Attendance Policy: The program consists of many subjects to be covered in a short amount of time so regular attendance is required. It is necessary to master the body of knowledge needed for safe clinical practice and adequate preparation for state licensure. Hence, absences and vacations are highly discouraged because each disruptions the learning process. Students are required to sign in for each course and lab meeting. If a class must be missed, it is the student’s responsibility to contact the school, obtain the materials covered, and be prepared for the next class.

There are no excused absences.

The administration monitors student’s attendance closely. If a student has 1 absence within the lecture course, he/she must pay the makeup fee, make up the absences, schedule a class-time with the instructor, or be withdrawn from the course. If a student reaches 2 absences within the lecture course, he/she will receive an attendance warning.

Students are required to complete 75 hours of classroom training and 21 hours of clinical rotation. Absence from class or clinical may result in fees; make up sessions and possible expulsion from the program for excessive abscesses.

 

Make up Policy:

Missed Class days.  Students are required to make up any missed class days in order to receive a certificate of completion from the NAT program. Student must attend an extra day/eve/weekend class or wait for the next session to begin to make up the time. Or schedule a time with the instructor for the makeup. Fee for makeup is $75.00 per missed day.

Missed clinical days: Students must pay the missed clinical fee of $200.00 per missed clinical days and make up the hours. Students are required to make up any missed clinical days in order to receive a certificate of completion from the NAT program.

 

Guidance and Counseling:   JODAMAX, LLC provides guidance and counseling opportunity by scheduling office hours on an as needed basis to students who may need free tutoring or help with class materials. Students are encouraged to speak with their instructor to schedule an appointment.

 

Job Placement:   JODAMAX, LLC does not provide or guarantee job placement opportunity, but does help graduates find employment by creating job fairs and inviting nursing homes and agencies to attend.

 

Exams:  At the end of each week, students are given an exam for a total of 4 exams. Each exam accounts for 25% of the students’ total grade.  Students must pass each exam with at least 80%.  Cheating on exams may result in removal from the class and student will have to retake the exam.

 

Student Progress/Satisfactory Progress:

Per Mass Law: 230 CMR 15.01 (10) The school must provide student students with appropriate reports of progress in writing at least once during each course with durations of 15 hours or  more. A progress report must be provided by the time 50 percent of the Course has been provided.

Students must maintain a B- or higher.  A written, midterm academic progress report will be given to each student by the instructor one week following the midterm exam.  A copy of the progress report will also be placed in the student’s academic file.  If a student’s midterm grade is less than 80%, he or she will be given a warning of unsatisfactory academic progress.  A passing grade is defined as a 80% (B-).

 

Failure:  Students must make every effort to pass each exam and should seek instructors for additional help. Any grade less than 80% is a failure.  If the student fails an exam, he or she must receive tutoring and must retake the exam.  Once retaken, the higher grade will be used toward the final grade. Both original and make up exams shall remain on file.

If the student fails a course, the student must retake and pass the class; and, the student will be responsible for all costs associated with retaking the program.

 

Certificates of Completion:

In order to obtain a certificate of completion from the school, the student must

  • Obtain certification in CPR, First Aid, and AED;
  • Pass the class with at least 80%; and
  • Must complete 100% attendance.

 

Uniforms:  Students are required to wear blue nursing scrubs and nursing shoes to class and clinical. Students will be sent home and marked absent for failure to wear uniform to class or clinical site.  Then make up fees will apply. Uniforms are expected to be clean and wrinkle free when worn to maintain the professional appearance at all times.

 

Grievance Policy and Procedures/Complaint Resolution Process:

Students are not allowed to engage openly in any arguments with their instructor or staff personnel during class, lab or clinical hours. Students are encouraged to follow School Grievance and Procedures. Failure to follow grievance policies/complaints resolution process may result in temporary or permanent termination from the program.

