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Student Affairs

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Student Affairs is committed to empowering and enriching the lives of our diverse student body through comprehensive support, engagement, and advocacy. Our mission is to cultivate an inclusive, nurturing, and vibrant campus community that fosters personal growth, academic success, and social responsibility. We strive to provide the resources, opportunities, and guidance necessary for students to thrive as they pursue their educational and life goals.
Student Health & Assistance Hub
Alumni Hub
Wellness Wanderer (Mobile Health Booth)
Student Affairs Team
Grants and Scholarships
STOPit (Anonymous Reporting Tool)

Student Health & Assistance Hub

Student Assistance Programs
Mental Health Resources
Transportation Aid
Tips and Recommendations


Student assistance programs are comprehensive support systems designed to empower students in every aspect of their lives. These programs go beyond academics, recognizing that a student's well-being greatly influences their educational journey. They encompass a wide range of services, including childcare information and resources, financial living assistance programs, access to food banks, and mental health support.

DPSS Department of Public Social Services

DPSS aims to provide a wide range of social services and public assistance programs to eligible individuals and families. These programs are designed to alleviate poverty, promote self-sufficiency, and improve the overall well-being of California residents in need.

  • CalWORKs: California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids (CalWORKs) is the state's Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program, providing financial assistance and employment support to eligible low-income families with children.
  • CalFresh: The CalFresh program, formerly known as food stamps, provides eligible individuals and families with funds to purchase nutritious food.
  • Health Care: Medi-cal offers healthcare coverage to low-income residents

Food Banks

Food banks in Los Angeles and Orange County play a vital role in addressing the pressing issue of food insecurity within one of the most populous and diverse cities. From providing emergency food assistance to supporting community programs, food banks serve as a lifeline for individuals and families facing economic challenges. 

Food Banks in Los Angeles County: Food Banks in Orange County:
Los Angeles Regional Food Bank
Phone: (323) 234-3030
Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County
Phone: (949) 653-2900
West Side Food Bank
Phone: (310) 828-6016
Community Action Partnership of Orange County (CAPOC)
Phone: (714) 897-6670
Los Angeles Mission
Phone: (213) 629-1227
Orange County Food Bank
Phone: (714) 897-6670
Food Forward
Phone: (818) 764-1022
Someone Cares Soup Kitchen
Phone: (949) 548-8861
St. Francis Center
Phone: (213) 747-5347
Families Forward
Phone: (949) 552-2727
MEND (Meet Each Need with Dignity)
Phone: (818) 896-0246

South County Outreach
Phone: (949) 380-8144

Food Finders
Phone: (562) 283-1400
Pathways of Hope
Phone: (714) 680-3691

Compton Initiative
Phone: (424) 227-2690

OC Rescue Mission
Phone: (714) 247-4300

South Bay Food Initiative

Second Chance Orange County
Phone: (657) 400-2767

Child Care Information

Finding affordable childcare options in Los Angeles County can be essential for students who are also parents. Here is a list of some low-cost childcare programs and resources in Los Angeles County. Keep in mind that availability and eligibility criteria may vary, so it's advisable to contact these programs directly for the most up-to-date information:

  • Child Care Resource Center (CCRC)
    • CCRC offers resources and assistance in finding affordable childcare options, including subsidized programs for eligible families.
  • Head Start and Early Head Start Programs
    • These federally funded programs provide comprehensive early childhood education and support services for low-income families.
  • Family Resource Centers
    • Many local family resource centers offer parenting classes, support, and information on low-cost childcare options. Search for a nearby center through your city's website or the California Family Resource Association.
  • CalWORKs Child Care Program
    • The CalWORKs program may provide subsidized childcare for students who are receiving cash aid and participating in welfare-to-work activities.
  • Los Angeles County Department of Public Social Services (DPSS)
    • DPSS may have information on childcare assistance programs for low-income families, including students.
  • Some cities within Los Angeles County may have voucher programs to assist with childcare costs. Contact your city's social services department for information.

