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 Dialysis Career Institute is located at: 15461 Main street suite 204 Hesperia California 92345

Class session is held at: 15461 Main street suite 204 Hesperia California 92345

Satellite class session is held at: 9339 Foothill Blvd. Unit K Rancho Cucamonga California 91730

 

 

 School phone line 760-949-8400 School fax number 760-949-6500
School website: http://dialysistraining4you.com// School e-mail address: dialysiscareer@yahoo.com

 “This institution is a private institution approved to operate by the California Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education.

 

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 Approval to operate means the institution is compliant with the minimum standards contained in the California Private Postsecondary Education Act of 2009 (as amended) and Division 7.5 of Title 5 of the California Code of Regulations.”

 

 

California Department of Public Health -Course Approval Number # CHP -536

 

 California Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education- Approval School Code:20708870 

California Department of Public Health -Course Approval Number # CHP -536

 

Summer classes; July 25, 2016 to November 07,2016:

Dialysis Career Institute updates the institution catalog once at year on the 5th of December of each calendar year. The new Catalog is updated and ready for new student enrollment on January 3rd of the New Year. If updates to the catalog occur before the end of the year, every current enrolled student will be notified and given a copy with the new update that explains the updated information. Updates before the end of the year will only be integrated if mandated by state or federal regulation or the school program requires curriculum update. In addition, Dialysis Career Institute has made every effort to assure the accuracy of information in this catalog. Students and others who use this catalog should be aware that policies, procedures, rules, and regulations change and that these changes may alter the information contained in this catalog. The college reserves the right to change fees, policies, procedures, rules, and regulations. If you find any errors, omissions or would like to see additional information in future editions please let your admissions representative know. New Catalog beginning and end date:  Beginning date January 3th of 2016 and end date of catalog is December 10th 2016. Policy to providing a school catalog to prospective student or to the general public:

As a prospective student, you are encouraged to review this catalog prior to signing an enrollment agreement. You are also encouraged to review the School Performance Fact Sheet, which must be provided to you prior to signing an enrollment agreement”. This catalog is available to any person at any time upon request. Prior to enrolling students are required to receive a school catalog. The school catalog will be provided to a prospective student in writing and in person during the program orientation.

 

Description of the Hemodialysis Program offered at Dialysis Career Institute: Dialysis Career Institute Inc. is a 16 week program designed for a motivated and compassionate individual who is interested in pursuing a career in the medical field as a Certified Hemodialysis Technician.  The program is taught based on the Amgen Core Curriculum for Dialysis Technicians Edition 5 and based on the policies and procedures mandated by State and Federal regulations. All students are trained with hands-on to gain experience on the use of Hemodialysis machines 2008k and 2008H prior to clinical practice. Our classrooms offer a simulation of clinical setting to provide the student a realistic feel for treating a patient on hemodialysis. In addition, preparation for training of cannulation is done with artificial arms that have grafts and fistulas to simulate an actual cannulation practice.The program is highly recommended for anyone who is passionate about the medical field and who enjoys providing care for others. The course also provides the skills necessary for Licensed Vocational and Registered Nurses interested in nephrology specialty, including medical staff that is currently working In Hemodialysis in passing the Hemodialysis National Exam.Dialysis Career Institute faculty members are working professionals who truly enjoy teaching because their purpose is your success.  Dialysis Career Institute instructors and preceptors are certified by the California Department of Public Health and Human Services. They possess exceptional skills and extensive background education in Hemodialysis, to successfully train all students in becoming a Certified Hemodialysis Technician. Description of the facilities and type of equipment and materials that will be used for instruction in the hemodialysis program:  1. Class room description and hemodialysis Machines 2008K/ and 2008H’s Description:The institution provides one classroom of 1,200 square ft. for instruction. The classroom has classroom tables and desks suitable to seat up to 15 students per class and its wheelchair accessible. The classroom has a board for teaching and a screen and projector to view instructional material. The classroom has a sink and a lab area to practice with clinical supplies. There are four hemodialysis machines for clinical practice in the classroom.  Hemodialysis machines are vital to the care and treatment of Chronic Kidney patients. The treatments are performed by connecting blood lines from patients vain to the machine. Those lines are connected to the hemodialysis machines for the cleaning of blood required to all patients in hemodialysis. Students are required to learn how to “Prime and recirculation” meaning, setting up the lines correctly in the machine, setting up the treatment information of the patient in the machine and safely learn how to monitor all the parameters’ given on the electronic records of the machines. Students are given the opportunity to practice on these machines to prepare them for clinical practice. 2. Hemodialysis Artificial Arms: Fistulas and Grafts:Description:Hemodialysis machines require connection of patients to the machine by the ability of a vain from the flow of a patients arm or catheter. Students are train proper cannulation (venapucture) of patient’s access in the arm and are thought the importance of infection control, proper venapuctue to avoid infiltrations and proper monitoring of an access to identify signs and symptoms of infection. These artificial arms simulate a real arm because they have red colored fluid that flows when puncture to simulate blood when the patient is actually being treated in dialysis, if the student cannulates properly there is no leakage of from the arm. If the student does not cannulate properly the arm infiltrates (swells up) and leaks, at this time the student is given an example what can happen when improper cannulation is perform. Cannulating is the most important aspect of the dialysis treatment. Patients need to feel confident the student won’t cause harm to their arm and is able to trust the student with their care during clinical practice.Every student is provided a dummy arm with proper instruction from the RN instructor to practice cannulation prior to clinical practice. 3. Books, CD’s Exam review description:Description:The students are provided with the “Core Curriculum for dialysis Technicians Version 5” for their studies during the theory portion of the class. In order for the student to feel confident they will pass the state exam supportive information is provided from vendors who create study material that has been effective in helping student pass the exam. These materials are borrowed/ check out by the student to study and return after taking the exam.  4. Clinical Supplies, Uniforms and equipment:Description:

The student is provided with the following clinical supplies that are required to simulate a clinical setting of a dialysis treatment floor: dialyzers to practice on dialysis machines,blood lines, gauze, syringes, table pads, alcohol, blood pressure machines, thermometers, vital signs log sheets, gowns, gloves, shields, goggles, weight scales, sanitation supplies. The students are required to provide a personal stethoscope and water resistant watch to accurately obtain vital signs and assess patients access during clinical practice.

