must complete this course successfully to be eligible to graduate). See the detailed curriculum assigned to each course number for further information of topics covered under each course. Upon successful completion of this program, the student is eligible to take the State of Texas Nurse Aide Certification exam as well as the certification exams for EKG, Phlebotomy and Patient Care Technician Certification.

NCLEX-RN/PN Exam Review Seminar

The 256 hours of course delivery will be conducted over four months of instruction. The seminar will be conducted three days a week that consist of 16 hours/week for 16 weeks. The horse of the seminar includes The student may receive a break of 10 minutes at the completion of every 50 minutes of content delivery. There is no specific course completion or attendance requirement for the seminar. The institution highly recommends a student to maintain 100% attendance and stay in compliance with the course assignment to assure passing of the appropriate credentialing examination. However, if a student feels well prepared at any point of the training, he or she may choose to write the credentialing examination based on their own decision. The organizational faculty will be instrumental in identifying the individualized learning needs and exam readiness of the student. The SHA highly recommend writing the exam based on the readiness assessment results of the instructors to get the best outcome of the review course. The course does not offer employment or guarantee passing of examination for any student who enrolls for the seminar. Students can seek assistance from the instructors to build up academic self-confidence as needed throughout the period of enrolment. Faculty and staff of the SHA are committed to providing support to the students.

Electrocardiography Technician Certification Program

The EKG technician course (EKG 101) 60 hours is offered over a 12 weeks period. Students may enroll for this course as a stand alone program or as part of the PCT course. The students may enroll for in classroom learning or online learning or blended based on prior approval. Students who enroll for blended learning option must obtain prior approval from the course instructor for attending onlne (webex) prior to each classroom meeting session. The online webex availability may vary from instructor to instructor and class to class. The instructor and student may communicate prior to each session/webinar to ensure mutual availability and feasibility. The total length of time of the course and schedule will remain the same irrespective of the mode of teaching (webex/classroom/blended) selected by individual instructor. The instructor may set up 1:1 student interactions and meetings in person/telephone/webex as needed to enhance student learning. Student must obtain minimum of 25 EKGs on live individuals. Students may perform EKGs during externship of PCT program. Upon successful completion of this course, the student will also be eligible to take the certification exam for EKG Technician.

Phlebotomy Technician Certification Program

The Phlebotomy Technician (CPT 101) is a 100 hours course offered over 10 weeks. Students may enroll for this course as a stand alone program or as part of the PCT course. The student must accurately perform 30 venipunctures and 10 capillary sticks on live individuals to successfully graduate from the program. The course hours also include clinical externship of 40 hours. The students may enroll for in classroom learning or online learning or blended learning for a portion based on prior approval. Students who enroll for blended learning option must obtain prior approval from the course instructor for attending onlne (webex) prior to each classroom meeting session. The online webex availability may vary from instructor to instructor and class to class. The instructor and student may communicate prior to each session/webinar to ensure mutual availability and feasibility. The total length of time of the course and schedule will remain the same irrespective of the mode of teaching (webex/classroom/blended) selected by individual instructor. The instructor may set up 1:1 student interactions and meetings in person/telephone/webex as needed to enhance student learning.

ADDITIONAL OR SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS FOR COMPLETION

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For All programs

  • The student must be 18 years or older to enroll
  • The student must have a clean criminal background history.
  • Two legal IDs must be presented and copies to be given at the time of admission.
  • Copy of GED/high school diploma/some college transcript must be produced at the time of admission.
  • Students must pay all the fee in full to be eligible to sit for the final examination of the course.
  • Students must have at least 80% of attendance to receive course completion status.
  • Students must receive a grade of at least 70% for the final exam in order to statisfactorily complete the program.
  • The students will be eligible to appear for the NHA/NCCT certification examination after successful completion of the programs such as Patient Care Technician Certification program; Phlebotomy Certification Program; Electrocardiography Certification Program.

