Prepare to Meet your Health and Safety Requirements

The Health and Safety requirements of the RN to BSN program are in place to ensure that students, participating faculty, and our community partners have taken the necessary steps to ensure the health of all individuals. This includes an annual background check (national/state initially, then state-only thereafter), immunizations, HIPPA training, and professional requirements.

As you did with the background check, you will use with our online service, CastleBranch, to manage uploading the required set of immunizations, HIPPA training, and professional requirements.

There is an administrative fee of $50.00 (separate from the fee you paid for the background check) it cannot be waived. For deadlines, see the Health and Safety Requirements under Current Students.

Summary of Immunizations, Training and Professional Requirements:
See student guide for complete details

Immunization Requirements:

  • Hepatitis B
  • Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR)
  • Varicella (Chicken Pox)
  • Tuberculosis (TB)
  • Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis (Tdap)
  • Influenza

Training and Professional Requirements:

  • RN License (current and valid)
  • CPR training (valid American Heart Association BLS Healthcare Provider Certificate)
  • HIPPA Training Online
  • Acknowledgment of Social Networking Policy
  • Acknowledgment of Blood Borne Pathogen Policy
  • Background Check (annual check was completed upon admissions)

We understand that these requirements may be stricter than individual healthcare employers. The requirements were created with our participating community partners. Community partners will communicate with the faculty and students if there are any other additional requirements students will need to complete prior to participation in the Fieldwork Practicum. These may include proof of Hepatitis A vaccine, vision test, health insurance, drug screen, vehicle insurance, etc.

For assistance with technical issues, please call Castle Branch at 888.723.4263 x7196 or submit a request.