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2015-2016 Academic Catalog 
  Dec 10, 2019
2015-2016 Academic Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Supplement to the Catalog

School Calendar - 2015-2016

Holiday Date
Labor Day 09/07/2015
Thanksgiving 11/26/2015 - 11/27/2015
Winter Break 12/24/2015 - 01/04/2016
New Year’s Day 01/01/2016
MLK Day 01/18/2016
Memorial Day 05/30/2016
Summer Break 07/04/2016 - 07/08/2016

Students wishing to be absent on other nationally recognized holidays must request so in writing to the Program Director at least three school days prior to the holiday.

Class Schedule

All Programs*

Day Session Monday - Friday: 7:45 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Evening Session Tuesday and Thursday 5pm to 10pm; Monday and Saturyda - 12 hour Skills/Clinical
Hybrid Session** Hybrid (online) didactic course delivery format with additional onsite attendance required.
Distance Education Courses Online and/or campus synchronous and asynchronous meetings as scheduled by instructor.

*Clinical rotations may be conducted day, evening, or weekends.

**Hybrid Session applicants may be required to demonstrate computer competency.

Break Schedule

Lunch breaks of 30 minutes are typically provided between morning and afternoon classes; and in most cases, breaks will be given after 50 minutes of classroom instruction.

Hours of Operation

DNI administrative office hours are Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. , and Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Holiday hours may vary.

Program Costs

Tuition and Fee Schedule

Associate Degree of Nursing
Tuition $44,160.00*
Application Fee $100.00
Total $44,260.00*


Associate Degree of Nursing LVN to RN Transition
Tuition $39,040.00*
Application Fee $100.00
Total $39,140.00*


Vocational Nursing
Tuition $27,300.00*
Application Fee $100.00
Total $27,400.00*

*Assumes all courses are taken at DNI. Total price includes tuition, books, supplies, immunizations, physical examination, and 2 sets of scrubs.

Repeated Course Fees and Payment Plans

Students shall be charged a fee for any courses repeated due to unsatisfactory academic completion.

Repeated Course Credit Hours Fee
0.5-1.0 credit $100
2 credits $200
3 credits $300
4-5 credits $400
More than 5 credits $600





Payment Plans

Payment plans may be available to students who qualify.  Contact the Financial Aid Office at 469-941-8300 for further information.

Academic Calendar*


Associate Degree of Nursing
Start Date Graduation Date
05/27/2014 10/01/2015
09/26/2014 02/12/2016
02/06/2015 06/10/2016
06/03/2015 10/14/2016
10/06/2015 02/17/2017
02/17/2016 06/09/2017
06/15/2016 10/13/2017
10/19/2016 02/14/2018


Associate Degree of Nursing - LVN to RN Transition
Start Date Graduation Date
05/27/2014 06/01/2015
09/26/2014 10/01/2015
02/06/2015 02/12/2016
06/03/2015 06/10/2016
10/06/2015 10/14/2016
02/17/2016 02/17/2017
06/15/2016 10/13/2017
10/19/2016 02/14/2018


Vocational Nursing 2014-2016
Start Date Graduation Date
06/12/2014 07/07/2015
08/25/2014 01/14/2016
09/18/2014 10/10/2015
12/15/2014 01/22/2016
01/05/2015 05/19/2016
03/27/2015 04/28/2016
05/05/2015 09/29/2016
07/10/2015 08/08/2016
09/08/2015 02/16/2017
10/13/2015 11/09/2016
01/26/2016 02/23/2017
05/02/2016 05/23/2017

*Academic Calendar is subject to change upon notice.

Administrative Staff and Faculty


Pat Perryman, Dean of Nursing/VN Director of Nursing
Gwendolyn Gaston, ADN Director of Nursing
Shawn Gray, Campus Business Manager
Cathy Absher, Education Assistant
Angela McKoy, Registrar


Eric Ledlum, Director of Admissions
Yolanda Mixon, Admissions Representative
Toni Richards, Admissions Representative
Melissa Jozsa, Admissions Representative
Melissa Garcia, Administrative Assistant

Student and Career Services

Charles Johnson, Director of Student Engagement
Brittany Garza, Career Services Coordinator