  5. Break room area and restroom accessibility:Description:The student is provided with a break room area, the break room area is located at the back of the student’s classroom for student’s convenience and privacy. The break room has access to a refrigerator where the students can  place food they wish to save for lunch, a microwave to heat up food, two tables that seat 10 student each , to provide adequate space for a lunch break and 6 trash cans all around the facility to dispose of any unwanted items or trash.  The school also has handicap accessibility to the restroom. The doors to the entrance of the school, entrance to the class room, entrance to the break room and entrance to the restroom are wheelchair accessible.  6. Reception Area:Description:The school has a reception area available for student services, such as making copies, checking out books or request study material. The reception area is located at the entrance of the school. 7. Parking Area;Description:The school has assigned parking space in the Hickory tree plaza. The school has accessibility to 32 parking spaces facing the front of the school for the safety of the students.  The parking area is supervised by Hesperia police department 24hrs. The police office is 1.2 miles from the school. 

The hemodialysis program requires the following qualified faculty and staff: 

A medical director with minimum 5 years of expertise in Nephrology:

Dr. Edgard Vera-Medical Director-Medical Nephrologist, 12 years as a nephrology doctor.

The Medical Director is responsible for the complete function of the school, provides training to professional staff to properly instruct students, communicates with administrative staff to maintain educational and instruction order, evaluates educational progress and makes decisions of direct change as needed.

A school director with minimum 2 years of chronic hemodialysis experience and a hemodialysis state certification:

Mrs. Selene Aragon-School Director-National Certified Hemodialysis: The school director is responsible for the complete function of the school, reports to the medical director and assures educational program, instructors and students are adhering to institutes guidelines.

A registered nurse with minimum one year of experience in hemodialysis and chronic patient care for Hemodialysis Instructor.

Mrs. Monica Harris- RN Instructor: Registered Nurse Instructor with 9 years of hemodialysis experience whose responsibility is the instruction and clinical practice and guidance of the hemodialysis program to provide proper training and safe practice utilizing material, supplies and equipment.

A registered nurse with minimum one year of experience in hemodialysis and chronic patient care for Hemodialysis Instructor.

Mrs. Lesley Jimenez Luna-RN, MSN Instructor: Registered Nurse Instructor with 15 years of hemodialysis experience whose responsibility is the instruction and clinical practice and guidance of the hemodialysis program to provide proper training and safe practice utilizing material, supplies and equipment.

A registered nurse with minimum one year of experience in hemodialysis and chronic patient care for Hemodialysis Instructor.

Mrs. Karol Phillips-RN Instructor: Registered Nurse Instructor with 5 years of hemodialysis experience whose responsibility is the instruction and clinical practice and guidance of the hemodialysis program to provide proper training and safe practice utilizing material, supplies and equipment.

A registered Dietitian with two years of experience in chronic kidney failure to educate RN instructors on how to educate prospective students and support nutrition section of the curriculum.

Mrs. Anke Juliana Thiel- Registered Dietitian 5 years of experience: Dietitian who’s primarily responsibility is to help student understand the dietary needs of the patient who suffer from Chronic kidney failure and educate the student on how he/she can become a support system to the patient once he/she is responsible for the care and maintained of the patient health.

A Clinical Preceptor with minimum 6 months of experience in hemodialysis and who is state certified:

Mrs. April Estrada- Certified Hemodialysis Clinical Preceptor 8 years’ experience: The Clinical preceptor assist the RN instructor to support training of the student’s on the utilization of hemodialysis machines and explains the components of the machine.

A Clinical Preceptor with minimum 6 months of experience in hemodialysis and who is state certified:

Mr. Ivan German Ruvalcaba, 1 year experience- The Clinical preceptor trains the student’s on the utilization of hemodialysis machines and explains the components of the machine.

A biotechnical support to maintain dialysis equipment. Minimum 2 years of experience with dialysis machine repairs.

Mr. Ivan German Ruvalcaba years of experience- Biotechnical: The Biotechnical is an expert on the maintenance of the hemodialysis equipment, the biotechnical helps the student understand what equipment requires professional intervention to fix and what equipment such as meters what can be recalibrated and a student is able to fix. The biotechnical explains the process of bacterial testing of the machines monthly and how to report and deficiencies.

School administrative assistant: High school diploma and good communication skills. Katrina Dorado-Administrative Assistant: Assist with student’s registrations, tudent’s externship placement, attendance records and communication logs with vendors.

School administrative assistant: High school diploma and good communication skills. Alejandra Diaz-Administrative Assistant: Assist with student’s registrations, student’s externship placement, attendance records and communication logs with vendors.

The Hemodialysis Technician is required to obtain a State and National Certification to become certified and obtain a career as a Certified Clinical Nephrologists Technologist (CCNT) or a Certified Clinical Hemodialysis Technician (CCHT).  Dialysis Career Institute Inc.; has met the state requirements by the California Department of public health to conduct an approved Hemodialysis Program-Course Approval number CHP-536  Hemodialysis

 

Hemodialysis Program-Class Schedule: Summer classes; July 25, 2016 to November 07, 2016

 

“Dialysis Career Institute does not offer distance learning education and does not plan to offer any distance learning education.” Description of Program offered at Dialysis Career Institute: Hemodialysis

A 16 week course with theory and clinical practice for the education of care for the patient who suffers acute or chronic kidney failure and upon completion of the program, the student qualifies to sit for state examination to become a Certified Hemodialysis Technician. 

