Services to Students
All students are eligible to participate in the Employee Assistance Program (EAP) as offered through Precedence, Inc. and Trinity Regional Health System. EAP is an employer-sponsored program that utilizes counselors who specialize in the assessment of personal problems. Students may seek EAP assistance independently, or can be referred by their Faculty/Advisor/Program Coordinator or Dean. Brochures are available in the Student Services Department or from an Academic Advisor.
- EAP services are available 365 days per year, 24 hours per day by calling 800-383-7900 or 309-779-2273. Services are located at 3416 Blackhawk Rd, Rock Island, Illinois.
- This is a free, limited, confidential program and will not be part of the student’s academic record.
- The EAP resource can assist students in accessing the appropriate resources to deal with concerns that might interfere with their personal and educational development while in College. The service is available to every student who has a difficulty or concern. Included in the service is assistance with personal, social, academic, professional, and vocational concerns. Concerns such as drug and alcohol abuse, marital problems, financial trouble, and others can be addressed.
Tutoring sessions are available for students who feel they need additional academic assistance in major or general education courses. Students may self-identify to the Director of Student Services and External Relations, or may be referred by an academic advisor or course faculty for these services. Appropriate arrangements will be made by the Director of Student Services and External Relations in a timely manner to accommodate the student as necessary. Peer tutors are chosen on a case-by-case basis to meet the specific needs of the student.
Student Services and academic advisors offer assistance in planning career goals. Students are provided with information regarding specific career opportunities within the health science professions. A College bulletin board with career opportunities is provided at the College.
Child Care services are available through Trinity Employee Child Care, adjacent to the College. Trinity Employee Child Care programs are managed by Skip-a-Long Child Development Services. Skip-A-Long has an extensive history with the complexities of child care management. Quality staff are the key to their success in child development programming. Child care is available Monday through Friday 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Fees are based on full-and part-time scales.
Illinois Department of Children and Family Services and Iowa Department of Human Services license Skip-A-Long Child Care services. Additionally the facility meets the national accreditation standards. For additional information please call 309-764-8110.
ATM machines are available in the lobby’s at the Trinity Rock Island, Trinity Bettendorf, and just off the lobby at the Trinity Moline Campus.
Computer and Learning Laboratories
The purpose of the Computer and Learning Laboratories is to enhance independent learning. Trinity College believes that learning of “hands-on” health sciences skills needs to be observed and practiced in simulated and laboratory settings. Use of the Computer and Learning Laboratories materials and facilities allows students to pace learning according to their own style/needs.
General Guidelines Include the Following
Computer Lab Guidelines
- No children are permitted in these areas unless invited by faculty.
- Careful handling of equipment is needed to prevent damage.
- Safe use and handling of equipment is needed to prevent injury.
- These areas need to be maintained by cleaning up after oneself.
- As supplies are needed in the Learning Labs, contact the course instructor.
- Respect for the rights of others is expected, therefore students are to refrain from activities that would disturb others in the area.
Nursing and Health Sciences Learning Lab Guidelines
- If required, reservation of Computer Lab time is arranged with the Executive Assistant at 309-779-7730. Faculty with course requirements have priority. Open hours are on a first-come, first-served basis.
- NO FOOD OR DRINKS are permitted in the Computer Lab.
- Hours: 6:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Sunday through Saturday, except holidays.
- The majority of Computer-Assisted Instruction (CAI) programs are available on the computer hard drives. CD-ROM program disks and those CAIs not installed on the hard drives may be checked out between 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. from the Student Services secretary.
- DO NOT COPY any CAIs from the Lab computers. This is a violation of the CAI site license.
- Before leaving the Lab, exit from all open programs per Handbook Guidelines. Remove all disks and return them to the Student Services secretary.
Injury to Person or Damage to Equipment
- Hours: 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and as arranged with course faculty.
- Food and/or drinks handled carefully are permitted in the Learning Labs.
- No lotion, betadine, pen or pencil markings are to be applied to the manikins or equipment.
- Refold linen, if not soiled, for reuse. Return all objects to their appropriate place.
- Dispose of soiled linen in linen hampers. If linen is wet, allow drying on side of linen hamper.
- After use, wash plastic hygiene utensils with soap and water.
- Replace furniture into usual arrangements when finished. Keep sink areas dry.
- Sharp objects may be checked out from course faculty for practice in the Lab. These items must be returned to the faculty member before leaving the Lab.
