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									American Red Cross Nurse Aide Training Program
             Institutional Catalog




             Blount County Chapter
              1741 Triangle Park Drive
                Maryville, TN 37801
                   865-983-0821

            www.redcrossblount.org
               Catalog 3, Issued 09/2011
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                                    Table of Contents


History                                                 Page 3

Purpose                                                 Page 3

Learning Objectives                                     Page 3

Program Objectives                                      Page 3

Instruction Methodology                                 Page 4

Authorization                                           Page 4

Grievance Procedures                                    Page 4

Board of Directors                                      Page 4

Nurse Aide Training Faculty                             Page 4

Admission Requirements                                  Page 5

Class Schedule/ School Holidays                         Page 5

Tuition/ Additional Expenses                            Page 5/6

Refund Policy                                           Page 6

Completion Requirements                                 Page 6

Explanation of Student Progress                         Page 6

Job Placement Assistance                                Page 7

Credit Granted                                          Page 7

Transferability of Credits                              Page 8

Student Code of Conduct                                 Page 9

Consequences of Unacceptable Behavior                   Page 9

Pre-Enrollment Checklist                                Page 10

Enrollment Agreement                                    Page 11/12




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                                                         HISTORY

The American Red Cross is a private, non-profit organization dedicated to helping people prevent, prepare for, and
respond to emergencies. The Red Cross is not a government agency and does not receive government funds. The American
Red Cross relies on the support of the American people to carry out its lifesaving mission
The Red Cross has been involved in nursing for more than 100 years. The Nurse Aide Training course continues the Red
Cross tradition of outstanding training that benefits participants and their communities.



                                                         PURPOSE

The purpose of the American Red Cross Nurse Assistant Training course is to provide the information and skills that will
enable nurse aides to provide quality and compassionate care in long-term care facilities, hospitals, assisted living
facilities, home health/hospice agencies, or private duty agencies.
 With Red Cross training, you will master fundamental academic and social skills necessary to be a successful nurse aide
along with practical nursing skills that prepare you for a career in healthcare. You will boost your self-esteem and gain
new-found independence. And as a Red Cross nurse aide, you’ll be an important part of a health care team that works
together to provide compassionate care for nursing home residents and patients. It’s a job where you can make a
difference.
The Red Cross Nurse Aide course provides:
       Hands-on, real life experience
       Instructor attention
       Learning at a comfortable pace
       Knowledge and confidence
       Skills to secure part-time or full-time employment



                                               LEARNING OBJCTIVES

       Recognize the importance of the nurse aide’s role in improving the quality of life for people in the health care
        system
       Encourage people to be as independent as possible
       Support and maintain the rights of residents, clients and patients
       Be sensitive to the physical and psychosocial needs of people in the health care system
       Communicate effectively with staff, residents/clients/patients and their families and friends
       Provide quality, basic care for people in the health care system
       Help reduce the potential negative effects of the health care system
       Observe and document a person’s physical condition and overall well-being
       Work well as team members
       Prepare for the state exam to become a certified nurse aide.



                                               PROGRAM OBJECTIVES

       Prepare the student to pass the state certifying test for Certified Nursing Aide.
       Prepare the student to get a job as a Certified Nurse Aide.
       Prepare the student to start a career as a certified nurse aide in a hospital, assisted living, home health, doctor’s
        office or nursing home anywhere in the United States.
       Encourage the student to continue learning




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                                          INSTRUCTION METHODOLOGY

Students are assigned and expected to read the unit material that is being taught the next day. Instruction is given by
lecture, discussion, demonstration and videos. At any time a student is free to ask questions to clarify information.

At the end of the lecture/instruction or the next day, students are given a written test and if skills are included in the unit,
each student must demonstrate mastery of that skill. Re-teaching takes place after the written test is checked and during
skill demonstrations for mastery.



                                                    AUTHORIZATION

The American Red Cross Nurse Assistant Training Program is authorized by the Tennessee Higher Education
Commission. This authorization must be renewed each year and is based on an evaluation by minimum standards
concerning quality of education, ethical business practices, health and safety, and fiscal responsibility.
The American Red Cross Nurse Aide Training Program is also approved by the Tennessee Department of Health as a
Nurse Aide Training Facility for Blount County. Approval must be granted every 2 years based on an evaluation of
minimum standards.



                                             GRIEVANCE PROCEDURES

If any student feels that disciplinary action against them was unwarranted or the severity unfair, they must first appeal to
the NAT Instructor. If they are not satisfied with the response given them they may appeal to the Executive Director.