Financial Living Assistance Programs

These programs are designed to provide support, relief, and opportunities for financial stability to residents across diverse communities within the county. Whether it's assistance with housing, food, healthcare, education, or employment, these programs aim to enhance the well-being and economic security of those in need.

  • Career one-stop
    • Assist with job searching, training, and other employment opportunities 
  • 211 LA County
    • 211 LA County is a comprehensive resource hotline and website that connects individuals with various services, including financial assistance programs, housing, healthcare, and more
  • United Way of Greater Los Angeles
    • United Way provides financial stability programs and resources to help individuals and families achieve economic self-sufficiency.



Mental health is a fundamental aspect of overall well-being, and access to support and resources is essential for individuals facing mental health challenges. A wealth of mental health resources and services is available to help individuals and families navigate their mental health journeys. From crisis hotlines to counseling centers, and support groups to therapy options. These resources aim to provide a continuum of care for all mental health needs.

List of Resources

  • The Jed Foundation (JED)
    • JED provides resources and support for the emotional well-being of college students. They offer guidance on topics such as stress management, depression, and anxiety.
  • Active Minds
    • Active Minds is a nonprofit organization dedicated to raising awareness about mental health among college students and reducing the stigma associated with seeking help.
  • ULifeline
    • ULifeline offers mental health information and resources specifically for college students, including self-assessments and crisis helplines.
  • Crisis Text Line
    • Text "HOME" to 741741 to connect with a trained crisis counselor for immediate support, available 24/7.
  • The Trevor Project
    • The Trevor Project provides crisis intervention and suicide prevention services for LGBTQ+ youth.
Mental Health Apps/Online Therapy
    • Headspace 
      • FREE Account for LA County Residents (access to meditations, sleep, and movement exercises; designed to reduce stress, improve focus, and improve sleep) iPrevail (Online Peer Coach)
    • iPrevail
      • iPrevail FREE Account for LA County Residents (Live Coaching sessions, Lessons about our minds, Support Groups, and Clinical Assessments)
    • Better Help
    • Cerebral
    • Talkspace
    • Open Path 
    • Kaiser Permanente Downey: 562-807-6200
      • myStrength app
        • Personalized Support Plans
        • Tools to manage stress, depression, sleep, and more
        • Hundreds of activities, articles, and videos
      • Ginger
        • Access to therapy & Psychiatry 7 days a week
        • Self-guided care resources
        • 200+ activities and recommendations to help with your mental health
        • Behavioral health coaching
        • Text one-to-one with an emotional support coach anytime and anywhere
      • Calm
        • App to help sleep patterns improve and meditation to help reduce stress, anxiety, etc.
        • 100 guided meditations

Practice Self-care

healthy-lifestyle-self-care-concept-healthy-lifestyle-self-care-concept-food-sports-nature-icons-arranged-173734174-1Self-Care Practices

1. Mindfulness and Meditation
Practice mindfulness meditation to reduce stress, increase self-awareness, and improve focus. Apps like Headspace and Calm can help.

2. Exercise
Regular physical activity boosts mood, reduces anxiety, and promotes overall health. Find an activity you enjoy, whether it's walking, yoga, dancing, or sports.

3. Healthy Eating
Nourish your body with balanced meals and stay hydrated. A well-balanced diet can positively impact your energy levels and mood.

4. Adequate Sleep
Prioritize getting enough sleep for improved cognitive function, emotional well-being, and overall health.

5. Creative Expression
Engage in creative activities such as writing, painting, or playing an instrument to express yourself and relieve stress.

Journaling Cartoon Images - Free Download on Freepik6. Set Boundaries
Learn to say no when needed, establish healthy boundaries in relationships, and allocate time for yourself.

7. Digital Detox
Take breaks from screens and social media to reduce digital overwhelm and promote real-life connections.

8. Nature and Outdoors
Spend time in nature, whether it's hiking, gardening, or simply taking a walk in the park. Nature has a calming effect on the mind.