 

Clinical Rotation

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Nurse Aide Training Program/PCT Certification Program

  • Each student MUST undergo at least 40 hours of clinical training under the direct supervision of the assigned instructor of the institution.
  • The SHA will verify that a student is in compliance according to Section 556.3(l) of Texas administrative code.
    • Is not listed on the Nurse Aide Registry in revoked status.
    • Is not listed as unemployable on the Employee Misconduct Registry established pursuant to the Texas Health and Safety Code, Chapter 253.
    • Has not been convicted of a criminal offense listed in Texas Health and Safety Code, §250.006(a), or convicted of a criminal offense listed in 250.006(b) within the five years immediately before starting the program.
    • Complete the first 16 introductory hours of training (Section I of the curriculum) before having any direct contact with a resident.
    • Only performs services for which the trainee has been trained and has been found to be proficient by an instructor.
    • Is under the direct supervision of a licensed nurse when performing skills as part of SHA until the trainee has been found competent by the program instructor to perform that skill.
    • Is under the general supervision of a licensed nurse when providing services to a resident after a trainee has been found competent by the program instructor of SHA.
    • Is clearly identified as a trainee during the clinical training portion of the program of instruction.
  • The students accurately perform 30 venipunctures and 10 capillary sticks on live individuals to successfully graduate from the program. This may be achieved during NAT101 clinical rotation or with additional clinical externship as per students choice.
  • Student must obtain minimum of 10 EKGs on live individuals. The requirement may be met during NAT101 clinical rotation or with additional clinical externship.

Electrocardiography Tecnician Certification Program

The program includes 20 hours of clinical externship. Student must obtain minimum of 25 EKGs on live individuals. Students may perform EKGs during externship of PCT program.

 

Phlebotomy Technician Program Certification Program

The course hours also include clinical externship of 40 hours. The student must accurately perform 30 venipunctures and 10 capillary sticks on live individuals to successfully graduate from the program. The Solomon’s Healthcare Academy will be assiting students in finding clinical sites for externship.

NCLEX-RN/PN Examination Review seminar

No special requirement other than those mentioned above is required for enrolling to attend the seminar. The seminar attendance is restricted to graduates of an accredited nursing school who is seeking assistance in preparation for the credentialing examination.

A SYNOPSIS OF EACH SUBJECT OFFERED

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Nurse Aide Training Program

SUBJECT IDENTIFYING NUMBER: NAT101

SUBJECT TITLE: Nurse Aide Training

SUBJECT HOURS: 100 course time hours (30 hours lecture, 30 hours lab, 40 hours externship)

PREREQUISITES: Highschool deploma/GED required to enroll for the program. No other pre requesites needed.

 

Phebotomy Technician Certification Program

SUBJECT IDENTIFYING NUMBER: CPT101

SUBJECT TITLE: Nurse Aide Training

SUBJECT HOURS: 100 course time hours (30 hours lecture, 30 hours lab, 40 hours externship)

PREREQUISITES: Highschool deploma/GED required to enroll for the program. No other pre requesites needed.

 

Electrocardiography Technician Certification program

SUBJECT IDENTIFYING NUMBER: EKG101

SUBJECT TITLE: Nurse Aide Training

SUBJECT HOURS: 60 course time hours (25 hours lecture, 15 hours lab, 20 hours externship)

PREREQUISITES: Highschool deploma/GED required to enroll for the program. No other pre requesites needed.

Patient Care Technician Certification Program

 

SUBJECT IDENTIFYING NUMBER: NAT101, NAT102, CPT101, EKG101

SUBJECT TITLE: Nurse Aide Training

SUBJECT HOURS: 300 course time hours (151 hours lecture, 64 hours lab, 85 hrs externship)

PREREQUISITES: Highschool deploma/GED required to enroll for the program. No other pre requesites needed.