Financial Aid

Dominique Hamilton, Senior Financial Aid Advisor


Associate Degree of Nursing Programs

Bailey, Candance, RN

AAS, Lamar State College-Port Arthur, Port Arthur, TX

Dip., Toledo School of Practical Nursing, Toledo, OH

ADN and VN Programs


Blount, Jamila, RN

BSN, Texas Tech Health Science Center, Lubbock, TX

ADN Program


Boroff, Anne, RN

BSN, Calif. State College, San Bernardino, CA

ASN, Riverside City College, Riverside, CA

ADN and VN Programs


Chaudhry, Rajni, RN

Certified Midwife


R.A.K. College of Nursing of the Univ., of Dehli, New Dehli, India

ADN Program - Part-Time


Davis, Joseph, RN

BSN, Austin Peay State Univ., Clarksville, TN

ADN and VN Programs


Deitchman, Nancy, DC

DC, National College of Chiropractic, Lombard, IL

MBA, Health Science Management, Univ. of Dallas, Irving, TX

BSPE, Univ. of W. Virginia, Morgantown, WV

ADN and VN Programs


Hobson, Iris, RN

Family Nurse Practitioner

Doctor of Health Education, A.T. Still University, Kirksville, MT

MSN, University of Texas, El Paso, TX

MS, Columbia Southern Univ., Orange Beach, AL

BSN, Thomas A. Edison State College, Trenton, NJ

AAS, Mercer County College, W. Windsor, NJ

ADN Program


Love, Beatrice, RN

MSN (Nurse Educator), Capella University, Minneapolis, MN

MSA (Health Adm.), Central Michigan Univ., Mt. Pleasant, MI

BSN, Clarkson College, Omaha, NE

ADN Program


Whitehead, Shannon, RN

Family Nurse Practitioner

MSN, Univ. of Texas at Edinburgh, Edinburgh, TX

BSN, California State Univ., Carson, CA

ADN, Los Angeles Valley College, Van Nuys, CA

ADN Program - Part-time

Vocational Nursing Program

Arras, Marilyn, LVN

Dip., Howard College Vocational School of Nursing, Big Spring, TX

VN Program


Barnes, Susan, RN

Dip., Norfolk General Hospital School of Professional Nursing, Norfolk, VA

VN Program


Byrd-McCarty, Janet, LVN

Cert., E&K Vocational Nursing School, Dallas, TX

VN Program


Fleming, Judy, LVN

Dip., Marlin Vocational School of Nursing, Marlin, TX
VN Program


Idemudia, Michael, BSN, RN

BSN, ADN, Excelsior College, Albany, NY

Cert., HMI Regency, Washington, DC

VN Program


Leamer, Jodie, RN

AAS, Western Wisconsin Technical College, LaCrosse, WI

VN Program


Lynch, Harold, LVN

AS, Laney College, Oakland, CA

VN Program


Mask, Gwen, RN

BSN, University of Texas-Arlington, Arlington, TX

AAS, Grayson County College, Dennison, TX

VN Program - Part-time

Advisory Boards - 2015-2016

ADN Advisory Board

Dr. Ann Eady, MD-Distant Learning Advisor

Director of Academic Affairs - Online



Dr. Ray Canham

Executive Dean of Mathematics, Science and Health Professions, School of

Division Office

Richland College


Brandy Hart


Sundance Hospital Dallas


Angie Burris

Hiring Manager

Sundance Hospital Dallas


John Lincoln


MGA Health Care


Gary Main


Paramed Specialist


Shelia Pritchard

Hiring Manager

Vibra Specialty Hospital


Dan Irvin

Campus Executive Director

National American University


Kevin An


GwoKany Brother Medicine USA


Asal Barachchedeh, PhD Candidate

Research, Neuroscience Dept.

University of Texas at Dallas


VN Advisory Board

Sarah Stonehouse

Director of Nursing

Timberlawn Mental Health Systems


William Gilmer, LVN

Recruiting Manager

Davita Dialysis


Sanmi Akinmulero


African Chamber of Commerce-DFW


Victor Beavides

Corporate Director of Admissions

Education Future Group, LLC


Jessica Plomares

Center Manager

Biomat Dallas


Yasmin Ruiz

Facility Coordinator

VIVA Pediatrics


DeWanda Shaw

Center Manager- Arlington

Grifols (Talecris)


Tyrrell Taplin

Talent Acquisition Manager

Kindred Hospital


Meggan Swierkowsk

Staff Recruiter

Care Now


Dustin Kinsey

Outreach Coordinator

City of Dallas


Khira Manning, RN

Director of Nursing

Rockwall Nursing & Rehab


Lashanda Worthy

Program Manager

Dallas County Health and Human Services