Any grievances that are not resolved on the institutional level may be forwarded to the Tennessee Higher Education
Commission, Nashville TN 37243-0830 (615-741-5293)



                                         BOARD OF DIRECTORS 2010-2011

Matt Haralson- Board Chairman              Bill Eanes- Vice Chairman                  Curt Bogle- Secretary/Treasurer
Luis Gonzalez                              Dave Hensley                               David Hodges
Connie Huffman                             Joey Keith                                 James Long
State Senator Doug Overby                  Misty Parker                               Fred Proffitt
Micky Roberts                              Kahren White




                                        NURSE AIDE TRAINING FACULTY

Samantha Stout, RN Director of Nursing
Tami Wiggins, NAT Coordinator
Jess Hernandez, Executive Director



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                                           ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

       A High School Diploma or equivalent
       Complete an application and brief interview with one of our instructors
       Negative TB skin test(PPD) or Chest X-ray within 6 months of start of class
       Physical Exam from physician/NP/PA. Must have a physical from your OB/GYN if pregnant
       Cleared background check from your local sheriff’s department
       Provide us with a copy of your Social Security Card and State issued photo ID (drivers license, etc.)
Note: The lab/clinical sessions require strenuous activity (lifting, pushing, pulling and squatting). If you have any
conditions that could affect your ability to participate, including pregnancy or an injury, you must discuss with your health
care provider and your class instructor BEFORE the class begins.



                                                   CLASS SCHEDULE

Class Time/Date: Weeks 1, 2, 3 & 5 -Monday thru Thursday (except weeks with holidays) 8:30 am – 3:30 pm

Clinical Rotation Time/Date: Week 4 - Monday thru Friday – 7:30 am – 2:30 pm

Classroom Location: American Red Cross, Blount County Chapter, 1741 Triangle Park Drive, Maryville, TN 37801

Facility Description: Classes are held in the nursing laboratory and classroom. The lab is equipped with audio/visual
equipment including projector, computer, DVD player and medical equipment including hospital beds, manikins,
wheelchairs and various other items conductive to a hospital/nursing home setting

Clinical Locations: Shannondale of Maryville, Asbury Place Maryville, Blount Memorial Hospital, Colonial Hills
Nursing Center

Clinical instruction is conducted at one or more of the facilities listed above. The student is under the supervision of the
Red Cross Clinical Instructor at all times while at the clinical site. The American Red Cross has a separate clinical
agreement with each facility.

            2011 Class Dates                                  2011 Class Holidays
            January 10 – February 10                          January 17- MLK
            February 14 – March 17                            February 21- President’s Day
            March 21 – April 21                               May 30- Memorial Day
            April 25 – May 21                                 July 4- Independence Day
            May 31 – June 30                                  September 5- Labor Day
            July 5 – August 4                                 November 24 &25- Thanksgiving
            August 8 – September 9                            December 25- Christmas
            September 12 – October 13
            October 17 – November 17
            November 21 – December 22




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                                                           TUITION

Nurse Assistant Training Course: $1250

Tuition is due prior to the first day of class. We accept cash, credit/debit cards, money orders/cashier’s check, and
personal checks. Make payable to: American Red Cross Blount County Chapter. NOTE: There is a $45 fee for all returned
checks.

Tuition Includes:

  All classroom and clinical instruction
  Textbook, workbook and class materials
  Blood Pressure Cuff
  Stethoscope
  Wash Basin, Emesis Basin
  Two 240 ML glasses (the same glasses used on the state exam)
  American Red Cross CPR/Automated External Defibrillator (AED) Certification
  American Red Cross First Aid Certification
  American Red Cross Nursing Assistant Pin upon Graduation
  The initial state testing fee


Financial Assistance: To help keep program costs low, the Red Cross is unable to offer financial assistance for tuition.

Additional Estimated Costs not included in tuition. This is only an estimate. Actual costs may vary.

Scrubs/Uniform                               $30.00
Clinical Shoes                               $50.00
Watch with Second Hand                       $10.00
TB Skin Test                                 $10.00
Physical Exams                               Varies


                                                      REFUND POLICY

A full refund of all fees will be given if the classes are canceled or the student withdraws prior to the first day of class less
an administrative fee of one hundred dollars ($100.00)
A partial refund will be given as follows:
75% refund if a student withdraws within the first 10% of scheduled class hours less an administrative fee of one hundred
dollars ($100.00).
50% refund if the student withdraws within the first 20% of scheduled classes hours less an administrative fee of
($100.00).
                            No refunds are permitted after the first 20% of scheduled class hours.



