Participation in clinical experience is NOT
permitted until all clinical requirements are met. Failure to complete
the requirements prior to the course deadline may result in failure of
the nursing course and/or dismissal from the nursing program.
Purchase of uniforms and dress according to the uniform policy found in the Department of Nursing Undergraduate Handbook.
the American Heart Association CPR Basic Life Support Course for Health
Care Providers (BLS-C). Certification is valid for two years and
recertification is required prior to expiration. American Red Cross CPR
classes are NOT accepted for this requirement.
Student Health Form. Proof of up-to-date immunizations as specified by
the Student Health Center, including an initial two-step Mantoux TB skin
test (or chest x-ray if recommended by medical provider) and the
Hepatitis B vaccine series (or waiver). Annual one-step TB tests must
also be maintained.
proof of nursing student liability insurance on file in the Department
of Nursing. Application forms are available in the Department of Nursing
if needed. Annual renewals must be maintained.
Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI) Clearance
an initial BCI clearance when enrolled in the first clinical nursing
course. Unsuccessful BCI clearance may result in an inability to
successfully progress in the nursing program. All such cases will be
evaluated on an individual basis. The Ohio Board of Nursing requires
another BCI clearance prior to taking the National Council Licensure
Examination-Registered Nurse (NCLEX-RN). Application materials are
available in the Department of Nursing. Students are responsible for
*Note: Occasionally health care agencies may require a repeat of BCI
clearance for students placed at their facility; students are
responsbile to complete this as required.
Urine Drug Screen
A urine drug screen is
required of all students, at the student expense, prior to admission to
nursing programs. The results are sent directly to the department of
nursing. A positive drug screen will result in an inability to
successfully progress in the nursing program. Any attempt to provide a
fraudulent urine specimen will result in an inability to successfully
progress in the nursing program. Subsequent drug screening may be
requested by nursing faculty. Failure to comply with such requests will
result in an inability to successfully progress in the nursing program.
All such cases will be evaluated on an individual basis. Please contact
the Nursing Department Office located in the Science Center,
614-823-1614 or 888-749-8550 for information regarding the procedure
and locations for completing the drug screen.
We recommend adequate health
insurance coverage. Students are financially responsible for any testing
or treatment needed following a course-related injury or illness.