Description of the Instruction provided for the hemodialysis program:

Required Courses: Principles of Hemodialysis- Physiology and Pathophysiology of Renal Failure-Basic Chemistry, Body Fluids and Electrolytes- End Stage Renal Disease- Clinical Manifestations -Learning the Hemodialysis Team- Treatment Options for Kidney Patients- Care of Patients with Kidney Failure, including interpersonal skills-Dialysis procedures and documentation-Vascular Access, proper cannulation techniques - Treatment initiation, monitoring treatment and termination of dialysis- Infection Control- Safety- Dialyzers, Dialysate and Delivery System-Water Treatment- Anticoagulation for dialysis treatment- Complications, Treatments and Documentation-Emergency Situations and Plan of Action- Dialyzer reprocessing.

Final test and examinations: Student is required to pass the required courses of learning objectives with a minimum of 80%. Every learning objective includes a weekly examination to confirm understanding and continuing achievement of 80% minimum in the class.

Final examination: Final examination is an accumulative of Chapter 1-8 of the Core Curriculum for dialysis technicians and includes lectures and notes given by instructor.  In order to complete the theory portion of the class and meet clinical practice standards, student must pass final examination with 80% minimum and has met a minimum of 80 hours of instruction.

State Examination and required internship hours requirement: Student meets graduation requirements after completion of minimum 200 hours of clinical as externship program and continues to meet 80% minimum achievement in the class. The state examination is given by California Dialysis Council (CDC) and it’s a Hemodialysis Examination by proctor.

Hemodialysis State Certification: Upon successfully passing the CDC examination the student file with confirmation of 80% achievement in the class, confirmation of minimum of 200 hours of clinical and CDC passing results are submitted to Department of Public Health Certification Department to officially obtain the Hemodialysis Technician State Certification.  

List of the requirements for eligibility for licensure: >High school Diploma                                                                                          >80% achievement in the class/ theory with minimum of 80 hours of instruction attained.                                                                                          >Minimum of 200 hours of clinical externship. >Successfully pass California Dialysis Council (CDC) the Hemodialysis Examination by   proctor. > Student file with confirmation of 80% achievement in the class, confirmation of minimum of 200 hours of clinical and CDC passing results are submitted to Department of Public Health Certification Department to officially obtain the Hemodialysis Technician State Certification. 

 
Dialysis Career Institute It’s an approved  hemodialysis private program by The California Department of Public Health – Hemodialysis Course Approval Number # CHP -536
 Dialysis Career Institute Inc. is not accredited by an accrediting agency recognized by the United States Department of Education.
Dialysis Career Institute is an unaccredited private hemodialysis institution approved to operate by the California Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education. Approval to operate means the institution is compliant with the minimum standards contained in the California Private Postsecondary Education Act of 2009 (as amended) and Division 7.5 of Title 5 of the California Code of Regulations.” And does not offer a degree program, or is accredited and offers an unaccredited degree program. A) The graduate from Dialysis Career Institute hemodialysis program is eligible to sit for the applicable state hemodialysis licensure exam in California with the California Dialysis Council upon graduation of the program to become a State Certified Hemodialysis Technician and is eligible to sit for the National hemodialysis examination in any state after 6 months of practice as a Certified Hemodialysis Technician. B) The hemodialysis program is not a degree program. The hemodialysis State certification is recognized by all employers and California Department of Public Health. This provides ability for the student to obtain a State or Government job as a Certified Hemodialysis Technician. C) A student enrolled in an unaccredited institution is not eligible for Federal Financial Aid.

The Hemodialysis Program is a Sixteen (16) week Program, combined theory and clinical training to total 320 hours of instruction.

10 weeks theory: • Lecture — 16 hours per week- (2) eight hour days        Tuesday and Thursday    Class from 8am to 4pm or  Monday and Wednesday Class from 8am to 4pm.

6 weeks clinical: • Clinical — 8 to 12 hour days; vary between 2:30 am to 6:30 pm      

Class days may vary between weekdays and Saturday

The following learning objectives need to be met with 80% passing on examination to complete the hemodialysis educational program.The student upon completion of the 10 weeks of theory and passing the hemodialysis program with 80% minimum final grade will obtain registration confirmation to sit for the California Dialysis Council (CDC) Hemodialysis Examination by proctor. 

The study objectives of the Hemodialysis Program:Principles of Hemodialysis- Physiology and Pathophysiology of Renal Failure-Basic Chemistry, Body Fluids and Electrolytes- End Stage Renal Disease- Clinical Manifestations -Learning the Hemodialysis Team- Treatment Options for Kidney Patients- Care of Patients with Kidney Failure, including interpersonal skills-Dialysis procedures and documentation-Vascular Access, proper cannulation techniques - Treatment initiation, monitoring treatment and termination of dialysis- Infection Control- Safety- Dialyzers, Dialysate and Delivery System-Water Treatment- Anticoagulation for dialysis treatment- Complications, Treatments and Documentation-Emergency Situations and Plan of Action- Dialyzer reprocessing.   

Student services description:Private, Federal and State Financial Aid services:

County of San Bernardino Workforce Investment Act (WIA): Hemodialysis Training Program-Provides full tuition grants to those who qualify.17310 Bear Valley Rd Suite #109 Victorville CA 92395 Monday-Friday 8am-5pm
760-552-6550
This program if offered on availability of monies provided by the state, each applicant is provided with an application, an advisor/counselor is assigned to the applicant and the process of approval for the grant may take from three weeks to three months or a denial letter will be given the applicant with explanation of why he/she did not qualify.Applications are given Monday through Friday 8am to 2pm, the following is required to apply:Ø  California IDØ  Social Security CardØ  Address confirmationØ  Financial assistance (if applicable) proof.Ø  Meme of the arm forces confirmation (if applicable) Department of Rehabilitation (DOR): Hemodialysis Training ProgramProvides full tuition grants to those who qualify.15415 W. Sand Street Suite 200, Victorville California 92392760- 243-6024Requirements to apply:Ø  California IDØ  Social Security CardØ  Address confirmationØ  Rehabilitation assessment by counselor (if applicable) proof. Dialysis Career Institute Inc.: Provides Full Scholarship to prospective students with confirmed diagnosis of Chronic Kidney Failure.15461 Main street suite 204, Hesperia California 92345760-949-8400Requirements to applyØ  California IDØ  Social Security CardØ  Address confirmationØ  Financial assistance (if applicable) proof.Ø  Medical diagnosis confirming Chronic Kidney Failure and currently on treatment.                              

