General Policies

Academic Year

The academic year is based on a semester system. The College operates Monday through Friday. While the majority of classes are held during the daytime, evening courses may be offered depending on enrollment. Clinical experiences in nursing courses may extend into evening hours. Clinical hours in some courses will require 12 hour shifts throughout days, nights and/or weekends. Vacations are scheduled throughout the curriculum. Summer, Christmas and spring breaks are scheduled. Holidays are observed on Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and the Friday following, Good Friday, Memorial Day, Martin Luther King Day and the 4th of July.

Credit Hour

The credit hour is based on the number of class hours per week. One credit requires one hour (fifty minutes) of class time per week for a 15 week semester, or its equivalency. Processes are in place to verify credit hour equivalency between face-to-face and other course delivery formats. One credit hour is assigned for three hours of laboratory and clinical experience. The number of credit hours for each course is published in the syllabi and in the curriculum plan and course descriptions section of the catalog.


It is the intent of Good Samaritan College to treat its students in a fair and equitable manner. With appropriate, consistent, and considerate handling, student – college related problems can and should be resolved without undertaking a formal grievance. However, when desired, a grievance procedure detailed in the Student Grievance Policy may be used to resolve problems (see GSC Web Site/Student Services/Policies).

FERPA Compliance

The Good Samaritan College of Nursing and Health Science complies with the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, as Amended (FERPA). FERPA is a federal law that protects the privacy of student education records. This law applies to all institutions that receive funds administered by the Department of Education. FERPA is administered through the Registrar’s Office and enforced by: Family Policy Compliance Office U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Ave. SW, Washington, DC 20202- 8520; 202-260-3887; 202-260-9001 (fax);

General Administration Policy

The College reserves the right to change without notice rules, policies, tuition and fees, curricula, courses or other administrative or educational policies. You may contact the College at (513) 862-2743 for the most up-to-date information.

Campus Security

Campus Security Policies and procedures are in place to maintain a safe and secure campus. A complete report is available to the general public online at security. Go to this web site. On the right side of the page, click Get Data for one Institution/Campus. Then, under Institution/Campus, follow the instructions.

View the video below for important information regarding Campus Safety.

Run,Hide,Fight - Surviving an Active Shooter Event

Nursing Uniforms

Nursing students in the Associate Degree program are required to wear the GSC nursing uniform for clinical nursing courses. BSN students are required to wear the GSC uniform lab coat. GSC uniforms can be purchased at Roberts Medical Uniforms.


Booklists and textbook purchase information are published on the GSC website at

Textbook information including ISBN and cost can also be found in the Student SONIS account with the schedule and book tab upon registration.



All students of the College are assigned an official college email address through the College’s IT Department. Official correspondence will be through the College email. It is the student’s responsibility to check their email on a daily basis.