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									            Business Office Overview:
    The business office’s primary function is to:
    • Take payment for tuition and fees
    • Disburse financial aid
    • Maintain student and alumni databases
    •Maintain all school records, except Employee
    Heath info.

Payment can be made in the form of Check, Credit Card, Cash, or Money Order.
       Tuition and Fee Schedule
• A Tuition and Fee Schedule is given to all students
  with their Acceptance Packet. This is a detailed
  account of all payments the student will incur
  during their 4 semesters at CSON and a payment
  schedule for those not receiving financial aid. The
  Tuition and Fee Schedule also covers fees that will
  be required by the Texas Board of Nursing and
  NCLEX so the student may budget for these
  expenses. CSON Refund Policy is outlined on the
  back of this form.
The Tuition and Fees Schedule is
found in your Acceptance Packet.

This form does not need to be
signed or turned in. It is provided
to you for your benefit.
             Promissory Note
• The Promissory Note is a legally binding
  promise to make payment to CSON. It is
  signed on Orientation day and contains
  information on tuition/fees and a payment
  schedule for students that do not receive
  financial aid. It also contains information for
  students that do not meet their financial
  obligations to the school and actions that
  CSON will take to retrieve the outstanding
The Promissory note is a legally
binding document.

Signing it indicates your intent to
make payments to Covenant
School of Nursing according to the
time-frame listed on the

 It must be signed by all students,
 including those receiving financial

  You will receive this form at
  student orientation.
   Financial Aid Disbursement
The Business Office disburses all financial aid.
Students who receive financial aid are
required to pay all school tuition and fees due
for that semester at the time financial aid
checks are disbursed or by noon the 3rd Friday
after school starts. All questions regarding the
status of Financial Aid should be directed to
the Financial Aid Officer.
Maintaining Database and Records
All students must keep all their information
accurate and up-to-date.

The Student Address and Phone form is filled
out on the fist day of each semester, and is
located outside the Business Office for
students during the school year.
This form must be filled out on
the first day of every semester.

During the semester, this form is
available outside the Business

If any changes occur to your
name, address, or phone number
during the semester, then you can
update your information by filling
out this form again.
            Additional Forms

The following forms must be read and signed
on Orientation Day, or by the first day of class.

Please read carefully.
This form must be filled out and
turned into the Business Office on
Orientation Day, or by the first day
of class.
This form must be filled out and
turned into the Business Office on
Orientation Day, or by the first day
of class.
This form must be filled out and
turned into the Business Office on
Orientation Day, or by the first day
of class.
This form must be filled out and
turned into the Business Office on
Orientation Day, or by the first day
of class.
Notary Public – This service is available to students
and faculty only. See Ms. Hendrix in the business

 CSON has many outside resources to assist students
 with various problems that may arise during their
 two years. CAP, Catholic Family Services, Angel Food
 Ministries, ect. Please contact Ms. Hendrix or Ms.
 Arnett for more details on student assistance
 programs outside of CSON.
             Program Overview
• NLNAC and TBON Accredited Program
• Current NCLEX Pass Rate: 94.55
• Four 19 week semesters for total of 76 weeks
  for program completion
• Summer Break – June & July
• One week break at Thanksgiving & mid-March
 (usually coincides with LISD Spring Break)
            Program Overview
• Freshman semester – fundamental concepts of
  nursing, pharmacology, pathophysiology
• Sophomore semester – adult medical-surgical
  concepts, pharmacology, pathophysiology
• Junior semester – Family centered care: maternal-
  child, mental health, and pediatric nursing
• Senior semester – advanced medical-surgical nursing
  and leadership/management principles.
• Faculty members are Registered Nurses and hold
  Master’s Degree in Nursing (MSN) or are
  completing a MSN
• Are experienced clinical nurses
• Have posted office hours but generally have an
  open door policy
• Teach both classroom theory and in the clinical
  practice settings
• Each student will have a designated faculty
  advisor in Nursing 101
           Grading Practices
• Minimum passing score: 75%
• Classroom: unit exams and final must average
  75% before final course grade is calculated.
• Must pass Medication Administration and
  Medication Math exam (2 attempts)
• Clinical: pass/fail
• Completion requirements: clinical paperwork,
  presentations, quizzes, etc.
• Park on east end of parking lot
• Parking lot will be crowded – come early
• Do not park in spaces at west end of parking
  lot that are lined in yellow
• Do not park in restaurant or business lots
  north of our parking lot
• Be very careful in parking lot – fast drivers
  who don’t follow straight lines!
                Secure Entry
• On first or second day of class individual door
  code will be assigned
• Codes are active from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm
  Monday - Friday
• Do not let people follow you in when you
  open the door.
• Do not give your code to someone else
    Using the Security Keypad

