Compliance & Security

Annual Security Report

In accordance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security and Campus Crime Statistics Act, MTSA has prepared the Annual Security Report. The report includes information on crime reporting, emergency procedures and other safety-related matters for our campus community.

If you would like a copy of the Annual Security report please click below or send a request to compliance@mtsa.edu.

Download Annual Security Report 2019

 

MTSA State Authorization and Professional Licensure Notification

The DNAP curriculum is a lock step, cohort based anesthesia focused curriculum offered mainly via onsite educational courses with some distance education. Upon successful completion of the graduation requirements for the DNAP program, each student is eligible to take the National Certification Exam (NCE), and subsequently apply for state licensure to practice anesthesia. In most states you are licensed as an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse. Requirements for obtaining the licensure to practice nurse anesthesia vary by state. It is highly recommended that students applying to the DNAP program at MTSA contact their state’s Board of Nursing to verify the program and its graduates meet the eligibility requirements to practice nurse anesthesia.

You must have the ability to obtain a RN licensure in the state you wish to practice independent of the DNAP program of study or the national certification.

 

How Students May File a Formal Written Complaint

Student Complaints Process

MTSA wants to ensure all students have a positive educational experience, are treated fairly by faculty and staff, and are provided an outlet to address circumstances that concern them.

Any student who believes he or she has been treated unfairly by a school employee or process may seek resolution through the Office of the Dean. A complaint must be submitted in writing using the Student Complaint-Grievance form available on the MTSA website. Complaints should be addressed to:

Office of the Dean
Middle Tennessee School of Anesthesia
P.O. Box 417
Madison, TN 37116

Download» Complaint-Grievance Form

Complaints and appeals are to be well-documented and move through the appropriate campus supervisory structure before appealing to any off-campus authority.

  • Complaints relating to quality of education or accreditation requirements shall be referred to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC), (http://www.sacscoc.org/pdf/081705/complaintpolicy.pdf) or the Council on Accreditation (COA) (http://home.coa.us.com/contact/Pages/Concerns.aspx)
  • Complaints related to the application of state laws or rules related to approval to operate or licensure of a particular professional program within a postsecondary institution shall be referred to the appropriate State Board (i.e., State Boards of Health, State Board of Education, and so on) within the Tennessee State Government and shall be reviewed and handled by that licensing board (http://www.tn.gov, and then search for the appropriate division);
  • For students attending programs in Tennessee, complaints related to state consumer protection laws (e.g., laws related to fraud or false advertising) shall be referred to the Tennessee Division of Consumer Affairs and shall be reviewed and handled by that unit http://www.tn.gov/commerce/section/consumer-affairs).
  • For out-of-state students using distance learning programs, complaints related to consumer protection laws shall be filed using the Tennessee NC-SARA Portal form: https://www.tn.gov/thec/bureaus/student-aid-and-compliance/postsecondary-state-authorization.html


Distant Education and State Authorization 

As an institution that participates in federal financial aid programs under Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965, MTSA is required to comply with regulations regarding distance education.  MTSA’s distance education is authorized on a state level primarily through the Tennessee Higher Education Commission. MTSA participates in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA), which is an agreement among states that establishes national standards for the interstate offering of postsecondary distance-education courses and programs. This authorization is required by both state and federal law.  See below information regarding MTSA’s membership and participation in NC-SARA:

Middle Tennessee School of Anesthesia NC-SARA Approval

 

Distant Education Complaint Process

The NC-SARA distance education complaint process is described here. Students with a grievance regarding their distance education should seek a resolution of all matters through MTSA’s complaint structure first. A complaint must be submitted in writing using the Complaint-Grievance form. Complaints should be addressed to:  

Office of the Dean
Middle Tennessee School of Anesthesia
P.O. Box 417
Madison, TN 37116

Download» Complaint-Grievance Form

 

Complaint Resolution Policies and Procedures for Non-Tennessee Resident Students in State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement States, commonly known as SARA

Student complaints relating to consumer protection laws that involve distance learning education offered under the terms and conditions of the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA), must first be filed with the institution to seek resolution.

Complainants not satisfied with the outcome of the Institution’s internal process may appeal, within two years of the incident about which the complaint is made, to the Tennessee Higher Education Commission (https://www.tn.gov/thec/bureaus/student-aid-and-compliance/postsecondary-state-authorization/request-for-complaint-review.html).

For purposes of this process, a complaint shall be defined as a formal assertion in writing that the terms of SARA or the laws, standards or regulations incorporated by the SARA Policies and Standards (http://www.nc-sara.org/content/sara-manual) have been violated by the institution operating under the terms of SARA.

For a list of SARA member States, please visit the NC-SARA website (http://nc-sara.org/sara-states-institutions). Students residing in non-SARA states should consult their respective State of residence for further instruction for filing a complaint.

California residents can file complaints online at www.dca.ca.gov or call toll-free 833-942-1120.

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