Information Guide and Application - 2020
August 4, 2020 - May 27, 2021
Deadline for accepting Practical Nursing Applications - March 12, 2020
FRANKLIN TECHNOLOGY CENTER
810 S. Wall Joplin, MO 64801 Phone: 417-680-0004Fax: 417-680-0005
Program Coordinator Information
Katie Bozarth, RN, BSN417.680.0004 ext. firstname.lastname@example.org
Please review the following sections, as they contain important information about the program you are applying for.
1232 Clock Hour Certificate Program
Monday - Thursday - 8:00am-5:00pm (varies with clinicals)
Definition of Practical Nursing as described in the Nurse Practice Act:“The performance for compensation of selected acts for the promotion of health and in the care of persons who are ill, injured, or experiencing alterations in normal health processes. Such performance requires substantial specialized skill, judgment, and knowledge. All such nursing care shall be given under the direction of a person licensed by the state regulatory board to prescribe medications and treatments or under the direction of a registered professional nurse.”
Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) care for the sick, injured, convalescing, and handicapped under the direction of physicians and registered nurses. Practical nursing graduates are highly sought after and upon successful completion of licensure exam are recruited nationwide. Achieving LPN status initiates a nursing career for many graduates, and for others may represent the first step to an advanced nursing career.
Approval and Accreditation: Organized in September 1957, the Franklin Technology Center (FTC) Practical Nursing Program is the second oldest program in Missouri. The program is fully approved by the Missouri State Board of Nursing and is currently accredited through Council of Occupational Education (COE).
You may contact the Missouri State Board of Nursing at: P.O. Box 656, Jefferson City, MO 65102-0656 – Telephone (573) 751-0080.
The goal of the program is to prepare students for the NCLEX-PN licensing exam which is scheduled upon successful completion of the course. The Missouri State Board of Nursing determines eligibility for testing: State of Missouri Nursing Practice Act Issued by Missouri State Board of Nursing: Reference to Nursing Practice Act 335.066. Denial, revocation, or suspension of license, grounds for, civil immunity for providing information-complaint procedures. Excerpt:
1. The board may refuse to issue or reinstate any certificate of registration or authority, permit or license required pursuant to chapter 335 for one of any combination of causes stated in subsection 2 of this section or the board may, as a condition to issuing or reinstating any such permit or license, require a person to submit himself or herself for identification, intervention, treatment, or rehabilitation by the impaired nurse program as provided in section 335.067. The board shall notify the applicant in writing of the reasons for the refusal and shall advise the applicant of his or her right to file a complaint with the administrative hearing commission as provided by chapter 621, RSMo.
COMPETENCIES AND PERFORMANCE STANDARDS
Students who wish to qualify for admission and progression in the practical nursing program must meet both academic and performance requirements.
Academic requirements are described in the student handbook policies. In addition, the student must satisfy performance standards. These performance standards include motor skills, physical stamina, mobility, hearing, visual tactile, reading, arithmetic competence, emotional stability, analytical thinking, interpersonal skills, and communication skills.
Students must satisfy the following competencies and performance standards:
Motor skills: Gross and fine motor abilities sufficient to provide safe and effective nursing care.
• Examples: Positioning clients; obtaining and processing specimens, calibrating and properly using equipment; insert catheters; administer injections; use a computer; twist or squeeze with fingers; stand and maintain balance; reach and bend; move within confined spaces.
Physical strength and endurance: Physical stamina sufficient to perform full range of required client care activities for entire length of work role.
• Examples: Sustain repetitive movements; maintain physical tolerance; lift; push and pull; support 25 pounds; move heavy objects weighing 10-50 pounds; defend self against combative client; carry equipment; use upper body strength.
Mobility: Physical abilities sufficient to move from room to room and maneuver in small spaces.
• Examples: Twist, bend, stoop/squat, move quickly, climb and walk.
Hearing: Auditory ability sufficient for observation and assessment necessary in providing nursing care in a timely manner.
• Examples: Ability to detect auditory alarms, cries for help, and auscultatory sounds; ability to hear in situations when not able to see lips of speaker; ability to hear sounds of a normal or faint volume level.
Visual: Ability sufficient for accurate observation and assessment necessary for nursing care.
• Examples: Read graphs, scales, computer screens, oscilloscopes, or microscopes; distinguish colors and intensity; prepare and administer medications; observe client responses.