1. Press Start

                                2. Enter your
                                code wherever the
                                numbers appear
                                on the keypad.

                                3. Press this button

                 Start           4. Green light will
                                 appear and door
                                 will release
• Attendance is required and roll is taken
• Class begins at 8:30 am unless otherwise
  noted on schedule
• Assigned seating – Wednesday morning of 1st
  week seats are assigned. Roll is taken based
  on assigned seating chart.
• You may move to seats that become vacant
  during the semester after notifying Course
             Assigned Seating
• Will be Wednesday of Week 1
• No early entry to classroom
• No saving seats
• Electrical outlets are very limited – across back
  of room and in center.
• Safety issues limit the use of multi-outlet
  extension cords
• 3 excused absences per semester
• Excused absences do not accumulate over the semesters (use
  them or lose them)
• Attending clinical makeup day can remove 1 absence
• After using 3 excused absences, 2 points are deducted from
  the final course grade for each additional absence
• 3 Tardies = 1 absence
• To call in absent: 797-0955 ext 236 leave date, time and name
  (please speak slowly & clearly)
• See Attendance Policy for details
         Classroom Dress Code
• Think professional – clean, covering, neutral
  – Non-revealing, no offensive graphics,
  – Shorts/skirts-dresses no more than 3” above
  – Shoulder straps - 2” minimum, no strapless attire
  – Wear layers – classroom temperature varies
    between hot and cold
  – See Dress Code Policy
                 Clinical Attire
• School scrubs must be ordered by July 27
• Area Wide Medical has approved school scrub
• Pants cannot drag on floor
• Must have school patch on all tops and cover jackets
• Shoes must have heel and toe, leather or leather
  trimmed, white but may have black, navy, or gray
• See Dress Code Policy for details
• Textbook list included in packet
• Current editions preferred
• E-books available with some products – your
  decision to purchase or not
• ATI books and Jones Drug book will be
  delivered to CSON
• Must pay ATI fee of $148 today
              Course Schedule
• Course syllabus and calendar will be available on the
  Learning Management System (LMS)
• Plan on being available for class M-F 8:30-4:30 during
  the first 8-10 weeks of class
• Schedule subject to change – notice of change will be
  given via LMS
• Clinical days – hours are 0630-1430 or 1330-2130
• Will have both day and evening shifts during clinicals
  so begin planning now
 Learning Management System (LMS)
• Web-based communication platform – check
• Will have
   –   Policies
   –   Assignments
   –   Announcements
   –   Individual grade book
   –   Lecture notes
   –   Quizzes
• Contact Vicki Thornley if you do not have access after
  leaving orientation today
           ATI Proctored Exams
• Nationally standardized exams provided by
  Assessment Technologies Institute (ATI)
• Support materials provided at beginning of each
• Practice exams available at beginning of semester
• Proctored exam taken at end of each semester
• Passing score calculated into final course grade
• Details published in Course Syllabi
• The Learning and Study Strategies Inventory will assess your
  awareness of learning and study strategies related to skill,
  will, and self-regulation components of strategic learning.
• This 30 minute long test focuses on thoughts, behaviors,
  attitudes and beliefs that relate to successful learning.
• Research has repeatedly demonstrated that these factors
  contribute significantly success in college and that they can be
  learned or enhanced through learning and study skills courses
 Skill Component of Strategic Learning
The LASSI Skill component of strategic learning relates to:
• Information Processing
• Selecting Main Ideas
• Test Strategies

