Nursing Clinical and Health Requirements
Students admitted to the program must have a physical examination and health clearance done by their Healthcare Provider. The student is required to submit a health clearance form signed by their Healthcare Provider indicating their health clearance status and ability to participate in clinical rotation without limitation to the department of nursing designee.
Students are eligible for advisement and registration after Certified Background verifies negative drug screen and a negative criminal background check. Effective May 30, 2019
(Fall Semester 2019), a student will be dismissed from the Nursing Program with no right to appeal if any health and clinical requirement document/record has not been validated by the Coordinator for Nursing Clinical Compliance on or before the last day of the semester during the Nursing student’s first semester in EIC. Students are also expected to upload all clinical compliance documentation in CastleBranch for further validation. Withdrawal from NUR 101 does not excuse any student from this policy.
The health clearance includes required immunizations such as the first two injections of the hepatitis B vaccine and an initial two-step PPD test or Quantiferon Testing. If the healthcare provider determines that regular monitoring of a pre-existing condition or chronic illness is required, evidence of compliance will be necessary for continuation in the program.
The following clinical requirements must be completed:
- Physical examination and health clearance completed by a physician or other qualified
Healthcare Provider (Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant)
- Immunization records
- Influenza immunization during the flu season – October to March annually
- Fit testing if required by clinical site
- Quantitative titers (bloodwork) indicating immunity to measles, mumps, rubella, varicella, and hepatitis B. Those who have not had immunization to hepatitis B must start the immunization process within 1 month of receiving the conditional acceptance letter or sign a declination. Some clinical facilities will not accept students who have not demonstrated immunity to hepatitis B.
- Td or Tdap if more than 10 years
- Documentation of negative 2-step PPD (TB test), or single PPD with documentation of negative PPD within the past 12 months. Quantiferon tests will be acceptable unless clinical facility does not accept it.
- For those with positive PPD: Documentation of test result and negative chest x-ray, documentation of negative chest x-ray within past 6 months, documentation that there is no evidence of active tuberculosis infection; if latent tuberculosis infection, documentation of adequate treatment.
- CPR healthcare provider course certification (American Heart Association BLS Healthcare Provider ONLY)
- Proof of health insurance
- Malpractice insurance
- NSNA membership
Please note: Current EIC Nursing students MUST have all required documentation maintained in order to register for classes. If a student is pregnant, the Nursing faculty must be notified immediately and a medical clearance form from the healthcare provider must be submitted. This form will be placed in the student file. The clinical setting might be hazardous to a developing fetus.
If the Healthcare Provider determines that regular monitoring of a pre-existing condition or chronic illness is required, evidence of compliance will be necessary for continuation in the program.
If a student is pregnant, the Nursing faculty must be notified immediately and a medical clearance form from the healthcare provider must be submitted. This form will be placed in the student file. The clinical setting might be hazardous to a developing fetus.
EIC Nursing students MUST have all required documentation maintained and made current in order to register for classes and participate in clinicals.