Personal Tutoring services: Tutoring is provided by the student request on Monday and Wednesday’s between the hours of 4pm- 6pm in the school classroom. Tutoring is at no cost to student. The student need to inform the administrative assistance of the need for tutoring service and specify what part of the curriculum needs tutoring. The student is given tutoring a week following the notice. Tutoring is provided unlimited as long as the student attends tutoring on the assigned dates and times.                              

Library resource services: The students registered in the hemodialysis program at Dialysis Career Institute Inc. have the flexibility of utilizing the local public library to support their studies. The Hesperia Public library provides the students in building professional resume, reservation of quiet study rooms and ability to reserve a computer for exam practice.

The process to utilize the library resources is as follow:<Student must come in person to apply for a library card.<Student needs to call the number below to reserve a computer.<If a quiet room is required, the student needs to come in a fill out a weekly request to reserve the quiet room permanently for one month and a time and room will be assigned for one hour daily.<If the student needs only a one time quite room to study, he/she may call to check for availability and reservation.<If the student fails to present himself to the assigned quiet room schedules or computer assignment, he/she may lose library privileges. 

Placement services for Clinical Externship: Externship placement will be offered to those students with a 90% achievement in the course and “only” after successfully passing the CDC -California Dialysis Council Hemodialysis exam.The clinical placement will be in one of the 140- DaVita Dialysis Centers in the San Bernardino County or Desert Cities Dialysis in Barstow California.

“Job placement is not guaranteed”.Job Resource Center services: After completion of the hemodialysis program and successfully  passing the State hemodialysis  exam, the student is referred to the Job resource center at the Work  force Development office to apply to job openings in dialysis, update resume with current license information and receive access to computer software Monday-Friday 9am-5pm. 

Student Housing: “Dialysis Career Institute does not offer housing or housing assistance for attendance of the hemodialysis program”.

Dialysis Career Institute does not offer any student housing facilities on or off campus.

  1. A) There are no dormitory facilities under the institution control.
  2. B) The Institution is located 2 miles from the most local hotel area where there is about 3 hotels available for sleeping arrangements. Prices vary from $55- $175 dollars at night.

Cost of monthly rent is between $600 to $ 800 a month for a 1 bedroom apartment with in a 15 mile radius.

  1. C) “Dialysis Career Institute has no responsibility in finding or assisting a student in finding housing.” “The hemodialysis program is non-residential.”

Program Requirements for Admission: 1.      High school Diploma verification or GED2.      Ability to speak read write and understand the English language.3.      Valid California Identification and Social Security number identification.4.      Commitment to achieve a rating of 80% satisfactory in all areas of the curriculum to successfully complete the hemodialysis program. 5.      No prior criminal record or drug abuse problem.6.      Obtain a CPR/BLS certification before clinical externship placement.7.      Meet good health standards policy. (refer to Health Standards Policy on page 18-19)8.      Personal interview with Dialysis Career Institute representative to complete registration. 

Program Fees:1. Tuition-PCTs / LVNs/RNs — $7,000.00 2. Additional cost for textbooks, state examination, uniforms and laboratory supplies is $500.00.

3. Total charges for educational program: $7,500                                                                 

Our Mission Statement:

Dialysis Career Institute is dedicated to provide a high level of education in hemodialysis to all prospective students. The hemodialysis training program provides quality preparation to the general public without discrimination. Dialysis Career Institute values every student’s success. Our primary goal is that after completion of the hemodialysis program students can safely deliver care for the patients suffering from acute and chronic renal failure and with confidence, successfully pass the hemodialysis state examination.Our mission includes helping our community in the development of new jobs by assisting with education and training that will provide new skills and adequate preparation for a new career in Hemodialysis. 

The objectives:

Preparation and training with theory and clinical practice to adequately train a student in providing quality hemodialysis care for the patient suffering from acute or chronic kidney failure. The objective of this 16 week program is to give the student the skills and knowledge to functionas a working Certified Hemodialysis Technician at the entry level and to facilitate the passing of the hemodialysis State examination.Students will be instructed in both didactic knowledge and clinical skills. The equipment required for the course of study such as hemodialysis machines, stethoscopes, blood pressure cuffs, dummy arms with fistulas and grafts to simulate a dialysis clinic setting will be provided by the school to each student. This program is intended for those who want to gain employment as a certified hemodialysis technician.It is also for those individuals who are attempting to obtain a higher level of medical training such as nephrology nursing or biomedical dialysis technician.In order to graduate and receive a completion certificate from Dialysis Career Institute for the hemodialysis program each student of record must complete all 320 hours of the hemodialysis program that includes theory and clinical exposure. Every student must achieve a minimum average score of 80% on all assigned quizzes and exams taken during the program and pass the final school exam with a score of 80% or better. 

The study objectives of the Hemodialysis Program: Principles of Hemodialysis- Physiology and Pathophysiology of Renal Failure-Basic Chemistry, Body Fluids and Electrolyte- End Stage Renal Disease- Clinical Manifestations - Learning the Hemodialysis Team- Treatment Options for Kidney Patients- Care of Patients with Kidney Failure, including interpersonal skills- Dialysis procedures and documentation- Vascular Access, proper cannulation techniques - Treatment initiation, monitoring treatment and termination of dialysis.- Infection Control- Safety- Dialyzers, Dialysate and Delivery System- Water Treatment- Anticoagulation for dialysis treatment- Complications, Treatments and Documentation- Emergency Situations and Plan of Action- Dialyzer reprocessing.  