These scales examine students’ learning strategies, skills
and thought processes related to identifying, acquiring
and constructing meaning for new information, and how
they prepare for and demonstrate their new knowledge
on tests or other evaluative procedures.
 The Will Component of Strategic Learning

The Will component of LASSI relates to:
• Attitude
• Motivation
• Anxiety

These scales measure students’ receptivity to
learning new information.
      History of the School of Nursing
The School of Nursing was established on January 25. 1918 and
is the oldest School of Nursing on the South Plains. Under the
influence of the late A.R. Ponton M.D., Lubbock's first class of
nursing students was transferred from Post Training School,
located in Post, Texas, to the Lubbock Sanitarium and graduated
three students in 1919. Since that time the school has seen
many changes, graduating its largest class of students, 136, in
1996. As of 2009, a total of 4058 graduates have completed the
program with many remaining in the Lubbock area. Having its
own supply of Registered Nurses has been a tremendous
advantage in an area that is as geographically isolated as
           Covenant Student Body

• Student Government Organization
  – The Student Government Organization (SGO) serves as a vehicle by which students may
    learn to operate as a group to accomplish their desired goals and to plan and execute
    community service activities and social activities. All students are members of this
    organization and are encouraged to attend the general meetings. The business of the
    organization is conducted by the Student Council, and meets the second Thursday of the
    month in the student lounge. Student council is the governing body of the student
    government organization.
                     Student Council
• The Student Council is made up of Class Representatives elected by the
  entire student body. The president and secretary must be juniors or
  seniors, and the vice president and treasurer must be freshmen or
  sophomores. Students must have a grade average of 75 or above to hold
  office. All social activities and school projects are planned and executed
  through the Student Council and Covenant Student Nurses Association
  (CSNA). Student Council officers are elected in August each year with a
  term of office of one year or, in the case of seniors, until graduation.
                  Class Organization

• Each class organization is an important part of traditional student activities
  and provides opportunities to develop and promote professional
  endeavors within its semester. The organizations consist of student
  representatives who are elected at the beginning of the Freshman and
  Junior semesters. Each class elects three representatives to serve a one
  year's term.
      Class Representatives Duties
• Make weekly announcements to class, serves on Student Welfare
  committee, communicates class recommendations to the Student Welfare
  Committee, communicates Faculty decisions and recommendations to the
  class, may call a class meeting (scheduled with Student Activities
  Coordinator one week prior to posting the date and time of the meeting.)
  Representatives must commit to attending 80% of Student Welfare
  meetings and serve as a member of Grievance Hearing Procedure when
    Student Welfare Committee
• This committee serves as liaison between the
  Students and the School to oversee the
  student program. Members include the
  Student Activities Coordinator (the permanent
  chairperson) at least 4 Faculty members, and
  student class representatives. The committee
  is scheduled to meet the first Thursday of the
  month at 12:00 in the student lounge.
    Functions of the Committee
• 1. Advise and support CSON Student
  Association and the student activities
• 2. Assist in maintaining and updating the
  student handbook.
• 3. Review and revise student policies as
• 4. Evaluate all the above areas as necessary
  for accreditation.
  Student Representatives to the
      Faculty Organization
• The aforementioned student officers may
  attend faculty meetings and have voice and
  voting privileges, except in matters which
  would involve breach of confidentiality of
  other students: President of the Student
  Association and a Student Representative
  from the Student Welfare Committee.
      Pre-Professional Student
• All students of Covenant School of Nursing
  may become members of the Student
  Association, the Texas Nursing Student
  Association and the National Student Nurses
  Association. Annual dues are $30 for
  Freshmen, Sophomore and Juniors. Annual
  dues are $40 for Seniors.
                   Purposes and Functions
•   The purposes of the Covenant Student Nurses Association (CSNA):
     – To assume responsibility for contributing to nursing education in order to provide for the highest
         quality health care
     – To provide programs representative of functional and current professional interest and concerns
     –   To aid in the development of the whole person and his /her responsibility for the health care of people in all walks of life