- Due to quantities available and cost considerations, recycle items as appropriate (i.e., IV catheterization trays, etc.).
- Take appropriate measures to deal with injury.
- Immediately report injury or damage to faculty or a Trinity College staff member.
- The burden of responsibility for damaged equipment will be reviewed by the College Curriculum Committee.
- A fee may be charged to the student as a result of the review process if the student is found to be negligent or willful in causing the damage.
Accessibility Services Policy
Detailed Board Approved Policy
Trinity College of Nursing & Health Sciences (the “College”) complies with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, and the American with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended. It is the College’s policy to provide individuals with disabilities full and equal enjoyment of the services, facilities, and privileges of the College. Specifically, the College does not discriminate on the basis of disability in its admission, recruitment, academics, research, financial aid, counseling, employment assistance, and/or any other service, facility, or privilege available to students or potential students. Further the College does not screen out, exclude, expel, limit, or otherwise discriminate against an individual seeking admission as a student, or an individual enrolled as a student, based on disability. The College promotes an environment of respect and support for individuals with disabilities.
The College will make reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities as defined by applicable law. Reasonable accommodations may include reasonable modifications to the College’s policies, practices, and procedures where necessary for individuals with disabilities, unless doing so would alter requirements that are essential to the instruction being pursued or to licensing requirements. The College will also provide necessary and reasonable auxiliary aids and services for individuals with disabilities. Further, the College strives to remove barriers for individuals with disabilities and to provide services, facilities, and privileges to achieve equal opportunity for individuals with disabilities. Examples of some of the reasonable accommodations the College makes available include but are not limited to: Academic/Program Modifications; Access to Facilities; Classroom Access; Communication Access; Testing Accommodations; Information Referral; Priority Registration; and Parking.
The College is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities. The professions for which the College offers programs, however, may have cognitive, sensory, affective and psychomotor functional requirements that are essential for the delivery of safe, effective care. Thus, individuals must be able to meet these functional requirements, with or without reasonable accommodation in order to participate in the College’s programs. For example, the functional abilities that are essential to engage in the practice of nursing and the health sciences, and which are required to be met (with or without reasonable accommodations) to participate in the College’s nursing and health sciences programs derive from the list of Functional Abilities Essential for Competent Nursing Practice, developed by the National Council of State Boards of Nursing. Students and potential students should consult with the Director of Student Services and External Relations for information on the functional abilities essential to the practice of professions for which the College offers programs.
Any applicant, student, or other individual who believes a reasonable accommodation is necessary to enable such person to seek admission, enroll, or otherwise participate fully and equally in a College program is encouraged to contact the Director of Student Services & External Relations to discuss any needs he/she may have. The Director of Student Services & External Relations will consult with the individual, faculty, staff, and other departments as necessary in an effort to arrive at a reasonable accommodation. It is the responsibility of the student or potential student seeking accommodation to identify his/her condition and provide the requested documentation. Students seeking an accommodation will be scheduled for a confidential meeting with the Director of Student Services & External Relations to discuss the student’s needs and complete an “Accessibility Services Student Intake Form” as provided by the Director. To obtain accommodations by the start of a semester, the student should meet with the Director as soon as possible, preferably at least six weeks before the first day of classes or, if the accommodation relates to a specific class(es), before enrolling in the class(es). Such notice will allow students and the Director a reasonable period of time in which to determine whether the requested accommodations are necessary, appropriate and effective, evaluate alternatives if appropriate, and to implement the resources for any necessary aid in a timely manner.
In addition to completing an Accessibility Services Student Intake Form the student will need to meet with the Director and present current documentation regarding the nature of the disability and any accommodations needed. The Director will review the Student Intake Form and all documentation, with assistance of an outside medical professional if necessary. Documentation requirements are outlined further in the section below. Reasonable accommodations are determined through the collaboration of the Director, the student, faculty, individual departments, and outside professionals as warranted, with consideration for essential standards for courses, programs, services and activities, or status of facilities.
When a reasonable accommodation is deemed necessary, the Director will develop a plan identifying the student’s disability, the circumstances for which accommodations are needed, and the reasonable accommodations recommended by the Director. The plan will be distributed to those with a need to know to put any accommodation in place. Additionally, the Director will contact individual faculty members to discuss, as necessary, the recommended accommodations and the process for implementation. Faculty are expected to assist with provision of accommodations when reasonable and necessary without compromise to the essential elements of the course or evaluation standards. If agreed-upon accommodations are not implemented in an effective or timely manner, then the student is encouraged to contact the Director of Student Services and External Relations.