School Language: English 

The hemodialysis program is provided only in the English language.  (a) The enrollment agreement is written in English language that is easily understood. If English is not the student's primary language, and the student is able to understand the English language, including reading and writing, and the student is still not able to understand the terms and conditions of the enrollment agreement, the student shall have the right to obtain a clear explanation of the terms and conditions and all cancellation and refund policies in his or her primary language. (b) The recruitment leading to enrollment will be conducted only in English language.  “The student must have the ability to read and write English at the level of a graduate of an American high school as demonstrated by the possession of a high school diploma, GED or passage of the California high school proficiency exam.”  

“Instruction in Languages other than English”The hemodialysis program is provided only in the English language no other language is provided.  The institution has contracted with sufficient duly qualified faculty and staff who will teach the students in the hemodialysis program in the English language.  The language of the textbooks and other written material to be used in the hemodialysis program is only written in the English language. 

English language services are not provided such as translators or ESL classes  

"NOTICE CONCERNING TRANSFERABILITY OF CREDITS AND CREDENTIALS EARNED AT OUR INSTITUTION"

"The transferability of credits you earn at Dialysis Career Institute Inc. is at the complete discretion of an institution to which you may seek to transfer. Acceptance of the certificate you earn in the Hemodialysis program is also at the complete discretion of the institution to which you may seek to transfer. If the certificate that you earn at this institution are not accepted at the institution to which you seek to transfer, you may be required to repeat some or all of your coursework at that institution. For this reason you should make certain that your attendance at this institution will meet your educational goals. This may include contacting an institution to which you may seek to transfer after attending Dialysis Career Institute Inc. to determine if your certificate will transfer."

Institutional Policies:

A-Non-Discriminatory PolicyIt is the policy of Dialysis Career Institute, that there shall not be discrimination against any prospective, current or past student based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, political affiliation and/or belief that would not preclude employment within their program and scope. Any concerns regarding discrimination should be directed to the School director Selene Aragon who will act equitably and promptly to resolve any concerns of allegeddiscrimination. Dialysis Career Institute Inc. has not entered into an articulation or transfer agreement with any other college or university.  No college credit is offered.  

Dialysis Career does not accept ATB students.

The institution will not accept credits through challenge examinations and/or achievement tests.  

B- Cancellation, withdrawal and refund policy:STUDENT’S RIGHT TO CANCEL OR WITHDRAW“The student has the right to cancel the enrollment agreement or withdraw from the institution and obtain a refund of charges paid through attendance at the first class session, or the seventh day after enrollment, whichever is later. Student is required to follow to cancel the enrollment agreement or withdraw from the institution and obtain a refund consistent with the requirements of Article 13.

The date the school requires cancellation of the agreement with only registration fees as a penalty is July 25,2016 or  the seventh day after enrollment, whichever is later.

If it is necessary for Dialysis Career Institute to cancel the course, your full course fee will be refunded.

Dialysis Career Institute; cancellation, withdrawal and refund policies requires student to come in person to the school and submit a written statement with signature that states he/she is cancelling or withdrawing from the class at will. The student will need to follow the guidelines below to receive a refund if applicable:A student must request a refund in writing only.

The refund cannot require a refund policy fee.

The address for the refund request is: 15461 Main Street Suite 204 Hesperia California 92345 or fax your request to (760) 949-6500. You can also email your request to dialysiscareer@yahoo.com. Be sure to include your name, last four digits of your social security number and date of birth, the reason for requesting a refund and a phone number where you can be contacted. Failure to include all necessary information may delay processing.

REFUND POLICY (a)Cancellation and withdrawal by the student must be requested in writing. The student does not have the right to cancel by just telephoning the school or by not coming to class. A withdrawal may be effectuated by the student's written notice or by the student's conduct, including, but not necessarily limited to, a student's lack of attendance. “The student has the right to cancel or withdrawal from the program at any time”. 

The student shall be deemed to have withdrawn from a course when any of the following occurs: You notify the school of your withdrawal in writing or the actual date of withdrawal. The school terminates you. You fail to attend two consecutive classes. In this case, the date of withdrawal will be assumed to be the last date of attendance.  (b) Dialysis Career Institute will refund 100 percent of the amount paid for to the institution, less $100 application fee, if notice of cancellation is made through attendance at the first class session, or the seventh day after enrollment, whichever is later.  (c)The California Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education may adopt by regulation a different method of calculation for instruction delivered by other means, including, but not necessarily limited to, distance education.(d) The institution will refund tuition not earned by the College. The refund for students who have completed 60% percent or less of the period of attendance shall be a pro rata refund. 5 CCR §71750(c) A pro rata refund pursuant to section 94919(c) or 94920(d) or 94927 of the Code shall be no less than the total amount owed by the student for the portion of the educational program provided subtracted from the amount paid by the student, calculated as follows:
The amount owed equals the daily charge for the program (total institutional charge divided by the number of days or hours in the program), multiplied by the number of days student attended, or was scheduled to attend, prior to withdrawal.If the institution has collected money from the student for transmittal on the student's behalf to a third party for a bond, library usage, or fees for a license, application, or examination and the institution has not paid the money to the third party at the time of the student's withdrawal or cancellation, the institution shall refund the money to the student within 45 days of the student's withdrawal or cancellation.
If the student received any equipment (books, uniforms, and clinical supplies) he/she must return the equipment within 10 days of the date in which the notice of cancellation or withdrawal was signed. If the equipment is not returned within the 10-day period, the school may keep an amount out of what the student paid that equals the cost of equipment. The total amount charged for each item of equipment shall not exceed the equipment’s fair market value. (e) Dialysis Career Institute shall pay or credit refunds within 45 days of a student's cancellation or withdrawal. The institution shall refund any credit balance on the student's account within 45 days after the date of the student's completion or withdrawal from the program. For purposes of this subdivision and section 94919(d) of the Code, "day" means calendar day.

“Withdrawals or cancellations after completion of 61% or more of the course will not result in refund”.  

