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TCS Education System    
2017-2018 Academic Catalog 
  Jun 06, 2020
2017-2018 Academic Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Supplement to the Catalog

School Calendar - 2017-2018

Holiday Date
Labor Day 09/04/2017
Thanksgiving 11/23/2017 - 11/24/2017
Winter Break 12/22/2017 - 01/02/2018
New Year’s Day 01/02/2018
MLK Day 01/15/2018
Memorial Day 05/28/2018
Summer Break 07/02/2018 - 07/06/2018

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 Saturday - 12 hour Skills/Clinical; Wednesday and Friday 5pm to 10pm; Monday 12 hour Skills/Clinical
Distance Education Courses Online and/or campus synchronous and asynchronous meetings as scheduled by instructor.

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


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 6:15 p.m. , and Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Holiday hours may vary.

Program Costs

Tuition and Fee Schedule

Total price includes tuition, books, supplies, immunizations, physical examination, and 2 sets of scrubs.

Associate Degree of Nursing
Tuition $46,920.00*
Application Fee $100.00***
Per Credit Hour Charge $680.00
Total $47,020.00*


Associate Degree of Nursing LVN to RN Transition**
Tuition $41,480.00*
Application Fee $100.00***
Total $41,580.00*


Vocational Nursing
Tuition $27,285.00*
Application Fee $100.00***
Per Credit Hour Charge $535.00
Total $27,385.00*


Bachelor of Science - RN to BSN
Tution $15,000.00
Tuition Per Credit Hour Charge $250.00
Application Fee $100.00
Technology Fee $1,000.00
Technology Fee Per Course Charge $50.00
Books $2,000.00**
Total $18,100.00*

*Assumes all courses are taken at DNI.

** Approximate books costs will vary, depending on vendor.
*** Application fee will be refunded to VN and ADN applications who fail the HESI A2 exam three times

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
State Board Exam Review $200
0.5 - 3.5 Credit Courses $500
4.0 - 7.5 Credit Courses $1000
8.0+ Credit Courses $2000

Repeated courses are financial-aid eligible for all students except for those students enrolled in the Vocational Nursing program. Repeated course fees will be charged in addition to stated program tuition costs.  Repeated course fees are non-refundable.

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 2017-2018
Start Date Graduation Date
02/22/2017 06/15/2018
06/14/2017 10/19/2018
10/18/2017 02/22/2019


Associate Degree of Nursing - LVN to RN Transition 2017-2018
Start Date Graduation Date
02/22/2017 02/14/2018
06/14/2017 06/15/2018
10/18/2017 10/19/2018


Vocational Nursing 2017-2018
Start Date Graduation Date
02/21/2017 08/16/2018
02/27/2017 03/21/2018
04/10/2017 08/24/2018
06/01/2017 06/25/2018
07/11/2017 12/20/2018
09/12/2017 10/04/2018
11/14/2017 05/11/2019
12/18/2017 01/24/2019


RN to BSN - Bachelor of Science 2017-2018
      Start Date     Graduation Date
09/19/2016 11/05/2018
12/05/2016 01/07/2019
02/17/2017 01/21/2019
05/15/2017 04/08/2019
07/31/2017 06/24/2019
10/16/2017 09/09/2019

*Academic Calendar is subject to change upon notice.

Administrative Staff and Faculty


Charlita Shelton, Executive Director
Gwendolyn Gaston, Dean of Nursing
Brigit Mattix, Director of Administration and Student Affairs
Adam Forrest, Senior Director of Admissions
Cathy Absher, Education Assistant
Angela McKoy, Registrar


Yolanda Mixon, Admissions Representative
Toni Richards, Admissions Representative
Melissa Jozsa, Admissions Representative
Terry Smiles, Admissions Representative
Melissa Garcia, Administrative Assistant

Student and Career Services

Ingrid Clark, Career Services Coordinator
Jennifer Hostutler, Student Services Coordinator
Pricilla Palacios, Receptionist

