University of Southern Indiana

Clinical Agency Requirements

Mandatory Requirements for All Students

All students selected for admission to the nursing program must also meet clinical agency requirements, present evidence of satisfactory health status, be eligible for RN licensure, and capable of fulfilling clinical practice requirements. 

CPR Requirements
All students are required to have current "Healthcare Provider" CPR.  CPR documentation is submitted and monitored through CertifiedBackground. Students who are not certified by the beginning of the each semester will not be admitted to the clinical agencies.

HIPAA Requirements
The USI College of Nursing and Health Professions complies with HIPAA standards for patient confidentiality and personal health information. Students must complete the USI CNHP and agency specific HIPAA education program as directed by faculty.

OSHA Requirements
The USI College of Nursing and Health Professions adheres to the OSHA standards for infection control and exposure. Students must complete the USI CNHP OSHA education program and other agency specific OSHA programs as directed by faculty. Students must adhere to the USI CNHP Infection Control Program.   

Zachary Law Compliance Policy
To comply with the state and federal regulations, potential and current students and faculty in selected programs within the College of Nursing and Health Professions, will be required to have a criminal records check relating to sexual and violent offenses against children.

In accordance with the state of Indiana’s revisions of Zachary’s law made in January of 2003, the College of Nursing and Health Professions will verify if the student is registered with the registry for convicted sexual and violent offenders against children, and will continue to do so at least annually for as long as the student remains in the program.

Should the student’s name appear in the sex offender registry, the student will be denied admission to or progression in the undergraduate nursing program. If the listing is the result of an error, it will become the student’s responsibility to correct the error before admission or progression in the program will be permitted.

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