Where can a student go to get tips on how to survive and maybe even love college?
The Professional Development Center has tips on how to: manage time, reduce stress, maintain balance between work and school, juggle family and home responsibilities, juggle free time and recreation, avoid procrastination, avoid roommate and classmate tug of wars, problem solve (effectively cope with unfamiliar situations) and socially network with other students. Call Patty Bollinger at (402) 481-3831.
If a student feels lonely or like they are not fitting in, who can they talk to?
The Success Center has Mentors who will be assigned to each new student upon enrollment to the College. The mentors will make contact with your student. They have the opportunity to respond back and develop a connection with a positive resource. The mentors are also assigned to various classes so if a student is having a difficult time in that class they will be able to contact the classes' assigned mentor. Patty Bollinger at (402) 481-3831 and Deb Wilke at (402) 481-8984 are sponsors of the Mentorship program.
Where can my student go if they freeze up when taking a test?
The Professional Development Center has a biofeedback machine called Freeze Frame. Students are taught how to use the Freeze Frame and practice reducing their stress level. Give Patty Bollinger a call in the Professional Development Center at (402) 481-3831 and she can help them out.
I'm concerned that the program will be too difficult or demanding for my student. Should I be worried about their ability to succeed at the College?
The program is rigorous, and students are expected to be committed to their coursework and clinical practice. But the College also provides one-on-one instruction and support to ensure that all students feel comfortable in this challenging environment. The College also has a Student Success Center where current students can consult with faculty advisors about courses expectations and assignments. We expect students to work hard-but we also want them to succeed, and we will help them to reach their goals.
How often should my student study?
Studying time varies per topic and if there is material to read for the class. Students should plan on studying 1-3 hours per week for each credit hour they are taking.
How hard/difficult are classes?
Classes are challenging and can be difficult but the faculty are very willing to spend extra time with each student. And the Student Success Center offers tutoring assistance from faculty and students.
What if my student fails an exam?
Failing an exam is often a traumatic experience for students. There is help available for these students. Our Early Intervention Program is designed to assist students who are at risk of failing a course. Students need to call the Academic Counselor at (402) 481-8846 to make an appointment to discuss the options available to them. They can be assigned a peer tutor who can review course content with them at no cost. There may be established exam reviews they could attend. The student may also be able to join a study group or meet with the Academic Counselor to review course content. Help is just a phone call away!
Is financial aid available?
Yes. Students wishing to apply for financial aid must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) available at www.fafsa.ed.gov. BryanLGH College of Health Sciences does not discriminate in awarding Title IV student financial aid on the basis of race, religion, sex, age, creed, color, national origin, ethnicity, marital status, veteran status, disability or sexual orientation. Loans, work-study, grants and scholarships are available.
My son/daughter doesn't live with me; they have their own apartment. Can they be considered independent for financial aid?
The student status questions in Step Three on the FAFSA determine if the student can be considered independent or dependent (must include parent information on the FAFSA). Basically, if the student is under the age of 24, unmarried, not a veteran, not on active duty, or doesn't support a dependent more than 50%; the student will be considered dependent for FAFSA purposes.
I filed a FAFSA for my son/daughter when they were a freshman in college. Do I need to refile every year?
The FAFSA must be filed in the spring of each year that the student wants to apply for financial aid.
The financial aid dates confuse me. The FAFSA is for an academic year, but it requests tax information that is based on a calendar year. How does that work?
The FAFSA applies to an academic year: July 1 - June 30. The financial information you supply on the FAFSA is for the previous tax year. The financial information you supply must be verifiable, that is why it requests previous year tax information. The FAFSA makes it easy for you to fill in the correct information because it identifies the line number for each corresponding item on the IRS form.
I have more than one child in college this year. Do I need a separate FAFSA PIN# for each child?
No, you need only one FAFSA PIN#. The PIN# identifies you. Each of your children will need their own PIN#.
How much does it cost to attend BryanLGH College of Health Sciences?