Refunds: Dialysis Career Institute complies with Education Code and Regulations: 71750- Authority cited: Sections 94803, 94877 and 94885, Education Code. Reference: Sections 94885, 94919 and 94920, Education Code.  C- Probation and dismissal policiesD- Attendance policies and Leave-of-absence policiesThe student forthwith agrees with and concedes to the following:

  1. To present to class/clinical with, and display an attitude of personal responsibility, professionalism, team work, compassion for their fellow man and common courtesy.
  2. To take personal responsibility for:
    1. All studies/grades.
    2. Attendance of 90% of all class days scheduled. This equals to no more than two absences in the program. Failure to do so without prior approval will result in immediate dismissal/removal from the program.
    3. Arriving at class prior to start time. Three tardiness will be considered one school day absence. If a student is anticipating that they will be late, they should call immediately to inform tardiness.
    4. Arrangements may be made on individual student needs and a leave-of absences request will be granted.
    5. Leave of absence request may be granted only once in the hemodialysis program. “There are no appeal procedures.”

The student request for leave-of-absence has to be done in person and submit a written documentation requesting for the leave. The student is allowed to request a leave-of-absence for two weeks in the same semester and be allowed to resume class if agreed to comply with study material and necessary studies to keep up with the educational curriculum. If the student requires more than two weeks off the program, the leave of absence will be granted only with the condition to resume in the next schedule hemodialysis class so the student has the ability to resume were he/she left off.  If the student violates the leave-of-absence agreement of two weeks or does not resume the hemodialysis program in the next scheduled class as agreed. The student will have violated the leave-of-absence agreement and will be terminated effective the day he/she violates the agreement. 

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    1. In the case of severe emergency, where pre-authorization for absences in excess of 90% of all class days scheduled is surpassed, it is at the sole discretion of the school governing body to determine continuation of enrollment/participation of that individual student.
    2. The student agrees to be prepared for the program by studying provided material; and with class participation during class instruction.
    3. The student agrees that make-up exams will only be conducted with prior instructor arrangement and given only on Friday evenings from 1-4pm.
    4. Preparedness for each clinical day of attendance with clinical preceptor.
    5. Attend class with proper supplies needed/required items for the program, including but not limited to clean uniform and clean shoes, wear personal protective equipment at all times as assigned by instructor. (PPE), maintain good personal hygiene appropriate to be presentable at theory and clinical practice.
    6. Cooperate in maintenance of school equipment by proper use of dialysis machines, keeping personal lockers clean, and proper use of computers and copy machine.
    7. The student agrees that during exams and quizzes there should be no interaction with other students or exchange of information, including the use of cell phones or other resource of information during the exam or quizzes, this will be classified as cheating and/ or plagiarism and the student will be terminated from the program immediately.
    8. The school is a smoke free environment, smoking in front or near the school is prohibited.
    9. The school has zero tolerance for non-professional behavior, any form of abuse toward staff members or another classmate will be automatic dismissal from the program and authorities will be notified if applicable.
    10. Students will be liable for drug or alcohol testing if suspected of abuse during school program.

The student may be removed from class/clinical for a short term, or indefinitely /immediately as determined by clinic Facility Administrator during clinical practice, if the student violates any federal regulations or its not participating in clinical safety as guided/directed by Registered Nurse instructor. If removed from class/clinical, due to the infringement/violation of any of the above rules, the student will be withdrawn from the clinical practice and will not meet graduation requirements.·         If the student is dismissed, Dialysis Career Institute Inc. is not liable for the placement of the student in any further clinicals, or the assistance with/provision of job placement of any kind. ·         If the student is dismissed from the classes/program prior to clinicals or taking the licensure exam, Dialysis Career Institute Inc. is not liable for the placement of the student in any clinicals, or the assistance with/provision of job placement of any kind. ·         Assistance with job placement will be provided, once proper documentation of successfully completed clinicals has been received and the student passed the state exam from the California Dialysis Council. (CDC)  Said; clinical placement assistance is provided without guarantee of job placement, the student upon completion of clinical practice is given equal opportunity to apply for the open position and clinical skills will be evaluated as required per job opening.·         By signing the contract/agreement with Dialysis Career Institute Inc., the student is in full agreement/understanding as to the working environment that you will be responsible for working in/around. Such environmental exposure can/will include but is/may not be limited to the following:1.      Exposure to blood and other body fluids.2.      Exposure to blood in tubing on a continuous basis as the job entails frequent/continuous interaction with stated tubing with blood.3.      Potential exposure to persons/patients experiencing life threatening situations/death. Students MUST have the ability/desire to respond appropriately as per work situation guidelines to intercede on the patients’ behalf.4.      Exposure to chemicals/disinfectants/germicidals and miscellaneous substances on a consistent/repetitive basis.5.      Exposure to any fluid/blood/air/contact borne illnesses and the student is expected to take appropriate measures as per work center/professional guidelines, that includes wearing appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE).6.      Exposure to potential violence and/or aggressive verbal/physical behavior from patients. Student must be willing and capable of handling such situations professionally as per workplace guidelines/policy.7.      Ability to work 12 to 14 hours a day minimum three days a week as per work schedule requirements in the field of Hemodialysis. 8.      Expectations of the workplace/profession that the student may be required to arrive at work at very early hours (e.g.-3:00 AM) and depending on the shift worked, may be required to stay until very late hours (e.g.-10:30 PM) as per workplace policy.9.      Expectations to be able to proficiently/professionally perform needle cannulations (sticking large needles into the patients’ blood access to allow the performance of the Hemodialysis treatment). This student hereby acknowledges that Dialysis Career Institute Inc. and its representatives have explained the registration process and given the student sufficient time to read and ask questions regarding the student contract/registration.F-"Prior experiential learning."Dialysis Career Institute does not grant credit for "Prior experiential learning." Including; assessment policies and procedures, provisions for appeals, and all charges that a student is required to pay. G-Visa services “Visa services are not provided.  Student from any country are welcome to take the hemodialysis program and each prospective student is responsible for their own legal residence verification in the United States. Dialysis Career Institute will not vouch for student status or any associated charges”. 

