Clinical Screening Compliance

The following is required for nursing students in the School of Nursing and Health Studies.

All BSN, MSN, DNP & PHD Students
Immunization Clearance
All students must submit documented proof of the following current immunizations to the Student Health Center.
• Hepatitis B
• Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR)
• Meningococcal Meningitis
• Varicella vaccine (Chicken Pox)
• Tetanus (Every 10 years)
• Tuberculosis (PPD) Screening (Every Year)
• Annual Flu Vaccination

Forms
Immunization Form - Nursing (new students)
Annual Nursing PPD Form (continuing students)

BSN, MSN, DNP & PHD students
FBI Clearance* and Drug Testing
American DataBank performs background checks for University of Miami nursing students. Please go to the following link to start the process: www.umbackcheck.com

BLS/ACLS/PALS Certifications
The following organization offers certification for Health Care Providers (adult, child and infant) that is in compliance with SONHS requirements: American Heart Association.

All students require Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers certification, including Automated External Defibrillator (AED).

Acute Care students also require Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS)

Nurse Anesthesia students also require Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) and Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)

Professional Portfolio
Nursing students are required to maintain a portfolio of documents frequently required by clinical agencies including:
• Current CPR card (PALS and ACLS for Anesthesia and Acute Care)
• Copy of completed immunization form

*All students must complete a successful FBI background clearance. Students must have a background report without any infractions, regardless of how they were resolved or adjudicated. Accordingly, if your background report contains any infractions, regardless of how they were resolved or adjudicated, you will not be able to successfully clear your background check and you will be withdrawn from the program.

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