All students entering their respective nursing program are expected to be compliant with all health and safety requirements of the University and the clinical sites they are assigned to or have selected at all times. In addition to any University expectations, all students engaged in a clinical for credit are subject to any applicable policies and/or procedures of the clinical site, including immunizations and other requests.
Upon admission, students receive a comprehensive list of health and safety compliance requirements that must be adhered to prior to nursing course registration. These include, but are not limited to the following: immunizations, blood titers, TB skin test, influenza vaccination, criminal background checks, and drug tests. Upon clinical assignment and throughout the semester as applicable, students are provided with any additional clinical site-specific requirements that are above and beyond those outlined upon admission in the Health and Safety Packet.
If clinical site requirements are stricter (e.g., require COVID-19 vaccination proof or testing more frequently than ISU), students must meet the requirements of their clinical site by providing documentation as directed by the clinical site (i.e., directly to the site following their guidelines for compliance and/or through the College with an appropriate release). Students must comply with these requirements in order to receive an override to register or remain registered for clinical. More details related to health and safety can be found in the Health and Safety section of the Student Handbooks. Students should refer to their Health and Safety packets to be aware of requirements and deadlines.