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Compliance

Overview

Welcome to the Michigan State University College of Nursing! As a newly admitted student, you will soon be contacted by your nursing academic advisor with information related to your admission including:

  • Statement of intent 
  • Technical standards
  • Compliance

The Office of Student Affairs monitors your compliance. Non-compliance may result in removal/restriction from clinical sites and/or disenrollment from nursing courses. 

When submitting documentation:

  • Send a photocopy, not the original
  • Include your first/last name, nursing program and PID

Unless otherwise noted, submit materials to:

MSU College of Nursing
Office of Student Affairs
Attn: Robert Crawley
1355 Bogue Street, C120
East Lansing, MI 48824
Fax: (517) 432-8251

Clinical requirements: All programs

Background check  

Go to Castle Branch, select your program and click on the code link that shows up underneath it to place your order. Results will be sent to the Office of Student Affairs and will be kept confidential. 

Fingerprinting (TBSN and accelerated programs):

When you download the Livescan Fingerprint Request Form (RI-30) through CastleBranch, you MUST upload a copy or clear photo of the completed form back into CastleBranch to proceed with the order. The signature and date must be on or before  your appointment date. If the form is signed afterward, it is invalid (Section III does not have to be filled out to upload).

Students have the right to update, challenge, or correct any discrepancies with the results of the fingerprinting.  An appeal form is available here.

Annual drug screen:

The College of Nursing uses a 10 Panel Test (amphetamines, opiates, tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), Phencyclidine (PCP), cocaine, benzodiazepines, barbiturates, methaqualone, propoxyphene, and methadone.
*NOTE: If you are assigned a screening location outside of your area, you are welcome to call CastleBranch to see if there is a site closer to you.  Their customer service line is (888) 723-4263.

There is a 7-10 day processing period AFTER you submit your fingerprints and your specimen for drug screening. Please plan accordingly.

Basic life support

BLS requirements must be either the American Heart Association's HealthCare Provider (BLS Provider) or Professional Rescuer certifications. Certifications can be for either 1 or 2 years. We also accept the RQI BLS program certification offered by the AHA.

Training Sites:

Submit a copy to the Office of Student Affairs:
1355 Bogue Street, C120 Bott Building
East Lansing, MI 48824
Fax: 517-432-8251
Email: crawleyr@msu.edu

Blood borne pathogen (BBP) training

The BBP training is an annual requirement that must be renewed every year. 
TBSN and accelerated students will complete their BBP training through ACE MAPP. TBSN students will be added before their second semester and AO students prior to starting the program.

All other College of Nursing students will complete the training through the Ability Training System.  You can login on ORA's website. The training should show up on the home screen.  If it does not, please contact Robert Crawley to make sure that you are enrolled in the nursing compliance courses.

The Office of Student Affairs will retrieve training records and submit them to the University Physicians database. We recommend all students print and retain for their own records any confirmation pages provided by the training module.

HIPAA

All healthcare professionals & students need to have annual training in the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act.

Traditional BSN and accelerated second degree BSN students will complete their HIPAA training through ACEMAPP. TBSN students will be added before their second semester and accelerated students prior to starting the program.

All other College of Nursing students will complete the training through the Ability Training System. You can login at ORA's website. The training should show up on the home screen.  If it does not, please contact Robert Crawley to make sure that you are enrolled in the nursing compliance courses.

The Office of Student Affairs will retrieve training records and update the University Physicians database, generally on a bi-weekly basis.  We recommend all students print and retain for their own records any confirmation pages provided by the training module, and to inform our compliance officer of your training completion.

Health insurance

All students are required to provide a copy of their Health Insurance Card to the Office of Student Affairs (new students to MSU must also provide this documentation to the University Physician’s Office).

Health Insurance coverage must include hospitalization. If you do not have health insurance you can find information about student health insurance coverage on the MSU Human Resources website. 

Immunizations

In order to be enrolled and gain access to your clinical sites, your immunizations including flu shot must be reported and up to date.
Required immunizations include:

  • Influenza (annually and due in October each year)
  • Hepatitis B*
  • MMR (Measles/Mumps/Rubella)*
  • TDAP (Tetanus/Diptheria/Pertussis) - 10 year expiration
  • TB (Tuberculosis)  -  Annually1
  • Varicella (Chicken Pox)*

* Note: MMR, Varicella and Hep B also need a positive titer result (IGG Antibody) to be compliant. 1 Upon entry into your program, you will need either two skin tests that are 1 to 3 weeks apart, or a single blood test. Skin test results must be reported in millimeters. “Negative” is an interpretation and not an acceptable result.

Submit documentation of your immunizations to:

University Physician’s Office
123 Olin Health Center
East Lansing, MI 48824
Phone: (517) 353-8933
Fax: (517) 355-0332  

Include your first/last name, nursing program and PID, and the following form:
Healthcare Professional Student Immunization Form

MSU and CON abide by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) recommendations.

Additional forms:

Additional requirements: Traditional and accelerated BSN

ACE-MAPP

MSU College of Nursing utilizes the ACE-MAPP (ACE Matching and Placement Program) System, which is a compliance database and an online learning system that members (nursing schools and healthcare agencies) utilize to process clinical placement requirements for students.

Enrollment in the ACE-MAPP System is an annual requirement for traditional BSN and accelerated second degree BSN students prior to their nursing experience in a clinical setting. The annual cost for a student is $50.

DHS Central Registry

Please fill out the Clearance Request Form. The form needs a live signature in order to be processed by the Department of Human Services. Scan or take a clear photo of the form and your driver's license and send to the Office of Student Affairs.

Additional requirements: RN-BSN, MSN and DNP

RN license

RN to BSN, MSN and DNP students must have an unrestricted State RN License. Nurse Anesthesia students must have a Michigan RN license. Many states have regulations regarding out-of-state distance education providers which may include restrictions from online courses with didactic and clinical practicum requirements for College of Nursing programs. Please provide documentation to the Office of Student Affairs.

Additional requirements: Nurse anesthesia

ACLS and PALS

Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) and Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) from the American Heart Association must be completed prior to the start of the program and maintained throughout the duration of the program. Please provide documentation to the Office of Student Affairs.

Additional requirements: Post-master's DNP

Post-master’s DNP students must have current, unrestricted (1) license as an advanced practice registered nurse and (2) national certification in their specialty.