9. Journaling
Write down your thoughts and feelings regularly to gain insight into your emotions and reduce stress.

10. Social Connections
Maintain connections with loved ones and seek support from friends or family when needed. 


Transportation aide programs for students are specifically tailored to address the unique transportation needs of learners. These programs aim to ensure that students have convenient and safe transportation options to access educational opportunities. Whether it's offering school bus services, facilitating carpool arrangements, or providing subsidies for public transportation passes, these initiatives are essential in promoting regular school attendance and reducing barriers to learning. By supporting students in reaching their educational institutions reliably and comfortably, transportation aide programs contribute to academic success and the overall well-being of scholars.

Educational Courses

Educational courses serve as dynamic platforms through which students can acquire and hone a wide array of skills, spanning personal development, essential life skills, and specialized domains like nursing. These courses are designed to empower students with knowledge, expertise, and practical abilities that are not only relevant to their chosen fields but also indispensable for navigating the complexities of modern life.
    • Personal Development

Alumni Hub

Documents and Forms
Career Services
Alternative Pathways to Licensure


Alumni have the option to request transcripts via Parchment.  Please allow up to 10 business days for processing and completion. 


All students who have completed our program are eligible to receive a diploma. Diplomas will be issued via Parchment after the graduation ceremony. 

  • If this is your second time requesting a copy of your diploma, please make sure to request it via Parchment

Please note, all document requests can take up to 10 business days for processing.

Student Diploma Request 

All students who have successfully completed our program are eligible to receive a diploma. Please make sure to submit a request upon graduation. - If this is your second time requesting it, please make sure to complete payment along with the diploma request.

Student Service Request Form

To seek assistance with any of the services offered by Angeles Institute, including post-licensure course information, Method 3, review and refresh, tutoring, and placement assistance, please submit a Student Service Request Form.

  • Please allow up to 10 business days to process and complete the request.
  • Please read the document carefully and thoroughly. 

Student Document Request Form

To request documents such as financial invoices, letters of enrollment, letters of recommendation, ID replacements, and attendance reporting completion, please ensure that you complete the Student Document Request Form.

  • Please allow up to 10 business days to process and complete the request.
  • Please read the document carefully and thoroughly. 

Review and Refresh Program Information

Students who have let their eligibility expire and are looking to take the NCLEX must submit a course participant form and review the program information.

Review and Refresh Course Participant Form

Students who have let their eligibility expire and are looking to take the NCLEX must submit a course participant form and review the program information.

PLC Participant Form

Once you have successfully been licensed by the BVNPT under a Method 3 application you are eligible to enroll in a Post Licensure Course to receive your diploma. Please complete the PLC Participant Form.

Placement Assistance

Job placement assistance is an important part of our vocational nursing program, as it helps individuals transition from school into the workforce. Job placement assistance is intended to help individuals find meaningful employment as well as gain valuable skills and experience in the process. This assistance gives our alumni a better chance of finding a job in their desired specialty and also helps them build a strong network of contacts.

Services Include (but are not limited to)

  • Resume Writing and Review 
  • Cover Letters 
  • Interview Preparation 
  • Creating a Professional Portfolio
  • Information regarding:
    • Job Fairs
    • Job Postings
    • Salary and Benefits Negotiations 

Placement assistance can be a great benefit to individuals looking to make a successful transition into the workforce.

If you wish to schedule an appointment to meet with our placement team to discuss your job prospects or resume, please reach out to our Student Affairs Team at studentaffairs@angelesinstitute.edu

Resume Building

Our resume review assistance service is here to help you create a compelling and polished resume that opens doors to your desired career opportunities. Whether you're seeking your first job, aiming for a career change, or looking to advance in your current profession, our team is dedicated to ensuring your resume reflects your qualifications and experiences effectively. We provide valuable feedback to improve your resume's content, structure, and formatting, helping you stand out to potential employers.

With our assistance, your resume becomes a powerful tool that aligns with your career goals and increases your chances of securing interviews and landing the job you've been working towards.

