Student Services

MEALS
Students are responsible for their own meals. In the acute/long- term care facilities, students can purchase meals in the employee cafeteria. 

When at the Career Center, students may eat in the practical nursing classroom. Please keep the outside classroom door closed. Each student is expected to clean up after him/herself. Sack lunches may be stored in the classroom refrigerator. A microwave is available for all to use. 

During the lunch hour and during the evening, there are only adults in the building so the break room is available for the adult students to utilize.

SOCIAL & RECREATIONAL ACTIVITIES
Student will be informed of recreational resources in the community. 

HOUSING
Students are to provide their own housing. 

OUTSIDE EMPLOYMENT
Students can work during the entire academic year. 

PERSONAL BELONGINGS
DO NOT LEAVE TEXTBOOKS, NOTEBOOKS, VALUABLES, ETC., IN THE CLASSROOM. Other individuals/groups use the practical nursing classrooms. NEVER LEAVE PURSES OR OTHER VALUABLES UNATTENDED ANYWHERE IN THE SCHOOL. 

Special note: Students are strongly discouraged from taking valuables (handbag, purse, billfold, large sums of money, etc.) with them to the clinical setting. The school, hospital, or health care agency is not responsible for property or valuables lost on their premises. 

EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES
During the school year, students may be asked to participate in a community and/or hospital-sponsored activity, health fair, etc. If the date/time for one of these activities is outside the regular school schedule, every attempt will be made to “give this time back" to the students. 

In most cases, participation in an extracurricular activity will be counted toward a classroom grade. 

HEALTH CARE SERVICES
The student is personally responsible for his/her own health care services, health care insurance, etc.

By the start of school, students must have on file in the Program Administrator’s office their "Immunization and Health History Record" along with documentation of proof that the student has had a general physical examination within the six months before the start of school. Students will not be allowed to work in the clinical areas without the required immunizations. 

The "Student/Instructor Health Histories Policy and Employee Health Policies" are found in the Policy and Procedure Manuals of Southeast Missouri Hospital and Saint Francis Medical Center. Students are expected to comply with these policies as outlined for students. 

A student who has a negative titer for chickenpox and is then exposed to the disease, must report this immediately to the Practical Nursing Program Administrator. 

Practical Nursing students are encouraged to take the Hepatitis B vaccine series. Neither OSHA nor the cooperating health agencies require student nurses to receive this series of three injections. However, this is a potentially dangerous disease, and Practical Nursing students attending this program are strongly encouraged to complete the immunization series. 

It is the student's responsibility to report illness and seek medical attention when ill. Students with infections of the eye, skin, upper respiratory or gastrointestinal system will not be allowed to work in the clinical area. 

If a student experiences an illness or injury that could impact his/her ability to perform the student role, the student shall obtain a note from his/her physician stating that s/he can participate in activities in the classroom/clinical setting or describing any restrictions or limitations that must be followed. This statement will be kept on file in the Program Administrator’s office.. 

For example, if a student becomes pregnant, she shall provide the Program Administrator with a statement from her doctor stating that she can participate in activities in the clinical setting and/or a description of any restrictions or limitations that must be followed.

PLAN FOR EMERGENCY CARE
Students are responsible for expenses related to personal health care emergencies that might arise either in the classroom or clinical setting. Students will provide the Program Administrator with the name and phone number of the individual to contact in case of a health care emergency. 

Students must inform the program administrator and/or instructors of any medical conditions (such as diabetes, seizure disorder, asthma, etc) or medications which could result in a change in level of consciousness and/or the ability to function. Students who have a change in level of consciousness and/or are unable to function in a safe manner will not be allowed to stay in the classroom or clinical setting. 

If a health care emergency occurs in the classroom setting, the SPN’s emergency contact person will be notified and/or 911 will be called. 

If a health care emergency occurs in the clinical setting, the SPN’s emergency contact person shall be called and/or the individual will be taken to the Emergency Room at that facility.

In either case, an “Accident/Incident Report” will be filed by instructor and/or student; (these forms are available in the front office).

1 - copy to the Assistant Director of the Career Center
1 - copy will go into the student’s file
1 - copy will be given to the student