Tuition is $410.00 per credit hour. Fees include a one-time Enrollment Fee ($150), a Clinical Fee ($175.00 per clinical nursing course or $250 per clinical health profession semester), an ATI (Assessment) Fee for nursing ($60.00 per semester) and a one-time Graduation Fee of $200.00. Tuition and fees do not include books, living expenses, graduation fees or fees that are specific to a given program. Transition course fees must also be paid prior to entering the program; these are based upon the amount of instructional time required.
Does my student need to have pre-requisite courses completed before they can apply or begin the undergraduate programs?
No! We have integrated all general education program requirements in among the courses in their major. Plus we offer small class sizes and a health science focus to the general education courses!
Students who complete their General Education courses at the College also develop valuable relationships with faculty and students that provide continuity, support and guidance throughout their course of study. Moreover, many of the General Education courses offered at BryanLGH College of Health Sciences are focused on issues that are of particular interest to healthcare professionals.
What are some of the advantages to completing General Education courses at BryanLGH College of Health Sciences?
Are there student organizations and activities available for undergraduate students at the College?
Yes! The College takes pride in its community-oriented approach to student life. There are numerous organizations designed to enhance students' personal growth and professional opportunities-and everyone is encouraged to take part in recreational activities that range from charity drives to volleyball and basketball games sponsored by the College.
Where will my student live?
Currently the College doesn't have housing but there are apartment complexes and houses close by that are available to rent or buy. (Housing) We also host Roommate Round-up every year that will assist in helping find a roommate. Roommate Round-up also hosts an apartment fair. This year 35 apartment complexes from throughout the city were represented.
When will my student start clinical?
It depends on their program of study:
BSN: Students clinical begins in the sophomore year.
Diagnostic Medical Sonography: Associate degree students begin clinical in their second year, while Bachelor's degree students begin in the third year.
Adult Cardiac & Vascular Sonography: Associate degree students begin clinical in their second semester while Bachelor's degree students begin the second year.
What will my student's class schedule look like?
The majority of courses are offered during day time hours, with a few late afternoon, early evening courses for our general education classes. It's possible, and likely, on clinical days that your student may be required to be at their clinical site by 6:00 a.m.!
Can my student have a job?
Yes. Many of our students work part-time, about 16 hours a week on average, in jobs at the College, BryanLGH Medical Center, healthcare facilities in Lincoln and various other non-healthcare related positions.
Student Health and Wellness
What health forms need to be completed before my student starts classes?
Students enrolled in a health professions course of study, which includes clinical requirements, must provide the following documentation prior to enrollment:
Where is student health located at the College?
Students can access assistance for health issues in two ways. The College does not have its own health "clinic," as there are services easily available to students at BryanLGH Medical Center through the employee health office. Please refer to the document "Student Health Services at Employee Health" for a list of available services. There is a designated faculty member at the College who coordinates student health and wellness (Becky Davis, RN), who is available for consultation and assistance with health needs.
Can students get immunizations at the College?
Students may receive an annual influenza immunization at no charge. Annual TB skin testing is also completed for all health sciences students. Other adult immunizations are available through Employee Health at the Medical Center; however, students will be charged a fee.
What kinds of health and wellness services are offered at the College?
How do students contact Student Health and Wellness?
The coordinator for Student Health and Wellness is Becky Davis, RN, College office #305, (402) 481-8766.
Students are welcome to drop by between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, though it is best to call ahead to check availability. Employee Health services at the Medical Center are available between 7:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)
I had easy access to my student's school records before, so why don't I have the same access to records kept by the College?
Under FERPA regulations, the access rights that parents and legal guardians had in the elementary and secondary school settings are transferred to students once a student turns eighteen or attends a post-secondary educational institution.
How can I learn how my student is doing?
The best approach is to ask your student. The college years are a period of remarkable growth and maturation for most students. The ability and willingness of the students to share information and insights usually grows, especially as they acquire the confidence that comes with assuming greater responsibility for their own lives.
What are the exceptions to FERPA's coverage?
There is a detailed list of exceptions to the FERPA guidelines. Perhaps the most important exception allows, but does not require, disclosure or information in the student's education records to the parents of a dependent student, as defined in section 152 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 [99.31 (a) (8)].
As a matter of policy, although the above stated IRS exception exists, the College does not grant such parental access to educational records even if you claim your student as a dependent for federal tax purposes or if you are supporting them financially.