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2017-2018 Academic Catalog with Summer Addendum
TCS Education System
2017-2018 Academic Catalog with Summer Addendum 
  Aug 12, 2020
2017-2018 Academic Catalog with Summer Addendum [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 - 01/01/2018
New Year’s Day 01/01/2018
MLK Day 01/15/2018
President’s Day 02/19/2018
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 $49,266.00*
Application Fee $100.00***
Per Credit Hour Charge $714.00
Total $49,366.00*


Associate Degree of Nursing LVN to RN Transition**
Tuition $43,544.00*
Application Fee $100.00***
Total $43,654.00*


Vocational Nursing
Tuition $28,622.00*
Application Fee $100.00***
Per Credit Hour Charge $562.00
Total $28,762.00*


Bachelor of Science - RN to BSN
Tution $15,780.00
Tuition Per Credit Hour Charge $263.00
Application Fee $100.00
Technology Fee $1,000.00
Books $2,000.00**
Total $18,880.00*

*Assumes all courses are taken at DNI.

** Approximate books costs will vary, depending on vendor.
*** Application fee will be refunded to VN and ADN applicants who fail the entrance exam two times within a 12 month period.

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
02/21/2018 06/18/2019
06/26/2018 10/18/2019
10/26/2018 02/26/2020


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
02/21/2018 02/22/2019
06/26/2018 06/18/2019
10/26/2018 10/18/2019


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
03/23/2018 04/24/2019
04/10/2018 09/26/2019
06/27/2018 07/30/2019
08/23/2018 02/20/2020
10/08/2018 10/31/2019


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
01/08/2018 04/13/2019
03/26/2018 06/29/2019
06/11/2018 09/14/2019
08/27/2018 11/30/2019

*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
Melissa Garcia, Education Assistant
Angela McKoy, Registrar


Michael Goodlett, Admissions Representative
Toni Richards, Admissions Representative
Amanda Eagan, Admissions Representative
Melissa Jozsa, Admissions Representative
Terry Smiles, Admissions Representative
Kim Hearon, Customer Service Representative
Jordan Byrd, Receptionist

Student and Career Services

Jennifer Hostutler, Student Services Coordinator

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


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 Program, RN-BSN 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

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 Program, RN-BSN Program

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