GRADING SYSTEM

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Nurse Aide Training program

The grading criteria of the nurse aide training program of SHA is based on the Texas Health and Human Services requirement of Texas Nurse Aide Performance record. The Guidelines as per Texas Health and Human Services is as follows:

  1. The Texas Nurse Aide Performance Record is a list of 45 Procedural Guidelines.
  2. At the start of a course the instructor initiates a Nurse Aide Performance Record for each trainee as follows:
    • Copy blank forms as needed.
    • Complete the identifying information at the top of the form.
    • Explain the use of the Performance Record to trainees.
  3. During the training program the instructor will:
    • Teach all of the Procedural Guidelines and evaluate the competency of each trainee on each Procedural Guideline in the classroom, skills lab and/or clinical training.
    • Each student will be checked off on each Procedural Guideline (on the appropriate column of the Performance Record) by entering “S” for Satisfactory or “U” for Unsatisfactory, the date and the initials corresponding to the signature.
    • The Procedural Guidelines that are not NNAAP skills (those without an asterisk on the Performance Record) will be taught and checked off at least in the Classroom and/or, as possible, in the “Skills Lab” and/or “Clinical”.
    • The Procedural Guidelines will be used as the criteria to determine S or U performance.
    • The Procedural Guidelines that are also NNAAP Skills (those with an asterisk on the Performance Record) will also be taught and checked off in the “Skills Lab” and/or “Clinical” to assure trainees are competent to perform the skills and pass the test.
    • The NNAAP skills will be used as the criteria to determine S or U performance.
  4. For successful graduation at the completion of the training program:
    • Each nurse aide should be checked off as “S” on all of the Procedural Guidelines listed on the Performance Record.
    • The nurse aide will receive a copy of his/her own completed Performance Record.
    • The employer will receive a copy of the trainee’s Performance Record if applicable.
    • The institution will retain a copy of Performance Records. The SHA will give a final course grade to each student indicating “pass” or “fail”. For this competency-based training, the pass should generally be defined as “competent to function as an entry-level nurse aide”. A trainee must pass the course in order to be eligible to take the certification examination and competency evaluation by NNAAP. the course grade is part of the institutional records.

 

All other programs

The students who enroll for any program offerd by Siolomon’s Healthcare Academy Inc. must receive a minimum of 70% (C) for final examination for all the courses involved in the program to receive a passing grade. Each courses of the program may have different specific course related requirements along with the minimum grade of 70% or above such as obtaining satisfactory completion status of procedures and minimum number of times of specific procedures on live patients. The student must also meet the minimum requirement of the certification board to be eligible to sit for the certification examination of the program/ specific courses involved in the program.The students must also receive a satisfactory (S) grade for all the procedures of all courses of the program. Failure to achieve a 70% /C/Satisfactory or above for any of the courses of will result in a failing/Incomplete grade. The sudents who have incomplete financial status or absence of 20% or more will also receive an incomplete grade.

Classroom grade

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Numeric Grade Letter Grade Qualitative Grade
90 – 100 A Excellent
80 – 89 B Very Good
70 – 79 C Satisfactory
60 – 69 D Unsatisfactory
Below 60 F Failing
Incomplete I
Withdrawal W

NCLEX-RN/PN Examination Review Seminar

 

There is no specific grading system followed for the successful completion of the seminar. However, student’s predictability for successful passing of the credentialing examination will be monitored monthly by the instructors based on students ability to answer practice questions and critical thinking exercises. The SHA utilizes a vendor for allowing students to practice question and answer and to evaluate predictability to pass the credentialing examination. The students are required to purchase the specific software in order to allow instructors to monitor student progress and give appropriate monthly feedback. 100% attendance and following instructors direction are recommended to ensure success. The student’s successful completion of the program is determined by his or her ability to pass the credentialing examination. If the student failed for the credentialing examination after completing the course and be in good financial standing, the student may be allowed to repeat the course with no additional tuition fee based on the availability of seats. The student may require to renew the online course material access by paying directly to the vendor used by the institution to allow the instructor to review the student’s progress.