Schedule of total charges for a period of attendance and an estimated schedule of total charges for the entire educational Hemodialysis program:Program Fees:

Program Fees:

  1. PCTs / LVNs/RNs — $7,000.00
  2. Additional cost for textbooks, state examination, uniforms and supplies is $500.00.
  3. Total charges for educational program: $7,500
  4. Pay non-refundable processing fee of $100
  5. Pay a $500 deposit after acceptance in the class and sign enrollment agreement.
  6. Total charges the student is obligated to pay upon enrollment is $600.00

Student's rights and responsibilities with respect to the Student Tuition Recovery Fund: “The student's obligation to the Student Tuition Recovery Fund is a nonrefundable charge”.  Student Tuition Recovery Fund fee (non-refundable); charges are $ 0.00 “You must pay the state imposed assessment for the Student Tuition Recovery Fund (STRF) if all of the following applies to you:

1. You are a student in an educational program, who is a California resident, or are enrolled in a residency program, and prepay all or part of your tuition either by cash, guaranteed student loans, or personal loans, and
2. Your total charges are not paid by any third-party payer such as an employer, government program or other payer unless you have a separate agreement to repay the third party.
You are not eligible for protection from the STRF and you are not required to pay the STRF assessment, if either of the following applies:
1. You are not a California resident, or are not enrolled in a residency program, or
2. Your total charges are paid by a third party, such as an employer, government program or other payer, and you have no separate agreement to repay the third party."
(b) In addition to the statement described under subdivision (a) of this section, a qualifying institution shall include the following statement on its current schedule of student charges:
"The State of California created the Student Tuition Recovery Fund (STRF) to relieve or mitigate economic losses suffered by students in educational programs who are California residents, or are enrolled in a residency programs attending certain schools regulated by the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education.
You may be eligible for STRF if you are a California resident or are enrolled in a residency program, prepaid tuition, paid the STRF assessment, and suffered an economic loss as a result of any of the following:
1. The school closed before the course of instruction was completed.
2. The school's failure to pay refunds or charges on behalf of a student to a third party for license fees or any other purpose, or to provide equipment or materials for which a charge was collected within 180 days before the closure of the school.
3. The school's failure to pay or reimburse loan proceeds under a federally guaranteed student loan program as required by law or to pay or reimburse proceeds received by the school prior to closure in excess of tuition and other costs.
4. There was a material failure to comply with the Act or this Division within 30 days before the school closed or, if the material failure began earlier than 30 days prior to closure, the period determined by the Bureau.
5. An inability after diligent efforts to prosecute, prove, and collect on a judgment against the institution for a violation of the Act."
However, no claim can be paid to any student without a social security number or a taxpayer identification number.

The institution does not participate in federal financial aid programs. 

County of San Bernardino Workforce Investment Act (WIA): Hemodialysis Training Program-Provides full tuition grants to those who qualify.17310 Bear Valley Rd Suite #109 Victorville CA 92395 Monday-Friday 8am-5pm
760-552-6550
This program if offered on availability of monies provided by the state, each applicant is provided with an application, an advisor/counselor is assigned to the applicant and the process of approval for the grant may take from three weeks to three months or a denial letter will be given the applicant with explanation of why he/she did not qualify.Applications are given Monday through Friday 8am to 2pm, the following is required to apply:Ø  California IDØ  Social Security CardØ  Address confirmationØ  Financial assistance (if applicable) proof.Ø  Meme of the arm forces confirmation (if applicable) Department of Rehabilitation (DOR): Hemodialysis Training ProgramProvides full tuition grants to those who qualify.15415 W. Sand Street Suite 200, Victorville California 92392760- 243-6024Requirements to apply:Ø  California IDØ  Social Security CardØ  Address confirmationØ  Rehabilitation assessment by counselor (if applicable) proof. Dialysis Career Institute Inc.: Provides Full Scholarship to prospective students with confirmed diagnosis of Chronic Kidney Failure.15461 Main street suite 204, Hesperia California 92345760-949-8400Requirements to applyØ  California IDØ  Social Security CardØ  Address confirmationØ  Financial assistance (if applicable) proof.Ø  Medical diagnosis confirming Chronic Kidney Failure and currently on treatment. 

If a student obtains a loan to pay for an educational program, the student will have the responsibility to repay the full amount of the loan plus interest, less the amount of any refund, and that, if the student has received federal student financial aid funds, the student is entitled to a refund of the moneys not paid from federal student financial aid program funds.  

Placement services for Clinical Externship:Externship placement will be offered to those students with a 90% achievement in the course and “only” after successfully passing the CDC -California Dialysis Council Hemodialysis exam.The clinical placement will be in one of the 140- DaVita Dialysis Centers in the San Bernardino County or Desert Cities Dialysis in Barstow California.“Upon completion of internship program student will be referred for job Placement.” “Job placement cannot be guaranteed”.

The student is also required to obtain a CPR/BLS certification before clinical externship placement.And meet the good health standards policy (described on page 13) Upon completion of internship program student will be referred for job placement.  

Health Standards Policy:The Hemodialysis Program requires students to submit evidence of good health, and no physical restrictions to confirm ability to meet the program demands. All students are encouraged to be vaccinated with the Hepatitis B Vaccine series when choosing a medical profession.Medical documentation must be submitted to the school admission representative by the 60 day of class attendance to have in file prior to clinical practice assignment.Physical examination forms will be provided to the student on the day of registration.

The Hemodialysis Training Program consists of sixteen weeks that combines 110 hours of theory (average of 7-10 weeks depending on student progress) and 210 hours of clinical training, (average of 6-9 weeks in clinical, depending on availability of shifts) 8 or 12hr days. Monday, Wednesday, Friday or Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday for a total of 320 hours of instruction.

