Linking Policy, Consumer Information and Health & Safety Policies and Protocols
“Our high-quality education, steady commitment, community involvement and resourceful professional networks are your keys to your dreams and success into a successful medical and clinical career and beyond.”
–SoCal Nursing Academy
The Southern California Nursing Academy, Inc. (SoCal Nursing) Website includes links to other sites but does not assume any responsibility or liability for any communications or materials available at the site to which it links, including responsibility or liability for their accuracy. The links to other sites is not a referral or endorsement but provided for convenience only.
If you have any further questions regarding our Linking Policy, please contact us at (760) 332-8083.
Consumer Information Statement:
The following information in this website may also be required by federal law to be made accessible to all the current students, prospective students, and other visitors of Southern California Nursing Academy, Inc. (SoCal Nursing). Some of the information is subject to change without notice depending on the changes made by the institutional guidelines of SoCal Nursing in addition to the State and Federal policies and regulations as required by the current laws and regulations.
Council on Occupational Education (COE):
SoCal Nursing complies with institutional accreditation for the Council on Occupational Education. All of the facilities and equipment is in full compliance with Federal, State, and Local ordinances and regulations that include disability access as well as building, fire, health, and other safety measures to support and assist in our students’ learning and education.
Council on Occupational Education (COE)
7840 Roswell Road Building 300, Suite 325,
Atlanta, GA 30350
To facilitate any complaints by the staff and students, SoCal Nursing has a formal process to assist the resolution of any concern and issue with SoCal Nursing in general and in specific terms and conditions such as the following non-exhaustive circumstances in the process of recruitment and enrollment, educational process, financial matters, and placement assistance – which are required to be read and agreed upon by the prospective and current employees, staff, students and enrollees of SoCal Nursing at the time of recruitment, hire, and enrollment.
- If a student has a complaint, the concern and issue must be directed towards the SoCal Nursing instructor, staff, or constituent through an informal meeting or formal letter that states the specific concern and issue. The formal written letter must state as much detail about the student’s complaint and what possible options the student would like to be accomplished to attempt to resolve and prevent the respective concern and issue, benefiting other prospective faculty, administrators, staff, and students from experiencing similar complaints. SoCal Nursing is always dedicated to learn from any suggestions, concerns, issues, and constructive criticisms by anyone so that we can deliver the best possible education and learning environment for everyone who is part of SoCal Nursing. The formal letter of complaint must also include the contact information of the student.
- In the circumstance when the complaint is not resolved at this point, then the Program Director and/or the Medical Director of SoCal Nursing will be informed and debriefed about the complaint of the student to resolve and prevent any future issues and concerns from occurring to the satisfaction for all parties involved.
- The student may contact, at any time, the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education (BPPE), Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians (BVNPT), and Council on Occupational Education (COE) if the concern and issue is not satisfactorily resolved in a timely manner. However, SoCal Nursing truly welcomes and appreciates the chance to really address the student’s concern and issue so that the SoCal Nursing grows to be a reputable educational institution with the commitment to uphold a culture of excellence, honesty, fairness, openness, assistance, trust, respect, accountability, and integrity in conjunction with our company code of ethics before the state agency and other pertinent educational organizations are contacted.
Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education (BPPE)
2535 Capitol Oaks Drive, Suite 400
Sacramento CA 95833
Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians (BVNPT)
2535 Capitol Oaks Drive, Suite 205
Sacramento, California 95833
Council on Occupational Education (COE)
7840 Roswell Road Building 300, Suite 325,
Atlanta, GA 30350
If you have any further questions regarding any information about our Consumer Information, please contact us at (760) 332-8083.