Individuals seeking admission and progression to clinical courses, and graduation from the College must be able to meet the physical and emotional requirement of their academic program of study. Individuals who pose a direct threat to the safety and welfare of others or to that of themselves may be denied admission, progression, or graduation. The College’s individualized assessment of an applicant’s or a student’s threat to the safety and welfare of self or others will be based on current medical evidence or on the best-available objective evidence that assesses the nature, duration, and severity of the risk, and the probability that injury will occur.
Students who have concerns about the accommodations provided or not provided or who wish to submit a complaint about discrimination or harassment based upon disability should report their concern to the Director of Student Services and External Relations or to the Dean of Nursing & Health Sciences. The College endeavors to provide prompt and equitable resolution to student concerns.
The College relies on students to self-report impairments, conditions, and disabilities as well as providing documentation from professionals in order to determine accommodations. Disability documentation from treating health care providers should conform to the following criteria:
- Documentation must be from a professional who has undergone appropriate and comprehensive training, has relevant experience and licensure appropriate to his/her profession. Documentation must be current (within the past year). If it is not, then the Director of Student Services and External Relations will request current documentation and, if necessary, will provide references for health care providers, including the option of using the Hospital’s assistance program or a referral based on the type of documentation needed.
- Reports must be on letterhead and signed by the treating health care professional, including titles and license descriptors as appropriate. Additional documentation may be requested.
- Diagnostic statements must identify each condition, including ICD or DSM codes as appropriate, date/copy of the most recent full evaluation, and dates/copies of additional evaluations.
- Current impact of the condition(s) described in a clinical narrative and through the provision of specific results from diagnostic procedures. As appropriate to the condition(s) and/or requested accommodation, including impact on major bodily functions (including, but not limited to the functions of the immune system, cell growth, digestive, bowel, bladder, neurological, brain, respiratory, circulatory, endocrine, and reproductive functions), and functional impact on physical (mobility, dexterity and endurance), perceptual, cognitive (attention, distractibility, communication), and behavioral abilities. Descriptions should provide a sense of severity, information on variability over time or circumstances, expected duration of impact, and potential triggers. Descriptions should also include any significant side effects of treatment that may impact physical, perceptual, behavioral or cognitive performance.
- Recommended accommodations, modifications, and services should be logically related to the functional impact of each condition, to ensure equal access and opportunity at the college. When connections are not obvious, they should be explained. The Director of Student services and External Relations and the Dean of Nursing & Health Sciences may assist in the College’s evaluation of whether the accommodation is appropriate.
- Medical information provided by the student will be kept confidential to the extent possible, except that information may be shared as necessary to implement accommodations.
Academic Honestly & Integrity
An accommodation based on a student’s disability may relate to the administration of testing, examinations, or other coursework. Students provided with such accommodations must continue to adhere to the College’s academic honesty & integrity policy and to the College’s standards of behavior. Failure to adhere to the academic honesty & integrity policy and the standards of behavior may result in corrective action.
Trinity College is accessible to physically challenged individuals. Special facilities such as restrooms and parking are available to make College activities accessible.
A copy machine is available in the College Commons. Students may make copies for a fee. Information regarding copyright restrictions are posted by the copy machine.
In case of emergency, individuals can call the Student Services Department at 309-779-7700 to locate a student on campus. Every effort is made to contact the student and relay a message.
Office of the Registrar
This office is responsible for scheduling of classes, transfer evaluation, degree audits, graduation approval, in-school deferment requests and transcripts, in addition to other academic services. Hours are Monday – Friday (except Wednesday) 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. You may also call 309-779-7704 for assistance.
Admission & Enrollment Services
Trinity College of Nursing & Health Sciences admissions office works with prospective students and their families during the entire admissions process. Campus visits are encouraged and can be arranged to meet the student’s schedule. Hours are Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. You may call 309-779-7812 for assistance.
In addition, the Student Services Department oversees the areas of recruitment, admissions, registration, financial aid, bursar’s office, alumni relations, and the College’s post-secondary enrollment program. The Office of the Registrar is also located within Student Services Department.
The Student Services secretary is available to assist with answering questions and is available Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm. You may call 309-779-7700 for assistance.