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Compliance Requirements for Continuing Nursing Education Students

Due prior to your first semester of enrollment (May 1 for summer admission, August 1 for fall admission, December 1 for spring admission).  Some documentation will be required to be renewed on an annual basis.

  • Certificate of Health: The student is required to obtain the signature of a licensed health care professional stating that the student is physically able to participate in the nursing program. The Certificate of Health must be completed using the Certificate of Health Form and must be signed by a health care professional.
  • Criminal background check: The student must order a criminal background check through CastleBranch. An annual background check is required.
  • FBI background check: The student will submit fingerprint to CastleBranch to complete the FBI background check. Fingerprint cards are available through CastleBranch or Nursing Student Services. Local law enforcement agencies may charge a fee to complete the fingerprints. Results may take 10-15 weeks.
  • 10-panel drug screen: The student will order their drug screen through their CastleBranch account. Drug screen must be completed at a laboratory that is contracted with CastleBranch.
  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Certification (CPR): Certification must be through an American Heart Association Healthcare Provider or an American Red Cross Professional Rescuers course. Certifications issues in accordance with AHA curriculum are acceptable. The CPR card must be signed. Certificates or letters from provider are accepted temporarily (90 days). The renewal date will be set according to the expiration date of the student’s card.
  • Tuberculin (TB skin test): Complete documentation for the TB skin test includes the date administered, date read and negative results OR negative Quantiferon blood test and test date OR results of clear chest x-ray. The student’s initial TB skin test must be 2-step; 1-step required for annual renewal. If it has been more than 12 months since the student’s previous TB skin test, a new 2-step will be required. Annual renewal date is based on previous test date.
  • Immunizations
    • Hepatitis B: The Hepatitis B vaccine is a series of 3 doses. Complete documentation includes the date of the first, second, and third doses of the vaccine OR a positive Hepatitis titer (lab report required).
    • MMR (Measles, Mumps, and Rubella): Complete documentation includes the date of the first and second doses of the vaccine after OR positive MMR titers.
    • Varicella (Chicken Pox): The Chicken Pox vaccine requires 2 doses. Complete documentation includes the date of two doses of the vaccine OR a positive Varicella titer (lab report required).
    • Primary DTP Series: Complete documentation includes at least 4 vaccinations.
    • TDaP (Tetanus, Diphtheria, and Pertussis): Documentation of a TDaP booster within the past 10 years. Renewal date set for 10 years from the administered date of the booster.
    • Polio: Documentation of the completed primary series (at least 3 vaccines) OR positive antibody titer.
    • Influenza: Documentation of a flu shot administered during the current flu season OR declination waiver is required. A healthcare provider must sign the Declination of Influenza Vaccination Form. The renewal date is November 1 of every year.
  • Health Insurance: Complete documentation includes health insurance card with student name and policy number OR proof of coverage. If name on card does not match the student’s name, verification of coverage from the provider is required. Renewal date will be set for expiration date on the insurance card. If there is not an expiration date, renewal date will be set for 1 year from date of submission.
  • Professional Liability Insurance: Documentation of current professional liability insurance coverage is required. Must have limits of $1,000,000 per incident and $3,000,000 aggregate. Renewal date will be set based on the expiration of your coverage.
  • RN License: The student must submit a copy of their current or temporary RN or LPN license or verification through the state website. Renewal date will set based on the expiration of the student’s license.