                                             COMPLETION REQUIREMENTS

       Attend and participate in all course sessions
       Demonstrate competency in all required skills in the skills practice sessions and clinical practicum
       Participate in all skills sessions
       Pass the final written exam and have an overall class average of 80 percent or better
       Pass the final skill exam with 80 percent or better on each skill without missing any key steps
       Complete the clinical component of the course
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                                   EXPLANATION OF STUDENT PROGRESS

The American Red Cross requires students to maintain an 80% average on all course work during the 5 week training
class. The following is the progress scale:

A: 94-100               B: 87-93                 C: 80-86                 F: 79-0

Due to the short nature of the course, student progress reports are shared with the student on weekly basis and are made
available to the student at any time upon request. The American Red Cross also sends a weekly progress report to agencies
that have funded students to attend the program.



                                         JOB PLACEMENT ASSISTANCE

None is available. However, during the 5 week training program, prospective employers will be coming to speak to the
class to inform students of their employment opportunities and to answer any questions the students may have. The
prospective employers view this opportunity as a good chance to recruit quality trained students.



                                                 CREDIT GRANTED

Please read our Transferability of Credits Statement. No credit is granted for previous education, training or experience.




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Transferability of Credit Statement

Credits earned at the American Red Cross may not transfer to another
educational institution. Credits earned at another educational institution
may not be accepted by the American Red Cross. You should obtain
confirmation that the American Red Cross will accept any credits you have
earned at another educational institution before you execute an enrollment
contract or agreement. You should also contact any educational institutions
that you may want to transfer credits earned at the American Red Cross to
determine if such institutions will accept credits earned at the American Red
Cross prior to executing an enrollment contract or agreement. The ability to
transfer credits from the American Red Cross to another educational
institution may be very limited. Your credits may not transfer and you may
have to repeat courses previously taken at the American Red Cross if you
enroll in another educational institution. You should never assume that
credits will transfer to or from any educational institution. It is highly
recommended and you are advised to make certain that you know the
transfer or credit policy of the American Red Cross and of any other
educational institutions you may in the future want to transfer the credits
earned at the American Red Cross before you execute an enrollment
contract or agreement.



I have read and understand the above information.
____________________________________________________________________________
Student’s Signature                                          Date




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                                           STUDENT CODE OF CONDUCT

The Blount County Chapter of the American Red Cross endorses a safe, secure, and positive learning environment. To
successfully achieve this standard, the chapter has established the following set of student expectations:

       Students will attend all classes on time. Students who are absent for seven (7) hours of class time will be dropped
        from the course.
       Students will be prepared for class with the appropriate materials and homework completed. Students will not
        participate in cheating or plagiarizing their work or the work of others.
       Students will be honest with all staff and students.
       Students will express themselves without the use of profane language or offensive gestures.
       Students will participate in positive group activities and will not be involved in any bullying, intimidating or
        harassing of staff or students.
       Students will show respect for others by not participating in teasing and ridiculing.
       Students will wear clean, neat and presentable clothing. Students will show respect for others by not wearing
        clothing with inappropriate messages (i.e. profane language, racial or sexual references, references to
        alcohol/illegal drugs or gang related).
       Students will respect the personal property of others and of the chapter.
       Students are responsible for any chapter textbooks, reference books, name tags, or equipment loaned to or used
        by them. If misused or damaged, students will be responsible for charges to repair or replace. If repayment is not
        received, students will not receive their NAT certification.
       Students will respect and follow direction from all staff of the chapter. Students are expected to treat the
        instructor, staff and fellow students with respect and to comply with the authority of the instructor and staff at all
        times.
       Students will respect the safety of others by not bringing real or imitation weapons to the chapter.
       The Blount County Chapter of the American Red Cross has a zero tolerance policy for any student involved in or
        encouraging the involvement of another student in fighting or use of other physical force.
       The chapter forbids smoking in areas other than the designated smoking area outside of the building.
       Neither alcohol nor illegal drugs are permitted on chapter property or at any clinicals. Students may not be under
        the influence of illegal drugs or alcohol at any time while on Red Cross property.
       All students are required to sign in and out each time they leave and return to the building. For safety reasons,
        this is a chapter policy adhered to by all chapter staff and volunteers as well, and is expected to be adhered to by
        all visitors of the chapter.
       Students are not allowed to have visitors at the chapter house or at the clinical sites except in emergency
        situations



                             CONSEQUENCES OF UNACCEPTABLE BEHAVIOR

Unacceptable behavior and violation of this Code of Conduct will not be tolerated at the Chapter, and could result in
dismissal from classes for the day or from the program, with a copy of the dismissal forwarded to any assistance agency
(i.e., DHS, Career Center, etc.), contact of local authorities if appropriate. The decision of the instructor or executive
director shall be final in all cases of student dismissal. The instructor will provide to the student within one (1) week of any
such dismissal a written statement for the reasons for the dismissal. Refer to the refund policy below for a refund of funds,
if applicable.