Financial Aid

Dominique Hamilton, Senior Financial Aid Advisor


Associate Degree of Nursing Programs

Armstead, Elnora, MSN, MS, BSN, RN

MSN, Capella University, Minneapolis, MN

MS, California College of Health Science, National City, CA

BSN, LVN, Dallas Baptist University, Dallas, TX

ADN Program - Part-time


Armstrong, Rita, DNP, MSN, BSN, RN

DNP, Chatham University, Pittsburgh, PA

MSN, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA

BSN, University of Incarnate Word, San Antonio, TX

ADN, St. Phillip’s College, San Antonio, TX

Dip., Vocational Nursing, Baptist Hospital School of Nursing, San Antonio, TX

Director of RN-BSN Program

ADN and VN Programs


Bailey, Candance, BSN, RN

BSN, University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, TX

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

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

ADN and VN Programs


Blount, Jamila, FNP, MSN, BSN, RN

FNP, Texas A&M University, Corpus Christi, TX

MSN, Texas Woman’s University, Dallas, TX

BSN, Texas Tech Health Science Center, Lubbock, TX

ADN Program


Chaudhry, Rajni, MSN, MA, BSN, RN

Certified Midwife

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

MA, Delhi University, New Delhi, India

ADN Program - Part-Time


Davis, Joseph, RN

BSN, Austin Peay State Univ., Clarksville, TN

VN Coordinator

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, D.HE., FNP, MSN, BSN, RN

Family Nurse Practitioner

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

FNP, University of Texas, El Paso, TX

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, MSN, MSA, BSN, 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, MSN-FNP, BSN, RN

Family Nurse Practitioner

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

BSN, California State Univ., Carson, CA

ADN, Los Angeles Valley College, Van Nuys, CA

ADN Coordinator

ADN Program

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


Barrow, Kito, Ph.D., MS

Ph.D., Texas Tech University, Lubbok, TX

MS, University of Texas at Dallas, Dallas, TX

VN Program


Byrd-McCarty, Janet, LVN

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

VN Program


Davis, Joseph, BSN, RN

BSN, Austin Peay State Univ., Clarksville, TN

VN Coordinator

ADN and VN Programs


Fleming, Judy, LVN

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


Idemudia, Michael, MSN-FNP, BSN, RN

MSN-FNP, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH

BSN, ADN, Excelsior College, Albany, NY

Cert., HMI Regency, Washington, DC

VN Evening and Weekend Lead

VN Program


Leamer, Jodie, RN

AAS, Western Wisconsin Technical College, LaCrosse, WI

Clinical Lead - ADN and VN Program

VN Program


Lynch, Harold, LVN

AS, Laney College, Oakland, CA

VN Program

Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program

Blount, Brandi, Ph.D., MS, LLP

Ph.D.-Walden University, Minneapolis, MN,
MS-Walden University, Minneapolis, MN
BSN Program - Part-Time


Adrienne Donaldson-Steverson, BSN, RN

BSN, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH


Rivers, Esmeralda, DNP, RNC, MSN, WHNP-BC, ANP-BC, FNP-BC

DNP, University of Incarnate Word, San Antonio, TX

MSN-Univ. of Texas-Houston Health Science Center

BSN-Univ. of Texas-Pan American, Edinburg, TX

BSN Program - Part-Time


Advisory Boards - 2017-2018

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


Quincy Jennings

Dallas Regional Medical Center

Asal Barachchedeh, PhD Candidate

Research, Neuroscience Dept.

University of Texas at Dallas


Kelli Hohenstein

Administrator, Chief

Dallas Regional Medical


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


Yasmin Ruiz

Facility Coordinator

VIVA Pediatrics


DeWanda Shaw

Center Manager- Arlington

Grifols (Talecris)


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


Vicki Black, Ph.D. - BSN Advisory Member


Capella University