Please make sure to schedule an appointment at your earliest convenience with student affairs. It is important you provide a completed resume worksheet and a rough draft of your resume

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Resume Review

Our resume review assistance service is here to help you create a compelling and polished resume that opens doors to your desired career opportunities. Whether you're seeking your first job, aiming for a career change, or looking to advance in your current profession, our team is dedicated to ensuring your resume reflects your qualifications and experiences effectively. We provide valuable feedback to improve your resume's content, structure, and formatting, helping you stand out to potential employers. 

With our assistance, your resume becomes a powerful tool that aligns with your career goals and increases your chances of securing interviews and landing the job you've been working towards.

Please make sure to schedule an appointment at your earliest convenience with student affairs. It is important you provide a completed resume worksheet and a rough draft of your resume.

Preparing for the Job Interview 

Interviewing is a critical step in the hiring process that goes beyond the resume and provides a deeper understanding of a candidate's qualifications, personality, and suitability for a specific role. It offers employers a valuable opportunity to assess an applicant's communication skills, problem-solving abilities, and cultural fit within the organization. Equally important, interviews allow candidates to learn more about the company, its culture, and the role they're applying for, helping all with timethem make informed career decisions. Ultimately, effective interviews are a two-way street, benefiting both employers and candidates by facilitating the best possible match between talent and opportunity. They play a pivotal role in shaping successful and fulfilling career journeys.   

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Method 3 Challenge Application

** Method 3 is exclusively available to individuals who have not graduated from the VN program

It is so important to us that we offer our students an option to help them achieve their goal of becoming a licensed vocational nurse regardless of their graduate status and that is why we offer assistance and instruction to help them apply for eligibility to take the NCLEX under a Method 3 Challenge Application.

Non-graduates interested in pursuing this route must complete and submit the following documents: 

  1. Student Document Request Form 
    1. Request RONP, Livescan (if applicable), and proof of high school completion (if applicable)
  2. Student Service Request Form
    1. Request information regarding Method 3
  3. A completed Method 3 Application Packet
    1. Method 3 Application Step By Step Instructions for Application Completion
    2. Employment Verification Application (if applicable)
    3. Livescan

BVNPT Method 3 Resources 

  1. Method 3 information 
  2. Processing Times
  3. Websites to process applications and schedule testing
    1.  Breeze
    2. Pearson Vue
    *Please be advised that Angeles Institute will not cover any fees associated with testing or licensure incurred after selecting this option.

Once you have completed and submitted your application to us we will process and submit it to the BVNPT according to our quarterly application processing schedule.

  • We submit applications quarterly with no exceptions for missed deadlines, please ensure that you are submitting ALL documents related to your application promptly and together.
  • Application received after the deadline will be sent out next quarter (this will cause a mandatory 3-month delay in the processing of your application).
  • Please reference the Method 3 quarterly processing deadline schedule

If you have questions about the next deadline, please contact us in Student Affairs.

Current Students: We will not be meeting with students to discuss this option unless they have withdrawn or been dropped from the program as we are not in any way encouraging students to drop out of school to pursue this option. It is very important to note that these applications are approved on a case-by-case basis by the BVNPT and there are no rigid criteria for what is acceptable so there is always a possibility you may not be granted approval. 

Post-Licensure Course - (PLC)

The PLC is designed to provide Method 3 Applicants the opportunity to earn their Diploma after successfully attaining their licensure under a Method 3 Challenge Application. 


  • Ensures that you can transfer your license from state to state in the future (reciprocity rules differ by regulatory boards at each state).
  • Allows our alumni to transfer to RN Bridge Programs that require an official diploma for entry.


The cost associated with this program is $1000, half of which must be paid to begin, and the other half of which must be paid before the diploma is released.


The course includes an online review program via Canvas which must be completed in 5 weeks. If you are interested in signing up for the program please submit your student service request with a copy of your license information and our Financial Aid team will contact you regarding payment.


Review and Refresh

Graduates who have let their NCLEX-PN eligibility expire and would like to renew or resend documents will be required to enroll in a review program.

