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To be able to participate in clinical experiences, students must submit the items listed below during the semester prior to starting clinical experiences. The items listed are minimum requirements; some practicum sites may have additional requirements.  Students will receive explicit instructions via Metropolitan State University email or D2L as to when and how to submit these items. All items must remain valid for the duration of the clinical experiences.   Students are responsible for fees associated with these requirements; in addition, a one-time university student fee will be charged for tracking and processing the required documentation to a secure online profile and in the NP program, to document clinical encounters.

  • Documentation of HIPAA training.
  • Current CPR certification at Healthcare Provider level – must be AHA, Red Cross or equivalent with a skills component.
  • A Department of Human Services (DHS) background study that includes fingerprinting and a government photo ID.  Students will complete an online application for the background study and then will be required to go to one of the many locations for fingerprinting within 14 days of submitting the background study online application. Background study information.
  • Authorization for Release of Records and Background Study Information.
  • Professional Liability Insurance (BSN-DNP & MSADT Students Only).
  • Immunization Requirements:
    • Tuberculosis Screening
      Documentation of ONE of the following within the past 12 months:
      1. Two-step tuberculin skin test (TST)
      -Students who have had a negative TST within the last 12 months need one additional TST, this will constitute the two-step TST.
      -Students who have not had a TST in the past 12 months will need a full two-step TST.
      2. QuantiFERON (QFT)
      3. Single TST with record of previous baseline TB screening (two-step TST or QFT) and record of annual screening every year since the baseline screening.
      -If your Tuberculosis test is positive, you also need to provide signed documentation from a clinic of one subsequent negative chest x-ray AND negative annual symptom survey since your chest x-ray.
      – Healthcare Providers needs to be a DO, MD, PA or APRN.
    • Mumps Immunity
      All students must have ONE of the following:
      - Two doses of Mumps vaccine after 12 months of age
      - Mumps titer indicating immunity
    • Rubeola (Red Measles) Immunity
      All students must have ONE of the following:
      - Two doses of Rubeola vaccine after 12 months of age
      - Rubeola titer indicating immunity
    • Rubella (German Measles) Immunity
      All students must have ONE of the following:
      - Two doses of Rubella vaccine after 12 months of age
      - Rubella titer indicating immunity
    • Hepatitis B Immunity
      All students must have completed the series of 3 vaccinations or have a Hepatitis B titer indicating immunity, OR have a signed Hepatitis B (HBV) Vaccine Waiver Form on file with the School of Nursing.
    • Tetanus Diphtheria/Tdap (Adult Type)
      All students must have had a tetanus vaccination/booster within the past 10 years
    • Varicella (chicken pox) Immunity
      All students must have ONE of the following:
      - Had chicken pox
      - Two doses of Varicella vaccine
      - Varicella titer indicating immunity
    • Seasonal Influenza Vaccine
      All students must have a seasonal flu vaccination or documentation of a medical contradiction or allergy as to why they cannot receive it.

The Nursing and Dental Hygiene Programs endeavor to provide students with appropriate clinical training placements, but cannot guarantee placements in all circumstances. Students with personal circumstances that may limit their eligibility for participation in clinical experiences are encouraged to contact the Nursing/Dental Hygiene Program Director as soon as possible. The Nursing/Dental Hygiene Program does not guarantee an alternative facility placement. Students with these circumstances may be unable to continue in the Nursing or Dental Hygiene Program.


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