•   The functions of the CSNA shall include the following:
     –   To have direct input into standards of nursing education and influence the education process
     –   To influence health care, nursing education and practice through legislative activities as appropriate
     –   To promote and encourage participation in community affairs and activities toward improved health
         care and the resolution of related social issues
     –   To represent nursing students to the consumer, to institutions, and other organizations
     –   To promote and encourage student participation in interdisciplinary activities
     –   To promote and encourage recruitment efforts: participation in student activities and educational
         opportunities; regardless of person’s race, religion, sex, national origin, age, and marital status or
     –   To promote and encourage collaborative relationships with the National Student Nurses Association,
         American Nurses Association, the National League of Nursing, the International Council of Nurses,
         Texas Nurses Association, Texas League for Nursing, as well as other nursing and related health
Local Chapter of the Texas Nursing
       Students Association
•   The Texas Nursing Students Association (TNSA) is governed by a Board of Directors elected by the
    membership at the Annual Meeting. Other meetings of the Association are scheduled as the Board
    designates. It is necessary to attend these meetings in order to be an active member.
•   It is each student's privilege and responsibility to take an active part in the pre-professional nursing
    organization. By being an active member of the Association, the student has opportunities to participate
    in community activities toward improved health care, as well as participating in fund raising activities to
    send delegates to the TNSA and NSNA conventions. Students who wish to be delegates to either of these
    conventions may do so by participating in community service projects and fund raising activities to qualify.
    Students seeking an office or travel to conventions must have a grade average of 75 or above.
•   TNSA meets annually in February in a city designated by the TNSA Board of Directors. Students who serve
    as delegates to the NSNA convention are exposed to the national liaison of nursing schools from every
    state and get to vote on issues of concern to the nursing profession.
•   Being a member of National Student Nurses' Association (NSNA) students are provided national levels of
    connections and mentoring in shaping your future profession.
  The Nursing Career Counselor, Dana Jones, is available to provide
information regarding potential employment opportunities following
graduation. Now that you are accepted students she will no longer be
handling your files. That job goes to the Coordinator of the semester
                      in which you are enrolled.

    If you have any suggestions regarding the recruitment of new
students, you can share your ideas with Mrs. Jones on Scholar 360 or
the contact info below. Volunteers are always helpful for recruitment
    events and a calendar of events will be posted in front of the
          recruitment office if you have interest in attending.

               Dana Jones, RN
               Nursing Career Counselor
               806-797-0955 ext 227
 Be proud of your accomplishment of
being accepted into this program. The
 average GPA for incoming freshman
 this semester is a 3.3 (the best yet).

 Great things are expected of you,
but more importantly, live up to your
        own expectations.
 When a student fails, they request to
  be a returning student and their
admission file is compared with all the
 admitting students. Only a few are
  chosen to return (2 out of 10 last

This means that about 7 of you will not
  pass and not be accepted back the
         following semester.
If you find yourself in a situation where
you are currently passing, but don’t
think you will be able to successfully
complete the semester, please read up
on the Leave of Absence Policy in the
student hand book. You are allowed to
take a Leave of Absence for certain
           Employee Health Services
  Employee Health provides pre-admission assessment, drug test, administration of
  TB tests, lab-work and vaccines at no charge for students of Covenant School of
  Nursing. Students should make every effort to obtain immunization records from
  their school district or parent prior to initial appointment.