Please note this program is intended to assist you to be successful in passing your NCLEX


Wellness Wanderer (Mobile Health Booth)

Wellness Wanderer (Mobile Health Booth)

Introducing our mobile first aid booth, dedicated to promoting health and wellness on-the-go. As a leading vocational nursing school, Angeles Institute is proud to offer basic health checks, including AccuChecks and blood pressure measurements, right at your fingertips. Experience firsthand the skills of our nursing students and ensure your well-being with the Wellness Wanderer. Stay informed, stay healthy!

Introducing the Wellness Wanderer by Angeles Institute!

Navigating the path to good health just became a whole lot easier. The Wellness Wanderer is our state-of-the-art mobile first aid booth, designed with your well-being in mind.

Whether you're on a tight schedule or just curious about your health metrics, our booth is your go-to destination. Benefit from quick and accurate AccuChecks, get a comprehensive blood pressure reading, or simply engage with our dedicated nursing students eager to share their expertise.

Every interaction is a testament to the quality training at Angeles Institute and our commitment to community health. So, the next time you spot the Wellness Wanderer, don't hesitate! Step in for a health tune-up, gain insights about your well-being, and walk out empowered.

Wellness Wanderer - Pioneering the Future of Mobile Health Care!


Student Affairs FAQs


  1. What kind of services does the Student Affairs department provide? 
      • Student Affairs offers assistance with a variety of requests including but not limited to:
        • Referrals and Resources (housing, childcare, mental health, etc.)
        • Tutoring scheduling assistance and other study tool referrals
        • Conflict resolution and Guidance counseling 
        • Volunteer Event Coordination 
        • Student engagement 
        • Application processing
        • Overview of all Document requests 
        • Career Placement Services (resume building and interview scheduling)

  2. When and how can I meet with Student Affairs?
      • Student Affairs team aims to have an open-door policy but encourages scheduling appointments for both current and past students. Current students who wish to meet with Student Affairs should be mindful and ensure appointments are only scheduled during break periods or after school. Appointments can be made with Reception or online. If you need to connect with Student Affairs ASAP please call them at 562-531-4100 ext. 765 or email at studentaffairs@angelesinstitute.edu  
          • Please note, that while walk-ins are allowed, please be aware that Student Affairs may not be available at the time, and an appointment for a later date may be scheduled.
  3. Will my information be released to my parents?
      • Angeles Institute places the highest priority on adhering to the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) standards, ensuring the confidentiality and privacy of student information. We have a strict policy of not disclosing student information to any external parties who request it. Instead, we follow a comprehensive protocol by which student information is only shared with individuals explicitly listed on the student's Release of Information form.
        • This form serves as a safeguard, allowing students to designate specific individuals or entities with access to their educational records. Should you wish to update your Release of Information form, we encourage them to connect with our Student Affairs team.

  4. I am having a conflict with a classmate. What should I do?
      • Please contact Student Affairs ASAP to share your experience so that we can help you resolve the issue or take the appropriate action
        • Note that we have zero tolerance for bullying or harassment and are here to ensure all of our students are afforded a safe and peaceful learning environment.

Student Affairs Team

Ali Robinson
Joselyn Lopez Santillan
Rhea Copeland

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Ali Robinson 
Director of Student Affairs

Ali is the driving force behind our Student Affairs program, serving as the Director and ensuring that our students receive unparalleled support. She's the superhero of our team! As the drafting and enforcement authority for departmental policies, Ali is also responsible for addressing unique student concerns and requests. But don't be intimidated by her impressive job title! Ali is always approachable and welcoming to students, inviting them to reach out to her for support on whatever they may need.

In addition to her crucial role as ADA coordinator, Ali's passion for exploration, podcasts, culinary creations, and film is a testament to her dynamic nature. She's a boss lady who knows how to balance her administrative duties with her diverse interests, and that's something we admire about her.

Overall, Ali's dedication and dynamic nature make her an invaluable member of our team, and we're privileged to have her as a part of our community. She's always there for us, rocking the Student Affairs program and offering her unwavering support to all students.