SATISFACTORY PROGRESS AND ACADEMIC PROBATION (For all programs)

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Students are evaluated on an ongoing basis and are regularly apprised of their progress toward successful course completion and graduation. A cumulative grade average of at least 70% or C is required for the student to receive the course certificate. Students will receive notification of their progress at the midpoint 2nd week) and end of each course (four weeks) evaluation period. A student who is not making satisfactory progress at the midpoint will be placed on academic probation for the remainder of the progress evaluation period. The school program director will counsel the student placed on probation prior to the student returning to class. The date, the action is taken, and terms of probation will be clearly indicated in the student’s permanent file. If the student does not achieve satisfactory progress by the end of the probationary period, the student’s enrollment will be terminated. A student whose enrollment was terminated for unsatisfactory progress may re-enroll after a minimum of one progress evaluation period. Such enrollment does not circumvent the approved refund policy. A student who returns after the termination of enrollment for unsatisfactory progress will be placed on academic probation for the next grading period. The student will be advised of this action, and it will be documented in the student’s file. If the student does not demonstrate satisfactory progress at the end of this probationary period, the student’s enrollment will be terminated.

 

INCOMPLETES

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The letter on grade “I” signifies that required coursework was not completed during the standard length of the course. The “I” designator counts as course attempted but is not included in the grade calculation. An “I” may only be assigned when all of the following conditions are met:

  • The student has been making satisfactory progress in the course as determined by the Program Director.
  • The student is unable to complete some coursework because of unusual circumstances beyond personal control. An explanation of these circumstances must be presented by the student in writing and deemed acceptable by the program director.

All required work must be completed and submitted to the instructor by Friday of the first week of the subsequent course period unless the instructor requests an extension and the program director grants that extension. The “I” must be converted to a letter grade by Wednesday of the second week of the course. If course requirements are not satisfied by the deadline, the “I” must be converted to a grade of “F”. The course is counted as hours attempted and calculated into the final grade has been awarded. At this point, the grade applies toward Satisfactory Academic Progress.

Add/Drop Policy

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Students may drop courses at any time. Courses dropped up to the 10% point of the course results in the designator of WN (Withdrawal Not Attempted). The course does not count as hours attempted and is not calculated in the final grade. A course dropped after attending more than 10% of the course and up through 59% of the course results in the designator of WA (Withdrawal Attempted). The course counts as hours attempted, but it is not calculated in the final grade. Tuition for courses with this grade will be reduced to 50% when the student repeats the course.

 

REMEDIAL WORK

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SHA will not be providing any alternate remedial work for any missed clinical hours or class of Nurse Aide Training program.

ATTENDANCE POLICY

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Regular attendance is essential to academic and professional success. Due to the concentration of course material, regular attendance is mandatory and becomes a part of the student’s permanent record. Students who exceed a 10% absence rate in a course will be required to meet with the program director to develop a student success plan to improve their attendance and are notified of the possible consequences of additional absences, up to and including dismissal. Students who exceed a 15% absence rate have issued a reduction in overall course grading and will be placed on attendance probation. While on attendance probation, if any additional absences occur without proof of mitigating circum­stances, which may include but are not limited to, legal issues, accident or injuries, health issues, or care of critically ill family members, students will be withdrawn. Students who are experiencing difficulty with their studies and/or life circumstances are encouraged to contact the campus Student Services Consultant or designee to identify assistance resources. Students arriving to class after the scheduled start time or leaving prior to the scheduled end time are considered tardy. For grading purposes, four tardies in a course are equal to one absence and will be applied to absences accrued under the attendance policy. School holidays are not considered absences. Regardless of mitigating circumstances, students will be withdrawn from the school for excessive absence. Students are responsible for tracking their absences and will be withdrawn automatically if there is no attendance during a period of 14 consecutive calendar days.

 

LEAVES OF ABSENCE

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The school program director may grant a leave of absence after determining that good cause is shown. A student may have no more than two colander days of absence within the four week period. School attendance records will clearly define the dates of the student’s leave of absence. A written statement of the reason(s) leave of absence was granted, signed by both the student and the school director indicating approval, will be placed in the student’s permanent file. A student’s enrollment in the program will be terminated if the student fails to return as scheduled from an approved leave of absence. No makeup work or remedial activity is permitted for leave of absence during clinical rotation. The student may have to retake the course if missed any clinical rotation. A student who accumulates absences for more than 20% of scheduled course time hours for nurses Aide training program will have to undergo withdrawal from enrollment and placed on attendance probation if decide to allow to reenter the program. If the student is absent for more than 20% of scheduled course time during the probationary (or another term), the student’s enrollment in the course will be terminated. A student whose enrollment was terminated for violation of the attendance policy may not reenroll before the start of the next semester (or another term). This provision does not circumvent the approved refund policy.

