During Phase II, students are evaluated at least once every three months throughout the remaining seventeen month duration of the program. Students shall complete self-evaluations and receive faculty evaluations for a total of six successive Clinical Practica. The student is required to maintain an average of 75% in each academic course and a 2.0 average on all clinical practicum objectives.
Should these standards not be met, the student will be placed on academic and/or clinical probation during the following three months. During a probation period, the student will have a monthly conference with the Program Director to assess the student's progress. Record of these conferences will be kept in the student's file in the office of the CRNA Program Director. A student placed on probation will be re-evaluated at the end of the following three months. Uncorrected deficiencies at the end of the probationary period may necessitate dismissal from the program.
A student may not be placed on academic and/or clinical probation more than a total of three times during the 29 month course. In addition, probationary and/or dismissal procedure may be instituted at any time for the following reasons:
- Failure to comply with the rules and regulations outlined in: a. The School of Nurse Anesthesia Handbook
- Flagrant professional misconduct, or unethical behavior.
- Inability to work with co-workers, supervisors, and peers.
- Inability to cope with the stress of practice.
- Physical or verbal abuse or assault on co-workers, supervisors, and/or peers.
b. Kent Hospital Policy Manual.
A student dismissed from the program shall have the right to appeal, The procedure for appeal will follow the guidelines as outlined in the School of Nurse Anesthesia Due Process steps (4) and (5).
Graduation may be deferred if all terminal behavioral objectives have not been accomplished during the course of the 29-month program. The Student Education Committee considers individual circumstances and offers recommendations to the CRNA Program Director. Depending on the situation, a student may have the opportunity to extend the established course of study in order to amend identified deficiencies and ultimately achieve tenninal objectives of the School of Nurse Anesthesia.
Students must demonstrate BLS and ACLS Certification, which meets American Heart Association standards. Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) is also required and coordinated by the Program prior to graduation.