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Joselyn Lopez Santillan
Student Affairs Supervisor

Joselyn is the Student Affairs Supervisor at Angeles Institute, and she's the perfect person to have in your corner during your education journey! Her passion for helping students navigate their academic and personal challenges stems from her experiences as a student. She's been there, done that, and knows how tough it can be, which is why she's always available and willing to assist you with anything you need. Joselyn holds a bachelor's degree in Sociology and minors in Psychology and Spanish from UC Merced. She is always currently enrolled in a certificate program at UC Berkeley to further expand her knowledge and skills. Joselyn's responsibilities are wide-ranging, from assisting with student grievances to linking students with resources like mental health services and childcare. She wants to ensure that you have a safe and comfortable learning environment where you can focus on your education and personal growth. In addition to her hard work, Joselyn loves to unwind by spending time with family and friends, reading, exploring new places, scrapbooking, and taking photographs. Her creativity and dynamic personality are some of the things that make her ideal for her role in student affairs. She's always open to learning new things and has a contagious positive attitude.

Overall, Joselyn is an awesome and approachable person who's passionate about helping students. Her personal experiences and dedication to creating a supportive environment for students make her an invaluable member of the Angeles Institute community. With Joselyn by your side, you can tackle anything that comes your way during your education journey!

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Rhea Copeland
Student Affairs Specialist

Mabuhay! Rhea is a dedicated and talented Student Affairs Specialist at Angeles Institute. Born and raised in Carson, CA, Rhea is half Filipino and half White. She holds a bachelor's degree in English with a focus on Creative Writing from CSULB, as well as an associate's degree in Professional Baking and Pastry from Cerritos College.

As a Student Affairs Specialist, Rhea plays a crucial role in ensuring the success and well-being of students on campus. She provides support services outside of the classroom, working in various roles and departments, including student activities, residence life, career services, counseling, health and wellness, and diversity and inclusion. She works directly with students to provide guidance, support, and resources and also develops programs and policies that promote student success.

Rhea's role is dedicated to creating a supportive and inclusive campus environment that fosters student growth and development. She collaborates with faculty and staff to ensure that students have the resources they need to succeed academically, personally, and professionally.

Outside of work, Rhea enjoys spending time with her friends and family. She is always eager to learn new things and is passionate about music, singing, and being creative in almost any capacity. She also loves Disney and watching anime in her free time. Overall, Rhea is a dedicated and compassionate professional who is committed to helping students succeed and thrive at Angeles Institute.

Grants and Scholarships

Grant and Scholarships
Angeles Institute Making Education Affordable Scholarship
Angeles Institute Academic Scholarship
Amalia Diaz Scholarship for California Dream Act Eligible Students
NCLEX Review Scholarship
NCLEX Review Scholarship (Post-Licensure)
Outside Scholarships

Grants and Scholarships

Scholarships are an important source of funding for many students, particularly those who may not have the financial resources to pay for college on their own. Scholarships can help students cover the cost of tuition, books, and other expenses, allowing them to focus on their studies and pursue their academic and career goals.

Angeles Institute Making Education Affordable Scholarship

The continuing education scholarship is a type of financial aid award that’s specifically designed to help students pay for the costs of continuing their education. At Angeles Institute, this applies to students who have either: transitioned into the LVN program after completing the CNA program here, transitioned into the LVN program after completing a CNA program elsewhere within the last 5 years, or by referral from a current employee at one of our active clinical sites, or a family member/friend that’s an active/current grad student from Angeles Institute.

Angeles Institute Academic Scholarship 

The academic scholarship/grant is a type of financial aid award that’s given to students based on their academic achievements. These scholarships/grants are typically awarded to recognize students who have excelled in their studies and demonstrated a strong ability to succeed in the program. Academic scholarships/grants may be awarded per term via the Honor Roll Achievement scholarship, or the Making Education Affordable Grant. At the minimum, both require a strong cumulative GPA, and completion of the term in order to qualify. For other qualifications, please review the scholarship form.