Per 230 CMR 15.07(2) a school shall respond to written students complaints in writing ten days from when the complaint was submitted to the School.
The grieving process provides a means to resolve complaints and disputes at JODAMAX, LLC.  Below are the guidelines set forth by the school to achieve an orderly grievance to arrive at a justifiable resolution. If in any case the time period has elapsed for each given step. The student may take the matter to the next level according to the following procedures.
Informal Resolution:

  1. A student who has a grievance is encouraged to discuss the matter with their instructor. This should be done as soon as possible after the problem arises. The instructor should respond within two business days.
    2. If the student is unsatisfied with the result of the previous steps, or the instructor does not respond within the time period, the matter may be taken to the director. The students should request and set up a meeting with the director to discuss the grievance. Either the director will respond within two business days.
    Formal Resolution:
    1. If the student is unsatisfied with the result of the previous steps, or director does not respond within the time period, the student may initiate a formal grievance by submitting a written grievance letter to the director. The director of education should respond within five business days. The formal grievance letter should contain the following details.
  2. The nature of the complaint
  3. Names of the persons involved.
  4. School policies which may have been violated.
  5. Signed and dated by the student initiating the grievance.
  6. A written record of student complaints shall be maintained by the school for one year following the graduation or withdrawal of the student.

 

The student may take the matter to the Division of Professional Licensure AT ANY TIME by contacting The Office of Private Occupational Schools Education at 617-727–5811 or by email at occupational.schools@state.ma.us

 

Smoking: Smoking is not allowed on premises; smoking is ground for expulsion from the program.

 

Professionalism:  Students are required to behave in a professional manner during the class and clinical experience. Unprofessional or disruptive behaviors such as threats, intimidations, sexual harassments, fights, cheating on exams, disruption of class or lab, verbal or physical abuse of others etc. may result in expulsion from the program. Cell phones are not allowed in the classroom

 

Abuse Policy: The following rules and regulations apply to the classroom and well as the clinical settings. They apply to students, staff members.

Abuse:  purposeful mistreatment that causes physical, mental, or emotional pain or injury to someone.

Neglect:  the failure to provide needed care that results in physical, mental, or emotional harm to a person.

Physical abuse:  any treatment, intentional or not, that causes harm to a person’s body.

Psychological abuse:  emotional harm caused by threatening, scaring, humiliating, intimidating, isolating, or insulting a person, or treating him as a child; also includes verbal abuse.

Verbal abuse:  the use of spoken or written words, pictures, or gestures that threaten, embarrass, or insult a person.

Sexual abuse:  the forcing of a person to perform or participate in sexual acts against his or her will; includes unwanted touching, exposing oneself, and the sharing of pornographic material.

Financial abuse/ misappropriation of client property:  the improper or illegal use of a person’s money, possessions, property or other assets.

Assault:  a threat to harm a person, resulting in the person feeling fearful that he or she will be harmed.

Battery:  the intentional touching of a person without his or her consent.

Workplace violence: verbal, physical, or sexual abuse of staff by other staff members, residents, or visitors.

False imprisonment: the unlawful restraint of someone which affects the person’s freedom of movement; includes both the threat of being physically restrained and actually being physically restrained

Malpractice: injury to a person due to professional misconduct through negligence, carelessness, or lack of skill.

Involuntary seclusion: the separation of a person from others against the person’s will.

Sexual harassment: any unwelcome sexual advance or behavior that creates an intimidating, hostile, or offensive working environment.

Substance abuse: the repeated use of legal or illegal drugs, cigarettes, or alcohol in a way that is harmful to oneself or others.

Active neglect: the purposeful failure to provide needed care, resulting in harm to a person.

Passive neglect: the unintentional failure to provide needed care, resulting in physical, mental, or emotional harm to a person.

Negligence: actions, or the failure to act or provide the proper care, that result in unintended injury to a person.

Mandated reporters: people who are legally required to report suspected or observed abuse or neglect because they have regular contact with vulnerable populations, such as the elderly in care facilities.

Confidentiality: the legal and ethical principle of keeping information private.

Discrimination: The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) prohibits discrimination because of a disability. Providers of health care, including LTCFs, must provide equal opportunities, which may include making some changes to their services.

Abuse and reporting: An NA student must never abuse residents, classmate, or faculty in any way, and must try to protect residents from others who abuse them. Reporting abuse is not an option – it is the law.  Follow the chain of command when reporting abuse. NA Student must reports to their instructor who will present the case to the Director or administrator

 

Investigation:

The school will investigate allegations of abuse, neglect, discrimination and breach of confidentiality, by requesting written statements from all parties involved. If it is determined that an NA student has abused a resident, the student will be terminated from the program and reported to the Nurse Aide Registry.

 

Legal and Ethical Guidelines:  Guidelines for legal and ethical behavior.

