Every student enrolled in the UW School of Nursing program (BSN, ABSN, MN, DNP, PhD, GNM, Certificates) must meet School of Nursing compliance requirements prior to the start of the program and throughout enrollment. Several requirements have annual or biennial expiration dates, including immunizations, CPR card, background check, and RN licensure (if applicable). Students must meet all clinical agency requirements; site requirements vary and may include fingerprinting, drug screening, and evidence of military draft registration. It is your responsibility to maintain, renew, and update each requirement by the expiration date and to keep copies of each in your personal records off-campus.
- The cost of drug screening for students is the responsibility of the clinical agency and/or the student. The UW School of Nursing does not pay for drug screening and will not administer, receive, or review drug testing results. If a site requires drug screening, the date of the drug screening will be included in the clinical passport to the site w/o result or other information.
- Students enrolled in clinical courses: Clinical sites require the School of Nursing to send verification of your compliance status (including your immunizations history) quarterly by submitting the Clinical Passport. If any of your compliance items have lapsed or are outstanding, you will not be allowed on-site.
- Students entering clinical sites for observation purposes, data collection, research projects, etc. must meet the clinical agencies compliance requirements in addition to the School of Nursing requirements.