Upon admission to the BS in Nursing program, new students will receive information about required documentation of immunizations and other screenings, CPR, background checks, etc., prior to program start.
Frequently Ask Questions about the BS in Nursing Program
To comply with Minnesota, federal, and agency requirements for MSUM’s BS in Nursing students must verify all program requirements before program start and during enrollment in the program. Thereafter, some requirements will need re-verification, depending on how long your program of study lasts. Also, some agencies may add requirements beyond what are currently required; in such case students would need to comply with the added clinical site requirement(s).
WHERE to Upload Required Verifications
Students in the BSN program are required to submit (or complete) all verifications to an electronic repository, Passport, students are required to establish an account which provides a secure location to upload, track, monitor, and house all program verifications. Once admitted to the nursing program, students will be sent an email with login information to set up their Passport account. Details and information regarding each verification are included within the Passport system. To remain program compliant, it is absolutely the student’s responsibility to remain current with verifications listed below. Students who are non-compliant face risk of program dismissal.
The University (through MnSCU) provides liability insurance for nursing students (and faculty members) only for when students/faculty function as students/faculty. Students are not covered by this liability insurance while practicing for pay, during personal volunteer work, or during any engagements other than in student role.
Nursing students are encouraged to carry their own personal professional liability policies as practicing clinicians. Reasonable insurance rates may be obtained from insurance companies, e.g., the Nursing Service Organization (NSO), Mercer (through the ANA) and others.
Criminal Background Checks
National and State criminal background checks are required by the program (see Passport). A student who is disqualified from having patient contact based on results of a background check will be delayed in academic progression until qualified to provide direct care or the student will be ineligible for a degree in this program. Please upload these background forms immediately to Passport to ensure compliance.
New BS in Nursing students are REQUIRED to attend the on-site orientation. Please know that orientation is typically within a week before or during the new semester start.
Orientation for students admitted to the Fall 2020 Nursing program is on Friday, August 14, 2020, from 9:00 am -3:00 pm. Detailed information will be emailed to students admitted to the nursing program.
This program exclusively uses the online environment in this educational experience. Therefore, it is important for students to utilize appropriate hardware and software to be successful. MSUM’s Information Technology department will help ensure that your equipment will serve your needs. Please contact Information Technology for any questions.
Refer to the Tools4School Hardware page for the suggested minimum technology requirements for the BS in Nursing Program.
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