You are here

MSN-CNL - Health & Clinical Requirements

College of Nursing students participate in many clinical experiences and must comply with the standards agreed upon by our clinical partners. The University of Iowa College of Nursing contracts with Castle Branch, a service that enables students to order their own background checks and store all documentation relating to clinical requirements online. Students are required to use this service in order to provide documented proof of the following clinical requirements upon acceptance into the College:

MMR

Proof of 2 vaccination dates or 3 positive titers showing immunity of each of the following: measles, mumps and rubella.

Varicella

Varicella vaccination series OR titer showing positive immunity.

Td/Tdap

Tetanus/diphtheria/pertussis: 1 Td at least every 10 years.Must have documentation of 1 Tdap vaccine.

Hepatitis B

3 vaccination dates AND a positive antibody titer.

TB Skin Test

  • TB Skin Test (2 step skin test required)

    • If you have documentation of (1) negative TST in the past 12 months, or documentation of (2) negative TSTs in your past, you need one more TST to meet the two-step requirement. A TST or IGRA is also required annually, after the two-step is completed initially.

  • IGRA (Interferon Gamma Release Assay- Quantiferon Gold or T-Spot) is an alternative. If you have never had any TB skin testing, the two-step TST is done as follows: The first test is placed, and results are read in 48-72 hrs. The second test is placed at least 7 days after the reading of the first test, and read at 48-72 hrs. Send documentation of both tests, and include placement date, reading date, result and mm induration.

  • Those with a history of a positive TST or IGRA must provide a copy of the CXR (Chest x-ray) report. If treated for LTBI (Latent TB Infection), provide medication treatment dates. Students with a history of a positive TST are also required to complete a symptom assessment initially and annually.

Criminal Background Check and Abuse Registry Checks

Ordered by student after acceptance in the program

CPR Certification

Current certification in American Heart Association (Healthcare Provider) or Red Cross Professional Rescuer training including one and two person adult and child. Must be renewed every 2 years.

RN License

Current RN License

Liability/Malpractice Insurance

$1,000,000 coverage/single incident and $3,000,000/aggregate

Compliance Training

Online training provided by the College of Nursing to be completed previous to matriculation.

For any questions regarding clinical requirements, please contact Angela Melsa Worrell at 319-335-7069 or by email at angela-melsa-worrell@uiowa.edu.