  • Be honest at all times.
  • Protect residents’ privacy.
  • Keep staff information confidential.
  • Report abuse or suspected abuse of residents, and assist residents in reporting abuse if they wish to do so.
  • Follow the care plan and your assignments.
  • Do not perform any task outside your scope of practice.
  • Report all resident observations and incidents to the nurse.
  • Document accurately and promptly.
  • Follow rules on safety and infection prevention (outlined in Chapters 5 and 6).
  • Do not accept gifts or tips.
  • Do not get personally or sexually involved with residents or their family members or friends.

 

Occupational Health and Safety Measures:  Students should remember these general safety guidelines and always follow Occupational Healthcare and Safety Measures while on the school property as well as in clinical settings such as but not limited to:

  • Do not run on school property or in clinical setting.
  • Keep paths clear.
  • Wipe up spills immediately.
  • Discard trash properly.
  • Follow instructions and ask questions as needed.
  • Report injuries immediately.
  • If you see a suspected hazard among a resident’s possessions, report it to the nurse.

 

CPR:   Students are required to complete a CPR, First Aid, and AED training and be certified in order to receive a certificate of completion from the Nursing Assistant training program.  This rule applies to students who are not CPR certified; all others must provide a copy of a valid CPR certification.

 

School Calendar:  The school is open to students Mondays through Thursdays from 8:30am to 10:00pm. The school is closed on Fridays from 9am to 2pm. The school is open to students on Saturdays and Sundays from 8:30am to 5pm.

2017-2018 (subject to change)

09/01/17-09/30/17              10/01/17-10/30/17                    11/01/17—11/30/17      12/01/17-12/30/17

01/01/18-01/30/18              02/01/18-02/28/18                    03/01/18—03/30/18      04/01/18-04/30/18

05/01/18-05/30/18              06/01/18-06/30/18                    07/01/18—07/30/18      08/01/18—08/30/18

 

MAJOR HOLIDAYSJodamax, LLC observes seven major holidays during which time the school is not open:  New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas. Students are encouraged to check the make-up dates on the calendar

 

INCLEMENT WEATHER: In case of bad weather or natural disaster, students may call the school or the School’s Director at his or her cell phone number to get information on cancellation. The school will make reasonable efforts to contact the students regarding cancellation via phone, text, or email. The school will schedule a make-up date on the first available Friday.

 

Student Records Retention and Methods Policies:   Private Occupational School Licensed by the Division of Professional Licensure under M.G.L. c. 112, § 263 must retain students’ records in accordance with the following record retention schedule:

The following records must retained for at least one (1) year from students’ graduation or separation from the school:  Results of all examinations and evaluations performed.

The following records must be retained for seven (7) years from student’s graduation or separation from the school:

  • Student attendance records, which reflect any leaves of absence (including information about the status of the leave), dates of completion (anticipated and actual), and dates students received diplomas or certificates;
  • The student’s signed enrollment contract, as well as any addendums, extensions, or amendments to that contract;
  • All records to support any effective dates of termination of an enrollment contract used in a  payment / refund calculation under 15.04(5) or (6);
  • Written progress reports that provide students with appropriate reports of progress at least once during the program or course (for courses with durations of thirty hours or more, a progress report must be provided by the time fifty percent of the course has been completed);
  • Records of any externships;
  • Copies of any student complaints;
  • School disciplinary reports; and
  • Students’ loan documents including disclosure forms and disbursement schedules.

The following records must be retained for a minimum of sixty (60) years:

  • Students’ official grades;
  • Certificates of completion;
  • Transcripts; and,
  • Documents reflecting payments made by or on behalf of students records of the form and dates of any payments.

 

WITHDRAWAL: Per 230 CMR 15.04(7) and (8)

(7) If a student withdraws from a program in accordance with the school’s withdrawal policy, the school shall:

(a) treat the withdrawal as a termination of the enrollment contract, effective immediately;

(b) complete a refund calculation for the student, including all fees and payments, in a form acceptable to the division; and

(c) provide the calculation and any refund to the student within 45 days of the effective date of termination.

(8) If a student stops attending School but does not withdraw in accordance with the School Withdrawal policy, the school shall:

(a) for purposes of any payments due from the student or refund due to the student, treat the student’s nonattendance as a termination of the enrollment contract, effective no later than the last date of attendance or last participation in an instructional activity;

(b) determine the effective date of the termination within 30 days after the end of the period of enrollment, the term, or the Program, whichever is earliest.

(c) complete a refund calculation for the student, including all fees and payments, in a form acceptable to the division; and

(d) provide the calculation and any refund to the student within 45 days from the date the School determines the effective date of termination under 230 CMR 15.04(8)(b).