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All on-campus students must comply with the University’s Health Requirements prior to matriculation and continuously while enrolled in the School of Nursing.

For Matriculation into the School of Nursing

ALL Students:

  • Information Security Policy review and signed Universal Confidentiality Statement
  • Measles, Mumps, Rubeola, Rubella, & Tetanus (TDap): Students (regardless of date of birth) must submit vaccination evidence of:
    • 3 DTP (Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis) doses, with at least one Td booster within the past 10 years.
    • TDaP vaccination is required for all cases in which the most recent Td booster is greater than two years old.
    • 2 MMR (Measles [Rubeola], Mumps, Rubella) doses

Serologic titers confirming immunity for any of these diseases may be submitted in lieu of the vaccination series for that disease

  • Annual seasonal Influenza vaccination
  • Health Insurance coverage to include coverage of accidents and blood-/air-borne diseases in the event of exposure during a student’s clinical/research experience; insurance coverage must be validated annually.
    • Note: students may select the insurance carrier of their choice. Those without insurance coverage are encouraged to consider the UNC-Chapel Hill Student Medical Insurance Plan [http://www.hillchesson.com/unc.html]
    • Information Security Policy review and submission of signed Universal Confidentiality Statement
  • HIPPA training and post-testing
    • Note: only UNC Healthcare training and post-testing are accepted; this includes training/testing sponsored by UNC Hospitals, UNC School of Medicine or Rex Healthcare. Students employed by these institutions may submit a copy of their annual HIPAA training/testing completion certificate. All other students must complete the six self-study tutorials available at http://hipaatrain.med.unc.edu. Please follow directions for Group #1 and Group #2. Complete modules 1 thru 6 and notify OASS upon completion.

Additionally, BSN, MSN, PMSN, non-waived RN-BSN, and specific PhD Students (see page 2) are required to provide the following documentation:

  • Varicella Immunity as validated by either receipt of the two-dose series vaccination, or positive serologic Varicella titer
  • Hepatitis B Virus immunity as validated by positive serologic HBV titer OR receipt of three-dose series vaccination followed by positive serologic HBV Surface Antibody Titer
    • Note: titer must be reported in numerical value; immunity equates to a positive value of >10.9 mIu/mL
  • Tuberculosis Screening validated by initial two-step TB screening (Mantoux test) and annual one-step screening thereafter (if TB skin test positive, submission of Annual Tuberculosis Screening Questionnaire (completed by health care provider) and results of a chest x-ray within the past five years
    • Note 1: a Two-Step Screening means one must submit documentation of the results of two TB tests conducted within 12 months preceding matriculation date. Tests can be conducted no sooner than seven days apart. The purpose of the two-step test is to reduce the likelihood that a booster reaction is later interpreted as a new infection.
    • Note 2: The School of Nursing prohibits students from interpreting their own TB test results or from asking School faculty to make this determination. Only the test source may interpret the results and issue a final reading determination.
  • Current CPR Certification (only Basic Life Support course certified by the American Heart Association is accepted)
    • Note: PALS may be substituted for students in the pediatric NP specialty; students in the Adult NP or Women’s Health specialties may substitute ACLS for this requirement.
    • Courses are available through most hospitals, AHECs, and local American Heart Association affiliates. Local vendors providing individual instruction for certification and re-certification offer a flexible option; one such instructor is:

      Carolina CPR Associates, LLC: Glenda George, Instructor. Contact information: 919-544-5027 or Glenda-george@nc.rr.com. Visit their website at http://www.carolinacprassociates.com.

      The School of Nursing offers AHA BLS certification courses during the spring and summer terms. More information is available following new cohort matriculation.

  • OSHA training and post-testing (to include blood- and air-borne pathogens, universal precautions, and applicable safety content specific to clinical agencies.)
    • Note: Only UNC Healthcare or UNC-Chapel Hill training/testing is accepted. Students employed by either of these institutions may submit training/testing verification from their supervisor or testing service. All other students must complete the self-study tutorials and post-tests for Bloodborne Pathogens, Tuberculosis and Infection Control, and Healthcare Worker/JCAHO Safety Information at the following URL: http://ehs.unc.edu/training/self.shtml. Students are responsible for submitting documentation verifying completion of the online tests.

Pre-licensure (BSN & ABSN Options) Students are required to provide the following additional documentation:

  • Assessment of Current Health Status (original form MUST be submitted). A repeat assessment is required for any student taking a Leave of Absence greater than one term or who has experienced a significant health event during a term (eg. short or long term hospitalization, surgical intervention, communicable disease treatment, diagnosis of a chronic health condition).

MSN, Post-MSN and specific PhD Students (see page 2) are required to provide the following additional documentation:

  • Copy of current unencumbered/unrestricted North Carolina Registered Nurse License
    • Note: Students assigned to clinical sites in states other than NC shall provide a copy of an unencumbered RN license to practice in the applicable state.
  • Copy of cover page of Professional Liability (Malpractice) Insurance policy (coverage limits: $1 million per event/$3 million aggregate)
    • Note: Effective March 1, 2006, all nurse practitioner students MUST carry “NP-Student Liability Insurance”.

Renewable Requirements:
Annually:

  • Tuberculosis Screening validated by annual TB screening (Mantoux test) or, if TB skin test positive, submission of Annual Tuberculosis Screening Questionnaire (completed by primary provider) and results of a chest x-ray within the past five years
  • Annual seasonal Influenza vaccination
  • Annual OSHA training/post-testing (to include blood- and air-borne pathogens, universal precautions, and applicable safety content specific to clinical agencies.)
  • Annual HIPPA training and post-testing
    • Note: Only UNC Healthcare or UNC-Chapel Hill training/testing is accepted. Students employed by either of these institutions may submit training/testing verification from their supervisor or testing service. All other students must complete the self-study tutorials and post-tests for Bloodborne Pathogens, Tuberculosis and Infection Control, and Healthcare Worker/JCAHO Safety Information at the following URL: http://ehs.unc.edu/training/self.shtml. Students are responsible for submitting documentation verifying completion of the online tests.

Variable timeframe:

  • Current CPR Certification (only Basic Life Support course certified by the American Heart Association is accepted)
  • Licensure renewal: licensed students must maintain a current unrestricted license to practice as a Registered Nurse throughout their program of study.
  • Copy of cover page of Professional Liability (Malpractice) Insurance policy (coverage limits: $1 million per event/$3 million aggregate)

Note: All requirement specific forms may be obtained from, and all documentation supporting student compliance with School of Nursing requirements must be submitted to, the Office of Admissions and Student Services – Suite 1200 New Addition- Carrington Hall; (919) 966-4260; fax: (919) 966-3540. Contact the Health and Safety Compliance Coordinator or Director with questions.

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