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                              PRE- ENROLLMENT CHECKLIST
                           NURSE ASSISTANT TRAINING PROGRAM

                                        American Red Cross
                                       Blount County Chapter
                                      1741 Triangle Park Drive
                                        Maryville, TN 37801


Last Name:                                          First Name:                       MI:

SSN:            -      -                            Phone Number:

Home Address:                                                            Apartment #:

City:                                      State:                           Zip:

Registration Date:
Please check each section when completed

    Toured the institution
    Received an institutional catalog
    Was given time and opportunity to review the institutional policies in the catalog
    Knows the length of the program and that it is only offered on a full-time basis
    Has been informed of the total tuition and fee cost of the program
    Has been informed of the estimated cost of any additional equipment required
     (such as uniform, shoes, watch, physical exam and TB skin test, etc.)
    Has been given a copy of the institutional cancellation and refund policy
    Understands what “transferability of credits” means and have received and
     signed the Transferability of Credit Disclosure Form.
    Student has been informed that any grievances not resolved on the institutional
     level may be forwarded to the Tennessee Higher Education Commission,
     Nashville, TN 37243-0830, (615)741-5293



__________________________________________________________________________________________________
Signature of Student                                                          Date

__________________________________________________________________________________________
Signature of Director                                                   Date



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                                   ENROLLMENT AGREEMENT
                               NURSE ASSISTANT TRAINING PROGRAM

                                              American Red Cross
                                             Blount County Chapter
                                            1741 Triangle Park Drive
                                              Maryville, TN 37801

The American Red Cross Nurse Aide Training Program meets all state and federal requirements. Our program
is authorized by the Tennessee Higher Education Commission. This authorization must be renewed each year
and is based on an evaluation by minimum standards concerning quality of education, ethical business
practices, health and safety and fiscal responsibility.
The five-week course is 126-hours long and includes 30 hours of clinical experience. The course is only offered
on a full-time basis. Through lecture, video, role-playing, and hands-on laboratory and clinical practice, you
learn procedural skills such as bathing, dressing, positioning, and vital signs. You also learn key
communication techniques to provide compassionate care for people within the health care system. Our
classroom/lab is equipped with hospital beds and all necessary medical equipment to practice skills. After
graduation, you will be eligible to sit for the Tennessee Nurse Aide exam to become a Certified Nurse Assistant.
For the American Red Cross Blount County Chapter’s Nurse Assistant Training Program, I have been informed
that for the July 2010/June 2011 period, the withdrawal rate is 0%, the completion rate is 100%, and the in-
field placement rate is __%. Detailed statistical data for this program may be viewed by going to
http://state.tn.us/thec and clicking on the “Authorized Institutions Data” button.


Please complete the information below


Last Name:                                             First Name:                                MI:

SSN:             -       -                             Phone:

Home Address:                                                                      Apartment #:

City:                                         State:                                   Zip:

County:

Phone Number:                                                          □Home      □Cell   □Other

Email Address:

Emergency Contact:

Emergency Contact Phone:

Class beginning date:                                           Class end date:

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TUITION:

Tuition: $1250.00

Tuition is due prior to the first day of class. We accept cash, credit/debit cards, money orders/cashier’s check,
and personal checks. NOTE: There is a $45 fee for all returned checks. Make payable to: American Red Cross
Blount County Chapter

Financial Assistance: To help keep program costs low, the Red Cross is unable to offer financial assistance
for tuition.

Tuition Includes:

  All classroom and clinical instruction
  Textbook, workbook and class materials
  Blood Pressure Cuff
  Stethoscope
  Wash Basin, Emesis Basin
  Two 240 ML glasses (the same glasses used on the state exam)
  American Red Cross CPR/Automated External Defibrillator (AED) Certification
  American Red Cross First Aid Certification
  American Red Cross Nursing Assistant Pin upon Graduation
  The initial state testing fee ($88)

Additional Costs (not included in tuition price):

Scrubs                                  $35.00                        TB Skin Test                              $10.00
Clinical Shoes                          $50.00                        Physical Exams                            Varies
Watch with Second Hand                  $ 10.00

*Please Note: These costs are only an estimate. Actual costs may vary


REFUND POLICY:

A full refund of all fees will be given if the classes are canceled or the student withdraws prior to the first day of
class less an administrative fee of one hundred dollars ($100.00)
A partial refund will be given as follows:
75% refund if a student withdraws within the first 10% of scheduled class hours less an administrative fee of
one hundred dollars ($100.00).
50% refund if the student withdraws within the first 20% of scheduled classes hours less an administrative fee
of ($100.00).
No refunds are permitted after the first 20% of scheduled class hours.




By signing below, you are verifying that you have received an exact signed copy of this enrollment agreement.

___________________________________________________________________________________
Signature                                               Date
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