Affiliation agreements with our clinical partners require students submit documentation of health and safety requirements. Failure to comply for any reason may result in withdrawal of offer of admission or dismissal from the program.
Under no circumstances are students to attend clinical without current immunizations, initial Mantoux TB, and current CPR. TB and CPR must be current from the first day of the semester through the last day of classes in the semester. Drug screens and background checks are required. The student must provide documentation to the Health Profession’s Division that immunization requirements are met.
The student must be capable of performing the core performance standards of the National Council of the State Boards of Nursing. Completion of the Student Health Record indicates performance of a physical examination and documentation of the student’s ability to perform all the National Council’s Core Performance Standards.
Ongoing Program Responsibilities
While in the program, the student is responsible for the following ongoing responsibilities:
Documentation of the annual Tuberculin test current from the first day of the semester through the last day of classes.
A copy of a current Basic Life Support (BLS) Healthcare Provider Card.
Notification of health problems while in the program. This will still be required to perform all the functional abilities outlined in the NCSBN Core Performance Standards. A student whose health status changes during the program must inform the clinical instructor so appropriate precautions can be taken and must submit written documentation of any limitations from physician.
Drug and Alcohol Testing
All admitted students will submit to an inital drug screening as part of their conditional admission requirements. In addition, any of the clinical sites or faculty may require students to submit to random drug tests or for cause. Any student refusing to comply, or who tests positive, will not be allowed to participate in clinical experiences. Students who refuse to comply with testing will be dismissed from the program. If the test results are positive, action will be determined by the faculty committee. The student is responsible for any costs incurred by the clinical affiliate for drug testing.
Students are encouraged to obtain their own health insurance coverage. None is provided through the College.