The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) afford eligible students certain rights with respect to their education records. (An “eligible student” under FERPA is a student who is 18 years of age or older or who attends a postsecondary institution.) These rights include:
- The right to inspect and review the student’s education records within 45 days after the day Hondros College of Nursing receives a request for access. A student should submit to the Registrar a written request that identifies the record(s) the student wishes to inspect. The College official will make arrangements and notify the student of the time and place where the records may be inspected. If the records are not maintained by the College official to whom the request was submitted, that official shall advise the student of the correct official to whom the request should be addressed.
- The right to request the amendment of the student’s education records that the student believes are inaccurate, misleading, or otherwise in violation of the student’s privacy rights under FERPA. A student who wishes to ask the College to amend a record should write the College official responsible for the record, clearly identify the part of the record the student wants to be changed, and specify why it should be changed.
- If the College decides not to amend the record as requested, the College will notify the student in writing of the decision and the student’s right to a hearing regarding the request for amendment. Additional information regarding the hearing procedures will be provided to the student when notified of the right to a hearing.
- The right to provide written consent before the College discloses personally identifiable (PII) information from the student’s education records, except to the extent that FERPA authorizes disclosure without consent.
- The right to file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education concerning alleged failures by the College to comply with the requirements of FERPA. The name and address of the Office that administers FERPA is:
Family Policy Compliance Office
U.S. Department of Education
400 Maryland Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20202-5901
The federal regulations may be accessed here.
Hondros College of Nursing is committed to providing educational services to students with disabilities as required by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (both as amended).
Hondros College of Nursing will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified students with disabilities. To be eligible for a reasonable accommodation (or academic adjustment), the student must have:
- A disability (as defined by applicable law) that substantially limits a major life activity and subsequently necessitates an accommodation;
- Documentation on file with Hondros College of Nursing that supports the need for the requested documentation; and
- Medical documentation that substantiates the disability and how the accommodation will assist the student.
Qualified students with disabilities seeking reasonable accommodations are responsible for initiating contact with the Campus Dean/Director of Nursing or designee to request an appropriate reasonable accommodation. Essential program outcomes, course objectives, and/or skill competency achievement standards cannot be substantially lowered, waived or otherwise modified as accommodations. Any modifications in the manner in which a course, lab, and/or clinical is conducted are restricted to changes in the format of instruction or evaluation. Such modifications must not substantially lower the essential academic standards or modify basic content of the course, lab, and/or clinical.
No accommodations may be made prior to the notification of disability and the submission of documentation. Students must identify themselves to the Campus Dean/Director of Nursing or designee and provide the required documentation at least 30 days in advance of the start of the accommodation being requested. It is the student’s responsibility to ensure that documentation meeting the published requirements is submitted 30 days prior to the start of the accommodation(s).
If the accommodations provided are not meeting the student’s needs, it is the student’s responsibility to notify the Campus Dean/Director of Nursing or designee as soon as possible.
Hondros College of Nursing declares and affirms a policy of equal employment opportunity, equal educational opportunity, and non-discrimination, where applicable, in the provision of educational services to the public. No individual is excluded from participation in or denied benefits of programs and employment-related opportunities at the College on the grounds of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, physical or mental handicap, sexual orientation, gender identification, gender expression, or veteran or military status. The College will fully comply with all laws and regulations to guarantee equal opportunities.
Prospective students seeking a reasonable accommodation for admissions testing must contact the Campus Dean, Director of Nursing for approval.
Persons who believe they have not been afforded equal treatment in accordance with this policy should contact the Campus Executive Director. All complaints of unequal treatment will be fully investigated and corrective action will be taken when necessary.
Assistance Available From Federal, State, and Institutional Programs
Information about need based and non-need based federal, state and institutional student financial assistance programs available for enrolled students at Hondros College of Nursing may be found in the Student Catalog
Federal Student Financial Aid Penalties for Drug Law Violations
Information regarding Federal student financial aid penalties for drug law violations may be found in the Student Catalog
Student Loan Information
Important information regarding student education loans may be found in the Student Catalog and on the Hondros College of Nursing website as indicated below:
Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention Program
Hondros College of Nursing (the “College”) is committed to providing a safe, healthy, and productive working and learning environment for all students, faculty and staff. The College prohibits the unlawful possession, use, sale, consumption, purchase, manufacture, and/or distribution of illicit drugs or alcohol by students, faculty or staff on College property, at a Clinical facility utilized by the College, or at a College activity or event. Prohibited conduct is subject to the sanctions and rights contained in this policy and other College policies and procedures.