Health and Safety Policies and Protocols
Health and Safety Policies and Protocols:
- Drug & Alcohol Abuse Prevention Information:Southern California Nursing Academy, Inc. (SoCal Nursing) is a state approved private postsecondary institution that is mandatory to have all students follow all of the standards of conduct required by the state of California regarding the Drug-Free Schools and Campuses Act. All employees and students on school property or any site associated with instruction of SoCal Nursing students strictly prohibit the use, possession or distribution of alcoholic beverages, illicit drugs and/or controlled substances. SoCal Nursing supports a drug-free environment and students/staff must comply with this policy. A violation will result in taking appropriate action up to and including termination as outlined in the SoCal Nursing rules, regulations and procedures. As a result, random drug/alcohol screenings or search may be conducted of the students/staff in our commitment to provide a safe drug-free environment. Training is conducted during Orientation for students and new employee. If a student is convicted of a drug-related offense after admission, he or she must notify the Medical Director as soon as possible (preferably) or within seven (7) days of the conviction.
- Legal Sanctions: A violation of this policy is considered a major offense, which may result in requirement for satisfactory participation in a drug or alcohol rehabilitation program, referral for criminal prosecution, and/or immediate disciplinary action up to and including termination from employment and suspension or expulsion from the school. A criminal conviction is not required for sanctions to be imposed upon an employee or student for violations of this policy. Violations of applicable local, state and federal laws may subject a student or employee to a variety of legal sanctions including but not limited to fines, incarceration, imprisonment, seizure of property, loss of eligibility for federal benefits, including federal Financial Aid, suspension, revocation, or denial of driver’s license and/or community service requirements. Convictions become a part of an individual’s criminal record and may prohibit certain career and professional opportunities.
- Financial Aid Disqualifications: A federal or state drug conviction can disqualify a student from using federal student aid. Please refer to the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of National Drug Control Police for more information at:https://www.whitehouse.gov/ondcp/treatment-and-recovery
- Campus Security and Access to Campus Facility
- Students and employees are informed about security and safety/emergency procedures during the New Student Orientation and New Employee Orientation. Faculty and staff are informed during New Employee Orientation in Emergency and Evacuation policy/procedures, campus security procedures, life safety and other procedures concerning emergency management at SoCal Nursing. Fire and disaster drills are held annually and students and staff are informed that it is the responsibility of each person to adhere to all safety and security practices. All students, faculty and staff should only be on campus during scheduled school hours, or while attending to other legitimate academic or administrative functions and required to wear and display their badge. All visitors are required to sign in with the front desk.
- Students, faculty and staff are informed about security and safety/emergency procedures during their orientation to promote awareness of crime prevention, assault and other harmful acts. During these orientations, they are also told about good practices in crime prevention (including securing their vehicle and other personal property) and how to report a crime, emergency, or other incident. All crimes, security incidents, serious injuries or severe illness incidents should be recorded on an Incident Report Form and given to the President or School Director.
- Students or staff who suspects a crime has been committed or are the victim of any type of criminal act should immediately reports to the School Director or President. If you witness a crime in progress, or are a victim, you can also call 9-1-1 or report directly to local law enforcement agencies, and then notify the School Director or President. SoCal Nursing will do its best to inform the student, faculty and staff about the school’s crime statistics (inclusive of but not limited to murder, rape, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, motor vehicle theft, hate crimes, drug abuse violations, weapons possessions) and notes any significant changes in policy, procedures, locations and key individuals since the last report if applicable, and will adhere to requirements detailed in the Title IV Federal Student Aid Handbook.