MAKE-UP WORK

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SHA will not be providing any make- UP work for the missed class or clinical hours except with written request proving extenuating circumstances that may lead to making up of class or clinical rotation is unavoidable. The student must adhere to the attendance policy. If makeup work is deemed unavoidable student may repeat just the missed class or clinical along with a future class based on the availability of space. A student may require to wait for space availability and suitable schedule of the institution. No more than 5% of the total course time hours for a course may be made up. Make-up work shall:

  • be supervised by an instructor approved for the class being made up;
  • require the student to demonstrate substantially the same level of knowledge or competence expected of a student who attended the scheduled class session;
  • be completed within two weeks of the end of the grading period during which the absence occurred;
  • be documented by the school as being completed, recording the date, time, duration of the make-up session, and the name of the supervising instructor;
  • be signed and dated by the student to acknowledge the make-up session.

SCHOOL POLICY REGARDING STUDENT CONDUCT

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SHA expects mature and respon­sible behavior from students and strives to create and maintain an environment of social, moral and intellectual excellence. Students are required to follow rules and standards similar to those practiced in an office or hospital environ­ment. Violation of the code of conduct may lead to probation or dismissal from school. Solomon’s Academic solution reserves the right to dismiss students whose work or conduct is deemed unsatisfactory. Students must comply with all institutional policies including, but not limited to, those related to tardiness, grades, attendance, leaves of absence, conduct, honesty, safety, harassment, discrimination, satisfactory academic progress, and payment. Students who fail to comply with institutional policies may be withdrawn from their program. Tuition will be refunded in accordance with the school’s refund policy.

 

REQUIREMENTS FOR GRADUATION

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Students pursuing all programs offered by Solomon’s Healthcare Academy must receive a minimum summative grade of 70% on the final examination. Nurse aide training program students must also obtain satisfactory (S) performance in skill lab, and clinical to pass the programs with minimum competency required to be eligible to apply for the competency evaluation of certified nurse aide examination conducted by NNAAP. The students who enroll for Patient Care Technician (PCT) certification program and all other programs such as phlebotomy technician Certification program and Electrocardiography Certification Program must successfully complete all the courses included in the program and meet the clinical/externship requirements for all the courses of the program. In addition, students must satisfactorily fulfill all financial and other obligations to the college and return any outstanding library material. Students who attempt every course and earn a grade but who have not met all the requirements for graduation will be designated as a Completer. A Completer is a student who is no longer enrolled in the institution and who have either completed the time allowed or attempted the maximum allowable number of credits for the program of study but did not accomplish one of the following graduation requirements:

  • Achieve 70% for the final exam
  • Attain required competencies for skill lab or clinical (a qualitative grade of S)
  • Satisfy non-academic requirements (e.g., outstanding financial obligations)

 

SCHOOL PLACEMENT ASSISTANCE POLICY

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Solomon’s Healthcare Academy Inc. does not guarantee any career placement for the students who complete any of the programs offered by the institution. The students may be eligible to apply for a nurse aide job after successfully passing the NNAAP examination to receive the credential as a certified nurse aide. The school will prepare the students with the academic knowledge, skill, and ability to write the certification examination.

POLICIES/PROCEDURES TO RESOLVE STUDENT GRIEVANCES/COMPLAINTS

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Students or other parties with complaints or grievances against an institution should first seek to resolve their complaint or grievance directly with the institution. A student or other party not satisfied with an institution’s resolution of a complaint may submit a complaint to

 

Texas Workforce Commission

Career Schools and Colleges, Room 226T

101 East 15th Street

Austin, TX 78778-0001

Phone: (512) 936-6959

http://csc.twc.state.tx.us/