Amalia Diaz Scholarship for California Dream Act Eligible Students

The Amalia Diaz Scholarship is meant to expand access to financial aid assistance for those who qualify under the California Dream Act. Passed into law by Governor Jerry Brown in 2011, the California Dream Act provides the opportunity for undocumented citizens in California to have access to financial aid when pursuing higher education. To learn more about the California Dream Act, and its qualifications, please use this link: California Dream Act FAQ. For more information regarding eligibility on the Amalia Diaz Scholarship, please reference the qualifications on the scholarship form.

NCLEX Review Scholarship

The NCLEX Review scholarship is a form of financial aid that’s awarded to students who successfully complete their NCLEX review, and achieve a Pass on their first try of the NCLEX Exam. For more information, please review the scholarship form.

NCLEX Review Scholarship (Post-Licensure)

The Post-Licensure scholarship is a financial aid award meant for Method 3 Challenge students that wish to achieve graduate status after they successfully pass the NCLEX and become licensed by the BVNPT. For more information, please review the scholarship form.

Outside Scholarships

Scholarships for nursing students can play an important role in promoting accessibility, diversity, and innovation in the nursing profession. By providing financial support to qualified students, scholarships can help to ensure that the nursing workforce is well-prepared to meet the healthcare needs of the future.

STOPit (Anonymous Reporting Tool)

What is STOPit?
Understanding Bullying in Nursing Education
STOPit App Information
Prevention, Education, Resources
Reporting Bullying
Contact and Support

What is STOPit?

At Angeles Institute, we're dedicated to fostering a safe, supportive, and inclusive learning environment for all our students. That's why we've partnered with STOPit, a leading technology platform designed to empower students to stand up against bullying and harassment. STOPit offers a simple, anonymous way to report incidents directly from your smartphone, ensuring your voice is heard while protecting your privacy.

With STOPit, we're taking a proactive step towards eliminating bullying and intimidation in our nursing programs, making it easier for everyone to focus on what truly matters—your education and well-being. Join us in creating a culture of respect, empathy, and support, where every student has the tools to thrive in a positive and secure learning atmosphere.

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Understanding Bullying and Academic Dishonesty in Nursing Education

Bullying in nursing education can take many forms, from verbal abuse in the classroom to harassment during clinical rotations. Understanding what constitutes bullying is the first step towards prevention. Here at Angeles Institute, we're committed to providing a safe and supportive environment for all our students.

1. Physical Bullying
While less common in academic settings, physical bullying can occur and includes any form of physical aggression or intimidation. This might be as subtle as invading someone's personal space in a threatening manner or as overt as physical assaults.

Example: A student aggressively blocking another's way in the simulation lab, or unwanted physical contact under the guise of demonstrating a clinical procedure.

2. Verbal Bullying
This involves derogatory comments, insults, or threats spoken to or about someone. In nursing education, this can be particularly damaging given the close-knit nature of clinical groups and the hierarchical structure of clinical placements.

Example: A student repeatedly criticizes another's clinical skills in front of peers or instructors, using demeaning language or making fun of their questions during lectures.

3. Social (Relational) Bullying
Social bullying aims to harm someone's reputation or social standing. This can be through spreading rumors, exclusion from study groups, or public humiliation.

Example: A group of students starts a rumor about another student's competence or personal life, leading to their isolation from group study sessions or clinical partnerships.

4. Cyberbullying
With the rise of digital platforms, cyberbullying has become a significant concern. It involves sending, posting, or sharing negative, harmful, false, or mean content about someone else, often anonymously.

Example: Sharing embarrassing photos from a clinical simulation on social media without consent, or sending threatening emails.

5. Academic Bullying and Dishonesty
Academic bullying undermines a student's performance or integrity, often intertwined with acts of academic dishonesty. This can include stealing someone's work, sabotaging academic materials, or pressuring peers for unauthorized academic advantages. It not only affects individual students but also erodes the academic standards and trust within the educational community.

Academic Bullying Example: A student hides or steals another's clinical logs or assignment materials, or a group refuses to share essential study notes as a form of exclusion.

Academic Dishonesty Example: A student copying another's assignment without consent or using unauthorized materials during an exam, compromising the academic integrity of the nursing program.


