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Welcome to the Michigan State University College of Nursing! Newly admitted student are required to complete and submit the following documents:

  • Statement of intent 
  • Technical standards
  • Compliance release
  • Media release

The Office of Student Affairs monitors your compliance. Non-compliance may result in removal/restriction from clinical sites and/or disenrollment from nursing courses. You can view the status of your compliance and immunizations at the Uphys site:

When submitting documentation:

  • Send a copy or clear photo, not the original
  • Include your first/last name and nursing program

Unless otherwise noted, submit materials to:

MSU College of Nursing
Robert Crawley, Compliance Officer
C120 Bott Building
(517) 353-5976

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 Compliance Officer and will be kept confidential. 

Fingerprinting (TBSN and accelerated programs)

When you download the Livescan Fingerprint Request Form (RI-30) and Waiver Agreement (RI-88A) through CastleBranch, you MUST upload a copy or clear photo of the completed forms back into CastleBranch to proceed with the order. The signature and date must be on or before your appointment date, and electronic signatures will be rejected.  If the form is signed afterward, it is invalid (Section III will be filled out at the time of your appointment).

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

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:

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 ACEMAPP. TBSN students will be added before their second semester and ABSN 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 Compliance Officer 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.


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.

Health insurance

All students are required to provide a copy of their Health Insurance Card to the Compliance Officer.

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. 


In order to be enrolled and gain access to your clinical sites, your immunizations including flu shot must be reported and up to date. Flu shots can be administed on campus, at either the Olin Allergy Clinic or at the Olin Outpost in 148 Brody. To schedule call (517) 353-4660, and they can usually accomodate walk-ins. 

Required immunizations include:

  • Influenza (annually and due by October 15th 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, student ID number, and the following form:
Healthcare Professional Student Immunization Form.  Also send all related vaccine documentation and titer / test results.

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

The Olin Health Center offers immunization, TB tests, and titer tests for students.  To schedule an appointment, call (517) 353-4660.

If you have been immunized in the State of Michigan, you may be able to download your Immunization Record from the Michigan Care Improvement Registry (MCIR) at this site:

Additional forms:

COVID-19 Information

To protect the health and safety of our students, employees, and patients, this is a reminder that all students are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, including a booster shot, (FDA-authorized or WHO-approved) before beginning any clinical rotation.  Failure to adhere to the clinical vaccination requirements will result in the inability to participate in clinical rotations, which will delay or prevent program progression.

While Michigan State University is accepting some vaccination exemptions, it is important to note that our clinical partners may not accept or process them in a timeline conducive to starting clinical.  (Click here to apply for an exemption).

Ultimately, MSU College of Nursing students must adhere to the requirements of each clinical agency; no special considerations will be made when developing clinical placements for students.

Any student who cannot participate in the required clinical experience of a course will be determined to be unable to meet course requirements and will not be allowed to progress academically.

The safety of our CON students, healthcare community, and ultimately the patients entrusted to our care is of utmost importance. We thank you for your ongoing commitment and collaboration as we work through this pandemic together. 

Please provide vaccine and booster documentation via this form: CON Vaccination Form

Additional requirements: Traditional and accelerated BSN


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.  Students in the ACEMAPP system will have an extra OSHA training course in addition to BBP and HIPAA.

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 Compliance Officer.

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 Compliance Officer.

Additional requirements: Nurse anesthesia


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 Compliance Officer.

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.