Health Screening, Immunizations, and Functional Capabilities
To comply with clinical agency requirements, all students registering for clinical nursing courses are required to show written evidence of the following:
1. Health Screening
Hep B – Heplisav-B - 2 shot series of (completed in 2 months)
Hep B – Engerix-B, Recombivax HB or Twinrex - 3 shot series (Completed in 6 months)
Proof of Hep B Surface Antibody, IgG titer – only this type of titer will be acceptable.
Serologic confirmation of immunity to measles, rubella, mumps, hepatitis B or varicella is acceptable. Evidence of measles, rubella, mumps and varicella consist of a laboratory report that indicates either confirmation of immunity or infection.
During the nursing program, each student will be asked to show evidence of current immunization requirements required in every clinical course to each clinical instructor. If there are further questions regarding this requirement, consult your clinical instructor.
Please read the Admissions and Records site regarding Bacterial Meningitis.
3. CPR Card in Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers
Proof of current Healthcare Provider cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) card in Basic Life Support for adult, child and infant. American Heart Association or American Red Cross required.
4. Drug Screen
Proof of a negative drug screen
5. Medical Insurance
Proof of current medical insurance coverage. It cannot be a "cost-shared" insurance.
The student must also be able to adapt to changing environments, display flexibility and learn to function in the face of uncertainties inherent in the clinical problems of many patients. Compassion, integrity, concern for others, interpersonal skills, interest, and motivation are all personal qualities that will be assessed during the admission and education process.
It is assumed that an applicant or a student enrolled in the Department of Nursing Education will be able to independently:
- Functionally use the senses of vision, hearing, smell, and touch with or without technical (mechanical) compensation.
- Observe a patient accurately at a distance and close at hand.
- Observation necessitates the functional use of the sense of vision and somatic sensation. It is enhanced by the functional use of the sense of smell.
- Execute functional psychomotor movements to provide general nursing care and emergency treatments.
- Such actions require coordination of both gross and fine muscular movements, equilibrium, and functional use of the senses of touch and vision.
- Hear, observe, and speak to patients to elicit information; describe changes in mood, activity, and posture; and perceive nonverbal communication.
- An applicant must be able to communicate with patients effectively and with sensitivity.
- Communication includes not only speech but reading and writing.
- The applicant must be able to communicate effectively in oral and written form with all members of the health care team.
- Utilize intellectual abilities by independently reading, writing, and reasoning, understanding logic, and asking questions for clarification.
- Comprehend three-dimensional relationships and understand the spatial relationships of structures.
- Demonstrate the emotional health required for full utilization of intellectual abilities and exercise good judgment.
- The applicant must be able to complete promptly all responsibilities attendant to the care of patients and develop mature, sensitive, and effective relationships with them.
- An applicant must be able to tolerate physically taxing workloads and function effectively under stress.
Nursing & Allied Health Complex, Bldg #33 Suite 378