The Chief Executive Officer and/or Chief Administrative Officer/Provost may approve the consumption of alcohol at College activities and events. At a College sponsored activity or event, individuals consuming alcohol are expected to behave in accordance with usual business standards, applicable codes of conduct, company policies, and applicable law. Failure to adhere to these expectations may result in disciplinary action and sanctions.
As applicable, and consistent with local, state and federal law, violation of this policy may result in College disciplinary action up to and including termination of employment (if College faculty or staff member) or up to and including expulsion (if a student), and referral to law enforcement. The College may impose one or more disciplinary actions and sanctions, including required participation in a substance abuse rehabilitation or treatment program at the cost of the individual, as a condition to continue employment or enrollment..
In addition, violators of this policy may be subject to criminal prosecution under local, state and federal law. Controlled substance and misuse of alcohol laws vary by state and locality and may apply based on where the violation occurred. Federal criminal penalties may include, but are not limited to, penalties under the Controlled Substances Act (21 U.S.C. §§ 801 et seq.) and its implementing regulations, which can include fines, forfeitures and imprisonment. Additional information is available from the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and U.S. Code 21 § 842.
Prevention and Support Resources
Alcohol and other drug abuse is a significant public health problem and has a detrimental effect on the community in terms of increased medical and workers compensation claims, medical disability costs, decreased productivity, theft, and absenteeism. Additionally, alcohol and other drug abuse pose significant health risks to individuals including addiction, permanent injury, and death.
We encourage anyone who needs information related to alcohol or drug abuse to use directory information, online searches, the telephone book, or referrals from friends and/or professionals. The following local agencies may be able to assist in providing support:
- Westerville/Columbus: Hands-On Central Ohio (614) 221-6766
- Fairborn/Dayton: United Way of Greater Dayton (800) 917-3224
- Independence/Cleveland: United Way of Greater Cleveland (216) 436-2100
- West Chester/Cincinnati: United Way of Greater Cincinnati (513) 732-7100
- Maumee/Toledo: United Way of Toledo (419) 248-2424
- Indianapolis: United Way of Central Indiana (317) 923-1466
At a national level, there are also organizations dedicated to providing information and support:
- Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) - An agency of the US Department of Health & Human Services providing information online regarding alcohol, drugs, and treatment programs.
- The National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information – Part of US Department of Health and Human Services & SAMSHA’s Clearinghouse http://www.samhsa.gov/
- 1-(800) 729-6686
- About.com Substance Abuse - Explore the complicated disease of addiction. Information on basic questions concerning drugs and addiction.
- National Institute on Drug Abuse - General Link/Address: www.nida.nih.gov
The College will review this policy and any disciplinary action taken hereunder at least every two (2) years (i.e., in each even-numbered year) to determine the policy’s effectiveness, to identify and implement any necessary changes, and to ensure sanctions are consistently and fairly enforced.
As part of its biennial review, the College will determine and document:
- The number of violations and fatalities that occur on College property or as part of any College activity or event, and that are reported to College officials; and
- Of those reported violations and fatalities, the number and type of sanctions imposed by HCN.
The College will make available upon request the results of the biennial review as well as the data and methods supporting its conclusions.
The College will annually distribute this policy to students, faculty and staff. In addition, during the year, the College will also provide a copy of the policy to students who enroll and employees who are hired after the initial distribution for the year.
Requirements regarding immunization and vaccinations may be found in the Student Catalog.
Campus Safety and Security
Information regarding campus safety and security may be found in the Student Catalog.
The Annual Security Report is available on the Hondros College of Nursing website.
Textbook information is located on the Student Portal under My Courses. Each course lists the required textbooks and the ISBN Number.
The majority of the College’s Diploma in Practical Nursing alumnae obtain employment as licensed practical nurses in assisted living, nursing homes and continuing care retirement communities. In addition, many obtain employment in doctor’s offices and private practices. Associate Degree in Nursing program graduates obtain employment as Registered Nurses within residency and fellowship programs at hospitals, and at skilled care nursing and acute care facilities.
The College collects and maintains data related to graduate career placement. Career services professionals communicate with graduates and employers regularly to determine alumnae employment status. Information related to graduate employment may also be determined through other sources, like social media. Placement data is submitted to a third-party verification service, MMI, who communicates with employers to verify the graduate’s placement status. The College also uses other methods to validate graduate placement, such as The Work Number.