6. Pestering for Information
This involves repeatedly bothering someone for personal or academic information, which can be a form of harassment. It's particularly relevant in competitive academic environments where information or resources are seen as a way to gain an advantage.

Personal Example: Constantly messaging or approaching a student to share details about their personal life, relationships, or struggles, despite their discomfort or refusal.

Academic Example: Insistently asking peers for answers to assignments, access to their personal study materials, or questions from a recent exam they haven't taken yet, creating pressure and discomfort.

Addressing These Types of Bullying
Understanding these types of bullying is crucial for creating a supportive and respectful learning environment. Angeles Institute encourages all students to use the STOPit Reporting Page to report any incidents of bullying, ensuring that everyone can learn and work in a safe, positive setting. Through education, awareness, and proactive intervention, we can collectively address and prevent bullying in all its forms, fostering a culture of respect and empathy within our nursing programs.


STOPit App Information

How It Works: The STOPit app allows you to report bullying incidents directly from your smartphone. With just a few taps, you can send an anonymous report, including text and photos, to our student affairs team for immediate action.

Features Highlight:

  • Anonymous Reporting: Your identity is protected, encouraging you to report without fear of retaliation.
  • Real-time Messaging: Communicate with student affairs anonymously for advice and support.
  • Incident Management: A streamlined process ensures your report is addressed promptly and effectively.

Download Section: Ready to take action? Download the STOPit app now.

Web Browser:

Incident Report Quick Link

QR Code: 

STOPit QR Code


Prevention, Education & Resources

Bullying Prevention Strategies: At Angeles Institute, we believe in proactive prevention by calling on our students and faculty to utilize the STOPit tool to recognize and stop bullying before it escalates.

Community Role: Creating a supportive environment is a collective effort. We encourage open dialogue, mutual respect, and active participation in our anti-bullying programs. Together, we can make a difference.

Internal Support Services:
If you're feeling overwhelmed, contact our student affairs office at 562-531-4100 or studenaffairs@angelesinstitute.edu to schedule a confidential appointment.

External Resources:
For additional support, these trusted organizations offer valuable resources on bullying prevention and mental health:

National Bullying Prevention Center

Mental Health America

Suicide Prevention Hotline

Reporting Bullying

At Angeles Institute, we understand the importance of addressing bullying promptly and effectively. That's why we've made it easier than ever to report incidents through the STOPit app. Here's how it works:


  1. Anonymously Report Incidents
    When you report an incident of bullying through the STOPit app, you'll receive a unique incident ID number. This number allows you to track the progress of your report while maintaining your anonymity. Be sure to save your incident ID # and Passcode so you can retrieve your incident report later. We take every report seriously, and your courage to come forward is the first step toward making our community safer.

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  2. Stay Updated
    After submitting your report, you'll receive updates directly through the app by signing in with your incident report and passcode. Our dedicated team will review your report and take the necessary steps to address the issue. You'll be informed of the actions taken, ensuring transparency and accountability throughout the process.

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  1. Anonymous Chat for Follow-Up
    If further information or follow-up is needed, you can chat anonymously with our team right from your phone. This feature allows you to provide additional details, ask questions, and receive support without revealing your identity. It's a secure way to stay involved and informed as we work together to resolve the incident.

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  2. Check for Requests and Updates
    The STOPit app also allows you to log in and check for any requests for additional information or updates on your report. This ensures that you're always in the loop and that your report is being handled with the attention it deserves. Your participation is crucial, and we encourage you to stay engaged while benefiting from the anonymity the app provides.

    Reporting bullying is a brave and impactful action. With the STOPit app, Angeles Institute is committed to making this process as supportive and effective as possible. Together, we can create a safer, more respectful community for everyone.

Download Section: Ready to take action? Download the STOPit app now.

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Contact and Support

For any questions or additional support, please reach out to our dedicated STOPit initiative team:

Student Affairs Office: 562-531-4100

Student Affairs Email: studentaffairs@angelesinstitute.edu