Tactile: Ability sufficient for physical monitoring and assessment of health care needs.
• Examples: Perform palpation; detect heat and cold; ability to perform functions of physical exam and/or those activities related to therapeutic interventions such as catheter insertion.
Reading: Ability to read and understand written documents.
• Examples: Read and understand policies, procedures, patient charts and medication administration records (MARs).
Arithmetic: Ability to perform computations at a minimum of an eighth grade level.
• Examples: Counting, measuring, and performing mathematical calculations.
Emotional stability: Able to assume responsibility and accountability for own actions.
• Examples: Establish therapeutic boundaries; provide client with emotional support; adapt to stress; deal with the unexpected; perform multiple responsibilities concurrently; handle strong emotion.
Analytical thinking: Reasoning skills sufficient to perform deductive/inductive thinking for nursing decisions.
• Examples: Process information; evaluate outcomes; problem-solve; prioritize tasks; use short and long term memory.
Interpersonal skills: Able to interact with individuals, families, and groups from a variety of social, emotional, cultural, and intellectual backgrounds.
• Examples: Negotiate interpersonal conflict; respect differences in clients; establish rapport with clients and co-workers; respect the cultural diversity of clients and co-workers.
Communication: Abilities sufficient for interaction with others in both verbal and written English; ability to operate information technology systems.
• Examples: Teach client and family; explain procedures; give oral reports; interact with others; speak on telephone; influence people; direct activities of others; convey information through writing.
PLEASE REVIEW THE ABOVE COMPETENCIES AND PERFORMANCE STANDARDS. PLEASE DISCUSS ANY CONCERNS WITH THE PROGRAM COORDINATOR OR FACULTY.
Admission Procedure-Practical Nursing
Submit Application with fee to Franklin Technology CenterIn order to be considered for admission into Practical Nursing Program, the first step in the process is to receive an application packet and complete the following:• Read the program sheet• Review program cost sheet and keep a copy (Important: The school reserves the right to adjust program tuition and fees prior to the start of the program.)• Review Competencies & Performance Standards• Complete and sign application form• Return signed application form, consent forms, and the non-refundable $50 application fee to Franklin Technology Center 810 S Wall Ave. Joplin, MO 64801, NO later than March 12, 2020.
TranscriptsOnce you have completed Step 1, you will be asked to provide the following by NO later than March 26, 2020.• Official high school or GED/HSE transcripts.
Applicants are responsible for requesting their own high school transcripts. A transcript request form is included in the application packet. You may make copies of this form and must send it to the appropriate institution(s), along with any fees they require for releasing your transcripts. The institution(s) will mail your transcripts directly to the program coordinator.
For students who obtained a GED/HSE through the State of Missouri, transcripts are no longer provided by the state. Therefore, please complete the GED/HSE information requested in the “Educational History” section of the Program Application and the Program Coordinator will obtain your GED/HSE transcript request form that is included in the application packet.
If you are an applicant for whom English is second language, you must take the TOEFL test of English proficiency, and attain the following scores:• Reading 22-30• Listening 22-30• Speaking 26-30• Writing 17-23Applicants are responsible for making their own arrangements for the TOEFL and providing their TOEFL test score to the Program Coordinator.
Contact Financial Aid• All applicants must make initial contact with the financial aid coordinator, even if you are not planning to use financial aid monies to pay for the program. You can contact the financial aid coordinator at 417-680-0004, ext. 2062.• The FAFSA must be completed online at https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/fafsa . You may call the financial aid coordinator at 417-680-0004, ext. 2062 if you need assistance completing the FAFSA.• If you have a previous loan that was in default status, but have completed the requirements to take care of the default status, you MUST provide the financial aid coordinator with a letter from the State Department of Education confirming that your loan is no longer in default status. Failure to do so will result in your name being removed from the applicant pool.
ExamThe Practical Nursing Coordinator will contact you with information for scheduling the HESI A2 entrance examination. An accumulative score of 60% or greater on Math and Reading section MUST be obtained for consideration of acceptance into Practical Nursing program.
InterviewFollowing an acceptable score on the HESI exam, the Practical Nursing Coordinator will contact you with information on scheduling an interview with the Practical Nursing Coordinator and other faculty member(s).
Provisional AcceptanceThe Nursing Committee will select the incoming class from the pool of applicants who have completed an entrance exam and returned all required forms/documents by the deadline dates listed above. Students will be notified by e-mail regarding their admission status.