  •Two Step TB Skin Test
  •Two Measles Mumps and Rubella Vaccines or Documentation of Titers
  •Negative Drug Test Result
  •Varicella (Chickenpox) Titer
  •Respiratory Protection FIT Test
  •Hepatitis B Vaccine Series or Declination
  •Current Tetanus Vaccine or Declination
        Employee Health Services
During the course of attendance at Covenant, students are subject to Random
Drug Testing and Reasonable Cause Drug/Alcohol Testing.

Random Drug Testing:
List scientifically generated by Drug Testing Laboratory. No one is added to
Random List by Covenant Administration or Instructors.

Reasonable Cause Drug/Alcohol Testing:
Done in the event of possibility of impairment of individual when on duty or in
attendance of classes. Instructor evaluates individual and coordinates testing
with Employee Health.
         Employee Health Services
•Students must return to Employee Health for Annual TB testing
and Respiratory FIT review. Assessment of needed vaccines, lab
work will be done with the Annual process.

•Employee Health must be notified in the event of injury or
blood/body fluid exposure of a student

•Over the counter medications and minor fist aid are available at
no charge to students in the Employee Health Office.
                         Financial Aid
Financial Aid Policy:

The objective of the student financial aid program at Covenant School of Nursing &
Allied Health (CSON) is to provide assistance to students who, without such
assistance, would not be able to pursue higher education. Financial assistance at
CSON includes Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Grant
(FSEOG), Direct Loan Programs, and limited scholarships. Assistance is awarded on
the basis of documented financial need to eligible students who are making
satisfactory academic progress toward a diploma. Need is defined as the difference
between the anticipated cost of an education at CSON and the amount of money
reasonably available to the student from all other sources. No student or
prospective student shall be excluded from participation in or denied the benefits
of any financial aid program at CSON on the grounds of race, color, national origin,
religion, or sex. Awards from financial aid programs funded by the federal
government are administered according to the laws and guidelines governing those
Satisfactory Academic Progress:
                                 Financial Aid
Federal regulations require that all financial aid recipients are maintaining satisfactory
academic progress. According to the standards and practices at the School of Nursing, the
following guidelines will be applied in determining satisfactory progress.
Students are expected to maintain full-time enrollment and are required to be in good
standing and passing all components of the program with at least 75% grade point average.
Each student's status will be monitored at the time of disbursement as well as at the end of
each semester to ensure compliance with the SAP Policy. Students must successfully
complete all of the clock hours for which financial aid has been received before any
successive financial aid will be disbursed. Students may not receive financial assistance for
repeating a course. Any student who fails to maintain the satisfactory academic progress
standard should expect their financial aid to be automatically canceled. The concept of "good
standing" includes the student's attendance, personal appearance, and behavior. Students
who do not follow the policies stated in the school catalog and the Student Handbook will not
be considered to be in good standing and making progress toward their diploma. A copy of
the School of Nursing Financial Aid Reasonable Academic Progress Policy is posted on the
financial aid bulletin board. Students who are denied financial assistance based on failure to
meet the school's satisfactory progress policy may appeal in writing to the Financial Aid Office
for consideration. The final decision will be determined by the Financial Aid Office.
                             Financial Aid
Financial Aid / Scholarships:

Financial assistance offered through the School of Nursing is in various forms of grants,
loans, tuition assistance, and scholarships. Awards to eligible students are based on
documented financial need and other qualifications required by the donors of the
scholarship funds. The school participates in the following Title IV federal assistance
programs: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant
(FSEOG), Direct Stafford Loans (subsidized and unsubsidized), and Direct Plus Loans
(Parent Loan) for Undergraduate Students. Qualifications for each program may differ
slightly, but the general requirements for financial assistance at the school are that the
student must be in good academic standing, making satisfactory progress toward
his/her diploma, (the Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy is posted on the Financial
Aid bulletin board) be registered with Selective Service (if required), not owe a refund
on a Federal grant or be in default on a Federal educational loan received for
attendance at any institution, be a citizen or eligible noncitizen, and have financial need.
To apply for financial aid, request application forms from the Financial Aid Office, School
of Nursing, or via the web at www.fafsa.ed.gov.
                          Financial Aid

