The Fresno City College Director of Nursing (DON) is an administrative member who has overall responsibility for directing and coordinating the Fresno City College Nursing Program. The DON has an open-door policy and welcomes students' questions and can help in all areas of the program. Appointments may be made by contacting the Nursing Department office staff. The DON’s job is to ensure students and faculty are getting what they need to be successful in the ADN Program.
The Fresno City College Assistant Director of Nursing is a faculty member who has responsibility for directing and coordinating the Fresno City College Nursing Program in collaboration with the DON, and in the absence of the DON. The Assistant Director has an open-door policy and welcomes students' questions and can help in all areas of the program. The Assistant Director’s job is to ensure students and faculty are getting what they need to be successful in the ADN Program. Appointments may be made with the Assistant Director by contacting the Nursing Department office staff.
The course faculty member is responsible for writing and/or updating the syllabus, conducting courses, and submitting grades to Admissions and Records at the end of each semester. Questions regarding theoretical content, requirements, and concerns for a given course should be directed to the faculty teaching the course of record.
The clinical faculty assists student's integration of classroom concepts in the clinical experience and evaluates mastery of clinical objectives. Questions regarding clinical assignments or performance should be directed to the clinical faculty. There are several important clinical situations when the clinical faculty must be contacted. Refer to the section in this Handbook titled "When to Call Your Clinical Faculty" for policy. Appointments with clinical adjunct faculty outside clinical time need to be made per individual clinical adjunct faculty availability parameters.
All Fresno City College nursing students are encouraged to be members of the Student Nurses Association (SNA). This is an active preprofessional organization that helps students become oriented to the program, raises money for health-related charities and/or improvements beneficial to nursing students, and plans additional learning opportunities. Student officers are elected. Active participation in the SNA enriches the student experience and prepares students for future involvement in professional nursing organizations. Announcements for meetings and other activities are posted by the SNA representatives in Canvas.