ScreeningsUpon provisional acceptance the Practical Nursing Coordinator will contact you in regards to scheduling the physical performance, drug, and background screening.
OrientationAll students will be required to attend orientation prior to the first day of class. Students will be contacted regarding program-specific orientation date, time and location after acceptance.
Please direct all correspondence and inquiries to:Franklin Technology Center810 S. Wall AvenueJoplin, MO 64801Telephone: 417-680-0004Fax: 417-680-0005
Advanced Placement: The FTC Practical Nursing Program does not offer advanced placement for admission to students who have previously completed college level Anatomy & Physiology or Nutrition courses.
Additional Admission Requirements: Once accepted into the program, the applicant must provide documentation for required immunizations and health screenings (Hepatitis B, Tdap, MMR, Varicella, Influenza and TB skin test or chest x-ray). Via Validity, applicants must present a current CPR card by 11/1/2019. CPR must be AHA. In addition, the applicant must present with a negative drug screen and an acceptable criminal background check and caregiver background screening.
Student Services: A variety of student services are available to Practical Nursing students including Financial Aid assistance and vocational guidance and placement.
Tuition Withdrawal Policy: Practical Nursing students are subject to the FTC Tuition Withdrawal Policy section of the FTC Student Handbook which is located in the Forms & Documents section of the FTC website at franklintechnologycenter.com.
Nondiscrimination Policy: Franklin Technology Center endorses and practices the principle of equal education and employment opportunity for all persons regardless of race, color, sex, religion, ancestry, national origin, age or non-job related handicap or disability in the education programs, services or activities it operates.
** Instruction subject to change, as determined by FTC.
Beginning date: August 04, 2020 ~ Ending Date: May 27, 2021
Non-Refundable Application Fee of $50.00 is required prior to acceptance into program.
Supplies, Books, and Fees**: $2,324.00
GRAND TOTAL: $14,874.00
*Fees subject to change for school year 2020-2021
Tuition Withdrawal Policy
A Title IV refund is completed on all financial aid recipients. The Title IV refund is calculated per payment period. If a student completes 60% of a payment period, a Title IV refund is not required.
NOTE: Any Title IV financial aid returned by FTC to the Direct Loan(s) and/or the US Dept. of Ed for Pell Grants will be charged back to the students account and will be his/her responsibility.
Institutional charges are due as follows: Days=class days
Student withdraws during the first 4 days of the pay period - 2% due *Fees, books, and supply fees will be assessed on usage
Student withdraws from the 5th day through the 9th day of the pay period - 5% due
Student withdraws from the 10th day through the 15th day of the pay period - 10% due
Student withdraws from the 16th day through 21st day of the pay period - 20% due
Student withdraws from the 22nd day through the 30th day of the pay period - 40% due
Student withdraws after 30th day of pay period - 100% due
All costs including tuition, books, and supplies are considered institutional costs and are figured in the refund calculation. *Fees, books, and supply fees will be assessed on usage.
All Credit balances must be eliminated before a Title IV refund calculation can be performed.
All Students completing a withdrawal form and received a Direct loan are required to complete an exit counseling session online at www.nslds.ed.gov
School will determine the student's withdrawal date as the last date the student ceased attendance.
All Title IV funds WILL BE RETURNED no later than 45 days after it determines the student withdrew.
NOTE: If a student withdraws (a leave of absence is not included) from a program and wishes to re-enter at a later time, he/she will be responsible for any previous tuition, books, and fees owed and any additional and/or increased tuition, books, and fees of the rear re-entered. If tuition has increased the student will be responsible for the additional costs. The re-entry request must be approved by the Program Coordinator and Director of FTC before a student can begin in the program. If a student withdraws twice from any program at FTC he/she will not be allowed to re-enter ANY FTC program.
SUBSTANCE ABUSE AND DRUG TESTING POLICY
Franklin Technology Center Practical Nursing Program
The Practical Nursing Program adheres to the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act Amendments of 1989. Students accepted into the program are required to follow the drug screening policy as stated below:
1. Use or suspected use of intoxicants or controlled substance and/or unlawful possession of any illegal or controlled substance during school or clinical hours or during any school related/sponsored activity shall subject a student to dismissal from the program. The student must submit to a drug or alcohol screen according to faculty instruction and within the time frame directed by the same. If the student refuses to complete a drug or alcohol screen, the student will be assumed to be under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Failure to comply with required testing will result in dismissal from the program. Not providing a specimen within a timely manner, or submitting an altered, diluted or substituted specimen will be grounds for immediate dismissal from the program.