Financial Aid Disbursement:

A financial aid academic year at CSON is based on clock hours rather than semester
hours. A clock-hour academic year at the School of Nursing is defined as 900 clock
hours of instruction and is divided into two clock-hour payment periods. Students
must successfully complete all clock-hours in each payment period before
receiving assistance for the next payment period. Excessive absences may delay or
cause financial aid payments to be cancelled. Financial aid will be disbursed in the
form of checks, payable to the student.
                                    Financial Aid
Return of Student Financial Aid (SFA) Program Funds :

All students who withdraw from school must contact the Financial Aid Office for clearance at the time of
withdrawal. For students who receive SFA program funds the law dictates a specific pro-rata formula to
determine the dollar amount of the SFA program assistance the student earned for that payment period at
the point of withdrawal. When you (or CSON on your behalf) receive more assistance than you earned, the
excess funds must be returned. The student MUST PAY ANY TUITION BALANCE CREATED because CSON was
required to return all or a portion of the student’s unearned SFA program funds. The law states that
EARNED 100% OF THEIR SFA PROGRAM ASSISTANCE. All unearned SFA program funds will be distributed as
prescribed by the law. Students will have 45 days to repay or make satisfactory repayment arrangements with
the Dept. of Education to repay the portion of financial assistance that they are responsible for repaying.
Specific examples of the applicable refund policy are available in the Financial Aid Office. GENERAL EXAMPLE:
At the time of withdrawal if a student has only attended 30% (excluding absences) of the payment period for
which he/she was charged, then the student has not earned 70% of the SFA program funds he/she received.
The unearned portion must be returned.
The priority deadline is important. In order for the CSON Financial Aid Office to complete the processing of
your financial aid request by the first class day, all required application forms and other requested student
and/or parent documentation must be accurately completed and received by the Financial Aid Office on, or
before the priority deadline date posted on our website: www.cson.covenanthealth.org. Applications
received after the priority deadline may result in students having to be prepared to meet initial costs (i.e.,
tuition, living expenses) from their own resources until their financial aid application has been processed.
                             Financial Aid
•   Student Rights and Responsibilities/You Have the Right to Know:
•   What financial aid programs are available
•   The deadline for submitting applications for each of the programs.
•   How financial aid will be disbursed.
•   How your financial aid was determined.
•   What resources were considered in the calculation of your financial need
•   How much of your financial need has been met.
•   The details of the various programs in your student aid package.
•   The School of Nursing's refund policy and the Department of Education's Return of
    Title IV funds requirements.
•   What portion of the financial aid you receive must be repaid, and what portion is
    grant aid. If the aid is a loan, you have the right to know the interest rate, the total
    amount that must be repaid, and know when the payment is to begin.
•   How the School of Nursing determines if you are making satisfactory progress, and
    what happens if you are not.
                            Financial Aid
    In Accepting Your Responsibilities You Must:
•   Complete all application forms accurately and submit them on time to the proper
•   Provide correct information. In most instances, misreporting information on
    financial aid application forms is a violation of law and may be considered a
    criminal offense which could result in indictment under the U.S. Criminal Code.
•   Return all additional documentation, verification, corrections, and/or new
    information requested by either the Financial Aid Office or the agency to which
    you submitted your application.
•   Be responsible for reading and understanding all forms that you are asked to sign,
    and for keeping copies of them.
•   Live up to the agreement that you sign.
•   Be aware of and comply with deadlines for application or reapplication for aid.
•   Be aware of the School of Nursing refund procedures
•   Report changes in name, address, and telephone number to the proper office(s).

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