University of Southern Indiana

Health Requirements

Students must be physically and mentally able to perform all functions commonly associated with the practice of professional nursing. Typical abilities include:

  1. Full use of upper and lower extremities necessary for walking, stooping, reaching and handling of persons and/or objects.
  2. Able to lift up to 50 pounds.
  3. Able to carry objects weighing up to 25 pounds.
  4. Clear speech and auditory acuity.
  5. Far and near vision acuity, field vision and color vision.
  6. Eye-hand coordination and finger and hand dexterity to perform nursing procedures and write legibly.

Immunization Schedule
The immunization schedule must follow the College of Nursing and Health Professions’ Infection Control Policy.

Documentation of Health Requirements
Students are required to follow the college infection control policy regarding maintenance of health records, immunization requirements, and TB testing. Each student:

  1. Must submit all required documentation per CastleBranch no later than 5 working days prior to the first class meeting. A scanner for student use is located in the Day Learning Resource Center of the Health Professions Center.
  1. The documentation is mandatory for admission to class. No documentation can expire before the end of the semester.
  1. A student whose documentation is not filed by the first class meeting each semester will be administratively dropped from the course.
  1. Students who have been dropped from the course will not be able to attend class until readmission is complete.
  1. After the documents are received, the student may re-register for the course. This is done at the Registrar's office and a late fee will be assessed.

Pregnancy and Change in Health Status
Student pregnancy or a change in health status is to be reported to the clinical instructor. A physician's consent is required for students to continue clinical agency experiences. After surgery or other hospitalization, a physician's release to return to clinical is required.

Health Insurance and Health Care Responsibility
Students are expected to have health care insurance while enrolled in the program. The student is responsible for all costs related to their health care, including any costs associated with any type of clinical exposure, while enrolled in the program

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