2. FTC Practical Nursing Program reserves the right to perform unscheduled or random drug screens in order to comply with clinical site requirements and assure that students are not under the influence of intoxicants or illegal or controlled substances.
All offers of acceptance into the Practical Nursing Program are made as conditional offers. The conditions include a satisfactory background check and negative drug screen. Acceptance into the Program will be denied if there is refusal to read and sign the drug screen consent form, if an applicant is found in possession of specimen altering devices if applicant is unable to provide a specimen in a timely manner, or for submitting an altered/substituted specimen.
To ensure compliance with the Drug Free Schools and Communities Act Amendments of 1989, nursing students will be tested as a condition of admission to the Practical Nursing Program, upon reasonable suspicion, and post-accident or post-injury. (See FTC and Practical Nursing Student Handbooks for additional information.)
Students must abide by the terms of the above policy and must report any conviction under a criminal drug statute for violations occurring on or off College premises. A conviction must be reported within five (5) days after the conviction. Students convicted of involvement in a criminal drug offense will be dismissed from the nursing program.
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CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECK:
All applicants applying for FTC programs will be required to undergo a criminal background check. Failure to accurately list information may result in denial of entrance into the program. Students that are accepted through false or incorrect information for the background check will be terminated from the educational program. Students with an insufficient or questionable background check or adults attending programs located in a building with minors will be required to have fingerprints taken and sent to the FBI for review. Failure to have a clear background check will result in immediate dismissal from the program.
As a part of the final steps in the selection process, Practical Nursing applicants may be required to submit to a drug screening.
THE SCHOOL DISTRICT OF JOPLIN DOES NOT DISCRIMINATE ON THE BASIS OF RACE, COLOR, RELIGION, CREED, NATIONAL ORIGIN, ANCESTRY, SEX, DISABILITY OR VETERAN STATUS, NOR WITH ANY PROVISIONS FOR THE “AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT” OF THE APPLICANT (SECTION IV).
If accepted as a student, I give FTC permission to release a copy of my school records to inquiries such as employment for educational purposes, according to the Family Educational and Privacy Act of 1974. In connection with my application with the school, I understand that a consumer report, which may contain public record information, is being requested. This report may include the following types of information: Names and dates of previous employers, credit information, etc. I further understand that such report may contain public record information concerning my credit, bankruptcy proceeding, and etc. from federal, state and other agencies that maintain such records.
I authorize, without reservation, any party or agency contacted to furnish the above-mentioned information.I certify that the information provided on this application is correct to the best of my knowledge and that I am at least 17 years of age. Falsification of any part of this application may be grounds for dismissal from FTC.
NOTICE OF CONFIDENTIALITY:
Franklin Technology Center receives funds under certain programs of the US Dept of Education and is required by law to collect social security numbers (SSN) from its students for the administration of those programs. We are also required by law to maintain certain documents in accordance with Missouri’s records retention policies. We do not collect or share personal information for any purpose other than to respond to you and the governmental agencies requiring us to report such information.
Curriculum Plan: The Practical Nursing Program is a 10-month program with students beginning in August of each year and graduating in May. Classes are held Monday through Thursday. This intense, accelerated program requires students to attend class and stay up-to-date with assignments and lecture material. Attendance is monitored closely as success is directly related to the students’ participation.
Quality classroom instruction is combined with sound clinical laboratory experience in the curriculum content areas of Anatomy & Physiology, Personal & Vocational Concepts, Fundamentals of Nursing, Pharmacology & IV Therapy, Nutrition, Nursing of Adults, Maternal-Newborn Nursing, and Nursing of Children.
Admission Criteria: Completion of an application with $50 fee submitted, official high school or GED/High School Equivalency Test (HSE) transcripts, completion of entrance exam with a minimum cumulative score of 70% and interview with coordinator and instructor. Submission of Validity Background Check & Drug Screening as well as immunization record is required.
Applicants for whom English is a second language must take the TOEFL test of English proficiency or Michigan Test and obtain a passing score. Applicants are responsible for making their own arrangements for testing.