All students are required to provided their own personal stethoscope and water proof watch to accurately obtain vital signs and assess patient’s access during clinical practice.

The Library, Work Force Development and Dialysis Career Institute are sufficient to support the instructional needs of the students by providing flexibility for the use of their equipment and materials that include: Computers, books, supported text-books to pass state exam, dialysis machines to practice and understand the concept of dialysis, advisors to coach, free tutoring one-on-one, copy machines, writing material, quiet rooms, study group organization and encouragement to meet graduation goals.

Library and Learning resources:The students registered in the hemodialysis program at Dialysis Career Institute Inc. have the flexibility of utilizing the local public library to support their studies. The Hesperia Public library provides the students in building professional resume, reservation of quiet study rooms and ability to reserve a computer for exam practice.

The process to utilize the library resources is as follow:<Student must come in person to apply for a library card.<Student needs to call the number below to reserve a computer.<If a quiet room is required, the student needs to come in a fill out a weekly request to reserve the quiet room permanently for one month and a time and room will be assigned for one hour daily.<If the student needs only a one time quite room to study, he/she may call to check for availability and reservation.<If the student fails to present himself to the assigned quiet room schedules or computer assignment, he/she may lose library privileges. The Hesperia Public Library:9560 7th Ave, Hesperia, CA 92345 (760) 244-4898  

The Work Force Development (WIA):The students registered in the hemodialysis program at Dialysis Career Institute Inc; have the flexibility of utilizing the computers, printers and additional resources available to study and meet graduation requirements at the learning center of the Work Force Development Office. The students are assigned to a computer base on availability and also have support from the office advisors.The process to utilize the WIA resources is as follow:>The student must be a registered WIA member>The student must call the number below and inform his/her advisor of need for resources>The student time is tracked by the advisor and recorded in his/her file. County of San Bernardino Workforce Investment Act (WIA)17310 Bear Valley Rd Suite #109 Victorville CA 92395
760-552-6550
 

Equal Opportunity Statement:It is Dialysis Career Institute Inc; policy that all admissions, employment, and promotion processes are free from conscious or inadvertent discrimination because of race, age, sex, religion, creed, color, national origin, disability, political affiliation, sexual orientation, or beliefs.  This policy applies to hiring for all positions and admission of students for all programs. 

Record Keeping and Custodian of Records State law requires the educational institution to maintain school and student records for a period of not less than five (5) years.  All student records at Dialysis Career Institute will be kept for 7 years at the institution premises. The student or alumni should contact Selene De Leon school director and Custodian of Records to get a copy of their student records or transcript. The course records will be kept whether or not the student completes the educational service. Transcripts for students and faculty are maintained permanently records include:Maintained all records of the name, address, e-mail address, and telephone number of each student who has enrolled in the hemodialysis program. The Institution will maintain, for a period not less than five years, complete and accurate records of the names, addresses, and educational qualifications of the faculty. 

Drug and Alcohol Policy:Dialysis Career Institute Inc; is committed to maintaining a drug-free workplace and drug-free school.  The unlawful manufacture, distribution, dispensing, possession, or use of drugs, alcohol or any other controlled substance is strictly prohibited.  As a condition of enrollment our students are required to abide by this policy.  Dialysis Career Institute Inc; cooperates with all local, state and federal agencies.

Student ConductDialysis Career Institute Inc; reserves the right to place on probation, suspension, or termination any student who violates Dialysis Career Institute Inc; policies including but not limited to the following:There shall be no·         Falsification and/or untrue statements made on applications and/or documents·         Insubordination to instructors or staff personnel·         Negative behavior and/or attitude including the use of profane or derogatory language·         Unauthorized use of equipment·         Willful destruction of property·         Acts of theft.  This applies to both school property and personal property of others·         Carrying a concealed or visible weapon of any type·         Possession of, use of and/or being under the influence of any non-prescribed drugs or alcoholDialysis Career Institute Inc; reserves the right to deny readmission to any student terminated for misconduct.

Questions regarding Catalog (A) "Any questions a student may have regarding this catalog that have not been satisfactorily answered by the institution may be directed to the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education:

Address: 2535 Capitol Oaks Drive, Suite 400, Sacramento, CA 95833
P.O. Box 980818, West Sacramento, CA 95798-0818
Web site Address: www.bppe.ca.gov
Telephone and Fax #'s: (888) 370-7589 or by fax (916) 263-1897
(916) 431-6959 or by fax (916) 263-1897

 

  (B) "As a prospective student, you are encouraged to review this catalog prior to signing an enrollment agreement. You are also encouraged to review the School Performance Fact Sheet, which must be provided to you prior to signing an enrollment agreement.

"Student Privacy Rights:The Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) is a federal law designated to protect the privacy of the student’s educational records. Students have the right to review their records and request changes to any records believed to be inaccurate, approve the release of information in their records, and file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education is the student believes the school failed to comply with requirements of FERPA.  Records will be released without the student’s consent to a governmental agency as required by law or pursuant to a subpoena, court order or other compulsory legal process.State law requires this educational institution to maintain school and student records for a period of not less than five (5) years.

Student Rights:The students have the right for refund. The student has the right to cancel or withdrawal from the enrollment agreement and obtains a refund of charges paid through attendance at the first class session, or the seventh day after enrollment, whichever is later”. The student once enrolled has the right to review his/her academic file.The student has the right to submit a complaint or request to speak with the school director about a complaint or grievance.

Complaint/Grievance Procedure;

"A student or any member of the public may file a complaint about this institution with the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education by calling toll-free number (888) 370]7589 or by completing a complaint form, which can be obtained on the bureau's internet web site address: www.bppe.ca.gov."

Students may contact the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education and may file a complaint with the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education at any time.

Persons seeking to resolve problems or complaints may contact the Institution and make an appointment to speak with the instructor in charge. Appointments to speak with an instructor or school director can be made between Monday and Wednesday 11:00 am to 4:30pm. All complaints and grievances have to be in person and will require documentation to make a corrective action.

 

 

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