Alexandria, VA 703-746-8708               Washington, DC 202-388-5500

PROGRAMS IN NURSING

On behalf of Saint Michael College of Allied Health, it is my privilege to welcome you to our learning community. One of our goals is to provide an environment that will enhance and stimulate learning for our students. Our primary mission is to provide nursing education to men and women from diverse backgrounds and cultures and we are here to support you every step of the way. This is accomplished through collaborative efforts of faculty, staff, healthcare industry, and our community. (Michael Adedokun, Ph.D., MSN, RN, NEA-BC, CNE).

Morning and Evening Classes
Monday – Friday
  • Classroom hours are from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM for the day program.
  • Classroom hours from 5:00 PM-10:00 PM for the evening program
  • Clinical hours may vary per clinical site.
  • Clinical Site hours are from 7:00 AM to 3: 30 PM for the day program, 3:00-11:30 PM for the evening program
  • A short break of usually one to two weeks is scheduled at the end of the year between Christmas and New Year’s Day.
  • The following holidays are observed: New Year’s Day, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Birthday, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day.

CLASS SCHEDULES

Students have the opportunity to check class schedules at any time. Each student will be given a class schedule at the beginning of each course.

ACADEMIC CALENDAR

Application Deadlines for Enrollment……………………………………………………………………………………………………………….December 17

Classes Begin ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..January 9

Last Day for Schedule Adjustments with Tuition Refund………………………………………………….………………….…January 23

Application Deadlines for Enrollment……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….April 16

Class begins ……………………………….………………………………………..………………………………….………. May 6

Last Day for Schedule Adjustments with Tuition Refund …………………………………………………………………… May 20

Application Deadlines for Enrollment……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………August 17

Classes Begin……………………………………………………………………….……………………………………..September 9

Last Day for Schedule Adjustments with Tuition Refund………………………………………………………………September 23

Commencement Ceremony……………………………………………………..…………………………………….………. June 22

Christmas Break start …………………………………………………………………….…………………………….   December 20

The student academic year varies according to the student’s month of entry into each program.

Business Office HoursMonday – Friday 8:00 am-4:30pm

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

FAFSA TUTORIAL

ENTRANCE COUNSELING

EXIT COUNSELING

MASTER PROMISSORY NOTE

FEDERAL LOAN REPAYMENT

PENALITIES FOR DRUG LAW VIOLATIONS

 

The nursing profession is unique, as a nurse you can work in many different settings, including hospitals, clinics, nursing homes, colleges, corporations, home health, and public health.  A nurse can also advance to higher managerial roles, taking on more responsibility as a head nurse, director, and vice president of a healthcare organization. These types of management roles generally require a graduate degree in nursing or health services administration.  In addition, if you further your education, you can become an instructor at hospitals and colleges. You can also move into business positions in the healthcare industry, using your expertise to help manage healthcare services, and assist with development, marketing and quality assurance for corporations.

The college maintains students’ permanent records and has a policy and procedure in place which students must follow to access their current record or obtain a transcript (official or unofficial).

All student records relating to assessment, admissions, financial records, and enrollment are secured in fireproof cabinets in the Admissions Office. Access to student records is restricted to authorized personnel. Students who wish to see their records may do so by the Administrative Office personnel.

By the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (P.L. 93-380, Section 513, amending the General Education Provisions Act, Section 438) (FERPA), students have the right to their official record as follows:

  • Inspect and review the education records;
  • Request the amendment of the student’s education records to ensure that they are not misleading, inaccurate, or otherwise in violation of privacy or other rights;
  • Contest the disclosures of personally identifiable information contained in the education records, except to the extent that the Act and the regulation authorized disclosure without consent;
  • File with the U.S. Department of Education a complaint concerning alleged failures by the institution to comply with the requirements of the Act and the regulations; and

FERPA includes the following as regards to directory information: name, address, telephone number, date and place of birth, date of enrollment, program enrolled, classification, major, degree earned, awards, participation in officially recognized activities, and most recent previous educational agency or institution attended.

In compliance with this Act, it is not assumed that all students are independent. Parents of dependent students must prove such dependence through the presentation of the most recent 1040 form filed with the IRS before they will be granted access to any student record of their dependent.

Should the student require records to be released outside the College, a release of information form must be completed before the information being released for any purpose.

Current students and former students who have met their financial obligations to the college may submit written requests for their academic transcripts or financial records.

  • These must include the student’s social security number, date of graduation or last date attended and $10.00 payment for a transcript request. There is no payment required for financial records. A student has the right and shall be accorded the opportunity to inspect, review, and/or receive copies of his or her educational records upon written request to the appropriate record custodian, except as provided below. SMCAH must comply with the student’s request within a reasonable period, not to exceed 15 days after the request is received. Such copies will be provided at the student’s request and expense.
  • A student who is financially indebted to the College will not be allowed to receive a copy of his or her academic transcript, nor will a request to transmit the academic transcript to another person or agency be honored as long as the debt remains. However, the student will be permitted to review the academic transcript by the provisions of this policy.
  • SMCAH will not release any personally identifiable information about any students without their permission, except to certain college and governmental officials as provided by law.
  • Student records are maintained for five years after graduation or date of last attendance.
  • Complete Exit Interview via studentloan.gov, if the student received Financial Aid.

Financial Aid is available for those who qualify. To apply for Financial Aid, a student must be currently enrolled and complete an annual Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Students must meet the following requirements:

  • Be enrolled in an eligible program of study
  • Maintain satisfactory academic progress
  • Not already in federal student loan default
  • Must be a United States citizen or permanent residency or refugee status.

Registration and Orientation activities are held on the first day of the semester for each newly admitted class.

Registration procedure:

  • Students must complete all paperwork required for their record at the admissions office.
  • Students must complete and obtain financial clearance from the accounting office.

Program Completion Rate – Student academic achievement is measured by graduation rate. The graduation rate is based on the number of admitted students who are attending after the add/drop date. The goal of the Practical Nursing Program and the Associate of Applied Science In Nursing  (A.A.S.N)  is that 70% of students will graduate on time, completing within 150% of the time allowed to complete the program.

Licensure Pass Rates – Student ability to pass the NCLEX-RN/PN on the first try is an indication of the success of educational preparation. The goal of the Saint Michael College of Allied Health Associate of Applied Science in nursing and the Practical Nursing Program is that the percentage of the program’s first time NCLEX pass rate will be at 80% or above.

Job Placement Rate- Graduates having a job in healthcare six to twelve months post-graduation is an indicator of the appropriate number of students prepared and the job demand in the area. The goal of the Saint Michael College of Allied Health Associate of Applied Science degree in nursing and the Practical Nursing Program is that at six to twelve months post-graduation, at least 90% of graduates seeking employment as professional nurses will report placement in a nursing position.

Employer Satisfaction

The goal of the Saint Michael College of Allied Health Associate of Applied Science degree in nursing and the Practical Nursing Program is that employers will strongly agree or agree (Likert scale) that at least 80% of graduates demonstrate proficiency in student learning outcomes.