- Emergency Response Procedures
- If there is a significant threat or emergency situation, SoCal Nursing Management will immediately, without delay, initiate a campus wide “timely warning” in an effort to provide the safety of the campus community. The warning will be delivered verbally to all those present in the building, as well as distributed by email to faculty, staff and students. If there is an immediate threat, to the health or safety of anyone on campus, the school will follow its emergency notification procedures listed above. All students, faculty and staff must immediately evacuate the building whenever there is a fire alarm notification. Prior to initiating the Emergency Preparedness Plan, the SoCal Nursing President, Director or any college administrator, faculty, staff or employee on duty will confirm that a bona fide emergency exists, determine the appropriate method of communication and message content without delay. Emergency exit sings and lights are located at all exit points. Fire extinguishers are located in several locations throughout the building. Anyone who sees fire or smoke should obtain the nearest fire extinguisher and operate according to instructions. Immediately notify a member of the administrative staff. Administrative staff should call 911 and give instructions for immediate building evacuation. Please refer to the Emergency Evacuation Map which is located near the door of all classrooms, the clinical learning in lab, the student lounge, and within the administrative offices in several locations. The SoCal Nursing building has visibly marked exit ways and doors. The front entrance door opens into the lower/ground floor level, which has a receptionist present at all times. Depending on the circumstances of the crime/emergency situation, the college will provide adequate follow-up information to the community.
- If a significant emergency or dangerous situation involving an immediate threat to health or safety of students or employees occurs, all parties will be notified. Emergency Preparedness Plan will be tested at least once each year.
- Medical Emergency Procedures
- The Medical Emergency Policy will be distributed and instructed to all SoCal Nursing students, faculty and staff to ensure that medical emergencies receive appropriate treatment as swiftly as possible. If an individual is physically injured, suffers an accident or has a possible medical emergency on SoCal Nursing premises, the following shall apply either the victim in need of help or the rescuer providing the help:
- Remain calm at all times and immediately assess the situation.
- Call for help
- Make sure the scene is safe.
- Ask for consent to help if the victim is responsive, talking, breathing and has a pulse.
- If it is a first aid situation — such as when the victim is indicating pain, is injured and experiencing other First Aid problems — do not move the person unless there is a threat to the victim or rescuer’s safety and life. If there is no danger to the victim or rescuer, the individual needing help should be left in that location.
- If indicated and necessary, call for help, dial 911 and wait for the emergency response system from the dispatcher. Reply to all questions asked by the dispatcher before you hang up.
- Be sure to indicate to which floor the medical first responders should report. Make sure that someone meets the emergency medical services and rescue crews at the building entrance.
- If possible at all situations, call a SoCal Nursing faculty, staff or employee with CPR and first aid training or Director of Nursing to assess the situation.
- If the student, staff, or faculty does not have a First Aid CPR AED and/or Basic Life Support (BLS) certification by the American Heart Association (AHA), wait for the emergency medical services, medical first responders or a faculty member who is certified to properly administer first aid safely so as not to jeopardize the health of others.
- Medication to the victim or individual who is in emergency situation should not be provided unless an advance directive or medical directive is provided before the student enrollment and employee hire. Students and constituents of SoCal Nursing who need proper medical therapy and management as directed by their licensed medical doctor, pharmacist, and/or other medical professionals are considered in a case-by-case basis.
- Remain with the individual until emergency medical services and rescue crew arrives.
- Comfort the individual by reassuring him/her that medical assistance is on its way.
- Give the emergency medical service and crew room to administer first aid. Stay close should they have any questions.
- The SoCal Nursing faculty, staff and students are advised and encouraged to take Palm Desert Resuscitation Education LLC (PDRE LLC) Basic Life Support (BLS) and First Aid courses by the American Heart Association (AHA).
- Student Emergency Information
- All SoCal Nursing students will be requested to provide their personal emergency contact information upon enrollment.
- Students should be responsible for keeping their emergency contact information up-to-date by contacting the SoCal Nursing Admission Department during normal business hours or the evening coordinator during the evening class hours.
- Employee Emergency Information
- In the same manner, all SoCal Nursing employees will be requested to provide their personal emergency contact information up-to-date. Employee emergency contact information can be found by contacting the President or Educational Chair during normal business hours or the Evening Coordinator during the evening class hours.
- Fire Safety
- SoCal Nursing’s most current Fire Safety Report, policies and procedures are available and can be attained upon request.
If you have any further questions regarding any information about our Health and Safety Policies and Protocols, please contact us at (760) 332-8083.